Sciton Leadership Team

Sciton Aesthetic Laser Device Company

Because Results Matter

We’re proud to be a different kind of technology partner.

A partner who remains faithful to its core values and innovative spiritand to its people, culture, and customerswhom we fondly call our Sciton family.

As a family, we go the extra mile to help your practice grow while you work hard to resolve your patients’ skin concerns.

And that’s not just lip service.

We offer comprehensive clinical training and practice marketing programs to help you easily incorporate our technology into your practice and quickly enhance your bottom line.


You’re backed by our customer service support and service departments, who put your success first.

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Sciton operates on a worldwide basis with direct sales offices in the United States, Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and distributor partners in more than 45 countries. Sciton is ISO 13485 certified and follows strict FDA guidelines.

Our Technology

Our flagship system, the JOULE®, exemplifies our approach to producing top expandable platforms that can perform a variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.

Built with the highest performance and quality, Sciton’s platforms and award-winning treatment brands have become the gold standard in the laser aesthetics market today.

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Our Story

They say if you don’t know your history, you’re like a tree without roots. No foundation to build on, no way to grow.

Fortunately, knowing where we came from has helped us become the leader we are today.

Our history is one we’re incredibly proud of.

In 1997, laser physicists Dr. Jim Hobart and Dr. Dan Negus founded Sciton.

But let’s rewind to the 1960s when the story begins, and Jim establishes the laser company Coherent.

He designed its first CO2 laser, the UltraPulse—the gold standard in laser resurfacing for many years—by powering it with a 220-volt outlet from his laundry room! That innovative spirit is still a core value at Sciton today.

Fast forward to 1996, when Jim makes the difficult decision to retire from Coherent.

Regarded as one of the most successful laser companies in the world at that time, Coherent’s aesthetic division had grown immensely and was sold off. It had become a large, publicly traded corporation, forsaking quality for Wall Street returns.

But Jim didn’t believe in cutting corners. Notorious for stopping production when the quality wasn’t right—he ultimately resigned.

Luckily, retirement wasn’t for him.

In 1997, Jim brought 15 key individuals from Coherent, including the head of research and development, Dan Negus, to create Sciton.

Since its founding, Sciton’s policy has been “Do the Right Thing.”

Today, Sciton lives up to its founding principles as a 100% employee-owned companydeveloping technology to improve people’s lives worldwide.

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