Sciton® JOULE™ Laser System

The Sciton® JOULE™ system is one of the advanced laser skin resurfacing technologies we utilize at The OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. For patients who desire a non-surgical method of skin rejuvenation, the JOULE™ system allows Dr. Ali Sepehr to treat an array of patient needs with personalized treatments and minimal downtime. As the first technology to use the OptiFlex™ platform, the JOULE™ system is compatible with different delivery modes. With such versatility, the system can provide a variety of treatment options.

Dr. Sepehr utilizes two of the erbium laser modules on the JOULE™ system: Contour TRL™ and Profractional-XC™. Both treatments deliver a 2940 Er:YAG wavelength, allowing treatments to be fully customized to the type and extent of each patient’s skin concerns. The erbium laser energy has also proven to reduce the risk of potential side effects, like hypopigmentation, compared to other laser resurfacing methods.

Contour TRL™

The Contour TRL™ (Tunable Resurfacing Laser) can be used for skin resurfacing, scar revision, uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and warts. The technology can be adjusted to allow for the optimal depth and heat level for each patient’s unique skin condition, providing an extremely precise treatment. With the Contour TRL™, Dr. Sepehr can help patients of all skin types. The module can be used for minor or more advanced needs on the face or the body.

As part of the Contour TRL™, patients can opt for the MicroLaserPeel™ or deep resurfacing. The MicroLaserPeel™ provides a lighter resurfacing of the epidermis, which can help correct skin tone and texture. Deep resurfacing, on the other hand, is a more aggressive treatment that can diminish wrinkles and skin irregularities in the epidermis and dermis.


The JOULE™’s Profractional-XC™ offers skin resurfacing and overall improvement in skin texture. This is possible as the module sends erbium laser energy to create micro-channels deep into the dermal tissue. Since this process only treats fractions of the skin, surrounding tissue remains untouched, helping to provide an overall more comfortable treatment and speed the healing process.

The Profractional-XC™ can provide exceptional results as a standalone treatment, but it is also common for patients to combine the module with the MicroLaserPeel™, which uses the Contour TRL™ to further stimulate collagen growth.

With the JOULE™ laser system and its advanced modules, Dr. Sepehr can perform laser skin resurfacing with predictable results and minimal downtime. For more information about the Contour TRL™ and Profractional-XC/III™, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sepehr.