Spectra is a dual pulsed Q-switched laser with a variety of efficacious treatment options and the only laser on the market FDA cleared to treat melasma. The procedure provides a gentle, safe, and effective treatment for melasma on various types of skin. With a variety of handpieces at four different wavelengths, Dermatology Consultants is proud to offer this machine for tattoo removal, non-ablative resurfacing, melasma treatment as well as treatment for acne scarring.
Additionally, Spectra Laser allows us to offer a Carbon Spectra Peel, better known as the Hollywood Peel. It is a no-downtime, painless procedure that immediately leaves your skin glowing, radiant and plumped up, with pores refined.
Schedule a consultation today at one of our office locations to learn more about this versatile laser and how it can help meet your needs.
Spectra emits laser pulses to heat the thin layers of collagen and skin tissue, which delivers quick bursts of energy to treat tattoos, pigmentation, sun spots, and melasma. Or, slower bursts can shrink pores, tone skin, and fight acne. The wavelength and heat levels can be further altered to address vascular lesions such as broken blood vessels or even rosacea.
A peel can also be performed with the Spectra laser. The Spectra with Carbon Peel is used to treat a multitude of problems. During this simple procedure, a carbon-based lotion is applied to the face. The Spectra laser is then used to peel off the lotion, beginning a process of skin cell stimulation and exfoliation. The Spectra Peel can offer amazing results of reduced pore size, smoother skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and reduced oil production.
Generally, a Carbon treatment typically takes only about 30 minutes to administer, and most people find the procedure very comfortable. A series of treatments are recommended to enhance results. The treatment can only be administered by our laser-certified technicians.
The results depend on the type of treatment provided. For example, when used for acne treatment, your skin condition typically improves after the first session, with subsequent treatments offering additional enhancements. Although the Spectra laser is highly effective and long-lasting, patients may need additional treatments to achieve specific goals or for on-going maintenance of aging or sun damage. Your physician at Dermatology Consultants will help determine how many treatments you will need to achieve optimal results.
The Spectra Laser has become the one of the main lasers that can treat across all colors of tattoo ink. By creating a very short high energy pulse, the tattoo ink is thermo-acoustically broken up into minute particles that the body can readily absorb. Laser tattoo removal is usually performed in intervals spaced over 4 weeks apart.
* Every patient responds to treatment differently, results may vary between patients.