Hollywood Spectra Peel

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to rejuvenate your skin without any downtime? Do you have weddings or other special occasions this summer for which you hope to look your best?

The Hollywood Peel is the latest trend for the red carpet but it’s not only for Hollywood A-listers. At Dr. Kara Plastic Surgery, we have seen an increase in patients seeking this treatment option to look their best before weddings, proms and other special occasions.

As wedding season is upon us, you may wish to consider this treatment option. There is no downtime so you can even rely on this laser treatment last minute to rejuvenate your skin so that it is smooth and radiant for your special occasion. Skin texture, tone and elasticity will be improved with this treatment option. It’s quick, painless and very effective.

The Spectra laser peel, however, is not only beneficial for facial rejuvenation, enlarged pores, and fine lines. This treatment option is also highly effective in the treatment of acne, acne scarring, melasma, lentigo, sun or age spots, as well as for tattoo removal.

Spectra laser before and after.

Lentigo Treatment. Photo courtesy of Dr. Werner.

Spectra laser before and after acne treatment.

Acne Treatment and Acne Scarring treatment. Photo courtesy of Dr. Werner.

The laser process is quick and painless. It involves putting a little carbon on the skin for approximately 10-15 minutes. The laser is attracted to the carbon and will be used to go over the treatment area with a few passes. The first pass of the laser heats up the skin; the laser will zap off the carbon along with approximately 15-30 microns of the skin, a very superficial layer of skin. This is why we refer to this treatment option as a ‘peel.’ There is no bleeding, no pain and no downtime associated with this procedure. Each treatment cycle with the laser will take an additional 10-15 minutes.

For acne, this treatment will target the sebaceous glands, which secrete an oily matter. We recommend treatment cycles every 1 to 2 weeks for approximately 4 treatment cycles. Following the completion of 4 cycles, we recommend one treatment cycle every one or two months to keep the acne under control in the long-term. Results, of course, will vary and a consultation can help us determine the most appropriate treatment regiment for your needs.

For melasma, lentigo, sunspots or age spots, this laser can be very effective. The spot will darken gradually over a span of a week or two and will eventually flake away.

The only side effect of using this laser on the facial area is bleaching of the facial hair, as the laser takes the pigment out of the hair.