Peel treatments cause the upper layer of skin to flake away, with newer, healthier growth being stimulated as a result. The more commonly performed techniques involve the use of chemicals – usually a form of acid – to create the peel and flaking. This can be quite uncomfortable for some individuals, and it doesn’t work equally well on all skin types.
A Spectra Peel uses a laser to heat up and lift away the outer epidermis. It works by transferring heat to a certain density and color of pigmented tissue.
If you are seeking a smoother texture of facial skin and are concerned that your face no longer glows the way it once did, consider a Spectra Peel treatment.
The Spectra Laser
The Spectra laser may produce a beam of monochromatic light that can be calibrated to a wavelength that is highly sensitive to only certain pigmented tissue.
Remember that each skin layer has a different density and therefore a unique coloration. Different colors of skin absorb different wavelengths of light. If the wrong wavelength or energy concentration is used, the tissue will not absorb the light energy.
Who is a Candidate?
Any peel treatment is effective in removing the top layer of skin. When the upper layer is gone, the body responds by replacing the lost tissue. The new growth is generally healthier. People who have uneven skin texture, dark spots or skin that is dull in appearance may benefit from a peel treatment.
That having been said, many individuals are wary of chemical treatment gels containing acids. The Spectra treatment does not involve blistering of the skin, so there is no danger of discoloration.
Anyone suffering from sun damage, fine lines and superficial age spots should consider the Spectra laser peel.
How the Procedure is Performed
Before choosing this method for our patients, MacMed Medical looks closely at the individual’s face to make certain the damage is superficial and not caused by deeper, more difficult-to-reach darkened areas.
If the skin can be brightened up and made more smooth using a peel treatment, we will recommend the Spectra Peel laser procedure.
The laser is passed over the affected area and the patient feels absolutely no pain during the procedure. Three to five treatment sessions are required for optimal results.
The Spectra Peel is becoming more and more popular because of the few side effects, long-lasting results and non-requirement of post-treatment downtime.
Contact Us for More Information
If you have questions about how a Spectra Peel laser treatment works or how the procedure can make your facial skin glow as it did when you were a teen, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation. With offices in Milford, Framingham and Hopedale, MacMed Spa is dedicated to providing quality services to its patients.