Acne, the bane of 85 percent of adolescents and 30 percent of adults, has a new and powerful enemy in Framingham. It’s called the Spectra peel laser and it’s in residence at Mac Med’s Union Avenue location.
While the Spectra may be tough on acne, it’s amazingly gentle on your skin. In fact, it’s a no down-time, nearly painless intervention that takes only 10-20 minutes of your time. Best of all, it is clinically proven to reduce all types of active acne, prevent future breakouts, and reduce the size of pores.
So how does it work? The Spectra Laser Peel utilizes both mechanical and thermal exfoliation to precisely remove 40 to 60 μm of tissue from the skin. It reduces sebum by disrupting its production in the sebaceous gland. In case you didn’t know, sebum is that nasty stuff that clogs pores and causes breakouts.
For those patients who have suffered from severe acne, the action of the laser has yet another advantage. Through gentle exfoliation, it can significantly smooth and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Even patients without acne can benefit. Through both the mechanical and thermal exfoliation, the Spectra Laser Peel can help you get brighter, younger-looking skin. It even stimulates the production of collagen! The Spectra can also be used to treat melasma, those unsightly brown facial patches that can arise from pregnancy, birth control pills or even just sun exposure. Some doctors call it the “Hollywood peel” because so many superstars use it before red carpet events.
Still not convinced it’s time to come in for a consult and more information? Let’s just review some of the clinical benefits of the Spectra Peel laser – then you can decide. According to clinical tests, the Spectra:
- Reduces all types of acne
- Controls sebum production
- Shrinks large pores
- Reduces redness from inflamed acne
- Does not require the use of medication
- Reduces reoccurrence and inflammation
- Brightens and tightens your skin for a natural, well-rested look
- Lightens melasma and other signs of sun damage
Note: Like all laser treatments, the Spectra peel will require more than one treatment for optimal results, and its benefits are not permanent. While you will see improvement in your acne and overall skin appearance right away, it may take 4-6 treatments to achieve your best results. What’s more, periodic treatments will be needed to maintain these results.
To see a physician demonstration, see this.