Problem skin usually results from poor structural support, a decrease in collagen production, and scarring from previous injuries or acne. Skin resurfacing comes in many forms, but one of the most effective is laser peel.
This type of resurfacing involves the stripping away of the upper dermal layers. The result is an increase in healthier tissue growth as well as collagen production. A low-energy laser effectively removes damaged skin, and the new growth that follows will be more elastic, free of wrinkles, and better toned.
For tighter skin and fewer wrinkles, consider facial resurfacing with the Spectra Peel laser.
How a Laser Removes Skin
The upper skin layer, or epidermis, is very sensitive to the effects of pollutants, exposure to the sun, and wrinkling caused by a loss of support structure. As we age, our skin is less elastic and tends to sag or fold.
When the upper layers of skin are carefully stripped away, the body responds by building new tissue. Collagen production is also stimulated, the result being firmer skin and better overall tone.
A laser instrument is used to send targeted heat to the epidermal layer. This vaporizes several layers of cells. The concentrated pulses of light burn off the dead cells on the surface and some of the older cells lying just below.
The dermatologist carefully targets the pulse beams to work on only one layer at a time.
Who Benefits from Spectra Peel Laser?
The Spectra Peel laser is effective for removing dead skin and damaged cells that can produce a mottled, darkened, or brittle appearance to the face.
Those who have acne scars, liver spots, birthmarks, rosacea, and varying skin tone due to the presence of enlarged oil glands on the nose are good candidates for this type of procedure.
Anyone who suffers from fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, or sagging skin on the cheeks and jaws can benefit from the Spectra laser peel treatment.
During the Treatment
Depending on the severity of facial wrinkles or scarring, a nerve block anesthetic may be applied before heating the skin layers. Wet towels are placed around the face because some of the laser heat is absorbed by the humidity in the air.
The laser is then passed over the skin, and each pulse is momentary. The skin is cooled with a spray or saline solution between laser passes. In most cases, the Spectra Peel laser treatment takes less than an hour.
We may schedule a second session if treatment is required in multiple locations. After going home, our clients need only apply moisturizers or medicated creams prescribed by us. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.
If you have had disappointing results from other skin resurfacing or microdermabrasion procedures, you may want to consider the Spectra laser peel technique. Contact Mac Med Spa today to schedule your consultation. We will be happy to provide a customized treatment plan and answer any questions you may have regarding Spectra Peel laser treatments.