Unwanted pigmentation, tattoos and signs of aging affect not just how you feel about your appearance, but your overall confidence. Thanks to state-of-the-art Spectra laser treatments at Skin Therapeutics, those cosmetic concerns can be a thing of the past.
The innovative short-pulse laser technology makes therapy more comfortable and faster than other systems and requires very little downtime. Book a consultation at our convenient Ellicott City location to reveal the skin you’ve always wanted.
Lutronic Spectra at Skin Therapeutics
The Lutronics Spectra is a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser that produces two wavelengths to break down pigmented cells, skin lesions or tattoo ink particles.The highly concentrated energy is emitted in super-short pulses, minimizing heat damage to the skin.
Spectra laser therapy at Skin Therapeutics can treat a variety of common skin concerns including acne scars, hyperpigmentation and signs of aging. The technology reveals refreshed, glowing skin with virtually no downtime and successfully removes any colored tattoo ink on all skin types.
Hollywood laser peel
The Hollywood laser peel is a popular exfoliating procedure that uses a natural carbon mask to prep the skin for laser treatment. The two-step process combines the beneficial clarifying components of carbon and laser energy to slough off dead skin cells and resurface the outermost layer of skin. This treatment is beneficial for anyone looking to transform their skin’s texture and appearance for a more youthful look and feel.
Unwanted pigmentation removal
Unwanted pigmentation such as freckles, age spots, sun damage and melasma can benefit from targeted laser therapy. The laser energy targets and heats pigmented cells, breaking them down so they can be flushed from the body. Because this heat is only absorbed by the targeted cells, the surrounding skin is left undamaged.
Spectra laser therapy is highly effective for tattoo removal on all skin tones. Laser energy heats up the ink particles and shatters them into microscopic fragments that are then removed by your body’s natural immune system. This powerful, non-ablative laser offers less discomfort and requires fewer sessions compared to traditional lasers.
Why Choose Us for Spectra Laser Treatments?
Skin Therapeutics has been dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional, customized skin care for more than 20 years. Our staff of highly trained aesthetic practitioners are committed to providing you with the best possible experience for your unique dermatological needs.
The Spectra can address all the major signs of aging and many other skin concerns. It can:
- Brighten complexion
- Decrease oil production
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Even out skin texture
- Fade acne blemishes and scarring
- Reduce the appearance of unwanted pigmentation
- Remove faded or undesired tattoo ink
- Stimulate collagen production
- Shrink enlarged pores
Before and After Photos
Who is the Ideal Candidate for the Spectra Laser?
Spectra laser treatments are ideal for healthy men and women who have:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Dull skin
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmented lesions
- Unwanted tattoos
- Sun spots
What to Expect at Your Spectra Treatment
Before your Spectra laser therapy, avoid using products containing retinol for at least 48 hours beforehand. Arrive at your appointment with skin that’s free of makeup, sunscreen or any other cosmetic products.
Your aesthetician will guide the laser handpiece over the treatment area, and you’ll experience a slight warming or prickling sensation. Typically, numbing cream is optional, as the procedure causes minimal discomfort–in fact, many patients report it as painless.
After your appointment, your skin may be slightly red for several hours. A cool compress can help alleviate any discomfort. Keep the treated area moisturized and avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours to aid the healing process.
Results vary depending on the type of Spectra laser treatment you are getting.
After a Hollywood peel, you’ll immediately notice brighter, tighter and revitalized skin. The full results will appear 5–10 days after your appointment and last a few months.
For moderate pigmentation issues, acne scars or pronounced signs of aging, you’ll see a visible difference after several weeks. Repeat treatments are often necessary to fully eliminate blemishes and will yield more dramatic results. These can be scheduled every two weeks.
Most tattoo removal results are immediately apparent, with ink pigments significantly faded after one treatment. Depending on several factors, including the size and color of the tattoo, complete removal will need 2–8 treatment sessions. These results are permanent.
Skin Therapeutics offers several additional treatments to enhance your skin rejuvenation journey. Through different modalities that require different amounts of downtime, Skin Therapeutics can create a personalized treatment plan uniquely catered to your individual needs:
- Laser 360 combines IPL therapy, radiofrequency microneedling and laser therapy over three appointments for complete skin revitalization with minimal downtime
- Perfect Derma Peel utilizes a unique chemical peel blend for medium-depth exfoliation and dramatic results, requiring about 7 days of downtime
- RF microneedling incorporates collagen-building radiofrequency energy and microneedling with minimal downtime
Book Your Lutronic Spectra Consultation
If you are looking to resolve cosmetic concerns on your face or body, Spectra laser treatment therapy could be right for you. Whether you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted scars, skin imperfections or tattoos from the past, Skin Therapeutics Med Spa is here to help. Book a consultation with one of our experts today!
How long does the process take?
Hollywood laser peel appointments take approximately one hour; the laser portion of the treatment lasts 10–20 minutes.
Unwanted pigmentation removal appointments can be even shorter depending on the size and placement of the affected area. For small pigmented lesions, the lasering segment of your session can be shorter than 10 minutes.
Tattoo removal appointment length depends on the size of your tattoo and typically lasts between 15–45 minutes.
Can you see results after one treatment?
For most patients and conditions, results are noticeable after a single Spectra treatment. However, to maximize and maintain results, follow-up treatments are encouraged. Complete tattoo removal may take up to eight sessions for complete removal.
Are there any side effects?
Mild reddening, swelling and sensitivity can occur immediately following the procedure. These symptoms typically resolve within a few hours, but may last multiple days. In some cases, you may experience itchiness, scabbing, minor bruising or undesired pigmentation.