Spectra Laser Toning is a safe, gentle and effective treatment ideal for certain types of pigmented lesions such as melasma and colasma.
Spectra Laser Toning is two part procedure involving the application of a photo-enhancer with laser energy to reduce visible pigmentation. Laser toning not only improves the texture and unevenness of the skin, but also reduces pore size.
Melasma is a skin condition characterized by brown patches on the skin often common among women. These tan light patches or spots appear symmetrically on the cheeks and around the eyes. These are generally the result of hormonal changes during the aging process or sun exposure. This can also occur during pregnancy or in women taking birth control.
Everyone’s skin responds a bit differently, and your results will depend on your compliance with your clinician’s instructions, however, most patients begin to see results between their second and third treatments.
No. Patients return to normal activity immediately.
To begin, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area roughly 30 – 60 minutes in advance of the procedure. The device’s tiny insulated needles are then used to penetrate deep into the dermis and effectively heat the tissue to the desired temperature within microseconds. Not including the time required for the local anesthetic cream to take effect, the entire process takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes, depending upon the area being treated. Afterwards the body’s natural healing process immediately kicks into gear to produce a new, healthier, tighter skin structure.
This depends upon the depth of the lesions and how compliant you are with the treatment protocol. We typically see our melasma patients once a quarter, but this, too, can vary patient to patient depending on the hormonal conditions involved.