The Spectra Laser Peel, also known as the Hollywood Peel, is designed to improve uneven pigment as well as reduce the appearance of irregularities in your skin’s texture and minimize fine lines. It can also help combat acne.
People with acne scars, liver spots, birthmarks, rosacea and varying skin tone created by enlarged oil glands on the nose are good candidates for Spectra Laser Peel. It is also good for anyone with fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet or sagging skin on the cheeks and jaws.
Before beginning the procedure, wet towels are placed around the face because some of the laser heat is absorbed by the humidity in the air. The laser is passed over the skin giving off quick pulses. The skin is sprayed with a saline solution between laser passes to keep it cool; the process usually takes about less than an hour.
Generally you’ll only feel a slight warming of your skin and a mild prickling sensation, which means an anesthesia isn’t necessary.
After treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but that usually disappears within a few hours. In rare cases, some patients may experience itching or swelling for a few days; scabs; minor bruising; infection; and temporary hypo or hyper-pigmentation.
Consult with your practitioner regarding your individual results. The doctors at U.S. Dermatology Partners can provide you with more information about how your skin might respond to this treatment.
*Results may vary by individual