Laser Toning (& Soft Peel) for Melasma in Las Vegas
Spectra Laser Toning (& Soft Peel) are laser skin rejuvenation treatments
using our Spectra VRM q-switched 1064 laser in q-switched (5 ns) mode.
Spectra laser toning (& Soft Peel) are safe, gentle and effective treatments
for the improvement of certain hyperpigmented conditions, in particular,
melasma (aka “mask of pregnancy”) and post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH).
Laser toning also improves texture, unevenness of skin and reduces pores.
Click HERE to see a video of Spectra Laser Toning for Melasma.
Laser toning is a full face non-ablative laser treatment without Spectra Lotion;
while Soft Peel refers to the same treatment using Spectra Lotion.
In contrast, Soft Peel is slightly or minimally ablative
and may be associated with up to several hours of redness.
Click HERE to see a video animation of Spectra Laser Toning.
Spectra lotion is a proprietary carbon particle – oil solution applied topically
prior to the full face non-ablative 1064 laser toning “peel”.
The laser energy photomechanically destroys the micro fine carbon particles,
improving skin tone (specifically superficial / epidermal pigment) and texture.
Click HERE to see a video animation of Spectra Soft Peel.
Laser toning (without Spectra lotion) targets deeper (dermal) pigment.
Laser toning (& Soft Peel) are the gold standard in laser treatment of
melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; as both of these conditions
are characterized by a combination of both epidermal and dermal pigmentation.
Click here for our Before & Afters Photo Slide Presentation.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) often responds to topical skin care
without the need for additional laser therapy.
However, melasma is often more resistant and recurrent.
Multiple treatments (usually, 6-10) are the rule for melasma
and periodic maintenance treatments every 3-6 months are often recommended.
Several or more treatments may be required before you notice improvement,
which is typically gradual and progressive over the treatment series.
Topical skin lightening skin care products are a necessary adjunct therapy.
Melasma can be triggered or aggravated by nominal sun exposure and / or
elevated or changing hormonal states associated with aging, pregnancy
or oral contraceptive use (i.e. taking birth control pills).
Therefore, sun avoidance and / or judicious use of spf 30 sunblock is required
throughout and after the Spectra laser toning (& Soft Peels) treatment series.
In fact, applying sunblock daily during the treatment series and after
will help your treatment work better, faster and help prevent recurrence.
Few contraindications exist to Spectra laser toning / Soft Peel, but include:
Accutane (Isotretinoin) use within the past 6 months,
pregnancy / breast feeding, AIDS / HIV or hepatitis,
active skin disease / skin infection or untreated skin cancer in treatment area.
Advantages of Spectra laser toning / Soft Peel include:
- Reduces melasma (& PIH) safely and effectively
- No downtime
- Safe for all skin types
- Smoothes out uneven skin tones
- Improves fine wrinkles
- Shrinks pores / reduces scars
- Short procedure time
- No anesthetic needed
- Long-lasting results with post-laser care
Please download our Spectra Laser Informed Consent & Patient Instructions for more information.
At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas,
Spectra Laser Peels are performed by board certified Dr. Robert Strimling, MD
or one of our personally trained and licensed laser specialists.
With nearly 20 years experience, our Dr. Strimling is one of the
most experienced Cosmetic Laser Dermatologists in Las Vegas.
Voted or selected among “Best Dermatologists” in Las Vegas and America.
Also, selected “Award Winning Cosmetic Surgeon” for 2011.
Contact Us at (702) 243-6400
to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Robert Strimling, MD or staff
of Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas.
Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas
treats patients from all over the Clark County valley, including
Henderson, Green Valley, Anthem, North Las Vegas, Boulder City
as well as Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada and the rest of the southwest;
We have also seen patients from all over the country and world.