Christmas is a time of joy and family gatherings, but it can also have its stressful moments. You want to look your best for the company party or family get-together after all, and one way to do this is by taking a page from Hollywood and getting a spectra peel laser treatment. This wonderful form of carbon laser peel delivers the anti-aging and skin care equivalent of ten chemical peels at once but without pain or major downtime. A professionally-performed treatment can give you that red carpet glamour and help eliminate acne, large pores, sun damage, fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, melasma, yellow or oily skin, and even acne scars. At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, our Hollywood spectral peels are carried out in an inclusive four-part, two hour protocol.
Part One: Microdermabrasion
The topmost layer of your skin is made up of mostly dead cells. The first step in a Hollywood treatment is to remove this layer so that the underlying skin can be exposed and nurtured. We begin, therefore, with microdermabrasion. Diamond chips are used to polish and exfoliate the skin and free the supple, live layers underneath.
Part Two: Carbon
Next, a carbon face mask is applied. Afterwards, we gently steam your face for up to twenty minutes to warm up the carbon. The steaming is what allows the carbon to sink into the pores that were previously opened by the microdermabrasion. It may seem odd to open your pores only to put something else inside them, but it all comes together when the next phase begins.
Part Three: Lasers
At this stage, we employ our Spectra Peel laser and adjust its wavelength and setting based on your skin type and personal needs. The laser heats up the carbon in the confines of your pores. This results, simply put, in a series of small explosions across your face. Fortunately, this is a painless procedure and all you’ll notice is a series of popping noises as the carbon dislodges itself and any other debris that was hiding out in your pores. Three or four laser passes with different wavelengths and settings will be used depending on the skin condition being treated. This is the core portion of the treatment, and at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic we take our time to get you the best possible results. This Part Three takes about 30-45 minutes.
Part Four: Soothing Gel
The Spectra Peel treatment subjects your skin to conditions it is not normally used to. Although no long term damage will result, your skin will temporarily become agitated from a combination of the microdermabrasion and laser. The final step, therefore, is to pamper your face. We apply a soothing gel mask to help calm the skin and cool down the dermis from all the excitement it just went through. This helps ease any redness that may have developed and provides a relaxing end to the session. Once the gel does its job, we apply any toner, aloe vera, moisturizer or sunscreen as-needed and you are free to leave to face the world with clear, younger, beautiful skin.
The Anti Aging Toronto Clinic prides itself on mastering the latest technological and clinical techniques in skin care. Our Spectra Peel is one of our signature treatments and we are proud to offer it as a way to even skin tone, remedy sun damage, heal clogged pores, and make discolouration a thing of the past. Contact us today for more information or to book an assessment so we can determine the best way to administer your treatment and restore your skin to the perfection you deserve.