The Laser Spectra Peel is a fascinating and effective beauty treatment that was formerly the domain of Hollywood stars. Now it has gone mainstream and anyone can make use of the treatment to remove blemishes, acne, acne scars, and fine lines. To give a proper sense of just how laser peels can do all of this, it helps to explain a bit about how your skin works below—and on—the surface.
How Skin Works
Skin has two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis, and each of these has their own set of inner layers as well. The epidermis is the outermost set of layers and is the one we see every day. The topmost layer of epidermis serves as a protective buffer for the maturing skin cells beneath. This layer is called the stratum corneum and is where many blemishes, acne scars, and lines reside.
The key thing to understand is that these imperfections mostly exist only within the stratum cornerum. If the layer is removed, the next part of the epidermis would lack the same marks and be softer and healthier looking. As the stratum cornerum also absorbs most creams or topical medications we apply, removing it also enables these creams to penetrate the skin better. This is the basic principle that the Laser Spectra Peel operates on.
What Goes on in Laser Spectra Peel Treatments
When Anti Aging Toronto Clinic performs laser treatments, we first make use of natural diamond chips to exfoliate the skin (when applicable). Afterwards, we apply the Spectra Peel at an intensity tailored for your skin type and remove the stratum cornerum. This accomplishes several important objectives at once:
- The layer of the cornerum is removed, exposing the younger and blemish-free epidermis underneath.
- It clears out any clogged pores on the surface layer.
- It enables beauty and medicinal creams and lotions to work better without getting absorbed by dead skin they can’t benefit.
- It injures the body.
That last point may seem a bit puzzling at first glance, but it’s actually a good thing. Even though the stratum cornerum is largely dead, laser treatment still triggers the body’s repair mechanisms. This may initially result in some swelling and redness, but these side effects are expected and will fade after a few hours. The other effect of the repair mechanism is that collagen and skin cell production is improved. This results in soft, supple, youthful skin for you to enjoy.
Due to how the Spectra Peel treatment interacts with the skin, it should not be attempted if you are experiencing certain skin conditions. This includes oral herpes, warts, open sores or lesions, eczema, lupus, or dermatitis. If you have an active skin condition, it is best to consult with a dermatologist before undergoing any skin treatment.
Quality Care for the Beauty You Deserve
Anti Aging Toronto Clinic prides itself on mastering the latest technological and clinical techniques in skin care. Our Spectra Peel can eliminate scars and blemishes in a simple, easy procedure. 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 unblemished perfection.