Spectra VRM III Laser Treatment

1st clinic in Singapore with this award winning 3rd generation non-ablative laser

Delivers the benefits of much more aggressive procedures

  • without the discomfort and downtime
  • patients return to their normal lives immediately after treatment
  • improved patient satisfaction

Indications

  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Oily Skin
  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Melasma (soft laser peel + laser toning)
  • Tattoo Removal (black, blue, brown, red, tan, purple, orange)

Advantages of Spectra VRM III Laser Treatment

  • Avoids prolonged downtime and PIH – common with AHA / TCA chemical peels and ablative CO2 lasers
  • Used in combination with Vit C iontophoresis, LED phototherapy, microdermabrasion, RF, IPL or fractional laser therapy for better outcomes

Mode of Action

Spectra mode

  • photothermal stimulation of the epidermis and dermis
  • gently heats the microfine carbon particles in the SpectraLotion™ and exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin

Q-switched mode

  • photomechanical destruction of the microfine carbon particles in the SpectraLotion™ along with removal of outermost layer of dead skin
  • skin tone and texture are improved
  • cells associated (fibroblasts, mast cells, macrophages) with skin rejuvenation are stimulated resulting in collagen remodelling

Spectra Laser Treatment Procedure (enlarged pores, acne scars, acne, fine wrinkles)

  • Face is washed and cleaned
  • Topical anaesthetic  cream is applied (15-20mins to take effect)
  • SpectraLotion™ containing fine carbon particles is applied thinly and evenly onto  the face
  • 1st laser pass in Spectra mode penetrates deep into the dermis
    • Photothermal effect
    • Stimulate skin cell regeneration
    • Exfoliates the outermost layer of skin (stratum corneum)
  • 2nd pass in Q-switched mode causes explosion of the fine carbon particles
    • Photomechanical effect
    • Exfoliates the outermost layer of skin (stratum corneum)
    • Shrinks pores
    • Reduces sebum production to reduce acne
    • Stimulates collagen remodelling
    • Penetrates deep into dermis fracturing melanin that causes uneven pigmentation
    • Stimulates natural phagocytosis processes to remove the unwanted colouration
    • Resulting in cleaner younger looking skin
    • 2nd pass in Q-switched mode causes explosion of the fine carbon particles

Post Treatment LED Phototherapy

  • LED phototherapy (lights-only) is used to enhance and improve skin treatments (after BotoxÒ, fillers, facial peels, microdermabrasion, lasers and IPL therapy).
  • It reduces
    • side effects
    • speeds up the regeneration time
  • Painless
  • LED Revive phototherapy at 633nm (red light) for 20 minutes
  • stimulates fibroblast
  • faster and more efficient collagen synthesis
  • stimulates regeneration and wound healing

Post Treatment Skin Care

  • Use Quick Recovery Lotion to reduce redness and downtime
  • At least SPF 30 UVA + UVB Sunblock to reduce post laser pigmentation
  • Post Treatment Mask at night for added radiance and moisture
  • Facial wash, Vit C serum, Rejuvenation cream & Anti-pigment cream

Treatment Interval

  • 3 weekly
  • Complete treatment package of 5 sessions
  • Maintenance 1x session  every 3 months

Possible Complications (when energy levels are too high)

  • Temporary redness
    • subsides within a few hours
  • Burns
    • reduce if adhere to post treatment regime
  • Scaring (excessive dermal damage)
    • much less with non-ablative lasers
  • PIH (temporary for 3-4 months)
    • avoid the sun, use sunblock, anti-pigment cream
    • more common in darker skin types
  • Hypopigmentation (temporary or permanent)
    • more common in darker skin types
  • Blistering (excessive epidermal thermal damage)
    • reduce with cooling ice to protect epidermis
  • Dry skin
    • reduce if adhere to post treatment regime
  • Skin allergy
    • occasionally in tattoo removal
    • reaction to fragmented tattoo pigments
    • topical anti-histamine cream