Photorejuvenation, or “nonablative resurfacing” has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures being performed.
How does it work?
The SpectraQuattro uses IPL technology; the latest in skin rejuvenation. It uses light and heat to target certain chromophores in the skin that cause the discolorations often related to sun damage and the natural aging process, while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. With just one treatment the SpectraQuattro is able to target and treat the majority of skin problems, including wrinkles, brown spots, photo damage, broken capillaries (commonly called small spider veins on the face), and redness.
Is the SpectraQuattro a laser?
No. The SpectraQuattro is not a laser, but it does use light to treat photodamage and other skincare concerns. Unlike a laser, SpectraQuattro uses a broad spectrum of light. This makes it capable of treating a wide variety of skin types and problems. Our treatments are less invasive and require significantly less downtime as compared to a laser treatment. Our clients are often able to return to their normal daily activities immediately following their treatment!
Why is the SpectraQuattro superior to other IPL machines?
For maximum power and efficiency, SpectraQuattro utilizes a square beam profile with a full spectrum wavelength light flash. SpectraQuattro’s blue sapphire crystal lenses capture scattered light, returning and refocusing it for each energy pulse. This phenomenon of light energy recycling provides a reduction of wasted light. Multi-pulsation control, chromophore efficiency and super-selective photothermolysis allow us to adjust the system to meet the specific needs of our clients and maximize effectiveness. This unique capability makes SpectraQuattro superior to fixed IPL systems.
What is involved in the procedure?
A gentle flash of intense light is quickly pulsed over the treatment area every three seconds until the area has received an adequate “dose” of light energy.
Is it uncomfortable?
Most of our clients find the process surprisingly comfortable. The SpectraQuattro’s chilled sapphire tip provides skin cooling to keep the skin cool during the treatment. We also use a cold compress after each session to help soothe the skin. Photo rejuvenation treatments are so quick and easy, the comfort factor is generally not an issue.
How many treatments does it take?
Every client is different, and the number of treatments required for improvement depends on a variety of factors, including age and the amount and extent of photodamage present. Most clients see dramatic results with their first session. However, to receive lasting results we recommend a package of 3 or 6 sessions depending upon your desired outcome. Our medical master estheticians will help you determine the best package for you.
Can treatments be done on any part of the body?
Yes. Treatments for the neck, décolleté, shoulders and hands are very popular.