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Spectra TM

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Non Surgical Melasma, Tattoo and Pigment Treatment in the Bellevue Area 

Spectra by Lutronic is a revolutionary laser device that we use at Suh Esthetics, here in Bellevue, WA. It uses a well-known laser medium called Nd:YAG and uses it in diverse ways to treat both brown and red discoloration in the skin. The energy of the laser can be delivered quickly to address tattoos, pigmentation, sun spots or melasma, or the energy slowed to shrink pores, tone skin and fight acne in a procedure called “laser toning”. The wavelengths can be further manipulated to address vascular lesions such as broken blood vessels or even rosacea. Lastly, a peel can be completed with the laser to help with both acne and skin tone, allowing for pore reduction and collagen formation.


Spectra FAQ’s

Melasma is a frustrating problem that affects many women, and rarely men. It most commonly occurs as a combination of hormonal influences (pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone replacement) and sun exposure. Brown patches form over the face, predominantly over the cheeks, upper lip, and forehead. It is a frustrating problem that does not respond easily to topical therapy or laser treatment. 


The Spectra Laser can be used to treat melasma and brown spots successfully in conjunction with recommended topical skin care regimen. During a series of treatments the Spectra destroys abnormal brown pigment associated with melasma patches, restoring a more uniform skin complexion with improved skin texture and pore size. Originally developed in Korea, the laser has been tested safely and successfully in darker skin types. The treatment itself has no downtime and little, if any, side effects. 

The Spectra Carbon Peel can be used a multitude of skin concerns, like pore size, uneven skin texture, fine lines and most commonly used for the treatment of acne. During the simple and straightforward procedure, you start off with a thin layer of carbon-based lotion on the face. After application, the Spectra Laser is used to peel off the lotion, beginning a process of skin cell stimulation and exfoliation. A series of treatments (typically 6-8 sessions) are recommended to enhance results from the Spectra Carbon Peel. The treatment results in reduced pore size, smoother skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles and reduced oil production.

The Spectra Carbon Peel can be used to reduce inflammation and oil production associated with acne. After applying the carbon lotion to the skin, the Spectra Laser treats the skin by lightly heating the skin cells and stimulating them as well as the hair follicles where acne starts. The laser treatment is used to create a peel or exfoliation during which the carbon lotion is removed, also removing skin surface cells and unclogging pores. Improvement is often seen after the first treatment, although a series of treatment is recommended for more significant results. Treatments are typically repeated every 2-3 weeks. Once the acne is improved, maintenance treatments may be desired every few months. The Spectra Carbon Peel is virtually painless with no downtime.

The Spectra Laser can be used alone or in combination with other laser and light technologies to reduce and eliminate unwanted broken blood vessels and red discoloration. A series of monthly treatments can be used to eliminate fine blood vessels that cause background redness or symptoms associated with rosacea.
Tattoo removal can be accomplished using the Spectra Laser. Most, but not all, colors of tattoo pigment can be addressed with the 1064 nm Q-switched Spectra Laser. Dr. Suh ensures that patients are comfortable during treatment by providing both topical and local anesthetic (numbing) before the laser procedure. Homemade or amateur tattoos respond more quickly than professional tattoos, although both can be improved with Spectra Laser tattoo removal. A series of treatments is always necessary and is dependent on the pigment of the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is usually performed in intervals spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart.