So, what is the Hollywood Spectra and how will you benefit from it?
Well, if you’ve been getting laser treatments for a while now, then you may have heard of Pico or picosecond lasers. Nanosecond Q-switch lasers are just as good, if not better than pico lasers; particularly when evaluated for specific skin concerns. So, let’s talk a bit about what our Hollywood Spectra device can treat and achieve.
The Hollywood Spectra is a 1064/532nm Q-Switch laser manufactured by Lutronic. It is a short-pulsed laser that emits very short bursts (nanoseconds) of energy into the skin. This unique characteristic of the laser makes it an ideal treatment for specific hyperpigmentation concerns such as freckles (ephilides), sun or age spots (seborrheic keratoses, liver spots, solar lentigo), certain birthmarks, hormonal pigmentation (melasma or chloasma), and tattoos.
The short nanosecond bursts of energy delivered into the skin creates a photomechanical effect on the intended chromophore or target (melanin); and is thereby able to shatter the chromophore into smaller particles to be absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system.
Other lasers that you may be familiar with such as laser hair reduction devices emit energy within the millisecond range and create a photothermal effect to heat up and destroy the intended target. This is important because when there is a photothermal effect created on the skin, there is potential for a lot of heat to accumulate under the skin, which can be a risk to darker skin types and particular skin concerns like melasma.
Nanosecond devices like the Hollywood Spectra and picosecond devices differ from photothermal lasers, as the shorter pulses of power create a photoacoustic or photomechanical effect on the chromophore. This means that they are able to effectively break up or ‘shatter’ the intended target into smaller particles rather than heat them up, thus making it safer for use on ethnic skin types and heat-induced skin concerns such as melasma.
The multi-faceted diverse nature of the Hollywood Spectra is that it can offer a wide range of treatments and can be customised to every individual. There are different hand pieces that can be used alone or combined to create a multi-modal treatment.
Photoacoustic Q-Switch lasers can effectively treat:
- Hori’s Naevus
- Freckles or ephilides
- Age spots or solar lentigo or lentigines
- Barnacles or seborrheic keratosis
- Dyschromia or sun damage
- Acne or atrophic scarring
- Post-inflammatory erythema
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Diffuse redness
Want to know if the Hollywood Spectra treatment is suitable for your skin concerns?
Firstly, book in for a consultation where we will be able to create a bespoke plan suited to your concerns, lifestyle and budget. At Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine (PCM), we utilise a multi-modality and multi-disciplinary team approach.
We don’t believe one size fits all and always put our patients and clients first. If you have any of the skin concerns above or have another concern, you are unsure if we can treat – give our friendly team a call at PCM on (02) 9439 9293 – and we can discuss next steps about how we can help you achieve your goals.
Interested in Hollywood Spectra treatments?
We welcome you to Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine in Crows Nest NSW for a consultation and/or treatment session, which will be tailored to your personal concerns and overall goals.