How it works?
Spectra’s short pulse width ranges in 5 to 10 nanosecond (billionth of a second) in the Q-switched mode. Combined with high peak power, it allows efficient destruction of the target pigment with minimal collateral thermal damage, meeting the criteria of selective photo-thermolysis; making it one of the most technologically advanced laser to treat dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions. As a result, Spectra is one of very few laser systems out in the market to have received a FDA clearance for the treatment of melasma (one of most difficult pigmentary issues to treat). In addition, with four distinct Q-switched mode wavelength (1064nm, 532nm, 585nm, 650nm), Spectra has the versatility to treat wide range of tattoo colors.
What makes Lutronic Spectra really stand out is that it was the first Q-switched laser to introduce “Dual- pulsed” mode where in addition to the Q-switched mode, a “Spectra” (quasi-long 300 microsecond) mode was introduced to allow more versatile laser toning as well as non-ablative skin rejuvenation, better known as “Hollywood” Spectra peel. The protocol for dual pulsed Spectra Hollywood Peel involves:
1. applying carbon lotion and allowing it to seep deep into the pores.
2. The laser is then applied in “Spectra” Mode to gently heat the carbon lotion.
3. The laser is switched into “Q-switched” mode to effectively vaporize the dried carbon lotion deep in the pores.