What is the Spectra Carbon Peel?

The Spectra Carbon Peel is an innovative facial treatment that rejuvenates dull or damaged skin instantly revealing a more radiant complexion. It is a comfortable, no downtime carbon assisted laser rejuvenation treatment, that is safe for most skin types.

This treatment is also referred to as the “Hollywood Facial” or “Hollywood Laser Peel” as it is known globally to help restore damaged skin and instantly provide a more youthful glow, making it a favourite pre-event facial.

The Spectra Carbon Peel can be provided as:

  • a single Glow & Go fresh ‘n up treatment for that pre-event glow (day or two prior to event) or
  • a customized series of treatments for anti-aging and repair of skin conditions such as acne, superficial scarring, over active sebaceous glands, enlarged pores, blackheads and pigmentation.

Spectra Carbon Peel steps

Customized treatment plans are available for the face and body. The Spectra Carbon Peel targets both the epidermal and dermal skin layers to effectively correct or improve many skin conditions such as:

  • Pigmentation
  • Fine Lines (Stimulates Collagen Production)
  • Skin laxity
  • Uneven Skin Tone & Texture
  • Enlarged Pores/Clogged Pores
  • Oily skin/Over Active Sebaceous Glands
  • Blackheads
  • Stubborn Acne
  • Superficial scarring including PIH(post inflammatory hyperpigmentation)
  • Melasma(may be combined with our Pico Focus Treatments)

Technology Does Make a Difference

Spectra Carbon peel differenceThe Spectra is a dual-mode Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser, that has been expertly engineered for performance.

Its power options allow for both millisecond(Spectra mode) and nanosecond(1064nm & 532nm) options.

The uniform top hat beam profile ensures that the energy is delivered efficiently to maximize the effect on the treatment area, while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissues.

What To Expect During Your Treatment

Three steps to a glowing complexion that everyone will surely notice!*

Photo Enhancing Effect

First, we apply a thin layer of the Spectra Patented Carbon Lotion to cleansed skin. The carbon lotion is left on the skin for several minutes to allow penetration into your pores.*

Photothermal Effect

Second, we use the 1064nm Spectra laser mode to complete a full pass over the carbon treated area. The Spectra laser mode provides photothermal stimulation of the epidermis and dermis by gently heating the skin allowing deeper penetration of the carbon particles and stimulating cell regeneration.*

Photomechanical Peeling Effect

Third, we use the 1064nm Q-switched laser mode to complete multiple passes which removes the Spectra carbon lotion by vaporizing the carbon particles (photomechanical reaction) within the pores to reduce pore size, oils and exfoliate the dead skin cells, leaving you with the perfect healthy glow!*

Variations of the Spectra Laser Treatment

Spectra Laser Toning

There is no carbon applied to the skin before the treatment. This treatment not only improves texture and uneven skin tone, it also helps to control melasma. The Spectra laser is FDA cleared to treat melasma.

Spectra Acne Peel

Customized treatment plan that may or may not involve the use of carbon. These treatments are aimed at reducing sebaceous gland activity to help control oils, reducing acne causing bacteria to help control future breakouts. Improve superficial scarring by inducing healthy collagen formation and reduce redness caused from previous acne breakouts.

Spectra Carbon Peel FAQ’s

Is There Any Downtime?

There is no downtime and minimal side effects. Your skin will be slightly flushed, but you may return to your regular activities after your treatment.

Is the Spectra Carbon Peel Painful?

The majority of clients report very little discomfort during the treatment. They experience a slight warming of their skin and a light prickling feeling, along with a snapping sound when the carbon is vaporized. There is no need for a topical anesthetic.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The Spectra Carbon Peel or Hollywood Facial is a gentle treatment that can be performed once per week, every second week, monthly or even once before a special event. Depending on your skins condition and the results you would like to obtain, will help determine the timing and number of possible treatments. Packages are available and a consultation is recommended.

Pre and Post Treatment Information

Spectra Carbon/Hollywood Peel — $350
Package of 3 – $900
A consultation is recommended to determine your best treatment options.

Schedule your Spectra Carbon Peel in NW Calgary

The Spectra Carbon Peel is the perfect Glow & Go treatment. To add glow and radiance to your skin in northwest Calgary, book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio! To get started, schedule a consultation online or give us a call at (403) 264-4494. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!

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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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