DermEffects: Dr. Wei Jing Loo
1560 Hyde Park Road
London, ON N6H 5L5
Medical Inquiries: (519) 472-2929
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Fax: (519) 472-8484
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

FAQs About Our Carbon Spectra Peel/Healite Treatment, an Ideal Summer Skin Refresh (Updated 2023)

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Summer is the perfect time for a glowing, fresh-faced look. I often suggest chemical peel options at my London, Ontario, practice, especially for patients who want to skip summertime makeup in favor of soft, naturally radiant skin.

Our office offers many peel options. Finding your best fit might feel like a challenge. But if you’re interested in rejuvenating your face with a vitamin-rich treatment, our Carbon Spectra Peel and Healite treatment could be perfect for you.

What is a Carbon Spectra Peel/Healite treatment?

It is officially known as our “carbon peel plus vitamin C under low-level light” therapy. You might know the carbon peel by another celebrity-inspired name: the “Hollywood Facial.”

It is a painless, highly requested procedure that instantly creates bright, healthy results. By using a unique combination of carbon lotion, a laser, and gentle red light therapy, we leave your skin feeling soft and youthful.

Who is the ideal candidate?

This quick, non-invasive therapy works for patients of all skin types. Anyone struggling with acne, enlarged pores, or skin texture issues would be a great candidate.

What can the treatment help improve?

The Carbon Spectra Peel and Healite treatment can:

  • Reduce pigmentation and fine lines
  • Shrink enlarged pores
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Ease acne irritation
  • Smooth overall skin tone

How does the Spectra laser work?

The laser works in 2 ways: breaking up melanin and heating skin tissues.

The laser targets the pigmentation in your cells, breaking up the melanin and naturally removing it, creating a calm, even complexion. The laser’s heat also works deep into the dermis during treatment. This causes the skin to contract and produce more collagen.

What should you expect during treatment?

The treatment begins with a staff member applying a light layer of Spectra carbon lotion to your skin.

After the carbon sets, the therapy session proceeds, with the laser creating small snapping sounds as it fires. You will feel a slight, warm tingle as it slowly removes all the carbon. This process takes dead skin cells and other impurities along with the stratum corneum (top layer of skin).

After the skin is cleansed of any remaining carbon, our staff applies a Vitamin C mask from our professional-grade SkinCeuticals skincare line. This nourishing mask is paired with our Healite (red light therapy) treatment to enhance the radiance and glow of the skin.

What can you expect after treatment?

Some patients see improvement after a single session. Others return for a series in order to develop more dramatic results.

The treatment can be used as a standalone option or as part of a broader treatment plan. Be sure to ask our staff about pairing it with another procedure you’re interested in. And since fall is just around the corner, be sure to read our blog post on favorite fall treatments.

If you have any more questions about the Carbon Spectra Peel, Healite treatment, or any other chemical peel, contact us online or call (519) 472-2929 .

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