There are many aesthetic concerns that are medically harmless but can easily disrupt the tone and texture of the skin, including spider veins, acne scarring, unwanted hair or tattoos, and age spots, among other common skin imperfections. With the state-of-the-art Rohrer® Spectrum and IPL laser system, these concerns can be reduced — or even eliminated — with little to no downtime after treatment! Dr. James Shaw is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers unmatched skin resurfacing with Spectrum®, a system equipped with four different types of lasers to address a wide range of patients’ needs.
What are the Benefits of the Rohrer® Spectrum Laser?
The Rohrer® Spectrum laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system can resurface the face, neck, chest, or hands. The Spectrum® device can achieve many different goals, including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, vascular reduction, and laser skin resurfacing. As a multi-modal platform, the Spectrum® laser can:
Provide permanent hair reduction
Remove spider veins, damaged blood vessels, and other vascular lesions
Reduce acne scarring
Reduce freckles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and age spots
Remove unwanted tattoos
Ultimately, the Spectrum® laser and IPL system can smooth and brighten skin on the treated area(s) without surgery or major downtime. For patients whose concerns predominantly consist of wrinkles and other signs of aging, RF microneedling with the PiXel8-RF system may be a more effective treatment option.
Is Facial Rejuvenation with the Spectrum® Laser Right for Me?
The Spectrum® laser and IPL system is gentle and non-ablative, allowing a broad range of patients to safely undergo treatment. Our team will discuss your goals with you and review your medical history to determine the best non-surgical cosmetic enhancement treatment for your needs. Our team also offers minimally invasive skin tightening and cellulite reduction services at our practice to further smooth and refine your skin tone. For patients who are taking certain acne medications, pregnant, have very tan skin, or are affected by one or more dermatologic conditions, the Spectrum® laser may not be the best treatment.
How is Treatment with the Rohrer® Spectrum Laser Performed?
The Spectrum® laser involves an in-office treatment performed at our Wichita practice. During treatment, the Spectrum® device is calibrated to your specific concerns and skin type. Most patients do not report pain, although local anesthesia can be applied prior to your appointment to improve comfort if desired. Depending on the severity of your concerns, treatment usually takes 30 minutes to one hour. It may take multiple treatment sessions over the course of several months to fully achieve your goals and obtain the highest quality of results.
Dr. James M. Shaw and the entire team at our Wichita practice can evaluate your concerns and help identify the best skin rejuvenation treatment to improve your complexion. Contact Shaw Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation, or to speak to a friendly member of our office.