MidAmerica Plastic Surgery: Ryan Diederich, MD
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 288-7855
Monday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 307-6233
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Spectra Laser & Tattoo Removal

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Bring the life back to your skin with the Spectra laser! Spectra is an innovative laser that we use in Glen Carbon, Illinois, to help people from Maryville, Edwardsville, and the St. Louis area correct a variety of concerns such as melasma, unwanted tattoos, rosacea, active acne, fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, and more. The Spectra laser has various settings to accommodate a large range of skin tones, unlike lasers in the past. It is also the only FDA-approved laser to safely treat melasma.

See what Dr. Diederich has to say about Spectra laser below.

How does Spectra laser work?

First, the carbon is applied to the skin and allowed to set for 10-15 minutes. Next, it will be warmed and bonded to the skin with the first laser pass. The second pass will snap off the carbon, exfoliate the skin, tighten pores, and dry out active acne. Since it is a non-ablative laser, you will not experience any downtime, and the procedure is painless. The laser will target the melanin and break it up to be removed naturally. It will also heat deep into the dermis, which stimulates collagen production.


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Treatment Areas

Spectra laser will primarily be performed on the face, neck, and decollete. However, tattoo removal can be performed all over the body.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ryan Diederich

Dr. Diederich is a Southern Illinois native realizing his dream of giving back to the community. He helps patients feel and look their best with his surgical skills and compassionate care.

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What To Expect

Before your treatment, you will have a short consultation with our aesthetician and/or a nurse practitioner to guarantee Spectra laser is right for you. After the consultation, a thin layer of carbon lotion will be applied to clean skin to set for 10-15 minutes. The first pass will create a slight warming sensation to warm the carbon to the skin. Next, you will feel a minor snapping while the carbon is blasted off of the skin. The procedure will take a total of 30-45 minutes.

Call to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our providers to see if Spectra is right for you or click here to fill out a form and we will contact you.