As we age the collagen in our skin ages with us. Over time the support structure which is made of collagen starts to break down and become uneven. When the collagen breaks down, wrinkles start to form. The Smartskin Co2 Laser is a great way to help reduce or eliminate wrinkles by creating microscopic pulses of energy in the skin. This stimulates collagen leaving newer, younger looking skin. It is a completely customizable treatment meaning it can be made as light or as intense as the patient needs. It provides even tone, smoother texture, and reduction in wrinkles.
The Smartskin CO2 helps with many other skin issues as well, not just wrinkles. Age spots and sun damage are other major concerns for people, and Smartskin treats them both. The microscopic holes in your skin help stimulate collagen and penetrate deep enough to reduce the damaged skin that causes age spots and sun damage.
What about discomfort and downtime? An hour prior to the procedure, numbing is applied to the treatment area to ensure that you will have minimal discomfort. Due to the energy applied you will have some swelling and may feel as though you have a bad sunburn. In some cases, you may experience pinpoint bleeding in the treated areas. This is completely normal and will stop on its own.
Dr. Birchall has been a physician in the community for 24 years and Dermacare has been providing cosmetic services for 8 years. Our goal is to provide expert care in a comfortable and safe environment. In addition to Smartskin CO2 , we provide a wide array of cosmetic services including body shaping, facials, Botox, fillers and a variety of other lasers. For a consultation, call 858-943-2443 today!