Are you bothered by the tone and texture of your skin? Would you like a more youthful appearance without having to undergo surgery? Turn back the hands of time and let us help your skin look younger and feel smoother than you ever thought possible with our SmartSkin CO2® laser rejuvenation treatment.
After the age of 20, your skin produces 1% less collagen each year. When combined with the cumulative effects of sun exposure, unwelcome lines and brown spots are inevitable. There’s now an effective solution to remove the signs of aging from your face, chest, and hands!
How does the SmartSkin CO2® work?
The SmartSkin CO2® delivers a series of tiny microscopic laser beams to the skin. This fractionated energy penetrates the skin to clear away old and damaged skin cells. The body’s natural healing process then builds new healthy cells to take their place. The laser also stimulates the production of new collagen deep within your skin, giving you a more youthful looking appearance.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, only one treatment is needed for desired results. However, since treatments can be adjusted to your cosmetic and downtime expectations, you can opt for two or three “lighter” sessions. Our knowledgeable patient care team will determine the best course of treatment during your complimentary consultation.
What does the procedure feel like?
A topical anesthetic is generally applied before the procedure, so there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. Some patients report feeling heat and tingling as the laser scanner moves across your face. The entire face can be treated in less than 30 minutes.
How long will the results last?
With proper skin care and protection, results often last years.
What should I expect immediately following treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel warm and appear to be sunburned. You may also experience some swelling, which is completely normal. Your body naturally starts working by replacing the aged skin cells with new ones. After a few days, you will notice healthier-looking skin and a more even complexion. Over time, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure of your skin, giving you the smooth skin you are looking for.
When can I resume my daily activities?
Since SmartSkin CO2® delivers micro pulses of energy you will experience a significantly shorter recovery time than with fully ablative lasers. Each tiny hole will quickly heal and in a few days you can return to your normal lifestyle. Treatments are adjustable so downtime will depend on the treatment you receive.
The information about SmartSkin CO2® on this page was reviewed by Dr. Jeff Birchall. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.