What is Smart Skin CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

This treatment utilizes a fractional laser technology using microbeams of energy to create an injury to tissue that extends through the epidermis into the dermis. Collagen and elastin make up the support structure in our skin. This treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy collagen.  As a result, improved tone and texture of the skin is achieved minimizing unwanted signs of aging as well as scarring.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
If you have fine lines/deep lines and wrinkles, and/or scars around your eyes, mouth, on any area of your body including face, hands, and arms, you may be a good candidate for a laser resurfacing treatment.

How long does it take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 60 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Does it hurt?

The stinging or burning sensation from the laser can produce a moderate amount of discomfort. Anesthetic cream will be used to minimize discomfort.

How many treatments will I need?
Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit your lifestyle and desired downtime. Depending on the intensity of the treatment received will affect amount of treatments needed. Most results are achieved after a single treatment.  Results from the treatment may be variable from patient to patient and from treatment to treatment.

How quickly will I recover?
Down time is required with this treatment. Depending on the amount of intensity received during treatment down time can vary 4-7 days. A complimentary consultation can be scheduled with one of our Registered Nurses/Nurse Practitioner to further discuss any questions in detail.

Are there any side effects?
Your treatment provider can provide individualized information on potential side effects with you. Typically includes, but is not limited to the following: redness, swelling, itching, blisters or scabs. Strictly following Pre-Care as well as After-Care is required when undergoing this treatment, and by doing so greatly reduces the risk of adverse side effects.