In the past, turning back the clock on your appearance often meant an invasive surgical procedure or ablative skin resurfacing. While these procedures offered dramatic, long-lasting results, they also involved a significant amount of discomfort and downtime afterward. The good news is you can now enjoy similar results with a quicker procedure, less risk and less downtime, thanks to the innovative SmartSkin CO2 micro-ablative laser therapy.

What is the SmartSkin CO2 Laser?

This unique skin resurfacing system allows for significant improvement to the skin with faster healing and less downtime. A series of laser pulses creates microscopic holes in the skin, without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. The process stimulates cell renewal and collagen production during the healing process, which leads to softer, smoother skin with fewer fine lines and age spots.

The SmartSkin CO2 laser can address the following concerns:

  • Fine lines and deeper facial creases
  • Hyperpigmentation and age spots
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Surgical scarring or scarring from acne or chicken pox
  • Fine lines and dark circles around the eyes

In addition to treating the face, the SmartSkin CO2 laser can also rejuvenate skin on the hands, neck and chest.

The procedure combines the best of ablative laser treatments and fractional laser therapy. While ablative procedures remove more skin layers, healing can take up to two weeks or more and involve significant discomfort. Fractional treatments allow for faster recovery, but also provide less dramatic results and often require multiple treatment sessions. The SmartSkin CO2 laser offers similar benefits to ablative therapies, but with downtime comparable to fractional treatments.

How does it Work?

One of the greatest advantages of a SmartSkin CO2 laser treatment is the ability to customize the procedure to the patient’s specific needs and desired results. Treatment sessions usually involve a topical anesthetic and multiple cooling devices to ensure patient comfort throughout. A full face treatment takes approximately one hour to complete and patients may return home after the procedure.

Recovery varies from patient to patient, based on the specific treatment provided. Complete healing usually takes about two weeks. Patients will begin to see positive results in the first week after treatment, which will continue to improve over the following weeks and months. Results may last many years, depending on the depth of the treatment and the number of treatment sessions.

The SmartSkin CO2 laser is bringing skin resurfacing to a whole new level today. To learn more about this innovative procedure, contact the staff at Incredible Veins, Skin & Body at 818-423-5828 to schedule your personal consultation with Tabitha Carnevale RN,MSN,NP.

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