Age, gravity and the sun can all take their toll on the skin. A dull complexion, coupled with skin sagging and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, is often the result. In addition, age spots and other types of pigmentation irregularities can detract from your overall appearance, keeping you from looking and feeling your best.
At Incredible Veins Skin & Body, we offer a variety of treatment options to turn back the clock and give your skin a vibrant, refreshed appearance. A favorite treatment of many of our patients is the SmartSkin CO2 laser that offers excellent skin rejuvenation results with minimal downtime. The fractional treatment works deep under the skin’s surface to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production without excess trauma to the skin or tissue. While this treatment is not right for everyone, it may very well be the smart choice in skin rejuvenation for you.
Full Skin Treatment
The SmartSkin CO2 laser is designed to treat the entire face, décolleté or hands in a single treatment session. The procedure takes about one hour to complete and topical numbing cream is used to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. You can choose the size and location of your treatment area, whether you want to focus on a single area of your face or treat larger or multiple areas at one time.
The SmartSkin is a customizable device that we are able to tailor to your unique needs and desired outcome. This treatment can be used to turn back the clock or address specific concerns like shallow scarring, pigmentation irregularities and large pores. You can even choose to have your treatment in a series of shorter sessions or a single, longer session, depending on your time constraints and expectations about downtime after the procedure.
Ablative procedures remove outer layers of skin cells to stimulate skin healing and produce a softer, smoother complexion. While these procedures are effective, they also involve significant discomfort and downtime. Micro-ablative procedures use the same concept, but on a smaller scale. Through the creation of microscopic holes in the skin’s surface, the healing process can be accelerated with less downtime than a fully ablative treatment. Most patients are able to put on makeup and return to regular activities within about five days.
Because the SmartSkin CO2 laser stimulates the body’s own healing response and collagen production, the results it produces can be long-lasting. In fact, some patients may go several years before requiring any kind of touch-up treatment. In some cases, combining SmartSkin treatments with other cosmetic procedures could enhance and extend the results even further.
For skin rejuvenation, the SmartSkin CO2 laser is a hard treatment to beat. To learn more about this procedure and its benefits, contact Tabitha Carnevale of Incredible Veins Skin & Body at 818-446-2995.