SmartSkin is an ablative laser, which means it removes the outermost top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum. The heat from the laser light also reaches the dermis, however, there it remodels the skin by stimulating the formation of new collagen, the protein that gives skin youthful, healthy-looking volume. The loss of skin volume (usually as the result of sun damage) is what causes lines and wrinkles to form.
The technology is used to treat the following skin conditions:
Wrinkles and fine lines
Age spots and uneven pigmentation
Irregular tone and texture * Acne and other scars
Actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions)
We have two treatment options available for our patient’s depending upon whether they desire a deep or more superficial treatment. < Back to Top
How it Works
SmartSkin CO2 anti-aging laser applies a series of tiny pulses of laser energy at the 10.600 nm wavelenth forming mico zones of ablation in the skin, stimulating deep (not just superficial) collagen formation and renewal. As these microscopic holes heal, new younger looking skin is revealed!
The SmartSkin treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes. External eye shields will be applied as a protective measure, and cool air will be utilized as well as topical numbing cream applied prior to your procedure.
Afterwards, your skin will appear sunburned, if a light treatment is performed. If a heavy treatment is desired, there may be swelling, and pinpoint bleeding, followed by superficial sloughing of the old damaged skin. You’ll see immediate improvements in your skin, but the greatest changes will appear several weeks later, after the healing process is over and the skin has formed new, younger-looking tissue.
Based on how many treatments and how aggressive those treatments are, you many look several years younger. The principle of anti-aging laser skin rejuvenation is to renew the skin back to how it looked and felt 5-10 years ago, depending upon the degree of microablation. With proper skin care and protection, the results may last for many years, most definitely slowing down the natural aging process!