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SmartSkin CO2 Laser Resurfacing

SmartSkin CO2 skin resurfacing utilizes laser technology to treat wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne, etc. The intensity of the treatment differs for every patients, and many people can see visible results in as many as three sessions.

What Does It Treat?

SmartSkin CO2 skin resurfacing makes use of a number of technologies to provide your skin with several perks such as:

  • Smoothness
  • Reduced wrinkles
  • Tightened skin
  • Treating damage from the sun
  • Treating under-eye circles
  • Reducing brown pigment
  • Treating age spots
  • Rejuvenating neckline and hands

suncoast laser rejuvenation 300x200 - SmartSkin CO2 Laser ResurfacingMoreover, once you use this treatment, it makes your skin tighter and more youthful since the procedure incorporates micro-ablative technology. Therefore, you get to experience the outcome immediately without having to wait for days or weeks. Another notable thing about the procedure is that there’s much less discomfort in comparison to other laser treatments.

Even though SmartSkin CO2 skin resurfacing can be performed on any part of your body, it is mainly performed on the face, hands, eyelids, neck, etc.

What Are the Benefits?

Some of the benefits of this laser surfacing procedure include the following:

Immediate Results

Aside from no discomfort, SmartSkin CO2 skin resurfacing also provides quick results. It is also quite convenient and takes just as much time as a quick lunch break.

Detailed Treatment

This innovative treatment method utilizes a plethora of technologies to have a detailed examination of your skin and provide rejuvenate it. As opposed to the traditional treatment methods, it takes much less time to get ideal results, which brings us to the next benefit.

Complete Rejuvenation of Your Skin

Since the procedure incorporates many technologies to rejuvenate your skin and take into account all of its aged and sun-damaged layers, it also goes quite deep in your skin’s structures containing collagen to deal with laxity, hence making it smoother and tighter.

Use of MultiPlex Technology

When the SmartSkin CO2 skin resurfacing treatment incorporates MultiPlex technology, it can send two energy wavelengths in a single pulse from the same device, which means your recovery time is quicker compared to other interventions that use a single wavelength.

What Are the Potential Side Effects?

Again, side effects depend on your treatment’s intensity and frequency. To determine what the laser wavelength should be, your dermatologist will take a detailed account of the severity of your skin problem.

SmartSkin CO2 skin resurfacing treatment has minimal side effects as compared to traditional laser treatments. Some of the potential ones include:

  • Mild swelling
  • Warmth of the skin
  • Redness similar to sunburn

Once the redness goes away, you may feel light peeling, which is a sign your new skin is emerging. Moreover, there’s very little scabbing and bleeding involved in intensive treatments as they attempt to treat your skin imperfections.

In addition, it is highly unlikely for you to develop an infection during or after the process because the SmartSkin CO2 skin resurfacing procedure only targets a tiny fraction of your skin. You can still follow some after-care instructions to rule out the possibility of side effects entirely.

What Is the Recovery Duration?

As opposed to traditional laser therapies or treatments, recovery after SmartSkin CO2 takes less time. Again, the recovery time highly depends on your laser treatment’s intensity and depth. Typically, mild treatments take a day or two for recovery, whereas moderate ones can take up to four days. When it comes to deep treatments, however, healing can take up to a week, but to know for sure, you must have a proper consultation session with your doctor.

What Are Some Post-Treatment Care Instructions We Should Follow?

Good skincare is the first and foremost way to ensure your treatment results are maintained for a long time to come. It depends from professional to professional, but generally, your doctor may recommend using moisturizers, balms, sunscreens, and mild cleansers, etc. Moreover, they also encourage you to maintain your platelet levels.

Your doctor will fully guide you about your post-treatment care regime before even performing it. As your skin heals, you must keep it away from harmful sun rays and use the prescribed products based on your skin’s needs.

 

What Is the Cost of SmartSkin CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

There is no single pricing method for the treatment as the cost takes many factors into account, such as:

  • The number of sessions needed
  • The intensity of the treatments
  • Your personal goals
  • Treatment sites

Therefore, we recommend having a detailed consultation session with your doctor before you decide to proceed with it. Your doctor can also provide you a price quotation based on the factors stated, and from there, you can either choose to proceed or back out. If you feel that the treatment is inconvenient or unaffordable for you, it is still possible to have a course planned in a way that gives you at least some benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will My Results Last Long?

If you follow the skincare advice given by your doctor and protect your skin well, the results may even last for many years.

Is It Possible to Perform Everyday Tasks Immediately After the Procedure?

The recovery time is quite short; however, you may still need to wait for a few days before you get back to your daily activities. If there is a more delicate area of your skin, such as your hands or neck, then it might take one or two weeks to heal completely.

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