How does the Smartskin+™ Laser System Work
The Smartskin+™ Laser System delivers a series of tiny microscopic laser beams to the skin. This fractionated energy penetrates the skin to clear away old and damaged skin cells. The body’s natural healing process then builds new healthy cells to take their place. The laser also stimulates the production of new collagen deep within your skin, giving you a more youthful looking appearance.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, only one treatment is needed for desired results. However, since treatments can be adjusted to your cosmetic and downtime expectations, you can opt for two or three “lighter” sessions. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment during your consultation.
What does the procedure feel like?
A topical anesthetic is generally applied before the procedure, so there is minimal feeling during the procedure. Some patients report feeling heat and tingling as the laser scanner moves across your face. The entire face can be treated in less than 30 minutes.
How long will the results last?
With proper skin care and protection, results often last longer.
What should I expect immediately following treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel warm and appear to be sunburned. You may also experience some swelling, which is completely normal. Your body naturally starts working by replacing the aged skin cells with new ones. After a few days, you will notice healthier- looking skin and a more even complexion. Over time, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure of your skin, giving you the smooth skin you are looking for.
When can I resume my daily activities?
Since Smartskin+™ delivers micro pulses of energy you will experience a significantly shorter recovery time than with fully ablative lasers. Each tiny hole will quickly heal and in a few days you can return to your normal lifestyle. Treatments are adjustable so downtime will depend on the treatment you receive.
What are the risks?
Fractional skin resurfacing has a faster recovery and has fewer side effects when compared to fully ablative resurfacing. Treatments with the Smartskin+™ Laser System are generally well tolerated. During your consultation, we will explain any potential risks and help you minimize them based on your complete medical and skin history.
How much does the treatment cost?
Smartskin+™ is unique in that the system allows us to tailor the treatments to your needs. You may opt for 2 or 3 “lighter” treatments with very good outcomes and limited downtime, or you may want a single treatment that has a slightly longer downtime but outstanding results. During your consultation we will determine your treatment plan and discuss the cost of the treatment with you.