If you are interested in improving the appearance of skin on your face, neck, and chest and would like dramatic results without surgery, look no further than the SmartSkin+ CO2 laser. SmartSkin+ is the most advanced, fully customizable micro-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment available. This treatment is performed by our San Jose & Palo Alto plastic surgeons Dr. David Boudreault and Dr. Brittany Leader.
Office or Operating Room
Traditional CO2 lasers function by removing the full epidermis of the skin. Over time, new firmer and smoother skin replaces the old. The downside to this treatment, however, is that healing could take several weeks. The SmartSkin+ differs from traditional CO2 lasers by employing a series of fractional laser beams that are directed into the skin. While these beams of light affect the treated skin, the surrounding skin remains unaffected. In addition, the laser stimulates the production of new collagen deep within the skin, giving you a more youthful-looking appearance.
The best part about Palo Alto or San Jose SmartSkin+ C02 laser resurfacing is that the treatment is completely customizable. Patients can achieve exceptional results clearing fine lines, deep creases and uneven skin tone in one or multiple treatments depending on the downtime they desire. SmartSkin+ is performed in our office by one of our laser nurses or in the operating room by our surgeons if a surgical grade laser is desired. In preparation for the treatment, the face will be numbed with a topical and local anesthetic. With each pulse of the laser, energy beams penetrate the skin and remove old and damaged skin cells. Then, the body naturally builds healthy cells to take the place of cells that were cleared away. SmartSkin+ is quick and will take less than an hour to perform.
Immediately following the treatment, the skin will feel warm and may appear sunburned. Recovery time from your San Jose or Palo Alto SmartSkin+ CO2 treatment will depend entirely on how much treatment you receive. However, whatever options you choose, recovery will be much faster than you would see with a traditional CO2 laser. If you are having only a light treatment, you can expect to recover in as little as a day or two. Moderate treatments may require three or four days for recovery, while deep treatments may require about a week for recovery.
San Jose or Palo Alto SmartSkin+ co2 laser resurfacing effectively treats a wide range of common skin conditions. If you are struggling with the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds or sun-damaged skin, SmartSkin+ can do wonders. SmartSkin+ CO2 laser resurfacing is also great for acne scars, keratosis, and enlarged pores. Remember, we can perform as much and as many treatments as you need. Come in for a consultation and our experts will help you determine what will be the most effective course of SmartSkin+ for you.
Some patients notice improvements right away after their first treatment. In most cases, after the redness and swelling goes down a bit, results become more apparent. After several days, patients will notice an improvement in their skin tone and texture. Over a period of a few months, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structures of the skin. With each treatment, you can expect to see more and better results. With proper skin care and protection, those results will last for years.
It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how much your SmartSkin+ CO2 resurfacing will cost, as this is a customizable procedure and the cost is entirely dependent upon how much resurfacing you want and how many treatments you choose to receive. We can also offer you options for conveniently paying for your CO2 resurfacing over time. We have found that when coming to us for laser skin resurfacing Palo Alto & San Jose patients have enjoyed the services of credit companies like CareCredit and Alphaeon for this purpose. Additionally, many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest.
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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.