Smartskin+ CO2 Resurfacing
If you are interested in improving the appearance of skin on your face, neck and chest and would like drastic results without surgery, look no further than the Smartskin+ CO2 laser.
Smartskin+ effectively treats common skin conditions including:
- Deep wrinkles and folds
- Sun damaged skin
- Acne scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Dark circles
Smartskin+ is the most advanced, fully customizable micro-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment available. Unlike other systems that have ‘one-size-fits-all’ settings, Smartskin+ provides completely customizable treatment parameters to match your needs and downtime requirements.
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 in that it delivers a series of fractional laser beams into the skin. While the skin that is treated with these beams of light are affected, surrounding skin is not. 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. 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 Smartskin+ 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.
The Smartskin+ is performed in our office by Dr. Boudreault or our nurse practitioner Molly. In preparation for the treatment, the face will be numbed with a topical and local anesthetic.
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. 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 proper skin care and protection, results will last years.
If you feel as though you may benefit from the SmartSkin+ laser or would like to learn more, call today to schedule an evaluation at our convenient Palo Alto location.