WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY SMARTSKIN+ CO2 RESURFACING TREATMENT?
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. 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. 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.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY TIME FROM SMARTSKIN+ CO2 RESURFACING?
Immediately following the treatment, the skin will feel warm and may appear sunburned. Recovery time from your 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.
WHAT DOES SMARTSKIN+ CO2 RESURFACING TREAT?
Smartskin+ effectively treats a wide range of common skin conditions. If you are struggling with the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds, dark circles under your eyes 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.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM SMARTSKIN+ CO2 RESURFACING?
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.*
HOW MUCH DOES SMARTSKIN+ CO2 RESURFACING COST?
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. The average cost can range from $3,000–$8,000, depending on the complexity of the individual case. We can also offer you options for conveniently paying for your CO2 resurfacing over time. We have found that our 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.