Smartskin®+ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
The Smartskin+ CO2 micro-ablative skin resurfacing laser provides our aesthetics team a powerful option for skin rejuvenation. For those experiencing noticeable changes due to aging, lifestyle, genetics, and/or environmental exposure, a personalized Smartskin+ treatment plan can dramatically improve the overall condition and appearance of the skin. We invite you to explore the sections below to learn more about Smartskin+ and how it can bring about smoother, more youthful-looking skin:
- What is Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
- Treatment with the Smartskin+ CO2 Laser
- Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Recovery
- Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Results
- Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Resurfacing Cost
What is Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
The Cynosure® Smartskin+ CO2 micro-ablative laser is designed to target deep wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and signs of sun damage to deliver skin that is smoother, firmer, brighter, and ultimately more youthful-looking. This dynamic, state-of-the-art system can be used to treat skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands, as well as nearly any other area of the body where improvement is desired. When compared to less advanced laser skin resurfacing technology, the Smartskin+ CO2 laser performs quicker treatment with reduced discomfort and fewer potential side-effects.
Smartskin+ treatment plans performed at Aloha Laser Aesthetics are highly personalized based on each patient’s unique concerns and goals to deliver optimal outcomes. For patients who are good candidates, the Smartskin+ CO2 laser can effectively treat:
- Fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Mild to moderate skin laxity
- Age spots and sun spots
- Irregular pigmentation
- Uneven skin texture
- Dull skin tone
- Mild to moderate scarring
- Excessive sun exposure
By penetrating through to the dermal layer at various frequencies, the fractional microchannels created with the Smartskin+ CO2 laser stimulate the skin’s natural healing process to bring about comprehensive skin renewal and initiate the production of new collagen fibers. The result is softer, smoother, more supple skin, as well as a more even skin tone.
To find out if you are a good candidate for Smartskin+ CO2 laser skin resurfacing—or another one of our skin lasers such as ICON™ or PicoSure®—contact Aloha Laser Aesthetics to schedule a consultation. Following an evaluation of your skin, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your desired outcome, Dr. Alan Faulkner can explain the best approach for enhancing the health and appearance of your skin.
What Happens During the Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Before your session begins, a topical anesthetic cream will be placed on the skin to enhance your comfort during treatment. Once your skin is numb, treatment with the laser can begin. Dr. Faulkner will adjust the settings on the Smartskin+ CO2 laser to align with depth and intensity of treatment you require. Using MultiPlex™ technology, the Smartskin+ CO2 laser can emit two wavelengths of energy simultaneously for faster, more effective treatment. Dr. Faulkner pulses the laser along the surface of your skin until the area is completely treated.
What is Recovery Like After Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Immediately following treatment, cold compresses can provide relief from any temporary warmth, redness, or swelling you may be experiencing. The way your skin responds after treatment largely depends upon the depth and intensity of your session; however, most Smartskin+ patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days. Typically, patients describe feeling as though they have a sunburn for a few days following the procedure. With more intensive treatments, these effects may take up to four to seven days to completely resolve. Some mild peeling and crusting may develop as deeper skin imperfections are resolved. Proper skin care following your Smartskin+ session is critical to achieving optimal results, and you will be provided with specific clinical-grade skin care products designed to protect the skin, support healing, deeply hydrate tissue, and aid in the skin renewal process.
What Results Can I Expect After Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
After healing, most patients notice a healthy, rejuvenated glow to their skin, as well as a more even skin tone. Results continue to improve as new collagen fibers are naturally created within the tissue, which gives the skin a smoother, firmer, more supple texture. For optimal results, a series of Smartskin+ CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments may be recommended. These repeated treatments allow the Smartskin+ CO2 laser to achieve more significant improvements in tone, texture, and overall appearance. The appropriate number of sessions will be discussed during your consultation.
How Much Does Smartskin+ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?
Each Smartskin+ CO2 laser skin resurfacing plan is customized to suit the needs and goals of the patient, which causes the exact cost to vary by individual. While pricing mainly depends upon the area(s) targeted with the laser, the complexity of treatment, intensity of the laser, and the number of sessions performed all dictate the total price for the procedure. As with many of our other laser skin procedures, we offer special pricing on packages of multiple treatments. These packages can save you money on each session, and they often include perfectly matched skin care products that can help optimize results at no extra cost. To receive a personalized treatment plan and a specific cost estimate for your treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. After your appointment you can learn about payment methods we accept and third-party financing options that can help make the treatment you want more accessible and affordable.
Book Your Consultation
For more information about CO2 laser skin resurfacing with Smartskin+, or to find out if this innovative treatment is right for you, please feel free to reach out to Aloha Laser Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation.
*Individual Results May Vary