Understanding Fractional Ablative CO2 Laser Resurfacing also known as SmartSkin.
The SmartSkin is our most powerful non-surgical tool for skin revitalization, resurfacing, and for the permanent treatment of scars, acne scars, stretch marks, and overall skin improvement. SmartSkin is a fractional CO2 laser, and has several treatment settings for optimized performance. It allows for the most significant stimulation of collagen production, providing skin improvement and wrinkle reduction, and the use of fractionation has resulted in significant shortening of downtime (less than one week) when compared to traditional resurfacing CO2 or erbium lasers. 1-2 treatments with SmartSkin can significantly reverse signs of aging and provide an improved, more youthful appearance with improvement in pigmentation, texture, and lessening of the appearance of scars.
The 1540nm treatment may be appropriate for some patients suffering from an uneven skin tone and rough texture. This system is “nonablative” – it does not damage the outer layers of skin. The 1540nm is highly effective as a treatment to improve appearance of acne scars and reduce ongoing breakouts of inflammatory acne. A combination of skin resurfacing treatments may be advisable for patients who suffer from acne or acne scars or whose skin has thinned and wrinkled due to aging. The system works deep within the skin tissue, creating an environment that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production to produce thicker, stronger, healthier skin. The 1540nm system may be one aspect of a facial rejuvenation treatment that produces long term results in improved skin quality, tone, suppleness, and texture.
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