The SmartSkin CO2 laser is a powerful device that uses fractionated laser energy to deeply rejuvenate the skin. At Timeless Laser & Skin Care in Westlake, OH, we use this device to visibly reduce wrinkles, minimize pore size, and enhance skin tone by triggering the body’s natural healing processes. Here’s what you need to know about this innovative device.
What Is SmartSkin CO2 Laser?
SmartSkin CO2 laser is a medical device that uses carbon dioxide lasers to resurface, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin. Carbon dioxide lasers have been used for skin resurfacing for many years. During the treatment, laser energy vaporizes the top layers of skin, encouraging the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This process can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other types of damage on the surface of the skin.
Skin resurfacing treatments performed using carbon dioxide lasers are perfect for men and women who would like to reverse mild to moderate signs of aging. This treatment safely diminishes mild to moderate wrinkles, acne scars, and other textural irregularities.
A Gentler, Less Abrasive Treatment Option
The SmartSkin CO2 laser is a new type of carbon dioxide laser that treats the skin gradually, making it less abrasive than traditional laser resurfacing treatments. This laser can target specific areas of concern without causing significant damage to the skin, resulting in shorter downtimes.
Another advantage of this laser is that it has customizable treatment options. We can choose an intensity level that’s appropriate for your unique skin concerns. This feature makes your treatment plan specifically tailored to you.
How Is Skin Resurfacing Performed Using This Device?
Laser skin resurfacing is a highly convenient, minimally invasive treatment that’s performed using a numbing cream or local anesthetic to ensure your maximum comfort. During your treatment, a laser device is gently passed over your facial areas. The device applies a series of laser pulses to your skin, creating micro-injuries that clear away damaged skin cells and trigger the formation of healthy skin.
The number of times the laser will need to come into contact with your skin will be determined by your cosmetic concerns and unique skin type. You can expect treatments to last about an hour. Right after receiving the treatment, your body’s natural healing process is triggered, and healthy skin cells and new collagen will be produced. This production of new collagen may continue for a few months afterward.
How Many Sessions Will You Need?
You may only need one treatment session to see visible results from this powerful laser. However, multiple treatments may be required to achieve your desired results, especially if you have moderate to advanced issues.
During your initial consultation with our team, we’ll personalize your treatment plan and determine how many sessions you might need. Based on your unique concerns and downtime needs, it’s possible to correct your issues with two or three “gentler” sessions. And by observing good skincare and protecting your skin from direct sun exposure, you can expect the results of your laser treatment to last for years.
Do You Need To Prepare for This Treatment?
Before getting laser treatment, we recommend that your skin should be in its peak condition. For as long as possible before your treatment, you’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure, stop smoking, wear broad-spectrum sunscreen, and avoid medications that can affect how your skin responds to the treatment.
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
After your laser treatment, your skin will feel warm and delicate to the touch. You’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure and use gentle skincare for about a week after your treatment.
Healthy, rejuvenated, and youthful-looking skin typically appears after one to two weeks after the treatment. We recommend that you resume daily activities about five days after the treatment to ensure that your skin heals properly.
What Are the Benefits of CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing can visibly reduce wrinkles, minimize skin irregularities, reduce pore size, and tighten loose skin. But what’s truly unique and amazing about the SmartSkin CO2 laser is its flexibility and effectiveness. We can use this device to improve your skin tone and minimize your blemishes simultaneously.
Wrinkles are one of the most common signs of sun damage. The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight break down collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, causing it to become thinner, drier, and less elastic. This can lead to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.
We can use carbon dioxide lasers to minimize the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles caused by aging and sun damage. The lasers work by removing damaged skin cells from the surface of the skin. This helps to smooth out wrinkles and improve overall skin texture and tone.
Improves Skin Tone
Uneven skin tone is a cosmetic issue that can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun damage, aging, and certain medical conditions. If you have uneven skin tone, you may get laser treatments to visibly improve the appearance of your skin.
One treatment option is laser skin resurfacing. This treatment can significantly improve your skin tone by reducing the appearance of discoloration and uneven pigmentation.
Enlarged pores are a common cosmetic issue that can affect both men and women. This issue is caused by many factors, including age, genetics, and sun exposure. If you have enlarged pores, your skin may look uneven and aged. Fortunately, carbon dioxide lasers are highly effective for minimizing pores and other texture irregularities. We can also use the treatment to help fade your acne scars and minimize their appearance.
Tightens the Skin
Skin laxity may be caused by aging and chronic sun exposure. This condition is characterized by the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and is often due to the lack of natural collagen in the skin. If you have loose skin in your neck and facial areas, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance and wish there was a way to restore your youthful, tighter look.
Carbon dioxide lasers can address skin laxity and help tighten your skin without the need for surgical intervention. With just one or two sessions, we can visibly improve the tightness and firmness of your skin by triggering natural collagen production.
Why Should You Choose This Treatment?
The convenience and flexibility of our SmartSkin CO2 laser treatment make it one of the best choices for skin resurfacing. Here are some of the reasons why you might prefer this laser treatment over other anti-aging solutions:
Within 30-60 minutes, we can complete your carbon dioxide laser facial treatment. The recovery period that follows is significantly shorter compared to that of traditional ablative lasers. You can achieve full healing within one week, and you may be able to apply makeup and attend to your normal activities about three to seven days after the treatment.
Unlike other lasers, the SmartSkin CO2 laser allows us to fully customize your treatment according to your needs and preferences. You’ll love the flexibility that comes with this laser machine. For example, we can minimize your downtime and divide your treatments into two or three sessions, or we can provide you with the same results with only one intensive treatment.
The SmartSkin CO2 laser offers numerous laser parameters, allowing us to completely tailor your treatment based on your unique skin concerns. Whether you have mild to moderate wrinkles, or specific textural concerns such as acne scars, we can set the right parameters to address your needs.
Are You a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you’d like to minimize the signs of aging and restore youthful-looking, healthy skin, laser resurfacing may be right for you. Nevertheless, every skin type is unique, and you may have certain characteristics and dispositions that may affect your treatment experience. During your consultation, our team will determine whether carbon dioxide laser treatment is suitable for you.
The ideal candidates for this laser treatment are those who have:
- Issues near the upper layers of the skin
- Mild to moderate wrinkles and skin laxity
- No active acne or sores
- Good overall health
Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Would you like to boost your self-confidence and get rid of the skin issues that make you feel conscious about your appearance? Getting a laser treatment may be all you need to erase and minimize the flaws that make you feel less youthful. To learn more about your anti-aging and rejuvenation options, contact Timeless Laser & Skin Care in Westlake, OH to schedule your consultation with our skin experts.