Turn back the clock with Advanced Laser Skin Resurfacing
Treat fine lines, texture and sun damage simultaneously
Smooth that Lasts!
Newer, smoother skin with benefits lasting for years
Laser Skin Resurfacing accomplishes significant rejuvenation in even a single session
When you are ready to achieve the most advanced
resurfacing we offer, SmartSkin CO2 is the solution.
This moderate downtime procedure gives big rewards when it comes to younger looking
skin. SmartSkin CO2 addresses many skin concerns simultaneously, including:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Sun Damage (Brown Spots and Solar Keratoses)
- Rough Texture
- Acne Scars
- Traumatic or Surgical Scars
- Periorbital lines and loose skin- Even the delicate skin of the eyelid and under eye regions can be safely treated with SmartSkin CO2
- Stretch Marks
Remove Years of Sun Damage and Rebuild Collagen Simultaneously
Laser skin resurfacing enables you to remove both sun damage (age spots/brown spots) and treat fine lines/wrinkles and other textural concerns such as large pores, all in one comprehensive service.
Our laser nurse can adjust the treatment settings according to your tolerance for downtime and the concerns being addressed. We can use higher settings in areas where you need more remodeling, and lighter settings in more delicate regions or if you cannot afford longer downtime post procedure. Ask about our “Polish” level versus our “Classic” level settings.
Fractionated CO2 Laser skin resurfacing is a safer option than the “fully ablative” CO2 resurfacing that was performed many years ago.
Frequently Asked Questions
About SmartSkin CO2
Using what’s known as fractional laser resurfacing, the laser treats the skin in “micro-columns”. Each treatment micro column receiving the precise amount of laser energy needed to vaporize the aged skin, while also stimulating new collagen growth from the surrounding untreated skin. Over time, this will build up the support structures (collagen and elastin) of your skin resulting in a younger and smoother looking appearance.
The first step is getting you numb, with a combination of topical and injectable lidocaine. That takes approximately 45 minutes. Thereafter the duration of the treatment depends on how large an area is being treated and how many passes are being done with the laser. A full face plus eyes procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
- History of Keloid Scarring
- Active skin infection in the treatment region
- Immunocompromised patients
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
- Some autoimmune disorders
- Active malignancy or receiving chemotherapy
- On anticoagulant medication (blood thinners)
- Dark Skin Types: Skin Types V and VI on the Fitzpatrick Scale
- Darker skin types will need to pre-condition their skin with hydroquinone cream for 4 to 6 weeks prior to treatment. A test spot may also need to be performed.
- We recommend pre-conditioning the skin also with Alastin Skin Nectar as it tends to reduce the swelling and redness which occur naturally post-procedure.
There is often some pinpoint bleeding, as well as redness and swelling. Skin will be red and puffy for a variable period of time depending on the settings used and the area treated. Redness can last to some degree for as long as a couple of months, but after the first week it is generally easy to conceal with makeup. The swelling usually resolves within the first 5 to 10 days (again, setting dependent). If you need a shorter downtime, we can use lighter settings and you will need to do more treatment sessions potentially to achieve your desired result.
- We provide you with a post-care kit containing all of the skin care you will need for several weeks post procedure.
This laser-based service is performed by one or our RN’s at Renew MediSpa
For most we recommend 1 to 2 sessions, 12 or more weeks apart. The exception would be the eye region, which may require more sessions as the settings are lighter here due to the thinness of the skin. Improvement becomes evident within the first few weeks, and continues for several months.
Speak with our skin care experts about what you might want to use to support your new collagen once you have completed using your post-procedure skin care kit! Sunblock is also very important to protect your skin from UV rays. Do not schedule this treatment if you will soon be in an environment with high level sun exposure as you may be more prone to sunburns.
The answer to this varies. The eye region in particular often requires multiple session due to the lighter end settings we have to use. Many clients who do a full face and eyes treatment will then go on to do “Periorbital (eyes) only” until they achieve their desired smoothing in this region. The peri-oral area may also require more sessions if lines there are very deep. Our laser nurse will advise you regarding the number of sessions she expects you will need based on your skin condition and your goals and the settings planned.
We can do “spot treatments” for things like acne scarring.
Before and After medium level settings
Beautifully smooth skin is within reach with
SmartSkin CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing.
SmartSkin CO2 achieves in 1 or 2 sessions what would take many other devices 5 or more sessions, and it can treat delicate areas such as the eyelid region which many devices cannot. It is also our go to treatment for even the most advanced textural concerns, such as acne scars.
Stop hiding from the camera or trying to cover up skin imperfections with makeup. SmartSkin CO2 laser can get you the smooth and clear skin you desire in the shortest amount of time.