SmartSkin CO2 Laser

in Aventura, Florida

When it comes to non-surgical solutions for evening skin texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, there may be no better solution than SmartSkin’s micro ablative laser. With its highly customizable settings, SmartSkin can be personalized to match each patient’s individual concerns while ensuring downtime is minimal.

What is SmartSkin?

The SmartSkin laser is a fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that delivers heat energy to the skin in microscopic channels to lessen discomfort during the procedure as well as speed up recovery from non-fractional lasers.

This energy creates tiny wounds in the skin that stimulate your body’s healing response as it creates new, healthy cells and stimulates collagen production to close up the wounds and protect skin from future damage. The result is a dramatically enhanced appearance when used to treat the face, chest, and hands.

What Can SmartSkin Treat?

SmartSkin laser treatment is best suited for people looking for wrinkle reduction, a more even skin tone, and smoother skin texture. It may also be useful in treating scars, stretch marks, and blotchy skin depending on your specific skin condition and tolerance for downtime. Although many patients seek treatment on the face, SmartSkin is also used on the decolletage and hands to treat blotchy skin, crepiness, and poor skin texture.

Who is a Good Candidate for SmartSkin?

People with a light skin tone who are looking for an improvement in their complexion in regards to wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring, or skin laxity are likely good candidates for SmartSkin treatment. It’s not recommended for darker skin tones as the laser may cause lightening of the skin in the treatment area.

The best way to know if you’re a good candidate considering your skin concerns and health history is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrés Sárraga.

What to Expect During SmartSkin Treatment

SmartSkin’s fractional ablative laser works similarly to other laser treatments, but because it only targets part of your skin, unlike ablative resurfacing treatments, it allows for faster recovery, with patients able to cover any residual redness with makeup after just a few days. For the stronger treatments, recovery time can take up to a week.

The procedure begins with Dr. Sárraga applying a topical anesthetic to help ensure your comfort during the procedure. He will then use the SmartSkin handset to treat the desired area, tuning the device’s settings to provide effective treatment for your concerns while not over-doing the procedure, to keep your downtime minimized.

SmartSkin is a relatively quick procedure, with a facial only taking about 20 minutes, and you’ll be able to drive yourself home afterwards. He may then apply an ointment to help you feel comfortable before you leave, although it’s likely your skin will still feel tender and swollen.

As you recover, you can take over-the-counter medications to address any discomfort you feel. Dr. Sárraga will instruct you on how to keep skin moisturized, protected from the sun, and when it’s okay to wear makeup again. Most patients are back to their normal routine in under a week.

Schedule a Consultation About SmartSkin

At Storch Plastic Surgery, we understand that it may be confusing to see several different laser procedures offered and often have patients left wondering, “Which one is best for my needs?” That’s why we encourage people to sit down with Dr. Sárraga in a consultation to find out more about each procedure to make an informed decision that best serves their skincare needs. Start the process by calling us at (305) 932-3200 or contacting us online today.

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