Leave Your Dull Skin in 2018
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
We all have some imperfections with our skin: everything from brown spots to uneven pigmentation to overly large pores. At Creative Image Laser Solutions, we like to get “smart” with these skin issues, putting our SmartSkin CO2 laser to work for laser skin resurfacing. SmartSkin fractional laser resurfacing is a great way to improve your skin with little downtime.
How does the SmartSkin Fractional CO2 laser work?
The SmartSkin CO2 laser directs very short pulses of CO2 laser light down onto the treatment areas. The laser energy penetrates the epidermis down into the skin’s second layer, the dermis. The “fractional” aspect of this resurfacing is the beauty of it. The SmartSkin laser creates channels down into the dermis. These channels are tiny and are surrounded by untouched tissue, which goes about healing the adjacent “wounds” immediately. The body perceives these micro-channels as wounds, and it responds by creating new collagen and elastin at the treatment areas, and by shedding old, dull skin cells. This improves the skin over the next weeks and months.
What does SmartSkin resurfacing improve?
At Creative Image Laser Solutions, our patients love this treatment to address these skin problems:
- Age spots
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Uneven areas of pigmentation
- Skin laxity
- Textural skin irregularities
- Dull skin tone
- Areas of thinning collagen (hands and décolletage)
What will I feel like after my SmartSkin laser resurfacing?
For your treatment, we usually apply topical numbing anesthetic. We may give you a pre-treatment sedative, as well. After your treatment, your skin will feel warm and will look as if you have a moderate sunburn. Most patients say the feeling is similar to that of a sunburn. You will have some swelling and redness. We usually recommend our laser skin resurfacing patients to take a week off work to let their skin rest and heal. Your skin will be somewhat pink and sensitive for a period of up to three months, and you’ll need to be very diligent about protecting it from sun exposure.
Your body will instantly begin replacing old, dull skin cells with new skin cells, along with a boost in collagen and elastin production that will continue for months. Within just a few days, you will notice that your skin has more even tone, a smoother texture, and looks healthier overall.
Interested in improving your skin with our SmartSkin Fractional CO2 laser? Call us at Creative Image Laser Solutions, (325) 641-1927, to set up a consultation.
Posted in: Laser Skin Care