Facial Resurfacing: Introducing the SmartXide CO2 Laser
The big buzz in the dermatology and cosmetic surgery world!
SmartXide by Deka Lasers of Italy have now a CO2 fractional system with a super-fast scanner that can allow us to do a “Dot Resurfacing” of the whole face and neck in 20 minutes. The dot pattern, both in terms of power, spacing and duration can be tailored to your skin type and degree of damage.
It is ideal for reducing and reversing the changes from sun damage by destroying and “lifting” out abnormal pigment, as well as causing skin tightening from the thermal “insult” to dermal collagen and stimulating fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin to give a younger, fresher look to the skin.
The SMARTXIDE Deka CO2 Laser is an FDA-approved resurfacing laser that can dramatically improve your skin’s appearance without the downtime and discomfort usually required with traditional resurfacing. A typical patient would receive one to three SMARTXIDE treatments. During each treatment, the laser creates thousands of microscopic spots, almost like tiny “apple cores.” As only a percentage of the surface area is affected during each treatment, this technology combines the best of both worlds – the great and proven results of a traditional ablative laser with no pain and minimal downtime.
What conditions does the SmartXide CO2 laser treat?
How many treatments will it take to see the best results?
How much improvement can I expect?
What does the SmartXide CO2 laser treatment feel like?
What can I expect after the treatment?
Most people have some pinkness and some even a small amount of edema/swelling in the skin which settles in 24 to 48 hours. You usually can return to work in 5 days. Make-up can be worn day 6. We recommend regular application of Aquaphor (a moisturizer) during the day for the first 5-7 days as the skin may feel a little dry.
If you have always desired to rejuvenate your skin, you should consider this laser treatment. The results surpass any other laser technology on the market and blow away commonly known treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Any body surface area and most skin types (light to dark olive/latin complexions) can be treated. The following is a list of conditions that can be treated with fractional resurfacing:
- Poor texture
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Large skin pores
- Sun damage
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun spots
- Brown spots
- Stretch marks