Why is the CO2 laser resurfacing technique the best?
How is the procedure done?
The CO2 laser is considered the gold standard for laser resurfacing. Used for years to remove the aging outer layer of the skin to allow the inner skin tissue to regenerate, it successfully helps form newer, smoother and more youthful appearing skin. It effectively stimulates new collagen growth in the deeper skin layer, improves the damage caused by the sun, plumps the skin, removes unwanted pigmentations, smoothes wrinkles, improves acne scars, and tightens the skin. Thus, essentially almost all the changes of aging can be treated with this amazing new laser technology.
What is the recovery from laser resurfacing?
The SmartXide DOT is an fractional ablative type of laser resurfacing. Thus, because it destroys small parts of the superficial layer of skin cells, it has less downtime than the fully ablative techniques. However, it produces very similar results with much less downtime and risk. Most people are able to go back to normal work and activities after a week. This is about a third of the healing time required with older traditional laser resurfacing.
The procedure is performed in the clinic using a twilight anaesthesia for your comfort so that you have a completely pain free experience. It takes only around 30 minutes to do the whole process. Afterwards, most patients complain of just mild discomfort treated with pain medications. You will need antibiotics and anti-virals to protect you from infection. A prescription will be provided.
Can other procedures be done at the same time?
Laser resurfacing can be combined with other facial rejuvenating techniques to give you even the best results with the least downtime. Botulinum Toxin injections such as Azzalure can help eliminate wrinkles that form in the upper face and around the eyes from dynamic muscle contractions. Facial fillers, such as Restylane, Emervel, Radiesse and fat can replenish the volume that is lost as you get older. IPL Photofacial treatments can fade and decrease the age-spots and sun spots to enhance the effect of the CO2 laser on these changes. Combining these options can enhance the results of laser resurfacing to rejuvenate your face even more.
Are people happy about the results?
Most people are very glad they had SmartXide Dot performed. Their face is smoother with less wrinkles, lines, and pigmentations. They exhibit a more youthful appearance. Plus, they were able to do this without going under the knife and getting a face lift. Although the procedure does not replace a face lift, it does produce dramatic results by tightening and smoothing the skin. It is a nonsurgical option to rejuvenate your face.
Non surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures are improving every day. These minimal downtime procedures are replacing the need to perform plastic and reconstructive surgery on the face. Plastic surgery is becoming non-surgical. We have always and will continue to practice on the cutting edge of new facial rejuvenation techniques. You are always able to get the latest up to date treatments at Riverbanks.
How can I find out if I'm a candidate?
To find out more about this procedure, call us to set up a consultation
What should I do next?
We would be more than happy to send you more information on Smartxide treatments, or you can book a consultation
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