What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
One of the newest and most popular cosmetic procedures is laser skin resurfacing. It is used to correct troublesome skin problems, such as acne scars, birthmarks, sun-damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment will thicken your skin’s collagen layer and help normalize skin texture and color. Because of cumulative sun damage, genetics and nutritional factors, a gradual loss of collagen thins your skin and eventually fine lines and wrinkles form, age spots appear and your skin tone changes. Both men and women can benefit from laser skin resurfacing.
Dr. Guarnieri uses the Smartxide Fractional CO2 laser which uses a high-energy beam of CO2 light to treat your skin’s surface as well as deeper into the dermis.
Smartxide Fractional CO2 is a revolutionary treatment with little or no side effects and drastically reduced recovery time. This is ideal if you have a busy lifestyle or cannot be away from work for an extended period of time.
The beauty of fractional laser treatments is that they treat a fraction of your skin, leaving bridges of untouched skin that aid in your skin’s healing process.
What to expect after treatment
- Your skin will glow, your skin tone will be evened out and your skin will respond by stimulating the growth of new collagen.
- There will be some slight swelling following treatment and you must avoid exposure to the sun and apply sunscreen.
- You will notice an immediate softening of wrinkles, fine lines and scars.
Will I need more than one treatment?
Usually one treatment gives great results but in patients with deeper wrinkles a second treatment may be needed. Results are long-lasting and with proper skin care, can last for many years.
Schedule a consultation
The new year is upon us. Now is the perfect time to call to book a consultation appointment to discuss the benefits of a Smartxide Fractional CO2 laser treatment: (757) 345-2275.