To enhance your comfort during treatment, Dr. Sepehr will begin by applying a topical anesthetic to the areas of concern. The SmartSkin™ laser will emit short pulses of energy into the targeted location, which will stimulate collagen production within the skin and help to rejuvenate your appearance from the inside out.
The entire SmartSkin™ procedure typically takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas to be addressed. After treatment, you may experience some redness, tenderness, and skin flaking for several days, often equivalent to what may occur as a result of mild sunburn. While you may see some immediate benefits, improvement of the skin should continue for several weeks as new collagen forms.
To minimize downtime, we recommend splitting the treatment into two sessions a month apart, resulting in 2-3 days of redness rather than 5-7 days if done all at once. (However, the cost is the same).
Maintenance treatments are recommended every 1-2 years depending on overall skin condition, and can be done using either the CO2 laser or our non-CO2 AFFIRM laser.
For more information about SmartSkin™ laser skin resurfacing, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. McMullen, please contact our office today.