Restore your skin through laser skin rejuvenation with Smartskin+ from Cynosure. Over the years signs of aging appear as a results of exposure to the sun (photoaging) and the effects of gravity and natural aging. The texture, tone, and pigmentation of your skin can be affected, often resulting in unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, sun spots and larger pores.
The good news is that new advancements in laser technology provide a means of rejuvenation and restoring your skin to a more youthful, smoother look. Smartskin+ laser fractional resurfacing, the latest advancement in laser skin renewal, optimizes your treatment outcomes while minimizing your recovery time.
How does it work?
Our providers will use the Smartskin+ laser to apply a series of tiny pulses of laser energy to your skin. As these microscopic holes heal, new younger looking skin is revealed and collagen is stimulated deep within your skin.
How many treatments will I need?
Our providers will carefully determine the best course of treatment based on your cosmetic and downtime expectations. You may opt for two or three session with minimal downtime. Or, if you’re able to take a bit longer downtime, experience dramatic results in just one treatment!
What does the procedure feel like?
A topical anesthetic is applied before your treatment begins. We also offer Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen (laughing gas) for your comfort. You may feel heat and tingling as the laser scanner moves across your face. This will also be discussed more thoroughly during your complimentary consultation/prior to treatment.
What should I expect following treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, your skin may feel warm and appear to be sunburned. Your body naturally starts working by replacing the ages skin cells with new ones. After a few days, you will notice a more even skin tone, smoother texture, and healthier-looking skin. You may see some redness and swelling which is completely normal. Over time, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure of your skin.
What is the recovery time?
Because Smartskin+ Co2 has the distinct ability to deliver micro pulses of energy, you will experience a significantly shorter recovery time than with fully ablative lasers. We will discuss exact recovery times based upon the depth level chosen for you during your appointment.
Enjoy dramatic improvement in wrinkles, fine lines, scars, skin tone and texture with ProFractional™ laser skin resurfacing at Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery. These effective treatments are quick and require limited downtime. Our experienced providers can show you how the results of ProFractional can help you enjoy younger, smoother, healthier skin.
- Benefits of ProFractional Therapy
- What to expect
Benefits of ProFractional Therapy
Just about all areas, including the face, neck, chest, and hands, can be effectively treated with fractional resurfacing, which can greatly improve many different skin conditions, including:
- Rough or sagging skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Scars from surgery, injury, acne, and chicken pox
- Age spots, sun spots, freckles, and uneven pigmentation
In addition to being effective as a standalone procedure, ProFractional is an ideal compliment to BBL™ Photo Rejuvenation Therapy or MicroLaserPeel® for a more comprehensive improvement.
What to expect
A Laser Resurfacing procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. A topical anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort, use of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) minimizes discomfort. Post procedure care is designed to minimize discomfort following the procedure. Redness immediately after the procedure usually fades within weeks, and makeup may be used after one week. Depending on your skin type and current degree of skin health, one to two treatments spaced several months apart may be recommended for best results.
Complete recovery usually takes one to two weeks, depending on the strength of treatment you choose to undergo. Redness and swelling usually subside within several weeks, and makeup may be used after a week. If pigmentation changes occur, they would gradually fade over several months. Antibiotics and anti-viral medications are used to prevent bacterial and viral infections that could otherwise cause scarring.
Results of your Skin Resurfacing treatments including smoother, younger, healthier and more vibrant skin will be evident upon healing in two to three weeks and will also gradually improve over time.
In most cases, 1 to 4 ProFractional treatments are performed over a period of weeks to months for maximum results. We will determine a treatment schedule that meets your individual needs and goals.
What is profractional skin resurfacing?
ProFractional is a solution for achieving excellent resurfacing results with minimal downtime. Unlike full field resurfacing which removes the entire surface area of a treatment site, ProFractional ablates narrow-diameter channels into the skin, covering a fraction of the total treatment area. This action initiates the body’s wound healing response, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. The benefits of ProFractional include increased patient comfort, shorter healing times, and tunable results that can range from subtle to dramatic.
What are the characteristics of a good candidate for Skin Resurfacing?
If you are concerned about skin texture including wrinkles, pore size, or fine lines, an you are seeking dramatic results but do not want to undergo surgery, Skin Resurfacing may be for you. A wide variety of skin types can be treated; however, due to high affinity to melanin that exists in dark or tan skin, laser treatments may not be advisable on certain darker skin types.
Is Skin Resurfacing safe?
All of the Skin Resurfacing procedures offered at Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery have demonstrated excellent safety profiles in clinical trials. The most common side effects involve redness and swelling, and in rare circumstances there have been pigmentation changes. Redness and swelling usually subside within several weeks, and makeup may be used after a week. If pigmentation changes occur, they would gradually fade over several months. Antibiotics and anti-viral medications are used to prevent bacterial and viral infections that could otherwise cause scarring.
Are Skin Resurfacing treatments painful?
After a topical anesthetic application and use of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), most patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure itself. Pulses feel like a combined heat and pressure sensation. Post-procedure discomfort may feel like sunburn. It can be remedied with over-the-counter pain medication as recommended, along with topical application of products (i.e. aquaphor, epidermal repair cream, etc.).
What is the recovery time I should expect?
Complete recovery usually takes one to two weeks. You may not be able to return to work for a week to 10 days until healing has progressed to the point when you can wear makeup again.
How can I improve and maintain results?
Following your scheduled treatment regimen, it may be recommended to do maintenance treatments periodically. Longevity of results will improve if you follow post care skin care regimen including use of sunscreen on a regular basis, avoid tanning beds, and avoid other activities that will damage your skin like smoking.