Smartskin Laser CO2

The SmartSkin® resurfacing laser is a revolutionary super-pulsed fractional CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser for skin resurfacing. Using patented micro-ablative technology, the SmartSkin CO2 fractional laser combines collagen rejuvenation with skin resurfacing in a single treatment.

By targeting zones deep in the skin as opposed to the entire skin surface, the SmartSkin laser offers improvement in wrinkles, discoloration, and scarring. Our laser provides dramatic age-defying results—restoring appearance to a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated look

Treatment Conditions

  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip lines
  • Wrinkles from sun damage
  • Pigmentation
  • Skin irregularities
  • Skin texture
  • Scarring
  • Acne scars and pitting
  • Stretch marks

BSmartSkin Laser Benefits

  • #1 anti-aging breakthrough of the decade
  • Collagen rejuvenation, elastin stimulation, and skin resurfacing combined
  • Promotes an even skin tone and texture
  • Tightens pores and skin
  • Effective correction for deep lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of scars
  • Rejuvenates neck, decollete, aging hands, and other areas of the body
  • Significant skin renewal with minimal discomfort and beautiful results
  • Faster recovery time than full ablative lasers

SmartSkin Laser Before & After

8 weeks after 1 SmartSkin treatment

*Individual results may vary | Courtesy of S.B. Aguilera

8 weeks after 1 SmartSkin treatment

*Individual results may vary | Courtesy of S.B. Aguilera

The SmartSkin CO2 fractional skin resurfacing laser uses small columns of fractionated energy to ablate areas of damage. Tiny microscopic wounds are made and the surrounding healthy skin helps with healing, making new collagen and elastin. The regeneration of new collagen and elastin is also stimulated deep within the dermis, revealing softer, smoother, and younger looking skin.

Our laser is the most advanced, customizable, micro-ablative skin resurfacing laser available. Unlike other systems that have “one-size-fits-all” settings, the SmartSkin laser provides completely customizable treatment parameters to meet patients’ needs and downtime requirements.

At Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center, Dr. Lin personally administers all the SmartSkin CO2 fractional skin resurfacing laser treatments. Dr. Lin can treat skin types I to IV. He is very skilled and knowledgeable in the field, as well as thorough and safe, making him a person you can trust with your treatments.

The best way to avoid any complications is to select a good physician with extensive experience in lasers. While complications are rare, the following complications are possible:

Pain:  Most people may feel uncomfortable during treatment due to the measures discussed above, but pain is not much of a component after the treatment. A topical anesthetic will be applied making the procedure more comfortable.

Redness:  A pink color may persist for 2 weeks to 2 months after the laser treatment. In rare instances, it may last 3 to 6 months. This is more common in patients who have a history of flushing and blushing easily or who already have dilated vessels on the surface of the skin.

Wound Healing:  The SmartSkin CO2 fractional skin resurfacing laser causes a superficial wound to the skin that takes approximately 2 to 10 days to heal. The superficial injury of the outer layers of the skin may result in mild to moderate swelling. Crusting and peeling could happen depending on the degree of treatment. Once the surface is treated, it may be sensitive to the sun for approximately 6 months.

Pigment Changes:  The treated area may heal with increased or decreased pigmentation. This is why Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center takes every precaution to make sure the skin is pre-treated with products 2-3 weeks in advance of treatment.

Excessive Swelling:  Immediately after laser treatment, there will be swelling of the skin. This is a temporary condition and will resolve over 3 to 7 days.

Eye Exposure:  There is a risk of harmful eye exposure to laser surgery. It is important to keep your eyes closed and we always apply protective eyewear at all times during the laser treatment.

Scarring:  There is a very small chance of scarring. This includes hypertrophic scars or, very rarely, keloid scars (thick, raised scar formations). It could be avoided with careful laser settings and by having an experienced physician perform the procedure. It is important to inform us if you have a prior history of unfavorable healing. To minimize chances of scarring, it is imperative that you follow post-operative instructions carefully.  Do not pick!

Infection:  Occasional infections can occur. If not treated promptly, these could result in scarring. Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center requires a pre-op appointment with Dr. Lin to avoid infections from occurring. Any post-treatment concerns will be promptly addressed by Dr. Lin.

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Use of anticoagulants
  • Use of Accutane in the last 6 months
  • Immunocompromised state
  • History of bleeding disorders and difficulty healing or keloid scarring
  • Treatment is  limited by skin color, which can be evaluated at the initial  free consultation

Download the pre and post-treatment instructions form and learn what do to before and after your treatment.

Download SmartSkin C02 Face Treatment Form

Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your appointment.

It’s important that you carefully follow the specific skin-care instructions Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center provides you for the best possible results.

Possible normal procedure effects are:

  • Some degree of redness and swelling, followed by gradual peeling.
  • Itching and/or warm sensation.
  • Some skin dryness and tightness.

The intensity will vary based on the treatment parameters used during our SmartSkin CO2 fractional skin resurfacing laser procedure.

If you have a special event coming up,  allow 2 months  just to be safe.

Because the SmartSkin CO2 fractional skin resurfacing laser delivers micro pulses of energy, your recovery time is significantly shorter than the fully ablative lasers. These microscopic holes quickly  heal within 3-7 days,  after which you will be able to apply makeup on the treated surface and return to your normal lifestyle. The skin may stay pink for at least another 60 days, but is easy to cover with makeup. It looks like you have just been out in the sun.

Results can be seen in  as little as 4 weeks  after the procedure. Additional improvements will  continue for several months  as the collagen rejuvenation and elastin stimulation process takes full effect. With proper skin care and sun protection, results can last for years.

Treatments can be customized to address individual aesthetic goals and downtime needs. You can achieve dramatic results in just one session with a slightly longer healing period.  Or, opt for milder, multiple sessions with shorter healing times.

Not on the same day.  However, the SmartSkin CO2 fractional skin resurfacing laser treatment is a nice compliment to Botox, dermal fillers, the Affirm laser, the PicoSure laser, and other mid-level lasers or light devices.

What Our Clients Say

*Individual results may vary

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