SmartXide Co2 — The gold standard for minimally invasive skin rejuvenation
Take ten years off in ten minutes with the latest innovation for skin rejuvenation! SmartXide CO2 laser system, a carbon dioxide based ablative laser, features a technologically-advanced Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) Scanner with Infinite Delivery Options. The CO2 Laser is our most invasive treatment and has been the premier skin resurfacing tool for more than a decade. Its primary advantage over chemical peels and other laser techniques (such as Fractional Laser) is its natural tightening and increased collagen production. The results approximate that of a mini-face lift, without incisions. This therapy, performed exclusively by our physicians, is excellent for the treatment of pigmentation, skin laxity, textural imperfections, wrinkles and acne scars.
- Skin resurfacing
- Scars including acne
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Textural imperfections
- Loose or sagging skin
CO2 ablative laser resurfacing has been the “gold standard” since 1995 for non-surgical facial rejuvenation and removal of facial skin wrinkles and photo aging. However, due to it’s power and complete removal of the skin, it requires intravenous or general anesthesia. It also has several limitations including a prolonged and difficult recovery period often lasting three weeks, prolonged facial redness that can last three months, hypopigmentation or lightening of skin color, and the potential for infection. The Smartxide DOT CO2 laser represents a new generation of ablative fractional resurfacing lasers. Unlike non-ablative fractional treatment, the Smartxide DOT removes the heated column of skin tissue (ablation) and provides more substantial wrinkle removal and deep skin tightening.
The CO2 laser system can be used in several ways: “focused” for cutting skin without bleeding, “defocused” for superficially removing your skin, and “ultra pulsed” for facial resurfacing. When the CO2 laser is delivering powerful, rapid pulses, your doctor is able to resurface the skin for cosmetic improvement. The CO2 laser is commonly used to treat wrinkles, blotchiness or age spots, and scars from acne or other causes. It can be used on the entire face or specific areas. Certain other characteristics of your skin, such as its thickness and texture, may influence whether you are a good candidate for laser resurfacing. Some patients may benefit from the laser’s mild “tightening” effect on the skin, particularly in the lower eyelid area where the skin often becomes somewhat loose as a result of aging.
DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is the ideal micro-ablative approach to skin rejuvenation. It creates thousands of microscopic perforations, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth, improving the skin’s texture and tone to fight fine lines and deep wrinkles, and even acne scars. DOT Therapy also leaves the skin around each of the perforations intact, which allows the epidermis to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly, significantly decreasing downtime and promoting rapid healing. As a result, Smartxide DOT offers the results of the traditional CO2 laser, but under local anesthesia with less discomfort and less downtime!
what to expect
When can I expect to see results?
Our licensed medical staff will meet with you to discuss your concerns and desired outcome. If it’s determined that you are an ideal candidate for CO2 Laser Treatment, you can expect to see new skin at one week and skin tightening at three to four weeks.
What type of anessthesia is required?
The DOT Smartxide treatment requires local, topical anesthesia that is applied approximately 45 minutes prior to the procedure. After this period of time, the treatment is virtually painless. At approximately three to four days after the procedure, the upper layers of skin will dissolve, revealing a fresh, new surface. After this phase, there may be some residual redness but most patients can resume their normal activities. The new collagen production generally occurs about three to four weeks after the procedure.
Who is a candidate for Smartxide DOT CO2 Laser Treatment?
DOT therapy can be used to treat the skin of all ages and most skin types. It is ideal to treat the signs of sun-damage including pigment irregularities, wrinkles, skin laxity/sagging, and rough texture. It also can be used to treat all types of acne scarring and stretch marks. Multiple areas of the body at one time is recommended. Our licensed medical staff will specif7 the amount of energy transmitted to the skin’s surface by the laser beam and controls the depth of penetration.