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SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

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With the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser–a revolutionary fractional laser resurfacing system developed by Cynosure®–our female plastic surgeon, Christine Petti, MD, FACS, can help you achieve your cosmetic enhancement goals more quickly and effectively than other laser skin rejuvenation treatments.

What Can SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

SmartSkin™ CO2 utilizes an array of technologies, so that you can have two treatments in one to provide the following cosmetic benefits:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Smoother skin
  • Skin tightening
  • Sun damage
  • Dark undereye circle brightening and smoother eyelid skin
  • Brown pigment reduction
  • Treatment of age spots
  • Treatment of scars
  • Neckline, decollete, and hand rejuvenation
  • Dermal collagen enriched skin

SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatment for these and other conditions can give you more youthful, smoother, and tighter skin. Plus, the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser incorporates fractional micro-ablative skin resurfacing technology and a proprietary scanning delivery system, which combine to deliver both skin resurfacing and collagen rejuvenation in one treatment! This results in total skin rejuvenation with a better and more immediate outcome. And the best part: the procedure itself involves significantly less downtime and discomfort than other laser treatments. SmartSkin™ can be used on skin anywhere on the body and is commonly used on face, eyelids, neck, decollete, hands, and extremities.

Dr. Petti customizes the post SmartSkin™ laser care with application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma), which calms the skin, enhances healing, and facilitates collagen production for faster healing and improved results.

Real Patient Stories about SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

Watch Dr. Petti and her patients speak about their experiences with the SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser:

What Are the Benefits of SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Comprehensive Treatment in Very Little Time

With the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatment’s ability to use multiple, effective technologies to rejuvenate your skin, the system ultimately improves all aspects of treatment. Plus, treatment can be completed in a fraction of the time most traditional methods take to achieve optimal results!

Some of the benefits of the SmartSkin™ CO2 treatment include:

Total Skin Rejuvenation

The SmartSkin™ CO2 laser’s combination of leading skin rejuvenation technologies enables it to give you a comprehensive treatment that incorporates all layers of aged and sun-damaged skin. Plus, the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser can go deep into the collagen structures of the skin to address laxity–resulting in tighter, smoother skin.

Effective Treatment for Customized Results

With MultiPlex™ technology, the SmartSkin™ CO2 treatment system can issue two wavelengths of energy in one pulse from the same device. Dr. Petti can use lower energy levels treat damaged skin without compromising results, leading to a more rapid recovery time and much less discomfort during the procedure compared to other technologies which use a single wavelength.

Quick Treatment Times

Treatments Faster by 400%

SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatments can give you quick and significant skin renewal with minimal discomfort and beautiful results. What’s more, treatment with the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser is exceptionally convenient – rejuvenating your skin in about the time it takes to get away for a quick lunch break!

Contact Dr. Christine Petti for more information on the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser.

What Are the Side Effects of SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Following treatment with the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser, the effects you experience are largely dictated by the intensity of your treatment session. The type and severity of the skin concerns Dr. Petti targets during your session will determine the depth of penetration and wavelength setting of the laser. Compared with a traditional ablative CO2 laser, the side effects of the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser are minimal. Typical effects of SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatments include redness (like a sunburn), skin warmth, and some swelling. After any redness dissipates, you may experience light peeling as your fresh new skin emerges. Intensive treatments may result in a very small amount of bleeding and scabbing while more deeply treated skin imperfections are resolved. Because the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treats only a micro-fraction of the skin’s surface, developing an infection during the healing process (a common concern with traditional CO2 lasers) is highly unlikely and incredibly rare, especially when all post-treatment skin care instructions are followed.

How Long is Recovery after SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Recovery after SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatment is minimal, requiring far less downtime than traditional ablative CO2 laser treatments. As mentioned in the section above, the length of your recovery will mainly depend on the depth and intensity of your SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatment. While light treatments typically result in one to two days of healing, moderate treatments can take three to four days to heal, and deep treatments may take up to five to seven days for complete healing. Dr. Petti will explain how long your custom treatment should take to heal during the consultation process.

What Skin Care Instructions Should I Follow after SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Dr. Petti believes in the power of good skin care, especially after a laser treatment. Healing and optimal results are encouraged with the proper use of PRP (platelet-rich plasma), therapeutic balms, moisturizers, full-spectrum sunscreens, and gentle cleansers formulated specifically with laser-treated skin in mind. Prior to your treatment, you will be fully educated on how to care for and protect your skin in the days following your session. The skin must remain well-moisturized and shielded from the sun’s rays as it heals. Our practice offers one of the most advanced skin care lines on the market, Intelligent Nutrients®, and Dr. Petti will inform you about the products that are best-suited for your unique skin needs—post-treatment and beyond.

How Much Does SmartSkin™ CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?

On average, SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatments performed by Dr. Petti can cost between $2,000.00 and $5,000.00 per session depending on the treatment sites. The overall price of your complete treatment plan will depend on the intensity of your treatments, the area being treated, and the number of sessions you require to achieve your goals. At the end of your consultation with Dr. Petti, you will receive a detailed price quotation for review and can choose to proceed with scheduling your session, if you like. For information about payment options that may be more affordable and convenient for you, we encourage you to explore financing options we accept through third-party lenders including  CareCredit®, Prosper Healthcare Lending™, LendingUSA®, and United Medical Credit®. Qualified applicants may be able to schedule flexible monthly payments and access low/no-interest loan opportunities with these trusted lenders.

What Do Patients Think about CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Patient Testimonial from a Firm Believer in SmartSkin™ CO2

Beautiful Skin in a Fraction of the Time!

As I look in the mirror, as we all do every day, all of a sudden I’ve noticed signs of aging, I feel my skin tone and texture has changed. I see uneven pigmentation on certain areas of my face. My acne scars and pores seem much more pronounced! My skin looks so dull and uneven.I researched about what I could do to help my dull, weathered skin “glow” again and look refreshed with minimal downtime.

I chose to have a consultation with Dr. Christine Petti, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon because of her extensive experience and expertise in laser and non-laser skin resurfacing which she has done for over 15 years.

During my consultation, Dr. Petti listened to me and my wishes. Then, she asked me a lot of questions about my skin, sun exposure, skin problems, skin care habits and examined my skin. I had photographs taken and then I had a high tech skin analysis called VISIA-a computer generated skin complexion analysis. From that analysis, I could see how much my skin was damaged from the sun, and how I had wrinkles I never knew I had! Dr. Petti explained all of the options to me, and then made a customized treatment plan for my skin and my lifestyle. She recommended the SmartSkin™ CO2 laser peel for my skin, as she felt it would give me the best treatment for the early signs of aging and the acne scars I had, and yet meet my desire of a minimal downtime. The SmartSkin™ CO2 treats wrinkles, fine lines, scars, pigmentation and age spots. I had all of these to some degree so I was thrilled to learn how the SmartSkin™ CO2 could help my skin. Dr. Petti explained the SmartSkin™ CO2 will stimulate and remodel my collagen providing me with healthier and firmer skin over time and especially with repeated treatments. She said the SmartSkin™ CO2 treatments can be repeated and customized to provide a quick peel of 3 days to a moderate peel of 5 days to a deeper peel of 7 days, and this was good news as I knew that I would be interested in having “more” if the results were as I anticipated.

I had the SmartSkin™ CO2 to my face and neck. The treatment was done in 1 hour. Dr. Petti numbed my face and neck with a topical cream. I was very numb in a few minutes. The actual treatment was comfortable and she used a special chilling machine to cool the skin which was great.

Afterward, I looked like I had a mild sunburn, yet I truly had no pain. After the SmartSkin™ CO2 treatment, I used a very simple skin care regime and later, Clinique Medical for post treatment healing.

I am now continuing to treat my skin with the medical skin care products that Dr. Petti provides in her Medical Spa, Spa Bella. I want to be religious with my home skin care, so that I can make my results last.

The following day after the SmartSkin™ CO2 treatments I was able to work with no problems. I peeled lightly 2 days after the SmartSkin™ CO2, and was completely peeled in 5 days when I went out on the weekend in full makeup. My skin was smooth, tight and glowing! My eyes especially looked so bright and my eyelid skin was firm. I felt beautiful! I received compliments from friends whom I had not seen in months. They said I looked radiant and refreshed! That is exactly my wish–to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and be recovered within a week! I love the SmartSkin™ CO2 and I always recommend it to all my friends. I tell them that they too can “glow”, like I do because of Dr. Petti and her SmartSkin™ CO2!

For more information about SmartSkin™ CO2 laser treatments and other skin rejuvenation options we offer, please contact our practice to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Petti.