Fractional CO2 Resurfacing
The CO2 laser is considered the most effective treatment
the signs of skin aging. Skin resurfacing can restore the tone and
glow to your face through the formation of a completely new skin
layer. This re-epithelisation process along with the formation of
new collagen is the quickest way to minimize wrinkles, sun damage,
age spots, and skin laxity.
The SmartXide DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) laser employs the
fractional technology, splitting the CO2 laser beam into
fine micro-beams of energy. These beams of light contract the old
collagen within wrinkles and incite the body’s natural healing
process to create new, youthful collagen in the skin. SmartXide is
unique in its ability to treat small, specific areas, including
areas around the eyes and mouth. Unlike older laser technologies,
the SmartXide leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the
microscopic DOTs. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly.
Afterward, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. You may
also experience some peeling after about three to four days. In
most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about
7 to 10 days.
DOT CO2 laser can be used on most body areas to
Improve the appearance of aged and sun damaged
wrinkles, lines, and enlarged pores
Remove age spots
and solar letigines (brown pigment)
loose skin and improve the skin's overall texture
appearance of melasma
Minimize stretch marks, surgical scars, and traumatic scars
your SmartXide DOT treatment to deliver the best possible results
with the least amount of downtime.
Watch a SmartXide Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
Before & After Photos - Fractional CO2 Laser
If you are considering
Fractional CO2 treatments in the Boston area, come to Finesse where our medical
staff performs SmartXide DOT CO2 treatments.
Request a consultation or contact us at
(781) 899-SKIN to schedule an appointment.
How does the SmartXide DOT Fractional CO2 laser work?
The SmartXide Dot laser penetrates into the dermis, which is the
supporting layer of the skin and which contains
most of the skin’s collagen. SmartXide Dot targets water in these
tissues, resulting in tissue ablation inside the dot. Each dot is
surrounded by a zone of thermal tissue damage formed by the laser. This thermal damage is responsible for the superior results seen
with CO2 lasers.
What areas can I treat with the
SmartXide DOT Fractional CO2
Unlike previous CO2 laser
treatments, which were restricted to the face, SmartXide Dot can be
on many areas of the body, including the eyelids, hands,
elbows, neck and décolletage. In addition to areas of loose
skin, wrinkled skin, or even crepe paper skin, SmartXide Dot provides
excellent results when used for scar revision, and for treatment of
pigmentation problems and stretch marks.
How quickly will I see results from the SmartXide DOT Fractional CO2 laser?
Collagen shrinkage as a result of thermal damage results in some
immediate skin tightening. More importantly, further
improvements in skin tightness and collagen density occur as a
result of collagen remodeling and begin about 30 days after the
treatment. These improvements continue for up to six months
after the treatment.
SmartXide DOT Fractional CO2 treatment hurt?
We will numb the
treatment area with topical anesthetic prior to treatment with the
SmartXide. We also use a Zimmer air cooling system to
further minimize discomfort.
How is the SmartXide DOT laser different from older fully ablative
ablative CO2 laser remove the entire skin surface.
This results in a somewhat long and painful
healing process with up
to a month of downtime. Because the SmartXide Dot leaves the
skin around each dot intact, the skin heals in from the surrounding
tissue. Therefore, healing times are drastically diminished -
as are potential complications.
How many SmartXide DOT Fractional CO2 treatments will I
We will customize
your treatment protocol to best fit your current skin condition,
desired outcome, and tolerance for social downtime. The
more aggressive we are with our treatment settings, the less likely
it is that you will need multiple treatments. Excellent
results can often be achieved with a single session. However,
patients with deep wrinkles, excessive laxity, or deep scarring will
need 2 - 5 treatments to achieve their desired result.
Finesse Cosmetic Laser & Lipo Center, our medical staff is experienced with Boston area fractional CO2 laser treatments to achieve superior results
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