Dermatologists located in Santa Barbara, CA & Santa Maria, CA
The Smartskin+™ laser is a cutting-edge laser system designed to help patients achieve their goals faster and with less downtime. As a top-rated dermatology practice in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, CA, Luminous Dermatology is an experienced provider of Smartskin+™ treatments for optimal results in both women and men.
Wrinkle Reduction Q&A
What is Smartskin+™?
Smartskin+™ is an innovative laser system that uses multiple advanced technologies to treat an array of cosmetic concerns, including:
- dark under-the-eye circles
- age spots
- sun damage
- hyperpigmentation and redness
Plus, the Smartskin+™ system can be used to tighten loose, lax skin and to rejuvenate the hands and the neckline area in addition to the face.
How does the Smartskin+™ laser system work?
The Smartskin+™ laser system uses fractional technology, treating tiny columns of skin and leaving neighboring areas untouched so patients can achieve the same results of a traditional laser treatment but with far less downtime and far less discomfort. The system is completely customizable, enabling patients to get just the treatment they want for optimal and truly personalized results. The laser’s highly-focused energy is delivered through a special handpiece that enables the treatment provider to alter multiple parameters throughout the treatment session, making real-time, immediate adjustments for optimal control and customization. The laser energy helps reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars by treating damaged tissue and promoting the production of collagen, one of healthy skin’s natural building blocks, so skin looks and feels firmer and more resilient. The system’s unique delivery system offers faster and more effective treatments, as well as less downtime and discomfort compared to many other lasers.
What happens during a laser rejuvenation procedure with the Smartskin+™system?
Prior to treatment, the patient’s skin is carefully evaluated to identify “trouble spots” and concerns and to construct a customized treatment plan based on the patient’s specific needs and goals. Depending on the area being treated and the extent of the treatment, a topical anesthetic may be applied along with a cooling gel to make treatment more comfortable. During the treatment session, the handpiece will be passed over the treatment area and the laser energy will be emitted at very fast and very specific intervals. The depth and frequency of energy emissions can be adjusted throughout the treatment as needed. Once treatment is complete, a soothing gel will be applied and patients will be provided with instructions to help them care for their skin as it recovers. Mild redness typically occurs following treatment and resolves within a few days.
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