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SmartSkin

One of the newest skin-rejuvenating lasers is SmartSkin, which is manufactured and marketed by Cynosure of Westford, MA. SmartSkin is a fractional laser resurfacing device—in other words, it targets microscopic columns of skin tissue for treatment, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed and thus more able to regenerate new, healthy cells.

SmartSkin also employs a technology called Combined Apex Pulse (CAP), which delivers energy to the treatment area in ways that effectively stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that gives skin its plumpness. The result: tighter as well as smoother skin

What SmartSkin repairs

The technology is used to treat the following skin conditions:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Age spots and uneven pigmentation
  • Irregular tone and texture
  • Acne and other scars
  • Actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions)

For best results, most skin conditions require 4-6 treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart.

The Treatment

The SmartSkin treatment takes approximately 20 minutes. You’ll be given safety glasses as a protective measure, and cool air will be applied to your skin during the procedure. Most people do not request a topical anesthetic for this particular laser treatment, but ask your doctor for one if you have any concerns about pain.

SmartSkin Results

Afterwards, your skin will appear slightly sunburned. You’ll see immediate improvements in your skin, but the greatest changes will appear several weeks later, after the healing process is over and the skin has formed new, younger-looking tissue.

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