About Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Rejuvenation by SmartSkin is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses CO2 to remove damaged skin layer by layer. At Plano Aesthetics, this treatment is performed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to help common skin irregularities like acne scars and discoloration. Also called laser skin resurfacing, skin rejuvenation by SmartSkin is an effective long-term solution for Plano area men and women who desire softer, clearer, more youthful skin. Depending on the condition of your skin before treatment, Dr. Caruth will adjust the fractional CO2 laser accordingly, personalizing your treatment to your specific needs. There is some downtime following a SmartSkin treatment but Dr. Caruth will ensure you understand these details prior to scheduling your procedure. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about skin rejuvenation.
Skin rejuvenation with SmartSkin is typically reserved for patients who are unhappy with their overall complexion and those who have irregularities that may not be addressed with medication and a skin care regimen alone. Those who have sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation issues typically see the best results with SmartSkin. This treatment also works well for patients with scaly patches, rough texture, and other complexion issues. Dr. Caruth does not recommend SmartSkin for those with very dark complexions or active, severe acne. It is important that candidates understand the downtime associated with skin rejuvenation. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may need up to 2 – 3 weeks of recovery following treatment.
Depending on the condition of your skin, you may be asked to use a topical retinoid for a few weeks prior to your scheduled procedure. Retinoid medications prepare the skin for treatment and amplify the results. An oral-conscious sedation medication may be given prior to your treatment so that you remain calm and comfortable during your procedure. Topical anesthesia may also be used. During the procedure, you will relax comfortably in one of our treatment chairs while the SmartSkin laser glides over the skin.
What to Expect
Following treatment, your skin will be covered with bandages or dressings. You should expect some stinging, burning, and swelling for the first couple of days following treatment. Dr. Caruth may prescribe medication if you feel intolerable discomfort. Most of our patients relate their discomfort to that of a sunburn. Your skin should return to normal in about 7 – 10 days. Patients should limit sun exposure after treatment and apply sun protection regularly. During your recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and to promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying make up after about three days.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does SmartSkin rejuvenation cost?
The skin rejuvenation cost will be determined by assessing the condition of your skin and determining the full spectrum of your personalized treatment. We will be able to give you a more accurate price following a consultation where we will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine which areas to treat. Plano Aesthetics accepts a number of payment methods to make it easier to afford your treatment.
Does the procedure hurt?
While the level of discomfort for skin rejuvenation varies from patient to patient, a bit of a stinging sensation is often associated with skin rejuvenation. We offer topical anesthetic, local anesthetic, ice packs, and/or pain medications to help alleviate discomfort during the first few days post-treatment.
What will the recovery be like?
SmartSkin treatments can cause minimal bruising, swelling, and redness and require a few days of recovery time. We will more thoroughly discuss what you can expect after treatment during your consultation.
How many treatment session will I need to schedule?
In most cases, excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, persons with severe wrinkling or deep acne scars may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart.
Plano Aesthetics is proud to offer many of the industry's leading skin rejuvenation technologies and techniques. At times we may combine several techniques or procedures to produce the best possible results. Procedures that Dr. Caruth recommends for optimal skin rejuvenation include:
- SmartSkin CO2
- PRP Therapy
- Dermal fillers
- BOTOX Cosmetic
- SkinMedica or Elta Skin care products
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $300 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- Less than 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
A Clearer Complexion
Skin rejuvenation by SmartSkin technology offers outstanding results for those who wish to improve their complexion. If you are considering a laser skin care treatment and would like to learn more about SmartSkin, as well as other nonsurgical options offered at Plano Aesthetic, we invite you to call our office in Plano, TX today to schedule your consultation.