Minor imperfections in the skin, such as wrinkles, acne scars, and general
skin texture can be improved with SmartXide Tetra fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
This laser is one of the most advanced CO2 technologies available with the ability to
perform a broad range of treatments. We select the precise settings needed to customize
and optimize treatments to fit each patient’s expectations.
What can I expect DURING my Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing takes about thirty to sixty
minutes to complete after preparation with topical anesthetic has taken effect.
Additional medications can be prescribed for comfort and relaxation as needed, and
we also can offer Nitronox for any procedural anxiety.
While the procedure itself is very comfortable, you
may have a warm sensation in the treated area similar to an intense sunburn, that
typically lasts 1-3 hours from the time of procedure. Immediately post procedure,
your medical provider will apply post procedure skin care such as Alastin Skin
Regenerating Nectar. It is recommended that you continue with this post treatment
care as it promotes faster healing.
What can I expect AFTER my Skin Resurfacing treatment?
It is suggested that you apply our post care skin
regimen including Alastin Skin Regenerating Nectar immediately after, which
accelerates your skin’s healing abilities, and Alastin Soothe & Protect Balm 24
hours post treatment to add a protective hydrating barrier. It is critical to keep
the skin hydrated while it heals and strictly avoid any sun exposure for four weeks.
Your skin will be mildly to moderately red and sensitive. Erythema (swelling) is
very common as well. Within a day after laser treatments, the skin may begin to
slough off in tiny pixels, a process that may take about five to seven days,
depending on the treatment area. After the initial healing phase your skin may
appear pink for up to one to two months as new collagen is forming. This is
typically completely concealable with our post-procedure choices of sunscreen:
Sunbetter Tone Smart SPF 68 or Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 36.
With laser resurfacing, patients can resume wearing makeup after about 7 to 10 days,
and must refrain from shaving the treatment area for about 7 to 10 days following
What does the treatment look like?
Additionally, the Tetra CO2 laser can provide the
CoolPeel treatment, a milder fractional resurfacing treatment with less downtime
than other laser treatments. CoolPeel also pairs well with Vivace
microneedling for a comprehensive approach to minimizing wrinkles and
What are the results like?
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