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How SmartSkin CO2 Laser Treatment Works

SmartSkin CO2 laser is provided by LA Plastic Surgery to their clients. The SmartSkin Micro Ablative CO2 Laser System delivers a series of tiny microscopic laser beams to a fraction of the skin. This fractionated energy penetrates the skin, which helps to clear away old and damaged skin cells. The body’s natural healing process then builds new healthy cells to take their place, from the adjacent un-lasered skin. The laser also stimulates the production of new collagen deep within your skin, giving you a more youthful looking appearance. This treatment, with proper skin care, protection, and maintenance, results often last years. If you’re considering SmartSkin CO2 laser procedure, this page will give you a basic understanding of the procedure – when it can help, how it is performed and how you might look and feel after surgery.

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After the SmartSkin CO2 laser treatment, your skin will feel warm and appear to be sunburned. You may experience pinpoint bleeding and swelling, which is completely normal. Your body naturally starts working by replacing the aged skin cells with new ones. The “downtime” will vary depending on the settings used, which will be determined taking into account your cosmetic expectations and downtime needs. Over time, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure of your skin, giving you the smooth skin you are looking for. This process can take up to 6 months, and your skin will continue to improve during this time period. Every patient is different. Most people see the best results when they receive a series of treatments. Please ask Dr. Lacerna if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.

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Dr. Melinda Lacerna is the founder and owner of LA Plastic Surgery, The Skin Plasma Center, LA Skin Med Spa, and Elite Aesthetic Surgery Center. She has positioned herself as a leading expert, notably authoring significant works such as the “Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation and Skin Resurfacing” chapter in the 9th edition of Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 

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