The Laser Center at Smith Facial Plastics provides patients with the most effective, state-of-the-art techniques currently available while also minimizing post-procedural discomfort and vastly reducing the amount of recovery time. Our center uses two highly sophisticated non-invasive laser treatments to address a wide variety of issues ranging from wrinkle reduction to complicated vascular birthmarks and post-traumatic scarring. During your initial consultation, you will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs which will introduce little to no disruption of your daily life. Whether you merely wish to improve the general appearance of your skin or want to treat skin damage and blemishes that are a source of psychological pain and social discomfort, we can address your concerns and treat any of your skin issues gently yet effectively without significantly interrupting your daily life.
The CO2 Fractional Laser is a cutting-edge skin resurfacing treatment that replaces damaged skin by using a high-energy beam of laser light to improve the tone, texture, and appearance of your complexion. The CO2 Fractional Laser removes fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven pigmentation and loose skin around the neck and jowls oftentimes in a single session and with dramatically reduced discomfort and recovery time. By delivering thousands of tiny laser pulses in a pattern of the skin, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser and the remaining small “bridges” of untouched skin allow for a faster healing process. The CO2 Fractional Laser is considered the optimal wrinkle and scar removal treatment available today.
The Pulsed Dye Laser is designed to address more complex issues, such as significant birthmarks and prominent irregularities in pigmentation. Many of the conventional treatments used to treat vascular birthmarks and skin lesions involve a long and occasionally painful process with a number of skin damage risks and limited effectiveness. The smooth glass surface of the Intense Pulsed Dye Laser’s handpiece, however, provides a unique, non-invasive approach to treating port-wine stains, hemangiomas, and birthmarks with pinpoint accuracy. By selectively closing off different sized blood vessels at varying depths beneath the skin’s surface, we are able to eliminate these complicated marks while sparing healthy tissue from injury. As a result, discomfort and side effects are minimized, and immediately following the procedure, the vast majority of patients return to their regular routines.