A third technique for wrinkle reduction is the SmartSkin+ laser by Cynosure®—an innovative, advanced laser device that can provide a highly customizable skin resurfacing treatment. Because the SmartSkin+ device is extremely precise, our team can design personalized treatments to optimize results. Excellent for moderate-to-severe wrinkles, a SmartSkin+ procedure is efficient and typically has a shorter recovery period than some other laser resurfacing procedures.
During a SmartSkin+ session, the micro-ablative CO2 laser is placed over the treatment area, and energy is delivered in controllable pulses. The energy penetrates the skin in microscopic columns, prompting new collagen production and tissue repair. The strength of the pulse will depend on the overall condition of your skin and your individual goals. We perform SmartSkin+ treatments in our Novato office, and it typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.