What is SmartXide?
The SmartXide laser skin re-surfacing treatments represent the very latest in tissue rejuvenation laser technology. This great breakthrough by DEKA Lasers utilizes a CO2 fractional system with a super-fast scanner that allows the doctor to do a “Dot Resurfacing”. By removing a customized pattern of dots and not the entire skin surface, unlike other CO2 lasers, this technology combines the best of both worlds – the great and proven results of a traditional ablative laser, but without the pain and the traditional downtime.
The SmartXide Dot treatment causes a rapid tightening of the skin, reduces blemishes and softens irregularities and scarring. It also stimulates collagen production, giving the skin a younger plumper look and feel. The collagen produced helps to prolong the effects of the treatment, and gives a more even result. What also sets SmartXide Dot apart from other treatments is that each treatment can be tailored to each person’s skin-type and degree of damage.
If you have always desired to rejuvenate your skin but have had fears of traditional laser resurfacing, you should consider this laser treatment. The results surpass many other laser technology on the market and far exceed that of commonly known treatments like microdermabrasions.
What does SmartXide treat?
It is a safe and effective way to treat sun damage, stubborn pigmentation, acne scars, rough texture, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands and surgical scars, with essentially no downtime.
Any body surface area and all skin types and colours can be treated. The following is a list of conditions that can be treated with SmartXide Dot:
- Poor texture
- Large skin pores
- Sun damage
- Sun spots
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars
- Traumatic scars
- Uneven pigmentation
- Stretch marks
How many SmartXide treatments will I need?
Depending on the degree of damage to your skin and desired results, most patients require 1-3 treatments, spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.
How much improvement can I expect?
Patients can expect to see improvement in the colour, texture and quality of the skin within a week or two after the treatment; however, more significant improvement will be seen after the series of treatments is complete. Skin laxity can be furthered improved by combining SmartXide with radio frequency skin tightening and in some cases adding a feather lift procedure for very loose skin.
What does the fractional laser treatment feel like?
There is minimal, if any discomfort during the procedure. Rarely, a mild burning sensation may occur. No topical anesthetic is required except where the procedure is carried out close to the eye, when it may be appropriate to use protective eye shields in the eye with anesthetic eye drops as a precautionary measure to protect the eye itself.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Most people have some pinkness and some even a small amount of swelling in the skin which settles in 24 hours and can therefore return to work the next day. Make-up can be worn the next day. Regular application of moisturisers is recommended for the first 5-7 days as the skin may feel a little dry.
How much does SmartXide laser resurfacing cost?
Costs vary depending on the skin condition and number of treatments required. Please arrange a consultation for further information.