Non-ablative lasers like SmoothBeam have their place and are a good choice for those who are averse to any downtime. Newer lasers, especially the Fraxel laser systems, produce a more marked response, but will, depending on the level of treatment, produce redness and sometimes swelling. Still, the special nature of Fraxel makes it the leading laser in Acne Scar Reduction.
Because the SmoothBeam actually alters the function of the oil-producing sebaceous glands, active acne is greatly reduced. Less acne translates to less future acne scarring. SmoothBeam is frequently used in combination with Vbeam laser treatments to reduce redness from acne scars. In 2010 a new acne system came on the market and is making great strides in helping control acne. Isolaz uses suction and bacteria-killing light to remove the “food source” for acne bacteria and kill the present p.acnes bacteria within and around the follicle.
Results may vary for each patient and each laser system; you should discuss your expectations with Dr. Pilest. Several treatments may be required, depending on anatomical location and the extent of desired results.
Wrinkling is caused by loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. SmoothBeam’s technology causes the body to reactivate the production of collagen to areas that have lost their “fill” (wrinkles). This new collagen improves the skin’s elastic capabilities and overall tone. SmoothBeam helps your skin feel firmer, smoother, and show fewer fine wrinkles.
SmoothBeam’s patented LASR™ (laser-assisted skin renewal) process provides skin renewal by combining two unique elements: 1. A gentle laser pulse that stimulates the formation of new collagen just beneath the surface of your skin. 2. A proprietary Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that sprays the upper layers of your skin with a fine mist of cryogen prior to, during, and after the laser pulse, cooling and protecting the surface of your skin. Each pulse cycle of cooling and heating occurs within a second, making the process fast and comfortable.