Laser & Light Procedures

Lasers are used to improve the texture and tone of the skin and to treat deeper wrinkles.

From broken blood vessels, rosacea and redness to acne scarring, enlarged pores, sun damage, brown spots and even stretch marks, SMD utilizes several laser technologies to treat a wide variety of common complaints.

Read on to learn more and call to schedule a consultation today.

Our Laser & Light Procedures Include:
  • Excel V for Redness / Veins | Erase
    Excel V is the gold standard for the treatment of everything related to blood vessels. It uses a unique, high-power green laser to heat abnormal blood vessels so it's effective on capillaries, redness, purple spider veins, red or purple birthmarks, and hemangiomas.

    This dual wavelength device, with both 532nm and 1064nm lasers, is highly customizable to accommodate patients' unique conditions and can be adjusted to allow precision treatments of both superficial and deeper concerns.

    Excel V utilizes a proprietary technology to produce continual cooling before, during and after each pulse. There is no numbing medicine required for Excel V sessions and most patients experience little-to-no recovery time, although some may experience 1-2 days of pinkness or swelling.

    This laser treatment is so effective that it may resolve your skin concerns in a single treatment. However, the number of sessions and cost varies depending on the nature of the treatment so you and your SMD physician will discuss all the variables and arrive at a plan beforehand.
  • Fractionated CO2 Active Fx/Deep Fx/Total Fx Laser | SmoothenTightenErase
    The gold standard of ablative lasers, the Lumenis C02 laser works by removing tissue in a fractionated method (columns of skin are removed, leaving columns on either side intact to aid in healing). This treatment excels at treating deeper wrinkles, pronounced textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotchiness, acne scars, as well as surgical or trauma scars.

    A topical numbing cream is applied and in some instances an injection, similar to those used in dentistry, may be used.

    Some results are immediately visible while others may take 3-6 months to appear. There is downtime associated with this comprehensive procedure. Lighter treatments can heal in 3-4 days, while more aggressive ones take 5-7.

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  • Genesis V For Skin Tone | SmoothenEraseMaintain
    Using a short-pulsed, non-ablative 1064nm Nd:Yag laser to bypass skin's exposed outer layers, Genesis V stimulates deep within the surface to increase collagen production and rejuvenate healthy skin cells, promoting improved skin tone. This laser can also be used to treat mild scarring and to diminish pore size. It is safe for all skin tones.

    There is no numbing needed and no downtime associated with Genesis V laser treatments. A series of treatments -- spaced 2-4 weeks apart -- is typically required to achieve best results.

  • IPL - Intense Pulsed Light | EraseMaintain
    Sometimes referred to as phototherapy or a photo-facial, the Lumenis M22 IPL is an ideal treatment for correcting the sun damage that typically presents as pigmentation (red capillaries and veins along with brown freckles and age spots) on the face or body.

    Topical numbing cream is applied for treatments on the face, neck and chest, while hands, arms and legs typically go without.

    For best results, a series of three monthly treatments is typically recommended. Recovery may be similar to a mild sunburn in appearance and brown spots may appear temporarily darker until they flake away over the course of 7-21 days.

    Vigilant avoidance of direct sun exposure for one week after treatment is imperative.