Claire has been a patient of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic for ten years and started her cosmetic journey after noticing some deep frown lines that were making her look permanently angry.
Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation and sun damage spots on your face and hands can all be treated effectively and quickly with the SmartXide DOT™CO2 laser system.
As CO2 lasers are the most powerful on the market, capable of amazingly good results, facial rejuvenation can be achieved in less than an hour. The SmartXide DOT fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment is so safe and effective in improving skin texture, it can be used for every part of your face, neck and hands – even for the most delicate skin types.
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.
The treatment is DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) therapy, performed using the SmartXide DOT fractional CO2 laser system for micro-ablative skin rejuvenation.
The light associated with CO2 lasers is able to stimulate skin rejuvenation and only hit small areas in depth, thanks to SmartXide’s fractional DOT technology. These microbeams target a proportion of the skin’s surface at one time, which enables faster healing. Because the SmartXide laser is so versatile, the practitioner can customise the power and DOT pattern to each patient: ideal for severe wrinkles, blemishes or photo-damage.
Skin is tightened, skin texture is improved and toned and the natural production of collagen is stimulated. Wrinkles, small and large acne scars, large pores and age spots on the face and hands are reduced, resulting in fresher, younger looking skin.
SmartXide Dot treatment is suitable for everyone and all skin types. It is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, pigmentation, enlarged pores and scars on the face and body. It also improves tightness and texture on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
The majority of patients notice an improvement in skin tone after the first treatment. Although skin marks may fade after a single treatment, it may be necessary to have two treatments to achieve optimum results. Your medical practitioner will work out a bespoke treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
Because SmartXide DOT laser treatment stimulates collagen production, results will continue to develop for 3-6 months.
All skin improvements obtained with SmartXide DOT have long term results.
Nevertheless, the beneficial effects will gradually diminish with the natural ageing process. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol and poor eating habits accelerate the ageing process.
There are no contraindications against repeating the treatment programme with Smartxide DOT.
Dr Tracy Mountford, owner of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, is renowned for her light hands and natural looking results. She personally handpicks and trains all of our medical practitioners to the highest level.
Smartxide DOT laser treatment takes about half an hour and we will provide you with a post-treatment plan. You may experience a slight redness and slight swelling for a few days. We recommend using a suitable sun screen of at least SPF50 for a short period of time after treatment.
There can be downtime depending on the treatment recommended. Your practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
Many people find their procedure at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic more comfortable than expected. Our medical practitioners are highly skilled and precise.
SmartXide DOT laser treatment is so safe and effective, it is suitable for every part of your face, neck or hands – even if you have very delicate skin.
The only sensation you can expect is a slight ‘stinging’ which will last for a fraction of a second. Patients often describe the sensation as similar to that felt after the first day on the beach. You may experience some slight swelling.