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Smooth Beam Cold Laser

Cold laser therapy is one of several treatments that can help improve the color and smoothness of the skin. In addition to diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, cold laser treatment can help improve the texture of skin that has been damaged by acne scars. Also referred to as ‘laser resurfacing’, the smooth beam cold laser is the treatment of choice by many patients because it’s a non-invasive, relatively simple cosmetic procedure. 

Whether you’re interested in cold laser treatment as a strategy for diminishing wrinkles or to cure acne scars, smooth beam cold laser technology may be the solution you’re looking for. While we stop short of using the word ‘cure’ in describing the benefits cold laser therapy offers to acne sufferers, laser acne treatments have been shown to significantly improve the texture, color, and overall appearance of acne scarred skin. Acne scars that have produced either a pitted or raised appearance have been effectively diminished and smoothed by the application of laser acne treatment. Cold laser therapy has also been successful in reducing fine lines and making wrinkles less noticeable.

We’ve attempted to answer many common questions, below, about laser acne treatments, cold laser therapy, and how cold laser works. If you’re considering laser acne treatments or cold laser treatments for reducing wrinkles, call us to arrange for a consultation. Cold laser therapy is also used to successfully to treat pigmentation problems and vascular conditions,

Factors such as whether you smoke and are able to avoid sun exposure will determine if you’re a good candidate for cold laser treatment. Prior to beginning cold laser therapy treatments, our doctor will want to discuss your expectations, aspects of your medical history, and potential side effects.

What is the Smoothbeam Laser Procedure?

Smoothbeam laser is a new, non-invasive way to treat wrinkles. This laser cools the skin and then delivers a laser beam which targets and heats the collagen in the upper dermis while protecting the epidermis. F.Y.I.: Cold laser therapy is also known by several different names, including low-level laser therapy, biostimulation laser, therapeutic laser, laser acupuncture, soft laser, and photobiomodulation.

What conditions does Smoothbeam treat?
Smoothbeam treats wrinkles or fine lines around the eyes and mouth. At Spa City Spa we are also using this laser to treat acne and acne scars. The laser helps renew skin by stimulating a generation of new collagen formation in the skin.

Who is a good candidate for Smoothbeam?
You are a good candidate if you are seeking to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and want to postpone more aggressive treatment such as surgery.

How long is the treatment and how many will I need?
A typical treatment is about 10 to 30 minutes depending on the area of treatment. In most cases results may be achieved within 3 to 4 treatments spaced by 4 to 6 weeks.

What does Smoothbeam feel like?
Because of the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), many patients report a "mild" or slight snapping and tingling sensation.

How long before I see results?
Several treatments may be required depending on the area and extent of desired results.

What precautions should I take?
Avoid sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks before and after any laser treatment.

Are there any side effects?
Risks are low with Smoothbeam. Some slight temporary redness. Some pigmentation changes can occur with more aggressive treatment that will resolve itself over time.

Is this treatment covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures.

How much does the laser treatment cost?
The cost depends upon how much of an area is treated, but can be surprisingly reasonable.