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A revolutionary, customizable laser that is tailored to your skin's needs

If you’re seeking a refreshed and more youthful complexion, there's no need to resort to invasive surgical procedures. Rediscover your skin's vibrancy and relish in a rejuvenated appearance with SmartSkin® CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. Dr. Kiran Gill offers patients in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, this innovative solution to erase common signs of aging, revitalizing not just your face but also the delicate skin on your neck, décollotage and hands.

How Does SmartSkin Work?

In essence, the SmartSkin C02 laser works by removing layers of damaged skin, stimulating the underlying skin to heal and produce collagen, and resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin. SmartSkin is an advanced fractional C02 laser, meaning it targets
only a fraction of the skin's surface, leaving tiny areas untouched in between the treated zones.
This approach reduces healing time and the risk of complications.

The untreated skin acts as a reservoir for faster healing and recovery. As the SmartSkin laser creates micro-injuries in the skin, it stimulates the body's natural healing process, promoting the production of collagen and new skin cells.1 In addition, the heat produced by the laser also causes the skin to contract and tighten, which can lead to an immediate improvement in appearance. This thermal effect induces the remodeling of existing collagen and the formation of new collagen, further enhancing skin tightness and reducing wrinkles over time.


Conditions SmartSkin Can Treat

  • Crow’s feet
  • Periorbital lines (around the eyes)
  • Perioral lines (around the mouth)
  • Frown lines
  • Smile lines
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage2
  • Acne scars

Benefits of SmartSkin Laser Treatments

  • Minimal discomfort
  • More youthful-looking skin
  • Natural-looking outcomes
  • Boosts collagen levels
  • Boosts self-confidence in one’s appearance

Preparing For SmartSkin

Before your SmartSkin treatment session, you’ll have a personalized consultation with Dr. Gill. This initial appointment is a good chance for you to learn more about the procedure and Dr. Gill’s highly customized approach. During this session, the doctor will examine your skin, review your medical records, and formulate a plan of action tailored specifically to your complexion.

The SmartSkin Treatment

Experiencing the Procedure Your comfort is paramount. Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic such as numbing cream is typically applied ensuring minimal discomfort. Some patients have described sensations of warmth and a gentle tingling as the laser works its magic. Remarkably, a full-face treatment can be completed in under 30 minutes.

SmartSkin Recovery

One of the hallmarks of Dr. Kiran Gill's SmartSkin laser resurfacing is its minimal downtime. Thanks to the technique of delivering micro pulses of energy, the skin recovers rapidly. Each pinpointed treatment area heals in no time, allowing most patients to embrace their regular activities within a few days. Remember, the recovery duration is modifiable based on the depth and extent of your treatment.

FAQs About SmartSkin CO2 Laser Treatments


How many treatment sessions will I need to see results?

For most, a single session suffices to reveal notable results. However, Dr. Gill understands that every individual has unique needs and preferences. You can choose to undergo two or even three milder sessions if you wish. During your consultation, Dr. Gill recommends the optimal treatment plan based on your specific needs.

How long will results last?

Results from Dr. Kiran Gill's SmartSkin laser resurfacing treatments are long-lasting, especially when coupled with diligent skin care and sun protection. The effects often stand the test of time, lasting several years.

What is the recovery like?

Post-procedure, it's not uncommon for the skin to resemble a mild sunburn—warm and slightly reddened. Some individuals might observe mild swelling, which is a natural response. The real transformation begins as your body endeavors to replace old cells with rejuvenated ones. Within days, a discernible improvement in skin texture and tone becomes evident. As weeks progress, the newly formed collagen reinforces skin structure, bestowing you with the refined smoothness you desire.

How much does SmartSkin cost?

Smartskin stands out due to its customizable treatment options tailored to your preferences. You have the choice of undergoing 2 or 3 milder treatments with impressive results and minimal recovery time, or you can select a one-time treatment with a bit more recovery, but exceptional outcomes. During our consultation, we'll outline the ideal treatment pathway and provide a detailed cost breakdown for you.

Does SmartSkin have any risks?

Post-procedure, it's not uncommon for the skin to resemble a mild sunburn—warm and slightly reddened. Some individuals might observe mild swelling, which is a natural response. The real transformation begins as your body endeavors to replace old cells with rejuvenated ones. Within days, a discernible improvement in skin texture and tone becomes evident. As weeks progress, the newly formed collagen reinforces skin structure, bestowing you with the refined smoothness you desire.

How much does SmartSkin cost?

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing, while effective, carries potential risks such as redness, swelling, infections, scarring, changes in skin pigmentation, burns, blisters, crusting, milia formation, prolonged sensitivity to the sun, reactivation of cold sores, eye injury, unexpected cosmetic outcomes, prolonged redness, and textural changes. Dr. Gill will discuss all risks with before prior to the procedure, as well as post-treatment care that can mitigate many of these concerns.

Am I a candidate for SmartSkin?

SmartSkin is the gold standard of C02 laser procedures and is suitable for a wide range of skin types. If you are looking for a comprehensive anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment that improves skin tone and targets facial wrinkles and fine lines, age spots, brown spots, sun spots and pore size as well as pigmentation issues and rosacea, SmartSkin may be the fractional laser treatment you’ve been searching for.

Can I combine any other treatments with SmartSkin C02 laser?

Certainly! SmartSkin can be complemented with other treatments for a comprehensive approach to achieving beautiful healthy skin. Many patients choose to combine SmartSkin with injectables such as Botox and filler to enhance overall facial rejuvenation. By targeting the skin's surface with SmartSkin and addressing underlying muscular or volume-related concerns with botox and fillers, you can achieve a more holistic and youthful appearance. Always consult with your dermatologist or aesthetician to ensure the combination is tailored to your specific needs.

1 Cleveland Clinic. Laser Skin Resurfacing. Available: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/11015-laser-skin-resurfacing. Accessed September 11, 2023.
2 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Clinical evaluation of the SmartSkin fractional laser for the treatment of photodamage and acne scars. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19916260/. Accessed September 11, 2023.
3 Mayo Clinic. Laser resurfacing. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/laser-resurfacing/about/pac-20385114. Accessed September 11, 2023.

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