SmartSkin+ vs ThermiSmooth - Charleston, SC

There are several options available for smoothing wrinkles, removing fine lines, and giving the area around the eyes and face a more radiant, youthful look. ThermiSmooth uses the gentle application of heat to help tighten the skin and encourages collagen production over time. SmartSkin+ is a CO2 fractional laser that produces similar results. Each has unique attributes which make the procedures appropriate for different cases.

Which Treatment is Right for Me – Smartskin+ or ThermiSmooth?

Ultimately, the choice of treatment will be made between you and your doctor, but having some background information about each procedure will help inform your decision. If your skin shows damage from UV exposure, uneven coloring, acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles, the SmartSkin+ CO2 fractional laser might be the appropriate choice. 

If your concerns are centered around the most sensitive areas of the face, like sagging eyelids, bags under the eyes, or the sensitive skin around the brows, the ThermiSmooth treatment’s non-invasive, gentle thermal procedure might be for you. When you discuss the procedures with your doctor, be sure to consider the severity of the wrinkles, discoloration, or scarring, whether you prefer a more aggressive treatment for fast results or a gentle treatment that takes longer to see results, and how much recovery time you’re comfortable with.  

What About Downtime?

Both treatments are non-invasive, so there is very little downtime, no matter which procedure you choose. Each treatment is customizable to best suit your needs and desired results. The SmartSkin+ laser treatment may produce sensitivity in the treated area for several days to a week after treatment. Optimum results are achieved in a course of three treatments. The ThermiSmooth procedure has little to no downtime, but it may take 3-6 treatments to see full results.

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best. If you are unhappy with the way your face, breasts, or body currently looks, you may want to consider one of our procedures. For any questions about how Dr. O’Neill can give you smoother skin, a more contoured body shape, or the breasts you’ve always wanted, call (843) 881-2130 or contact us online.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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