Pocono Medical Care / Advanced
Smoothbeam™ Diode Laser
What Skin Conditions
does the Smoothbeam laser treat?
Smoothbeam helps to
renew skin by stimulating the generation of new collagen formation of the skin.
Who is a good candidate
for skin renewal laser treatment with Smoothbeam?
You are a good candidate
for Smoothbeam treatment if:
•You want to start a "Fitness" program for your skin.
•You are seeking to postpone more aggressive treatment, such as surgery.
How does Smoothbeam
treatment is a new, noninvasive way to treat your skin.The laser employs a
revolutionary, patented laser process with DCD™ (Dynamic Cooling Device), which
targets and heats collagen in the upper dermis while protecting the epidermis.
How long does a
Smoothbeam treatment take, and how many treatments will I need?
A typical treatment will
take between 10 and 30 minutes. Depending on the degree of aggressiveness you
and your doctor decide on, your treatment can be a
"lunchtime"procedure, in which you can go right back to work, or more
aggressive treatment, in which there will be a brief recuperative
period.Consult with your physician about your treatment schedule and interval
between subsequent treatments.
What will the procedure
itself be like?
You and your doctor will
wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure.The doctor will
use a small handpiece with a probe that touches your skin to deliver the laser
light.You will feel the light spray of coolant onto your skin just before each
Is there any pain
involved in laser treatment with Smoothbeam?
Because the laser's
Dynamic Cooling Device is so effective, many patients report the procedure as
"mild," with little more than a slight snapping or tingling
sensation. Of course, pain is subjective, and topical anesthetics can be used if
the patient wishes.
What results can I
expect from treatment?
Although results vary,
you should discuss your expectations with your doctor.
How long before I see
Several treatments may
be required, depending on anatomical location and the extent of desired
What precautions should
be taken before and after treatment?
Avoid sun exposure for
4-6 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your physician
allows it. Care should be taken in the first few days following treatments to
avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers.
Are there any side
effects to treatment with Smoothbeam?
In general, most
procedures have a low risk of side effects.More aggressive treatments might
induce some temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin. Some patients
might experience pigment changes in skin color. If this occurs, the skin will
typically return to normal pigmentation over time.
Is this procedure
covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies
do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures; however, you should consult
your insurance provider for specific information.