At Central Valley Dentistry in Phoenix, you’ll find the latest innovations and best technology available in modern dental care. Dr. Babak Behbahani and our team are proud to announce the arrival of an exciting new resource for our patients: Smoothlase.
What Is Smoothlase?
Smoothlase is an FDA-approved dental laser that’s capable of restoring elasticity and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and chin.
As we age our body loses collagen, which then results in wrinkles, skin sagging, and an undesirable skin texture. Smoothlase works by encouraging the development of collagen. As a result of completing this natural, non-surgical procedure, the laser will tighten your skin, make it more toned, and feel less saggy.
Smoothlase vs. Other Lasers
Smoothlase is unique because it doesn’t work like other dermatological lasers by penetrating the skin from the outside. Those methods leave signs on your skin that indicate you had laser treatment. Smoothlase targets collagen from the inside of your mouth, preventing others from seeing that you had any sort of laser procedure.
What Is the Recommended Smoothlase Regimen?
A single Smoothlase treatment can be completed in about 30-45 minutes. The number of sessions that you’ll need to achieve optimal results will depend on your age. We typically recommend one treatment for every 10 years of age. For example, if you’re 50 years old then we would suggest having 5 treatments done. Each Smoothlase session should be 3 weeks apart to allow ample time for the new collagen to form.
How To Get The Most Out of Your Smoothlase Treatment
Once your original treatment course is complete, returning for a booster treatment every six months is recommended to maintain the optimal results for as long as possible.
Being mindful of your overall health, habits, and lifestyle will help to ensure that your results last as long as intended. For instance, try to avoid things that are known for aging skin like excessive sun exposure and tanning.
Smoking impairs blood flow to your skin meaning it doesn’t get much oxygen and important nutrients, and as a result, the skin starts to sag. Now is a great time to kick the habit!
Consuming an excessive amount of alcohol dehydrates your skin and depletes your body of essential vitamins like vitamin A, which play a key role in keeping your skin firm and youthful.
Eating a diet that’s low in antioxidants like Vitamins C, E, A, Biotin, Selenium, Lutein, and Lycopene can cause premature skin wrinkling and sagging. Make healthy choices when planning your meals.
Combining Smoothlase With A Dental Treatment
Want the ultimate smile makeover treatment? Combining your cosmetic dental procedure with Smoothlase is a great way to accomplish the best results. Whether you’ve chosen to get porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or just a simple tooth whitening procedure, we can include a Smoothlase treatment to boost the “frame” around your new smile.
To learn more about Smoothlase and other Phoenix cosmetic dental treatments, call the professionals of Central Valley Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ. Together we can achieve greatness!