What is SmoothGlo? An Overview and FAQs

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Uneven pigmentation and textured skin is a normal result of the aging process. No matter your skin care routine, it can still catch up with you. Then all the magic they provided you slowly fades away. Enter SmoothGlo.

As the technology behind aesthetic services advances, so too do the treatments. Now, we are able to provide more options for the many beauty goals you want to achieve

Whether you want to target tone, texture, or volume, SmoothGlo can do it all. Patients are even able to dramatically reverse the visible signs of aging and enjoy a brighter, more youthful glow! 

So, let’s get real, how does SmoothGlo work?

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How does SmoothGlo work?

SmoothGlo consists of two parts, combining  IPL Skin Rejuvenation and RF Micro-Needling.

The procedure starts with the application of a topical numbing cream to help with any discomfort you may feel from the procedure. Then, the treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed and coated in a cold gel to help better transmit light and keep your skin cool. 

Then, the first half of the procedure begins. The IPL device is used to treat hyperpigmentation via “photothermolysis” which is a special wavelength of light that’s used to coagulate brown and red pigment. Photothermolysis significantly minimizes these pigments and stimulates collagen production to help produce happier healthier skin. Following your procedure, the treatment area is cleansed gently with soap and water and dried completely.

The second half of the SmoothGlo procedure consists of RF Micro-Needling. Micro-Needling treats skin elasticity in addition to wrinkles by breaking the skin with fractionated micro needles and delivering heat energy into the dermal layer. After the treatment, a cooling mist will be applied to the treatment area for comfort and to keep it moisturized.

What are SmoothGlo treatments for?

The SmoothGlo procedure can be used to treat a variety of skin ailments. Because SmoothGlo uses an IPL device, this procedure can be used to treat lesions, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. Meanwhile, the RF Microneedling portion of the procedure helps to tighten and rejuvenate your skin while improving the natural production of hyaluronic acid (the stuff that helps with having moisturized and plump skin.) The end result is youthful and fresh feeling skin with an even glow that everyone will be talking about!

SmoothGlo Before and After Results

How long does it take to see results?

Typically, patients need 3 treatments performed once a week, and an additional 2 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart to achieve the desired results. After completing 5 sessions, you should  continue to receive 2 maintenance sessions per year. 

What does SmoothGlo feel like?

Following treatment, your skin will feel warm for a few hours. You may experience redness and mild swelling for up to 4 days. Minor scabbing will develop on treatment areas which will naturally heal and shed in the week following the procedure. Your overall skin texture may feel dry at first, however, these are normal side effects that will subside within 4-7 days.

It is important to avoid sun exposure for at least one week after treatment and discontinue the use of any retinol products. We also recommend using only gentle cleansers after treatment and moisturizing you skin frequently.

How much does a SmoothGlo treatment cost? 

At FountainGrove MedSpa, we work with local and national banks, analyzing the best payment plans and bring you the best in no interest and low-interest financing available. For the full scope of the cost, we suggest you book an aesthetic consultation. Feel free to call us at 707-800-6432 or fill out the consultation form provided on our site!