SmoothGlo is a nonsurgical treatment that rejuvenates the skin by improving its texture, tone, and volume. It also reduces excess pigmentation, laxity, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
While it’s usually done on the face, SmoothGlo can also be performed on the neck, chest, arms, the back of hands, and elsewhere on the body.
The treatment uses two complementary technologies developed by Lumenis, allowing you to reap multiple benefits in a single office visit:
- An intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment with the Stellar M22, a versatile procedure that can treat more than 30 common skin concerns, including rosacea, broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation, and photodamage. An IPL (aka photofacial) uses broadband light to target brown and red pigment in the skin. It also stimulates new collagen production, to help firm skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
- VoluDerm radiofrequency (RF) microneedling from the Legend Pro platform, in which tiny needles penetrate the skin’s surface to deliver RF energy into the dermis. This stimulates a healing response that ramps up new collagen production. Clinical studies conducted by Lumenis showed that this also results in three times as much naturally occurring hyaluronic acid—a sugar molecule in the skin that binds water to collagen—for skin that’s more hydrated and plump.
When performed in sequence, this two-step treatment provides a greater benefit than the two would alone, leaving skin smoother, brighter, and firmer over time.