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Cosmetic Laser Enhancements

Serving Miles City, Baker, Brodus, Circle, Forsyth, Glendive and Surrounding Areas


Smoothlase Before/After

Smoothlase® Before/After

Many individuals enjoy the benefits associated with a youthful appearance. Smoothlase® treats the facial and neck tissues in a non-invasive manner without any anesthetic. Patients will appreciate the following benefits with Smoothlase® therapy:

  • improvement in the look, feel and texture of the skin in the head and neck area
  • reduction in fine to moderate lines and wrinkles without injectables
  • reduction in sagging of the cheeks, lips, neck, and chin
  • improvement of skin elasticity by naturally stimulating collagen production
  • elimination of post-operative rashes or discomfort often associated with chemical peels or other therapies

After initial therapy is completed, Hogan Family Dental encourages patients to follow these simple recommendations to maintain treatment results for a longer period of time. Wear proper sun protection and avoid UV light when possible. Stay properly hydrated and maintain a balanced diet. Use a regular skincare routine. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. These simple steps will help maintain a youthful glow. In addition to these recommendations, patients may need to schedule a periodic “touch-up” therapy appointment.


Necklase® is laser therapy of the skin below the jaw. This treatment is often completed in conjunction with Smoothlase® for complete coverage. Together, these treatments achieve the most youthful appearance. Necklase® tightens the skin of the neck below the jaw, reducing wrinkles and improving elasticity of the skin. The laser is applied within the mouth, leaving no residual side effects. The mechanism for action is identical to Smoothlase®.


The upper lip is especially prone to lip lines which result from aging, smoking, and lots of daily use! Lip lines can be treated with the Fotona Lightwalker® laser to stimulate fibroblast cells in the lips to create more collagen. Natural plumping of the lip occurs when sufficient collagen is present, creating a more youthful and pleasing appearance. Dr. Eric Hogan provides this all-natural treatment without the use of anesthetic, foreign materials, or surgery. If you are interested in smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles around your lips and plumping the lips at the same time, we invite you to consider Liplase® therapy.

Before Liplase®

Liplase® - Before

After Liplase®

Liplase® - After

“This patient appreciates fuller, plumper, looking lips with increased definition. All treatment was performed intraorally.” – Dr. Eric Hogan

How does Smoothlase®, Necklase®, and Liplase® work?

The Fotona Lightwalker® laser is equipped with two different lasers that are used to stimulate the fibroblast cells in the skin to produce more collagen. The increased amount of collagen will naturally lift and tighten skin, creating a more youthful appearance. Smoothlase®, Necklase®, and Liplase® treatments are completed intra-orally without chemicals, anesthetic, or injections. This therapy does not create extra-oral rashes or discoloration to the skin. This therapy is non-invasive and requires no recovery time.

Sequencing of Appointments

Initial therapy consists of three treatments separated by 21 days. After initial therapy, patients may need to “touch up” periodically. This maintenance visit is typically done at a 6-month or 12-month interval, depending on Dr. Eric Hogan’s recommendations and individual response to treatment. Smoothlase®, Necklase®, and Liplase® can be administered during the same appointment, depending patient preference.

What to Expect During Treatment

Patients may experience a minor “prick” sensation from the laser energy for a few seconds intermittently throughout treatment.

Postoperative Care

Proper hydration is highly beneficial during and after the healing process to maximize your results. Use of lip balm and vitamin E oil after Liplase® treatment is essential to the healing process of the lip tissue. Please visit with Dr. Eric Hogan about additional considerations to promote healing.

Maintaining Your Results at Home

We encourage patients to avoid unnecessary UV light exposure whenever possible to prevent further skin damage. Skin care products and lip balm with sunscreen, coupled with wearing hats, can dramatically reduce the effects of the sun’s harmful rays on your skin. Proper hydration, nutrition, and a regular skin care routine are also important for excellent long-term results.

Laser Teeth Whitening

The light energy of the laser is used to accelerate the results of dental whitening with minimal (if any) discomfort. Many other laser systems emit heat into the tooth surface, causing discomfort throughout treatment. Fotona® laser energy is absorbed by the whitening solution, creating a very comfortable result both during treatment and post-operatively.

Using the laser to whiten teeth requires about a one-hour appointment. The laser accomplishes in this one hour what takes at-home whitening strips two weeks or more to accomplish. The results of the laser are instant.