Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing can help diminish and treat wrinkles, scarring, uneven pigmentation, and other various dermatological imperfections. At Sutton Place Dermatology, we are dedicated to minimizing any skin irregularities and restoring a glowing, even, natural-looking skin tone using laser skin resurfacing. As you age, your skin beings to wrinkle and lose its youthful elasticity. This is a normal process, and it results from old age, genetics, and prolonged exposure to sunlight. As wrinkles or lines begin to form on your face or body, you may be displeased or self-conscious with the way you look. Over time, your skin tone may become unevenly textured, colored, or toned. Scarring from accidents or acne can also contribute to the damage and aging of your skin.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that can help rejuvenate and invigorate the skin that has experienced damage from the sun, scarring, aging, or common skin conditions. The success of laser skin resurfacing comes from its ability to minimize imperfections and irregularities through the use of a narrow, focused laser beam. This focused laser allows our dermatologists to target with pinpoint accuracy the affected areas that are being treated. Only damaged or unhealthy skin is targeted and removed in laser skin resurfacing, and any healthy tissue or skin is left unharmed.

The laser can help reduce discoloration, wrinkling, and the effects of aging. You will see visible improvements after your initial session of laser skin resurfacing, and as your skin heals and rejuvenates after sessions, you will notice continuing improvement and the minimization of any skin imperfections.

For the best results possible, multiple sessions are required to fully diminish imperfections, marks, scarring, and wrinkling. Four to six laser skin resurfacing sessions are required for optimal results and will be appropriately spaced out to ensure proper healing. Depending on your particular case, our dermatologists will assess your condition and create a treatment regimen to best meet your personal goals and wishes.

Laser skin resurfacing can help treat:

  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Scars
  • Age spots
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Discoloration

What can I expect during a laser skin resurfacing treatment?

Your laser skin resurfacing procedures will be divided into sessions for the best results. As you progress in your treatments, you will notice even more continuing improvements in your skin tone. For every procedure, a numbing cream will be applied prior to your session to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. The majority of our patients experience no pain or discomfort during any of their sessions of laser skin resurfacing.

At Sutton Place Dermatology, we used the most advanced laser, which allows for the precise removal of unhealthy or damaged skin cells. This laser removes skin tissue layer by layer until all of the damaged skin tissue is removed. What is left is a young, glowing complexion and only healthy skin tissue.

Any slight stinging during the procedure can quickly be fixed by adding a cooling agent to the area. This procedure is an outpatient treatment, which requires little to no downtime, and the overall visit to our office for the treatment will take roughly one hour from start to finish. We provide safety goggles to shield your eyes from the laser in order to assure your comfort and safety. Moisturizing after your sessions is recommended to help ensure your skin is hydrated and healthy for optimal results.

How can I learn more about laser skin resurfacing?

Our dermatologists would be glad to discuss laser skin resurfacing with you. To request a personal consultation with our dermatologists to discuss laser skin resurfacing, please request an appointment online or call 212.838.0270.

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