Your skin is not only the largest organ of your body, it is also the one most exposed to the harsh damage of the environment. Your skin can easily be damaged by environmental pollutants, injuries and other damage — including the aging process. Over time your skin will change and become dull, loose, inelastic, wrinkled, spotted, and more. Our skin is the way we are seen by the world and its health is essential to our well-being.
Laser skin resurfacing techniques can do a lot to reverse unwanted damage and rejuvenate your skin at any age. Learn more about the laser resurfacing methods available at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. This should help you decide which approach will best suit your needs.
How Laser Skin Resurfacing Generally Works
While the specifics of a laser skin resurfacing treatment may vary based on the approach you choose, there are some general things you can expect from any procedure. Laser resurfacing works by removing damaged skin cells from the surface with the use of targeted laser energy. By vaporizing these dead skin cells, the healthy and fresh skin cells beneath them are revealed. Skin tone and texture will be smoother and more even, lines and wrinkles will diminish, and even scars and other irregularities can be removed.
Good candidates for laser resurfacing can be men and women of almost any age, of any ethnicity, and with any skin type. You should consider these treatments if you want to address problems with:
- Sun damaged skin
- Early signs of aging
- Textural irregularities
At the time of your laser resurfacing procedure, you should be in good overall health and have a good understanding of what results can be expected.
How Different Types of Lasers Work
At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, we perform a few major types of laser resurfacing techniques that work in different ways. The Fraxel Laser, Clear+Brilliant Permea Laser, Laser Facial with Levulan, and our state-of-the-art non-ablative lasers have all been proven to deliver real, visible results to laser resurfacing patients with varying needs. These procedures are performed using a topical anesthetic and will have a very short recovery period and mild discomfort afterwards.
The Fraxel Laser is a fractional laser that can be precisely focused to treat difficult problem areas. This type of laser resurfacing is ideal in the treatment of acne scars, vascular conditions, deep wrinkles and fine lines alike. The Fraxel laser energy is delivered to the skin with a hand piece that cools the skin while it works, providing a much more comfortable experience for patients. It may take up to a week to see the full results of your Fraxel laser treatment, but they will be well worth the wait.
The Clear+Brilliant Permea laser is a lower powered fractional laser that can smooth the skin and clear away dark pigments. This type of treatment is gentler and better designed to treat sun damage, fine lines, patches of rough skin, large pores, and other irregularities. Results from the Clear+Brilliant treatment are noticeable immediately, improving gradually over the following three months. The procedure is not painful and often described as feeling “warm” while the laser is working.
Schedule Your Laser Resurfacing Treatment Consultation Today
To learn more about these laser treatments contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. A facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein can provide further guidance. You can contact us by email or call 845-863-1772. Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, has two locations in New York, one in Newburgh and one in Manhattan.
Dr. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.