Laser Skin Resurfacing
Providing Skin Treatment in New York and New Jersey
The natural aging process, along with years of sun damage, can cause an array of skin problems to surface, including fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, age spots and poor texture. Fortunately, these skin problems can be effectively treated with laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing uses focused pulses of laser light to target dead or damaged skin cells on the topmost layers as well as the underlying layers to improve blemishes and tighten skin. This process also promotes collagen production for a healthier and refreshed complexion.
Always up-to-date on the latest technology and advances in skin care, Dr. Shinji Lee is able to treat a range of imperfections of the skin with laser skin resurfacing. Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Lee and the team at Plastic Surgery Center 46 may recommend laser skin resurfacing to complement a facial aesthetic procedure or as a standalone option. Laser skin resurfacing is safe, minimally invasive and can produce long-lasting and beautiful results.
What Can Be Treated by Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a versatile treatment. Depending on the laser system used it can improve the appearance of the following:
- Fine lines
- Acne and scarring
- Skin laxity
- Age spots
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Poor skin texture
- Other types of lesions
Laser Treatment Details
Laser skin resurfacing utilizes laser energy to remove the dead and damaged skin cells on the surface layers of skin and reveal younger and healthier layers. The laser energy is delivered in small columns to make tiny, precise injuries in the skin. The body responds by healing itself and producing new, fresh collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for the skin’s firm and elastic quality. The regeneration of collagen and elastin ensures long-term results.
The procedure itself lasts approximately one hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Laser skin resurfacing produces very few side effects. Downtime is minimal; you will be free to return home or to work after treatment. You must avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight after treatment, and apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Although the initial results are visible soon after treatment, the final effects become noticeable a few months later, once the body has produced new collagen to repair the skin. After laser skin resurfacing, wrinkles and lines look smoother, and areas of pigmentation are less noticeable. The skin will also appear tighter, firmer and overall younger. Repeat sessions are recommended to maintain results.
A beautiful, youthful face starts with vibrant skin. To discuss your skin concerns and goals with Dr. Lee and her team, please schedule a consultation. Contact her Manhattan practice by calling or emailing us today.