Laser resurfacing is a skin-rejuvenating treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, and skin discoloration from blemishes or trauma. It can also shrink enlarged pores. The process involves directing pulses of light energy to remove the top layer of skin so that healthy, fresh, evenly-toned and textured skin can be revealed.
Your skin reveals much about you – and it may present an uneven tone due to sun exposure, blemishes, or scars. Laser skin resurfacing can restore a fresh, even tone to skin on face and body, now free from hyperpigmentation and other flaws, including:
A laser resurfacing treatment will be performed with meticulous care at our upper east side Manhattan clinic, by one of New York’s most acclaimed plastic surgeons. We use the most advanced lasers for skin treatments, including a broad array of the most effective technology available, with an exacting administration of the laser treatments to ensure a superior outcome. It is an outpatient treatment with an easy recovery. The procedure requires about 30 minutes, or up to two hours for a more extensive treatment. Your skin will be numbed with a mild topical anesthetic and protected with a special gel.
After a laser skin treatment, it is normal to experience some redness, itching, and swelling. If you experience any discomfort, it is typically easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. The areas treated may appear pink or red for a period, as your skin heals and restores. Any redness can be hidden with your usual cosmetics. The entire recovery is usually accomplished within two weeks (often less depending on the treatment performed), with your skin appearing smooth, fresh, and youthful, demonstrating a significant improvement in the discolorations and texture problems you had prior to treatment.
You have unique skin issues, and the most effective laser resurfacing treatment for you will be based upon a full evaluation of your skin. The beauty of laser resurfacing is that it not only leaves your
skin looking youthful, fresh, and even in tone, but the results continue to improve, as the treatment triggers natural collagen regeneration and tightens existing collagen fibers. Dr. Darren Smith takes his responsibility to his patients very seriously, employing the most advanced laser skin resurfacing to produce results that last for years – and suit your skin type and tone.
With modern technology, you can retain youthful, fresh, healthy skin for many years longer than was possible in the past. A combination of treatments may produce the best results. Dr. Darren Smith will carefully evaluate your skin quality, listen closely to what you envision, and create a treatment plan that achieves your vision, which may include laser resurfacing to restore even tone and texture.
Recent developments in aesthetics have led to superior lasers that produce superior results. If you are planning or considering laser skin resurfacing in New York, you deserve treatment with the newest techniques and systems. At our practice, we focus on offering our patients the latest generation of systems so they can achieve a refreshed, attractive look with a shorter recovery time.
Laser skin resurfacing can also be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to offer comprehensive results. Performing laser skin resurfacing with a facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty, brow lift or other procedures is another advanced aesthetic technique that Dr. Smith can use to deliver stunning results.