Are you searching for a solution to skin concerns such as acne or rosacea, signs of aging or uneven pigmentation? If so, laser skin resurfacing may be the right treatment for you. If you’re looking for outstanding results, you’ll want a clinic with exceptional staff, and cutting-edge tools and techniques. At New York Laser & Skin Care, that’s exactly what we offer.
Located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, NY, we’re equipped with comfortable, state-of-the-art-facilities, a wide selection of advanced laser treatments and experienced, compassionate staff committed to bringing you beautiful, long-lasting results. Book a consultation today to learn more about what our team can do for you.
Laser Skin Resurfacing at NY Laser & Skin Care
We use laser skin resurfacing treatments to remedy a wide range of issues, including inflammatory skin conditions, sun damage, signs of aging and textural concerns. Lasers make use of the body’s natural regenerative capabilities by inflicting controlled damage on skin tissues, stimulating the growth of brighter, healthier, smoother skin in its place.
There are two main categories of laser skin resurfacing treatments: ablative and nonablative. Ablative lasers fully remove the skin’s top layer to encourage new skin growth, and are well suited for addressing fine lines and wrinkles.
Nonablative lasers, on the other hand, deliver focused points of energy directly into the skin’s deeper tissues without damaging the surface skin. These lasers are primarily used to treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne and rosacea, but can also address textural issues.
We offer a wide array of advanced laser treatments to target a range of skin conditions.
|Excel V||Nonablative||Acne, rosacea, spider veins, hemangiomas, port-wine stains|
|Fraxel||Nonablative||Fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, scars|
|PicoWay||Nonablative||Fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars|
|ResurFX||Nonablative||Fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, scars|
|UltraPulse||Ablative||Fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars|
|Vbeam||Nonablative||Acne, rosacea, fine lines, wrinkles, spider veins, hemangiomas, port-wine stains, scars|
Developed by Cutera, Excel V is a versatile nonablative laser treatment intended for a range of conditions. These include acne and rosacea lesions, damaged vein formations and certain vascular birthmarks, such as hemangiomas and port-wine stains.
The duration of the laser’s pulses is customizable. Short pulse durations are suited for treating surface-level blemishes, while long pulses reach below the skin’s surface to de-emphasize underlying vasculature. The size of the laser’s target area can also be modified; a smaller scope will allow for more precision, while a larger one will quickly treat a wide surface area.
Fraxel is a nonablative laser resurfacing treatment that uses microscopic columns of laser light to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin’s surface. It targets only a small section of skin tissue at a time, ensuring that the treated area heals quickly and the surrounding tissue remains untouched.
Fraxel is primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, but can also remedy hyperpigmentation, minor scarring, and both pigmented and textural signs of sun damage.
Candela’s PicoWay is a nonablative laser treatment used to remedy fine lines, wrinkles, pigmented lesions and acne scars.
This laser is known for its extremely short laser pulses, which last for only a picosecond – one trillionth of a second. These pulses are capable of eliminating imperfections without heating up or damaging the surrounding skin. As such, treatment usually requires little to no downtime.
The Lumenis ResurFX laser is a nonablative treatment used to address fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and minor scarring. The treatment device provides continuous contact cooling, helping to minimize pain and discomfort.
This laser uses an advanced scanner with a wide variety of selectable settings; the pattern, shape, size and density of the target area is all fully adjustable. By carefully combining and switching between settings, our specialists can deliver effective treatment with only one pass of the device.
The Lumenis UltraPulse is an ablative laser treatment with a variety of device configurations. This laser has two primary modes, which are used to treat different conditions; the DeepFX mode targets wrinkles, scarring and deeper lesions; the ActiveFX mode addresses pigmentation irregularities.
The Candela Vbeam is a nonablative laser skin resurfacing treatment. It is most often used to treat inflammatory acne, rosacea, spider veins and birthmarks such as hemangiomas and port-wine stains. It can also treat fine lines, wrinkles and minor scarring.
This treatment is equipped with a dynamic cooling device which administers a cold spray to the surface of the skin immediately before a laser pulse is discharged. This prevents the laser’s heat from damaging healthy skin, and helps to ensure patient comfort.
Why Choose Us for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
New York Laser & Skin Care founder and director, Dr. Arielle Kauvar, is board-certified, and a leader and innovator in the field of laser surgery. Her extensive research and technological contribution in this field has led her to be internationally recognized.
Under her leadership, our practice has expanded to offer a wide selection of some of the most advanced laser treatments available, which we’ve meticulously tested in our skin and laser research center. Whatever skin concerns you’re looking to address, we’re committed to working with you to find a treatment suited to your needs. Contact us today, and let’s get you on track to the individualized care you deserve.
Here are just a few of the benefits of joining our clinic for your next laser skin resurfacing treatment:
- Beautiful, relaxing, comfortable facilities
- Treatment individualized for your skin’s needs
- Compassionate, certified physician assistants and registered nurses with extensive experience
- Some of the safest and most effective laser treatments on the market
- Decades of innovation and expertise in the field of laser technology
- Thousands of satisfied customers
Before and After Photos
The patients featured in these images may have undergone other procedures in addition to laser skin resurfacing. We do not guarantee that everyone who undergoes this treatment will obtain these or similar results.
Immediately after any laser skin resurfacing procedure, your skin will typically appear red and swollen. Ablative lasers will also cause your skin to peel and scab over. These effects will vary in severity and duration depending on the type of laser treatment. Nonablative treatments will require as little as 3–10 days of recovery time; ablative treatments may require up to 3 weeks.
As your skin heals, you will see a noticeable improvement in its texture, contour and smoothness, as well as the clarity of your complexion and the evenness of your pigmentation. These changes will last for several years, or may be permanent. You will need to continue caring for your skin on a daily basis to keep it looking its best.
What to Expect from the Procedure
Prior to a laser skin resurfacing treatment, one of our specialists will conduct a thorough consultation with you to assess your skin’s needs and sensitivities, and select the right laser to treat your condition. In the weeks leading up to your appointment, you’ll need to take special care to avoid sun exposure. Be sure to wear sunscreen, and try to remain in the shade.
Before beginning the procedure, one of our specialists will administer an appropriate anesthetic to the treatment area to ensure your comfort. Depending on the intensity and depth of the treatment, they will use either a simple numbing cream or a more powerful anesthetic injection.
Our specialist will cleanse the treatment area to remove oil, dead skin and any other residue. They will then begin the procedure, slowly moving the laser device over your skin until the full treatment area has been covered. With most laser treatments, this can be done in one pass of the device; more intense treatments may require multiple passes.
Once the treatment has been completed, you are free to leave the clinic. Your skin will be very sensitive to sun exposure until any swelling or redness has healed, so it is important to avoid the sun and wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Avoid touching the treatment area as well, as this can cause bacteria to spread and lead to infection.
One treatment is often enough to remedy minor dermatological concerns. Several treatments will be needed to fully correct moderate-to-severe wrinkles and deep scarring.
Our clinic offers a range of other treatments that can be performed in combination with laser skin resurfacing to enhance its anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating and texture-improving effects. Alternatively, if you decide laser skin resurfacing isn’t right for you, you may opt for these treatments instead to achieve similar results.
- Radio frequency microneedling uses tiny needles charged with radio frequency waves to inflict controlled damage on the skin, stimulating the growth of healthy new skin
- Chemical peels are acidic formulas that dissolve surface skin, encouraging the growth of new skin with improved texture and appearance
- Skin care consultation can help you select products perfectly suited for your needs, and better care for your skin on a daily basis
- Other laser treatments offered at our clinic include specialized procedures for the treatment of melasma and deeper scarring
Book Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultation
If you’re looking for a skin resurfacing treatment with dramatic, long-lasting results, don’t wait; book a consultation with us today. Let us receive you in comfort, answer all your questions and provide you with expert, personalized care.
Are laser skin resurfacing treatments painful?
Once our specialists have administered a numbing cream or anesthetic, a laser skin resurfacing procedure should not be painful in itself. However, you can expect some irritation and discomfort after the treatment, especially after an ablative laser procedure, which will cause your skin to peel.
Our specialists will provide you with detailed, personalized aftercare instructions to help you manage these symptoms while your skin heals.
What are the side effects of laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments can sometimes cause dark pigmented lesions to develop, especially on patients with darker skin tones. However, this is only a risk when the procedure is performed by an unskilled practitioner.
There is also a risk of infection and worsened tissue damage if a patient regularly touches their face, spends too much time in the sun, or otherwise practices improper aftercare following a treatment. These effects can be easily avoided by carefully following our specialists’ instructions.
How should I prepare for a laser skin resurfacing treatment?
You will need to take strict sun protection measures in the weeks leading up to your treatment. Avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible, and wear sunscreen when spending time outside. You will also need to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol or blood-thinning medications for at least 24 hours before a laser procedure, as these can increase your susceptibility to side effects.
Can laser skin resurfacing treat acne scars?
Most laser skin resurfacing treatments can remedy minor acne scarring and faint surgical scars, but are unlikely to have a significant effect on deep or raised acne scarring, or scars caused by a burn or injury. For a list of specialized treatments that can address these conditions, be sure to visit our laser scar removal treatment page.