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Laser Skin Resurfacing in NYC

If you’re bothered by dull, wrinkled, or loose skin, laser skin resurfacing may be exactly the treatment you’ve been looking for. Utilizing the power of your skin’s own natural rejuvenation ability, laser skin resurfacing can give you smoother, tighter, and more radiant skin. 

Laser skin resurfacing options 

Laser skin resurfacing comes in two main types: full ablative and fractional. Full ablative laser skin resurfacing requires some downtime but delivers results in one treatment, while fractional resurfacing can give much the same results with minimal downtime — but over a series of treatments. Which of these treatments is right for you will depend on your skin type, your aesthetic goals, and your personal schedule. 

What can laser skin resurfacing treat?

  • Sun damage
  • Brown spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Other skin irregularities

How laser skin resurfacing works

Our skin is a remarkable organ. Not only is it the largest organ in the human body, capable of protecting the rest of the body from numerous environmental threats and hazards, it’s also constantly renewing itself. However, the process of renewal slows as we age, which means our skin is more likely to show age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

To reduce the appearance of these areas of concern, the skin’s normal process of shedding and renewal needs to be sped up. Lasers are perfect for this because they can evenly and precisely remove the dull, damaged layers of skin without chemicals and without abrasion. Your deeper, younger layers of skin will be exposed, and your skin’s natural healing response will be stimulated, resulting in a smoother, tighter, and more vibrant skin. Essentially, laser treatment stimulates the skin into building up its own collagen.

Fractional C02 "Madonna Lift"

Dr. Bruce Katz - Fractional CO2

Full ablative vs. fractional laser skin resurfacing

Full ablative laser skin resurfacing is a time-honored method used for laser skin tightening and rejuvenation. An ablative laser is used to remove the outer layers of skin in the entire treatment area. The newly exposed skin is red, tender, and will require protection. Patients generally take a week off from work to allow their skin to heal completely. When it recovers, the results are immediately obvious. This method of laser skin resurfacing delivers excellent results, but many patients don’t want to take the time off from work — nor do they want to deal with the inconvenience of staying out of the sun or the discomfort involved.

Fractional skin resurfacing allows patients to get the same benefits without the downtime. Instead of removing all the damaged skin in a treatment area, fractional skin resurfacing creates numerous microscopic wells that tap into the deeper layers of skin to stimulate the appropriate healing response and rejuvenation. Fractional skin resurfacing results in only minor discomfort and requires minimal downtime, although you should still protect your skin after treatment. The only disadvantage of fractional laser skin resurfacing is that it requires multiple treatments to deliver the same results.

Laser skin resurfacing in NYC from JUVA Skin & Laser Center

At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, dermatology and laser procedures are two of our top services. Our medical director, Dr. Bruce Katz, is a board-certified dermatologist who is world-renowned for his innovations and development of cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. Our specialists at JUVA Skin & Laser Center have extensive experience in the use of all types of laser skin treatments. We continually evaluate new developments in laser technology to ensure that we are using the best lasers available, and with more than 50 lasers in our facility, we are able to select the ideal one for your specific skin and aesthetic goals. To schedule a consultation for laser skin resurfacing, please contact us. We proudly serve patients throughout New York from our Manhattan and Woodside locations.

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