Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Aging, acne, and too much time in the sun can all damage your skin. Leaving you with scars, wrinkles, blotches, and fine lines. To combat these issues, we offer laser skin resurfacing, helping your skin to look and feel, younger and healthier!
How does Laser Skin Resurfacing work?
Laser skin resurfacing removed skin layer by layer with precision. The new skin cells that form during healing give the skin a tighter, younger looking surface. The procedure can be done alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.
The lasers penetrate the skin’s surface and using high-energy beams stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. This collagen helps restore the lost facial volume due to age, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and much, much more.
Side Effects or Downtime?
Side effects are also very limited. Occasionally patients may experience light swelling and light redness, however most of these side effects will disappear within a day or two. And your skin will continuously improve in the following days to weeks.
There is also very limited downtime, patients can generally return to their daily activities almost immediately. However, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, overexposure to sunlight, overly abrasive contact with the treatment area, and use of any topical creams that may cause damage to the area.
At your consult, we will examine your skin and the treatment area to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser resurfacing. Those on certain medications or using certain topical creams should alert their doctor before undergoing the procedure.
You should avoid aspirins, ibuprofen, and vitamin E supplements up to 10 days before your procedure, as these can affect your bloods ability to clot causing irritations during the process!
At Long Island Dermatology the number one quality in our lasers is versatility. This allows us the ability to use them on many different skin types and tones. Also, they are highly dependable and leave little to no side effects! Patients will also experience limited downtime, while achieving the smooth, tight, blemish-free skin they’ve always wanted! Get your natural glow back with laser skin rejuvenation!
Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing improves:
- Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead or mouth
- Scars from acne or chickenpox
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Liver spots
- Improve your complexion if you have yellowish or grayish skin tones
- Birthmarks such as linear epidermal nevi
- Enlarged oil glands on the nose
- And other skin blemishes.
Laser skin resurfacing is one of the best new methods of scar and blemish removal in practice today. If you are suffering from wrinkles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation laser skin rejuvenation is the most efficient means of treatment for you!
Chronic acne can leave permanent scars on an individual’s face. A scar is formed as a natural part of the body’s healing process. These scars vary from deep pit scars to angular and wavelike scars. Laser skin resurfacing offers the best method of treatment for most scarring.
How do acne scars form?
Acne scars are scars like any other. They typically appear after facial acne clears up and remnants are left behind. Risk of acne scarring increases with irritation, touching and scratching. Also, risks of developing acne scars go up when individuals:
- Have redder inflammatory acne;
- Swollen, painful, cystic acne that penetrates deep into the pores;
- Don’t treat acne in a timely manner;
- Pick, squeeze or pop their acne;
- Have a family history of acne scars.
Acne scars are a product of deep penetrating cystic acne and are caused by tissue damage. Like scars on other regions of the body they develop when the body is trying to heal itself. However, being on the face, deep in the pore, they do not heal as fast on their own. In severe cases, acne scars can last for life. When trauma from acne occurs, the body produces collagen to heal itself. If too little or too much collagen is produced, then a scar will appear.
Non-Laser Skin Rejuvenation
In addition to laser skin rejuvenation we offer few other options. The most common of which being the use of chemical peels, facials, topical creams/masks and in certain severe cases surgeries like a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, etc. Depending upon the severity of your skin issues and the area in which your skin needs correction, we will recommend a combination of chemical peels, facials, or surgeries.
Our skin care experts will carefully analyze your skin noting any and all deficiencies. For more info, or If you’d like to schedule your skin rejuvenation consultation, contact Long Island Dermatology today.