One of the favorite treatments among men and women is laser skin rejuvenation, which stimulates collagen. This treatment targets fine lines, sun damage and acne scarring. This treatment can be done alone or with the addition of other aesthetic treatments for maximum results. Often a series of treatments will be recommended.
By treating newly revealed cells with a collagen-producing laser, you can expect glowing skin, improved texture, and a softer look and feel. This skin resurfacing treatment evens skin tone and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft to the touch giving you a healthy, youthful appearance. Most laser Resurfacing treatments involve little to no downtime.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to remove the outer layer of skin. The treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other imperfections. The laser works by stimulating the growth of new collagen fibers, which can improve the texture and overall look of the skin.
What do I need to know before my laser skin resurfacing treatment?
During your initial complimentary consultation, it is important to let your Medical Provider know what types of medications you are taking, as he/she may advise refraining from taking them up to two weeks prior to your treatment. For example, certain acne medications, such as Accutane, are contraindicated for treatment entirely. It is also recommended you avoid sun exposure, including sunless tanning for 2-4 weeks before your treatment.
To best plan for your procedure, we recommended scheduling an in-depth complimentary consultation with one of our skilled Medical Aestheticians. During your complimentary consultation, our providers will carefully evaluate your needs and circumstances to recommend the right treatments that will meet your desired goals.
Is this treatment painful?
The procedure is relatively pain-free. During the procedure, you may experience a heat sensation in the areas being treated. This feeling does not last long and usually subsides quickly after the procedure. Depending on the type of laser used, numbing cream may be applied for 1 hour prior to the treatment.
Is laser skin resurfacing safe?
When performed by an experienced Medical Provider, this is considered a safe, and most treatments have minimal side effects. Healing varies depending on the type of laser used. For a deeper resurfacing treatment you may experience short-term redness and swelling in the treated area, but this will subside after a couple of days. Most laser resurfacing treatments will have your skin back to normal within 1-7 days.
What should I know after the treatment?
Since laser treatments remove the top layers of the epidermis, sun exposure should be limited. As always, we recommend wearing a medical-grade broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and apply as needed. Post-procedure instructions will be reviewed thoroughly during your consultation process.
How long does an appointment take?
Appointment length depends on the area being treated but typically lasts between thirty minutes to an hour. Patients can often return to their normal daily activities after the treatment
Is there any downtime?
Most Laser Resurfacing treatments involve no downtime. In this case, your skin will feel refreshed and radiant post-treatment. Stronger and deeper Laser Resurfacing treatments will involve mild “social downtime” generally lasting under 7 days.
How often should I undergo this treatment?
How often you should undergo this treatment depends on the condition of your skin and desired results. Your Medical Provider will develop a skin care treatment plan that may include multiple skin resurfacing laser sessions. For maintenance purposes, it is generally recommended to undergo a laser resurfacing treatment once every year to promote collagen production and exfoliation.
When should I get this treatment?
Most laser treatments are recommended during the fall and winter months, as sun exposure should be limited post-procedure.
How long until you can see the results?
After the laser treatment, you will see an immediate improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. However, it will take approximately three months to see the maximum results. Individual results may vary but you can generally expect to see continued results for the next three to five years.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
This is an excellent treatment for all skin types. If your skincare concerns include wrinkles, acne, age spots, blemishes and sagging skin, you may benefit from a laser skin resurfacing treatment.
During a complimentary consultation, you will meet with our expert Medical Staff where we will go over your medical history, talk about your concerns and let you know what type of results you can get from laser skin resurfacing, including which type of laser is recommended for your treatment plan.
Why Tribeca MedSpa?
Since 2006, our team of award-winning Physician Assistants and Medical Aestheticians has been led by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, with Dr. Michele Anzilotti, Board Certified Dermatologist, joining in 2022. Together they ensure that we remain at the forefront of medical advances and anti-aging innovations that transform skin health and body aesthetics.
With locations in Tribeca and the Upper East Side (SkinLab by Tribeca MedSpa), we focus on comprehensive, results-oriented, and highly customized skincare and body contouring treatments that promote optimal health. We tailor our premium services to meet the specific, personal concerns of our discerning clients – so you always see your best reflection in the mirror.