Laser Skin Resurfacing
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 at Washington Heights Dermatology offer laser skin resurfacing, helping your skin to look younger and healthier!
How does it 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.
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!
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
How does it work?
Short waves bursts are sent into using our laser device. The laser beam penetrates the outer layer of the dermis, removing unwanted spots from the inside out, one layer at a time!
Laser skin resurfacing’s targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation, or a lightening of skin, for procedures such as laser acne scar removal.The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer.