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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Huntington, NY

CO2 laser skin resurfacing at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY, is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes the UltraPulse CO2 laser to remove damaged skin cells layer by layer. The procedure is effective for reducing facial wrinkles and lines and for diminishing skin irregularities such as pigmentation, acne scars, and other flaws.

Clear, soft, and more youthful skin can be yours.

Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is considered an effective treatment for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. We customize the procedure based on the condition of your skin and can apply the treatment at various intensity levels based on your needs and preferences.

There is little recovery time associated with most laser skin resurfacing treatments, and any questions or concerns can be discussed with one of our Long Island plastic surgeons, Dr. James Romanelli, Dr. Andrew Peredo, and Dr. John Layliev, in your initial consultation.

Types of laser treatments

We offer three levels of laser skin resurfacing, which are selected based on your skin’s condition. Some are performed for milder cases of skin damage, while others are more aggressive to achieve more comprehensive improvement.

Ablative Laser Treatments

Ablative laser treatments remove thin layers of skin, similar to a chemical peel. Our system gives us a high level of control that allows our laser technician to minimize skin damage and ensure patient safety during the procedure. Ablative laser treatments are ideal for skin tightening and removing blemishes, treating acne scars, and smoothing wrinkles.

Non-Ablative Laser Treatments

Non-ablative laser treatments create thousands of micro-injuries to the skin cells, which triggers natural healing and regeneration. Non-ablative laser treatments are ideal for treating fine lines and wrinkles for women and men that are happy to wait a few months to see substantial results.

Fractional Laser Treatments

Fractional laser treatments combine the benefits of both non-ablative and ablative therapies. This procedure removes tiny, deep columns of skin. Fractional laser treatments provide a more comprehensive rejuvenation than what is achieved with non-ablative lasers while allowing the skin to heal faster than ablative laser treatments. By triggering your body’s natural healing process, fractional laser treatments lead to firmer, healthier skin. Fractional laser treatments can also be performed to help fine lines, deep wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation.

North Shore Cosmetic Surgery: Your choice for laser resurfacing in New York

At North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, our elite team of plastic surgeons offers state-of-the-art laser resurfacing to achieve stunning results. Our private practice in Huntington, NY, has earned a reputation for outstanding results, known throughout New York and beyond for unparalleled service and superior results. If you are considering laser skin resurfacing, we will help you understand all aspects of the treatment and the alternatives, so you can decide if it is right for you.

Before & After

Am I a candidate for CO2 laser skin resurfacing?

There are many factors to consider when deciding which laser skin treatment is right for you. This treatment is ideal for patients who are dissatisfied with their overall complexion, and who suffer from:

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Redness issues
  • Rough skin texture
  • Scaly patches

A laser peel may not be effective for people who have a very dark skin tone or active acne outbreaks. Additionally, it is critical to understand that there is a recovery period after laser skin resurfacing. Depending on which type of laser treatment you receive, you may need up to two or three weeks of recovery.

What to expect with CO2 laser resurfacing

Your procedure will depend entirely on which type of laser resurfacing you choose. If you are scheduled for a deep, ablative laser treatment, you may be prescribed a topical retinoid for two to three weeks before your appointment to prepare your skin and achieve optimal results.

Medication may also be provided before the procedure to help reduce any pain and help you relax throughout your appointment. If your complexion only needs mild improvement, local anesthesia may be applied to numb treated areas of the face. For deeper, more intensive laser procedures, a type of sedation may be necessary.

During the procedure itself, you will be relaxing in a comfortable treatment chair while the laser handpiece passes over your skin, directly targeting the designated areas for improvement. You will feel the heat and then cool air from the system’s built-in cooling feature. The laser energy is applied to destroy damaged skin cells and trigger new collagen growth.

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Recovery from your laser skin resurfacing

For light laser peels, an ointment is applied to the treated skin, and you will return home for your recovery. The treated areas will appear pink, and there might be some minor swelling and irritation. These symptoms usually subside within a few days, and your skin will begin to peel over the following three to five days.

Deeper laser peels require a more intensive recovery, and dressings protect your skin. You will likely experience more intense irritation, swelling, and burning sensations, which can be managed with the pain medication we will prescribe. The downtime for a more intense peel is several weeks.

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CO2 laser resurfacing: Aftercare

During your recovery, you will need to limit your UV exposure and use sunscreen regularly. Regardless of the intensity of the peel, your skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel off. It’s critical to let this process happen naturally without picking at it to avoid scarring. Once the peeling process is completed, your skin will feel smoother and look rejuvenated, younger, and clearer.

A softer, clearer complexion with CO2 laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing provides outstanding results for those who are looking to achieve a more youthful facial appearance. If you are considering a laser peel and desire more information about the benefits and to schedule a consultation, we encourage you to contact our office in Huntington, NY, today to make your appointment. Through laser skin resurfacing, you can achieve new levels of beauty and skin clarity.

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