Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is performed by Dr. Phyllis J. Smith for patients in our Huntington, New York office to remove their skin’s surface imperfections and dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles.
Over-exposure to the sun, alcohol use, and smoking can significantly accelerate the development of these natural signs of aging.
The laser uses a very high energy beam of light to vaporize scarred, lined, wrinkled, and other skin imperfections. Laser light penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable, and reducing the risk of scarring or pigmentation problems. You can anticipate a fairly rapid recovery time. There is no exercise limitation at all as the procedure is non-surgical.
What are the benefits of laser skin resurfacing?
- Lasers cause less scarring, bleeding and bruising and virtually no post-procedure discomfort.
- Lasers provide a level of control that is difficult to achieve with other treatments.
- With lasers our physician can immediately visualize the effect of the treatment.
- Laser resurfacing is more predictable than other forms of treatment.
- Laser surgery requires shorter recovery time than traditional treatments.
What is laser skin resurfacing like?
Laser skin resurfacing is rapid and gentle. Because the treatment is bloodless and does not involve chemicals that cover the surface of the skin, we are able to clearly see exactly how much tissue to treat during the procedure. Using the laser and the computer controlled handpiece, Dr. Smith can gently remove sun-damaged, aging skin, layer by layer. This helps to protect and stimulate regeneration of the deeper, healthy skin producing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin.
How will I feel after the procedure?
After the doctor performs your laser skin resurfacing procedure you may have minimal weeping on your face as new collagen is formed to rebuild the skin from the bottom up. Some crusting may develop as a new skin surface is formed. This new skin will have a reddish tone which fades over the next several weeks.
Post-procedure discomfort is usually minor. Thick ointments are applied liberally for the first few days to protect the new skin, followed by moisturizers with sun block. Make-up can usually be resumed after 7 – 10 days. The effect of the treatment develops over a few months following the procedure and can be expected to last for several years. The results of any cosmetic procedure can be expected to fade over time, at which time the procedure can be repeated.
We invite you to inquire about skin resurfacing, and how it can help you achieve smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin.