laser skin resurfacing in nyc

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

  • Diminishes Acne scars
  • Tightens sagging skin
  • Clears sun damaged skin
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Diminishes frown lines
  • Diminishes deep wrinkles
  • Clears uneven skin tone
  • Tightens lower eyelids
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Our fast and effective laser resurfacing treatment using non- ablative fractional laser technology, gets rid of wrinkles, sun damage spots, blemishes, brown spots and at the same time, smooths and tightens skin eyelid. The hand-held device provides short blasts of high-energy laser light that vaporizes damaged skin tissue one layer at a time. The fascinating result from Pixel Perfect is fresh new skin from underneath. There’s hardly anything to worry about as this has a low risk of scarring and complications.

If you’re considering laser skin resurfacing in NYC, our clinics are conveniently located to serve your needs.Please stop by our two locations on 1 W 58th Street (the shops at the Plaza) and 125 Fifth Avenue (5th Ave and 19th street) New York, NY to find out if you’re a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing. We have the best staff at SKINNEY Medspa who are licensed and trained.

Popular Q&A about Laser Skin Resurfacing

Am I a good candidate for Fractional Laser treatment?

If your skin reveals signs of aging, then yes, you’re a good candidate for Pixel Perfect for laser skin resurfacing. Those who have tried non-invasive therapies but are not satisfied with the results attest that Pixel Perfect gave them dramatic improvement that they can’t be happier about. Anyone who has moderate skin damage due to sun exposure can qualify for this procedure as long as he/she is in the proper shape and has good health habits along with the frequent skin care regimen. Turn back the clock and get rid of those aging signs that make you look older than your age. Make it seem like there really is a fountain of youth by using this high-end treatment called laser skin resurfacing.

Who can benefit from laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin surfacing procedure may correct skin flaws including:

  • Acne scares
  • Improvement in sagging skin
  • Clears sun damaged skin
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Squint lines
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Rosacea
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Tightened lower eyelids

What are Different types of fractional lasers for skin resurfacing

The two types of fractional lasers for skin resurfacing that are commonly used are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium.

CO2 laser is considered to be the most effective procedure for treatment of wrinkles, removing fine lines, decrease the appearance of deep wrinkles, acne scars, and smooth the skin. Treatment sessions last 15 to 90 minutes. With laser skin resurfacing healing time may take up to one to four months and will require sun protection with a high SPF sunscreen for up to six months.

Erbium is less intense and gentler fractional laser compared to other technologies. Recovery times are generally quicker with erbium laser treatment and patients usually experience less pain and swelling. Healing and final results with erbium laser for skin resurfacing treatment are typically seen within one to four weeks.

Our laser-certified licensed estheticians have performed hundreds of erbium laser resurfacing treatments in our NYC offices.

Are there any risks associated with laser resurfacing?

When a qualified, experienced professional performs laser resurfacing, complications are rare and are usually minor. Since each individual vary greatly in his or her anatomy, the outcome is never completely predictable. Some of the risks associated with laser resurfacing include: burns, scarring and lightening/darkening of the treated skin area from the heat of the laser.

We at SKINNEY Medspa believe that everyone has her own unique way of expressing her beauty and it’s been our mission to help you do just that with the use of advanced cosmetic technologies. Our staff is composed of registered nurses and laser-certified licensed estheticians to help you achieve a more gorgeous you.

Does Pixel Perfect work on all skin types?

Yes, this procedure can be performed on all types of skin.

Is it painful?

Gravity of pain actually depends on the person’s pain threshold. But according to most of those who have undergone this procedure, it’s similar to sunburn. The sunburn-like sensation may possibly continue after the treatment but it shouldn’t be a cause for worry, as it’s a normal part of the healing process.

How long is the procedure?

Generally, these treatments take about 30 minutes or less, unless you have advanced sun damage. If that’s the case, the treatment will be longer. The exact duration depends on your individual condition.

How safe is Pixel Perfect?

Safety is a common concern for anyone who intends to undergo cosmetic procedure. We can guarantee that this is completely safe and effective. It’s done without the use of surgery or injections. Flushing and reddening of the skin right after the treatment is normal. It only takes a short period for your skin to return to its normal color. As long as you follow post-treatment instructions to the dot, that’s the biggest difficulty you’ll encounter.

Helpful Pre and Post-Treatment Instructions for Laser Skin Resurfacing

Pre-Treatment Information

  • Avoid applying any topical acne treatment, or any treatments containing retinoids or benzyl peroxide for at least 72 hours prior to receiving your laser skin resurfacing treatment.
  • Avoid any medications that are photosynthesizing for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment. Click here to find out which medications are photosynthesizing.
  • Avoid using glycolic, salicylic or any other exfoliating creams or cleansers for 3 days prior to your treatment.

Post-Treatment Information

  • Common laser skin resurfacing side effects include mild swelling at the treatment site. This side effect generally lasts only a few hours.
  • It is not uncommon for some patients to have redness at the treatment site. The redness may last for a few hours up to 2 days post treatment.
  • Some patients feel a sunburn-like sensation for a couple hours up to 2 days post laser resurfacing treatment.
  • Applying ice packs to the treatment area can help reduce the duration and intensity of the common side effects of laser skin resurfacing.
  • Pixel Pattern and/or a leathery feeling along with flaking is common for 3 -5 days post treatment.
  • Full recovery takes 5 to 7 days.
  • Down time is decreased with subsequent treatments.
  • Use recommended moisturizer and SPF regularly.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing before and after pictures will be taken so you can compare the results of your laser skin treatment.
  • Laser resurfacing results are visible after your first treatment, but results reach their full potential following subsequent laser resurfacing treatments.

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