Laser devices are growing rapidly in the field of dermatology, where laser light and energy can be used to treat the skin and body. At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, our doctors are [...]
Laser Resurfacing For a Smoother, More Youthful Appearance
Laser resurfacing can give you a smoother, more youthful complexion without the downtime, cost or discomfort of plastic surgery. Laser skin resurfacing is an ideal treatment for reducing or eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and brow lines on the forehead, as well as for acne scars, age spots and other blemishes.
How does laser skin resurfacing work?
This non-invasive cosmetic procedure employs “fractional” laser technology, a procedure in which the laser targets just a fraction of an area. Microscopic columns of laser light heat and destroy damaged cells, while leaving surrounding tissue undamaged and stimulating the production of collagen, which moisturizers and plumps the skin. A few days after the fractional resurfacing, the outer layer of skin falls away, revealing smoother, more youthful skin beneath.
The Benefits of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Technology
Laser facial resurfacing is often performed with a Fraxel laser, which can generate a variety of frequencies of laser light, enabling a physician to customize treatments for the needs of each patient. Fraxel lasers can be used on the neck, chest, décolletage, hands, arms, back and legs, as well as the face. Most patients in Livingston schedule several sessions to maximize the effectiveness of the laser resurfacing treatments. The Fraxel laser resurfacing procedure requires little preparation, requires only about half an hour of time for the procedure, and minimal downtime after a session. Results are visible immediately, and the skin tone and smoothness continues to improve for several weeks or months after treatment.
Here at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, New Jersey, Dr. Lin and Dr. Farley-Loftus and their team of board certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons have extensive experience performing laser resurfacing treatments. Contact us today to learn more about the difference advanced cosmetic procedures like this can do for you!