Laser Skin Resurfacing

Conveniently located to serve the areas of New York, NY

A double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Levine and her team offer some of the most comprehensive laser skin resurfacing treatments in New York City. These versatile laser treatments can be customized to address various skin concerns by targeting different layers of skin tissue, across the body.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments are effective for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and unwanted pigmentation, resulting in a smoother, more even skin tone.

To ensure your aesthetic goals are met, we offer various resurfacing treatments at varied depths, addressing superficial and deep skin concerns.The treatments listed below are arranged from most superficial to deepest tissue penetration.

Frax 1940 by Nordlys

Target Areas: Specifically designed to address pigmentation issues and fine lines on the epidermal layer.

Mechanism: Utilizes a fractional laser technology that creates microscopic columns in the skin, promoting rapid healing and rejuvenation without affecting the surrounding tissue.

Downtime: Minimal, allowing patients to return to their daily activities almost immediately, with only slight redness or swelling that subsides quickly.

Suitable For: Individuals looking to improve skin tone and texture with the least amount of downtime.

NanoLaserPeel by Sciton Laser

Target Areas: Ideal for enhancing the skin’s texture by lightly polishing the top layer of the skin.

Mechanism: Employs a precise amount of energy to remove the outermost layer of the skin, revealing the smoother, fresher skin beneath.

Downtime: Very minimal, with patients typically resuming normal activities within 1-2 days post-treatment.

Suitable For: Those seeking a quick refresh for their skin with minimal interruption to their schedule.

MicroLaserPeel by Sciton Laser

Target Skin Concerns: Targets deeper lines and signs of sun damage more aggressively than the NanoLaserPeel.

Mechanism: This peel goes deeper into the skin to remove a thicker layer, effectively addressing more pronounced skin imperfections.

Downtime: Requires a longer recovery period, with patients needing several days to heal, accompanied by more noticeable redness and peeling.

Suitable For: Individuals with moderate skin issues looking for more significant results than what superficial treatments offer.

Frax 1550 by Nordlys

Target Skin Concerns: Focuses on rejuvenating the skin by stimulating collagen production, improving skin texture, and addressing sun-damaged skin.

Mechanism: Going deeper than Frax 1940, this fractional laser targets deeper layers of the skin to promote collagen remodeling, enhancing skin firmness and elasticity.

Downtime: Short to moderate, with some redness and swelling expected, but generally allowing for a quick return to daily activities.

Suitable For: Patients aiming for improvements in skin texture and resilience with manageable downtime.

ProFractional by Sciton Laser

Target Skin Concerns: Specifically targets fractions of the skin to treat a variety of concerns, including acne scars, aging skin, and more, while promoting rapid healing.

Mechanism: Creates thousands of microscopic channels in the skin, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process and leads to significant collagen production.

Downtime: Varies, with most patients experiencing a few days of downtime due to the targeted yet intensive nature of the treatment.

Suitable For: Those who desire noticeable skin improvement with a balance between efficacy and recovery time.

ContourTRL by Sciton Laser

Target Skin Concerns: Deeply penetrates the skin to treat severe wrinkles, scars, and other deep skin imperfections, offering profound rejuvenation.

Mechanism: This laser treatment removes outer layers of damaged skin while heating underlying skin layers to stimulate collagen growth, resulting in smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.

Downtime: Requires the longest recovery time among the listed treatments, with significant redness and peeling as the skin heals and regenerates.

Suitable For: Patients with deep wrinkles and scars who are looking for dramatic results and are able to accommodate a longer recovery period.

Laser Skin Resurfacing: What to Expect

Before the Procedure

  • Consultation: Discuss your aesthetic goals and skin condition with Dr. Jennifer Levine to determine the best laser treatment option for you.
  • Preparation: Avoid sun exposure, certain skincare products, and medications that may affect your skin’s sensitivity or healing process.

During the Procedure

  • Comfort Measures: Numbing cream is typically used for laser skin resurfacing, but deeper treatments may require local anesthesia.
  • The Treatment: The laser precisely removes or targets specific layers of tissue, stimulating collagen production and the body’s natural healing process.

After the Procedure

  • Immediate Aftercare: Your skin will be treated with soothing ointments and dressed if necessary. Expect swelling, redness, and a sunburn-like sensation.
  • Recovery Time: Recovery time varies depending on the depth of the resurfacing and laser type. Superficial treatments require minimal downtime, while deeper resurfacing may necessitate up to two weeks of recovery.
  • Post-Treatment Care: Keep your skin clean, moisturized, and protected from the sun. Follow your patient care coordinator’s instructions for optimal healing and results.

Expected Results

  • Visible Improvements: You can expect to see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture, tone, and appearance once the healing process is complete. Results gradually improve over several months as collagen production increases, revealing smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.
  • Longevity of Results: The effects of laser skin resurfacing can last for years, depending on the type of treatment received and how well you take care of your skin post-procedure. A maintenance skincare routine, including sun protection, is essential to prolong the results.
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