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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Intense Pulsed Light IPL | Photodynamic Therapy PDT | Cutera Limelight IPL | Manhattan | New York CityLaser skin rejuvenation is a popular treatment option for restoring aging skin to a smoother and more youthful appearance. This term includes several different noninvasive techniques used to treat wrinkles, sagging skin, brown spots, enlarged pores and more.

Different types of laser treatments are used to treat different skin conditions. Some of the most commonly used procedures include:

  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) - Light therapy that penetrates deep in the skin and does not injure the surface, best used to improve skin texture and color
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) - Two-part procedure that makes the skin more sensitive to light and then uses the light to reduce redness, age spots and freckles with minimal downtime
  • Non-ablative laser rejuvenation - Used for early signs of aging and requires no downtime
  • Ablative laser resurfacing - Heats the skin to reduce deep wrinkles and other signs of aging, but causes a visible wound that requires healing
  • Cutera Limelight IPL - A versatile and powerful device for treating vascular and pigmented lesions. Has excellent hemoglobin and melanin absorption for uniform treatments and ease of use.

Results from laser treatments are usually not immediate and can take several months to appear. Several sessions may be needed in order to reach the patient's desired results, but laser techniques are often effective in completely eliminating age spots and other concerns.

Although safer than traditional resurfacing procedures, there are some risks associated with laser skin rejuvenation, such as unwanted lightening or darkening of the treated area or scarring. Choosing an experienced doctor can help reduce these risks.

To learn more about the benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing, please call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.