Laser skin resurfacing is a popular treatment designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, age spots, uneven texture, hyperpigmentation, and even sun damage. As the name suggests, laser skin resurfacing harnesses the power of lasers to completely rejuvenate your skin. While some people get nervous about a laser being used on their skin, this technology is safe and designed specifically for skin. These are not the same lasers that cut through steel! At Park Avenue Skin Care, we use two main types of lasers for this procedure: ablative and nonablative needles. Ablative lasers can remove a thin layer of the skin and heat the skin's deeper levels (dermis) to stimulate new collagen. This is what creates gorgeous, youthful skin regeneration. Nonablative lasers stimulate collagen growth, but this type of laser does not remove a layer of skin. It relies on precisely heating the dermis to reduce signs of aging and other common skin concerns. Based on your unique skin type, Dr. Schultz will recommend the best laser skin resurfacing treatment for you.

Laser skin resurfacing is a powerful treatment that corrects several common skin concerns. Most commonly, patients of Park Avenue Skin Care schedule skin resurfacing appointments in our beautiful Upper East Side office to improve the appearance of:

  • Fine Lines
  • Scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven Texture
  • Sun Damaging
  • Signs of Aging
During your consultation, Dr. Schultz will discuss your history, concerns, and goals in-depth. You will get all the information you need about the treatment recommended for your skin, what to expect during your appointment, and the results you can look forward to.

While many people are approved for their laser skin resurfacing, not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. In fact, a significant part of pairing you with the right laser skin resurfacing method is to minimize the risk of complications and give you the results you want. During your appointment, you will get specific information about whether laser skin resurfacing is right for you. Some factors that may make you ineligible for this procedure include:

  • Being pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Being predisposed to scarring, like keloids
  • Having an autoimmune disorder
  • Having radiation treatments on the face
  • Having a darker skin tone
  • Having an outbreak of cold sores or are prone to developing cold sores
  • Taking acne medications that affect the skin, such as Accutane, Claravis, Myorisan, Zenatane
To learn more about how laser skin resurfacing could transform your skin, schedule your consultation with NYC's top dermatologist.

Laser skin resurfacing is a powerful treatment that improves the look of signs of aging and other common concerns. During the procedure, pain is minimal, and many people describe the sensation as a rubber band slapping against the skin. Most sessions range in time from 30 minutes to over an hour, and you will receive detailed aftercare instructions before you go home. Recovering from laser skin resurfacing takes up to 3 weeks, as your skin is taking that time to heal and regenerate. Patients may experience some swelling, redness, dryness, and peeling following the procedure. These symptoms can be managed with the right post-procedure products to make the recovery period a comfortable one.

Since laser skin resurfacing targets the deeper layers of the skin, you will begin to notice results as your skin heals and regenerates. After this procedure, your skin will appear plumper, have less visible wrinkles, and look clear of sun damage. These transformative results make laser skin resurfacing such a great treatment for people who want to target all of their concerns with just one session. Laser skin resurfacing is known to produce results that last for years when it is done right. Working with a top dermatologist is essential to ensure that you get the best results possible, which is why people choose to come to Park Avenue Skin Care for their treatment.

Everyone's skin is different, and Dr. Schultz knows how important it is to love what you see in the mirror. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Schultz will pair you with the right type of laser skin resurfacing treatment. To give great results to a diverse range of skin types, Park Avenue Skin Care works with several top-of-the-line lasers. Laser skin resurfacing must be done carefully and deliberately. The Dr. Schultz difference is his attention to detail. We want to make sure that you are informed, comfortable, and confident leaving your appointment. The results from laser skin resurfacing last for years, so let the top dermatologist in the Upper East Side, NYC make that happen for you.

Each laser skin resurfacing appointment can last anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour. The length of your appointment is dependent on which area is being treated. In general, the larger the area of treatment, the longer the appointment may be. Park Avenue Skin Care has many top-of-the-line lasers available. Depending on each unique patient's case, Dr. Schultz will recommend one of the ablative or nonablative lasers. During this procedure, many patients describe the laser feeling like a rubber band snapping against their skin. While this may be slightly uncomfortable to some, many people are able to adjust to the sensation. The results of laser skin resurfacing last for years and include reducing the appearance of fine lines, scars, redness, sun damage, and other signs of aging.

Patient Reviews

I've been seeing Dr. Schultz for the last 8 years and during that time, I've recommended him to countless friends for both cosmetic and medical dermatologic help. I trust him completely both diagnostically and aesthetically. When I had shingles, he was wonderful, incredibly supportive and kind. And when I eased into doing more cosmetic dermatology, he was– and continues to be– patient, careful and cautious. He listens to concerns and really hears what your goal outcome is and works with you to make it happen. I wanted to maintain a natural look while keeping my skin looking fresh and that's just what he's done for me. I always leave his office feeling prettier and well-cared for! If you have a medical concern or something about your skin you want to upgrade, you can't do better than Dr. Schultz and his wonderful team. And the products are amazing as well!

- Laura B.

Dr. Schultz is the most thorough and good natured dermatologist I have ever seen. I have been a patient of his for more than 20 years. He has taught me everything I know about the value of taking care of my skin, a gift that keeps on giving. He also takes the time to listen to me, to see me as an individual and doesn't treat my needs as a one size fits all doctor. I really appreciate his kindness, patience and expertise. I absolutely love his product line and have definitely reaped the rewards from using it, especially his glycolic peel pads and moisturizer, which I can't live without. My skin feels softer, smoother, appears more translucent and actually looks younger! He helped me to see beyond the lines and wrinkles, although he so good at helping to keep those at bay while maintaining a very natural appearance. His staff is outstanding. They make you feel welcome, like family, from the moment you walk through the door. Angela, Monika, Deborah and all of the support staff are extraordinary at what they do. Thank you Dr. Schultz and everyone at Park Ave Skincare. You're the best!

- Laura M.

Dr. Schultz has truly transformed my skin, so much so that I can confidently leave the house without wearing makeup now. During my first meeting with him, he intently listened to my skin concerns, we discussed what my goals were, and he explained pragmatically what treatments and products he recommended for me. I truly appreciate his fantastic bedside manner and conservative approach. I am a perfectionist in every aspect of my life, including my skin, and he understood this and was committed to helping me achieve every skin goal I had. The entire staff is just so fantastic and friendly, from reception to the PAs. They make you feel welcome and extremely comfortable, which to me is very important when visiting any doctor’s office. As someone who works too much and never gets enough sleep, my skin was looking very dull and lifeless. My skin is now full of life again and has an incredible glow to it which I have never had before. And I owe it all to the incredible Dr. Schultz.

- Kelly D.

My partnership with Dr Schultz began more than 30 years ago. As a generous friend, advisor, skilled surgeon, and superb cosmetic diagnostician, he has enabled me to look my best. He has kept me abreast of the most sophisticated procedures and in so doing, has maximized my appearance, always guided by what will be most beneficial for me. He is someone I go to for advice and care and his staff is another manifestation of this care. I don’t know many patients who can say this, and I feel fortunate to be among them.

- Ellen R.

In the four years that I've been a patient of Dr. Schultz, my acne-prone skin has gone from constant breakouts to smooth and clear. These days, I feel confident and comfortable enough in my skin to wear minimal makeup, if any—which I never would have done in years past. He and his warm, friendly staff always go above and beyond; he takes the time to listen, talk with me, and create the best plan for my skin. It's clear he has my best interests in mind, and I trust him wholeheartedly. I would highly recommend him to friends, family, and frankly, anyone who asks.

- Deanna P.

Each session with Dr. Schultz is a mini education in skin care. He approaches each patient as a unique individual with different needs. I’m Asian and he’s explained to me how that impacts treatment in a clear manner that a layperson can understand. At each examination, he recites detailed notes to his staff which he then refers back to at each future appointment, adjusting and tweaking treatment plans when necessary. Over the past two years I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in my blemishes and overall complexion and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to enhance their appearance.

- Sherry G.

I have been a patient of Dr. Schultz for many years, and I continue to be amazed at his medical approach, patience, and professionalism. He takes the time to listen to my health concerns, explains how and why he would like to issue a treatment in a way that I understand , answers all of my questions, and all of his procedures and painless and thorough. He is very attentive, results-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable. He follows up and is committed to my health and satisfaction. The Park Avenue Skincare is a calm environment and the staff are all very friendly, warm, and respectful. It's easy to get appointments at a time that works for me and they are always on time and considerate. I think so highly of him and his practice that I sent my mom to him, and continue to go to his office even though my life is based in midtown west! I have great confidence in the care that he gives.

- Katrina A.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can people of any age get laser skin resurfacing?

    Yes, lasers can be used on people of almost any age. Depending Read More

  • Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

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  • How long does it take to recover from?

    Laser skin resurfacing completely transforms the skin in the area of treatment. Read More

  • Does laser skin resurfacing work on darker skin tones?

    Yes. In the past, laser treatments were not as effective for people Read More

  • What lasers does Park Avenue Skin Care use?

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  • Is laser skin resurfacing dangerous?

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