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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.

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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?

    Some patients may find laser skin resurfacing to be uncomfortable. Most of Read More

  • 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?

    No – when done by an expert. It's important to pick the Read More

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Make your skin care a priority with leading-dermatologist and New York Magazine’s “Top Doctor”: Dr. Neal Schultz.