About Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Dr. Lawrence Bass at Bass Plastic Surgery, PLLC offers his New York, NY patients many options when it comes to restoring their skin for a more youthful look. In addition to ablative laser skin resurfacing procedures, he also makes available nonablative lasers, like the fractional laser Fraxel Re:Store. This method does not vaporize the skin, but instead creates tiny columns of coagulated tissue that leaves an intact skin surface and less recovery than traditional laser resurfacing or even fractional abaltive laser resurfacing. Laser skin rejuvenation replaces or “resurfaces” the columns of skin invisibly over a few weeks, allowing it to grow back stronger and healthier for treatment of a wide variety of complexion issues. Some of the issues this treatment can address are texture irregularities, acne, minor wrinkles, and pigment irregularity. Another approach uses the PicoSure laser with the microfocused array to create spots of shearing between the epidermis and dermis to stimulate collagen synthesis and rejuvenation of the skin. Dr. Bass can discuss with each patient in detail the full benefits and help them decide which treatment is the best option for their needs.
The best candidates for a nonablative laser skin rejuvenating treatment will have:
- Minor degrees of skin changes such as acne, rough texture, dull skin, mild wrinkles, and pigment irregularity
- A desire to minimize recovery time
- A desire for natural-looking, smoother skin
- Realistic expectations for their treatment
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Bass in July. Everything from the consultation to the follow up appointments to the office staff was wonderful. I'm so pleased with the results and should've done this years ago. Dr. Bass is attentive and very thorough. The office staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Bass!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 02, 2017
"Great facialplasty/peel - Dr. Bass and his whole team were terrific. They were professional, thoughtful, and made sure that every step in the process was easy and successful...."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 24, 2019
"I had surgery performed by Dr. Bass. I found him to be caring with more aftercare than to had anticipated. I am a patient at the Great Neck office and found everyone there to be helpful, thorough, and caring. I would highly recommend this practice."- M. / Healthgrades / Nov 18, 2020
"Great Surgeon for Male Rhinoplasty - Dr. Bass performed my rhinoplasty along with a medically indicated septoplasty. I'm happy with the results, in terms of both look and function (i.e. snoring is cured, breathing noticeably improved).Male rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure to get right; my understanding is that it has a lower patient satisfaction rate than most cosmetic procedures. Thus, it is especially important to find the right surgeon with the knowledge, skill and experience, who can discuss expectations in a clear and honest manner. I fully recommend Dr. Bass.Dr. Bass is very patient and caring, especially for a surgeon of his renown. Pre-operative consultation was very thorough and he was generous with his time. Recovery from any nasal surgery is unpleasant and good post-operative care is important; again, I'm pleased with his & his staff's empathy and responsiveness.Finally, I'm grateful that Dr. Bass was able to accommodate my schedule and coordinate with her colleague Dr. Franziska Huettner (another outstanding surgeon), so I could have multiple procedures with the downtime of one."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 23, 2020
"Tummy Tuck 1/8/18 - Had gastric bypass 6/6/17Lost 130 pounds Tummy Tuck 1/8/18Today is 3 days post opp ,I’m feeling better today ... day 2 I felt like a Mack truck hit meI wasn’t in major pain just very sore .Feeling better today trying to move more"- B. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
What to Expect
Patients will receive their laser skin rejuvenating treatment onsite in our office. After a numbing gel is applied to the skin, a fractional, nonablative laser will be passed over the facial skin to promote healing and collagen production. Sometimes oral medication or inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen (ProNox) are given to minimize discomfort. This is a short, outpatient treatment though some redness and swelling may occur the first few days following the session.
The results will vary depending on the patient's condition, but after a series of sessions, they should notice visibly brighter, clearer, and smoother skin. Results will be gradual and usually are not visible right away. The improved skin can be long lasting, with certain cases showing clearer skin for years to come, though maintenance treatments may be needed yearly.
Clearer, Smoother Skin
Clearer, smoother skin can be yours today with laser skin rejuvenating treatments. Using laser energy can help produce stronger, healthier skin over time with fewer skin afflictions. Call our office today to learn more about all of our skin rejuvenating options.