About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, is similar to chemical peeling -removing surface layers of skin but with the precision of a laser. These treatments at Bass Plastic Surgery are ablative, using the Sciton Erbium:YAG laser or Sciton Profractional fractional Erbium:YAG laser to aggressively target the wrinkles and acne scars embedded deep in the facial skin. Ablative lasers, like the Erbium:YAG, vaporize thin layers of skin leaving a raw surface that heals over a few days. As the skin begins to heal, it also remodels to add new collagen with a stronger, smoother layer that has fewer wrinkles and scars. Modern resurfacing lasers, administered by plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Bass, allow gradable treatments from very light to very aggressive depending on the severity of wrinkling, making the treatments customizable for each patient's needs. Less aggressive laser treatments are also available at our New York, NY practice, and patients can feel free to schedule a consultation to learn more.
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"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
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Laser skin resurfacing with the ablative Erbium:YAG full field or fractional laser is a good option for patients who have severe skin trouble in their face, neck, chest, and hands, including:
- Moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes or lips
- Sun-damaged skin
- Scars and brown spots
What to Expect
Laser skin resurfacing is a quick procedure and is performed in our office. Every treatment is tailored to the patient's specific skin conditions and desired outcome. Full field treatments expose 100% of the surface in the treated areas. Fractional resurfacing uses thousands of tiny pinpoints of laser light which cumulate to only a portion of the total treated surface area. For less advanced problems or more sensitive skin like the neck, chest and hands, fractionated treatments provide rapid healing with less risk. Since only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. The skin’s wound healing response creates new collagen, adding firmness and resilience to the skin.
Immediately after the treatment the skin is raw and must be covered with ointment and washed several times a day. After a few days, the skin is healed but will remain red for a few weeks or longer depending on the strength of the treatment. This redness can be concealed with makeup. After treatment, patients should be careful to minimize direct sunlight and always wear sun protection since the skin will be sensitive in the first few months after the procedure. Most patients will see some results right away, but full results will appear several later as the skin finishes remodeling itself.
Reduce Your Wrinkles
Reduce your wrinkles and acne scarring today by starting your ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments. The full field or fractional Erbium:YAG laser is able to precisely penetrate the skin's layers to resurface and remodel for a smoother look. Schedule a consultation at our Great Neck or Manhattan, NY office today.