Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing – Cynosure Icon™ Aesthetic Laser System – Paramus, NJ*

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We have cutting-edge technology at Aydin Plastic Surgery in the Cynosure Icon Aesthetic Laser System, to provide our patients with non-ablative and fractional ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments.  Dr. Aydin spared no expense in purchasing the Cynosure Icon for both of our offices in Paramus, NJ and White Plains, NY as it is one of the best lasers on the market. The Cynosure Icon utilizes focused laser beams to remove the upper layer of the skin to reveal a healthy, new layer. These treatments are safe, effective, and will improve the tone and texture of your skin.

Non-ablative and fractional ablative laser skin resurfacing can:

  • Decrease or eliminate wrinkles or stretch marks
  • Diminish the appearance of scars
  • Rejuvenate non-responsive skin after a facelift
  • Remove age spots, spider veins, warts, and birthmarks
  • Repair sun-damaged skin
  • Improve skin tone due to melasma or other causes
  • Decrease the size of enlarged pores

Treatment Technique

Laser skin resurfacing uses controlled light beams with high intensity to vaporize and remove the upper layer of the skin. When the damaged, superficial skin is removed, it gives way for new skin to grow, which masks the face with a new layer of epidermis. Any pain during the procedure is managed with local anesthesia and/or sedatives to help the patient relax. The eyes will also be protected since lasers can be harmful to the patient’s vision. Laser skin resurfacing’s advanced technology allows accurate targeting of smaller areas so the surrounding skin is not affected. A session may take up to 2 hours depending on the patient’s skin conditions.

During/After the Procedure

Laser resurfacing is an out-patient procedure. There may be pain during treatment, so local anesthesia can be used to minimize the patient’s discomfort. The doctor may also prescribe the patient a pain reliever after the procedure. The face may be bandaged after treatment. Since the epidermis is peeled away, the skin may appear red for several weeks. As it heals, crusting may be present. It is very important to follow the doctor’s advice on skin care to prevent any scarring. It may take a few days before the patient can resume normal activities. It may also be beneficial to use an extra pillow when sleeping to ease any discomfort.

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Negative Effects on Skin?

Although the procedure will wear the skin surface away, there is a minimal risk of scarring, especially when post-treatment care is implemented. It is critical to find a reputable doctor or technician with comprehensive experience with laser skin treatments. It’s important for the surgeon to understand different technologies affect different skin types. When done correctly, the result is a long-lasting healthy skin effective in combating signs of aging and skin damage.

Long Term?

Aside from the natural effects of aging, personal habits and environmental factors, results can be long lasting. Maintenance treatments may be considered as signs of aging get more and more significant over time.

Ablation vs. Non-Ablation?

Laser skin resurfacing may be aggressive, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. The more aggressive the treatment (which is referred to as an ablative procedure) the more it wears away the epidermis to let new skin regeneration begin. Recovery with this technique may take up to 3 weeks. The lighter treatment, or non-ablative laser, does not remove any skin. It stimulates deeper layers of the skin to initiate an increased growth of collagen. With this treatment, there will be no downtime for the patient. Both techniques help the skin regenerate. As new layers of skin are developed, skin problems such as wrinkles, mild scars and discoloration are minimized. Fractional lasers have all of the advantages of non-ablative treatments, but is best for smaller areas and specific targets.

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