Laser Resurfacing in New York City
with Dr. Shridharani
What Is Laser Resurfacing?
Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of skin texture and quality. While doing so, the laser also treats minor facial flaws by removing damaged superficial layers of skin. This allows new collagen and skin to form.
What Does Laser Resurfacing Treat?
Facial laser resurfacing can treat acne scars, age spots, crow’s feet, droopy eyelids, sagging thin skin, scars, sun-damaged skin, wrinkles and fine lines.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
Various patients present to Dr. Shridharani for laser resurfacing. Young men and women look for gentle skin refreshing while older patients look for deeper skin rejuvenation. Dr. Shridharani has successfully treated patients for fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, mouth or forehead as well as shallow and deep acne scars.
Who Is Not a Candidate for Laser Resurfacing?
Patients who have active acne or very dark skin tones usually are not good candidates for laser resurfacing.
Is Laser Resurfacing Painful?
Medication is often given to help the patient relax during the procedure and to reduce pain. Topical anesthetics are used to numb small treatment areas. For larger treatments or more intense deeper resurfacing, Dr. Shridharani and his anesthesiologist may use mild sedation.
What Are the Side Effects of Laser Resurfacing?
One of the benefits of erbium laser resurfacing is the minimal injury to the surrounding skin. This laser causes fewer side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness. Because of this, your recovery time should be faster than with traditional CO2 laser resurfacing.
What Is the Recovery Time for Laser Resurfacing?
Recovery time is specific for each patient depending on how aggressive he/she is treated. Most patients should expect at least a week of redness/downtime.