Laser skin resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation procedure that can treat blemishes, damaged skin, and other signs of aging. With age, your skin begins to show imperfections such as wrinkles, folds, scars, age spots, acne, and other cosmetic irregularities. Genetics, environmental factors like sun or wind exposure, and loss of collagen all contribute to less than glowing skin. Dr. Asaadi can help you restore your youthful, beautiful skin by reducing irregularities and cosmetic blemishes with laser skin resurfacing.
Laser skin resurfacing is a blemish treatment that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, liver spots, and other cosmetic irregularities that occur with aging. Using a focused laser beam of energy, Dr. Asaadi is able to target with exact accuracy specific areas of your skin that you wish to treat. Laser skin resurfacing can be personalized to precisely target what you are trying to treat. There are several lasers treatments used in laser skin resurfacing, which include ablative lasers, non-ablative lasers, fractional lasers, and the Fraxel CO2 Pixel Perfect™ Laser, and Intense Pulsed Light therapy.
Prior to your laser skin resurfacing therapy, you will be provided protective eye goggles to shield your eyes from the brightness of the laser used to refine your skin tone. A handheld device is used to evenly distribute the energy from the laser during your laser skin resurfacing treatment. This laser is scientifically designed to reduce and eliminate skin that has been damaged, while preserving as much healthy tissue and skin as possible.
Laser skin resurfacing can be performed at various depths, which means Dr. Asaadi can treat signs of aging on the outermost layers or skin but can also specifically target deep structures of your skin for facial rejuvenation. Specific areas of your face can be targeted during laser skin resurfacing, or you may opt for a full-face treatment. In some cases of laser skin resurfacing, a combination of laser types may be recommended to effectively treat all blemishes and cosmetic irregularities. Dr. Asaadi can help you decide which laser or lasers would be right choice for your individual goals. Some patients also choose to combine laser skin resurfacing with a facelift or eyelid surgery for the most dramatic results.
Laser skin resurfacing with ablative lasers uses quick pulses of light to remove damaged tissue and skin layers that cause discoloration, blemishes, or irregularities. With each pass of the hand-held applicator, a small layer of skin is removed in order to reveal healthy, new skin. Ablative lasers are often used in cases of skin firming, wrinkle treatments, and scar reduction.
Non-ablative lasers do not remove layers of skin during laser skin resurfacing. Instead, a non-ablative laser uses the heat generated by the laser to break down cosmetic irregularities on the surface of your skin. Patients often choose non-ablative lasers for laser skin resurfacing when they are treating fine lines and wrinkles.
Fractional lasers vary and can be either non-ablative or ablative. During laser skin resurfacing with fractional lasers, the energy is used to reach your deepest layers of skin to remove damaged cells and promote the growth of healthy tissue. Fractional lasers are often chosen to treat deep folds, severe wrinkles, liver spots, scarring, and skin discoloration.
The Fraxel CO2 Pixel Perfect™ laser treats the skin by delivering precise amounts of energy to specifically targeted treatment areas. Without damaging surrounding healthy tissue, The Fraxel CO2 Pixel Perfect™ laser treats the deepest layers of your skin without harming the healthy cells of your epidermis (outermost layer of skin). This results in a high success rate with a quick recovery period. The Fraxel CO2 Pixel Perfect™ laser restarts your body’s natural collagen production cycle, creating new, healthy, clear skin to replace the damaged cells that have been treated with laser skin resurfacing.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a specialized photorejuvenation treatment that can improve the appearance of a variety of skin irregularities. During IPL treatment, pulses of light energy are directed to the target area(s) to enhance the tone and texture of your skin and encourage new collagen production. Intense Pulsed Light facial rejuvenation treatments can reduce wrinkling, fine lines, lesions, birthmarks, facial redness, sun damage, vein patterns, and pigmentation issues without extensive recovery times.
|Ablative Laser||Non-Ablative Laser||Fraxel CO2 Pixel Perfect™ Laser||Intense Pulsed Light (Ipl) Treatment|
|Removes damaged skin layer by layer for complete facial rejuvenation.||Does not remove layers of skin. Uses heat to break down surface-level skin irregularities.||Treats the deepest layers of skin while preserving the healthy skin of your epidermis.||Sends pulses of light energy through the surface of the skin to break up irregularities and increase collagen production.|
|Often used for skin tightening, wrinkle care, and scar reduction.||Often used for fine lines, wrinkles, and mild-to-moderate facial folds.||Often used to promote the production of collagen.||Often used to improve blemishes, birthmarks, redness, sun damage, vein patterns, and pigmentation issues, as well as fine lines or wrinkles|
Some patients may be prescribed oral or topical medications to use in the weeks prior to their laser skin resurfacing for the best results. Certain medications, as well as some topical ointments and lotions, may need to be stopped prior to your laser skin resurfacing treatment. Dr. Asaadi will help you determine which laser is best for your particular laser skin resurfacing treatment. Dr. Asaadi may also help you create an individualized treatment regime that uses a combination of lasers for the most pleasing results.
The ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing is looking to treat facial blemishes such as wrinkles, lines, scars, liver spots, discoloration, and other signs of aging. Realistic expectations of what you can achieve through laser skin resurfacing are necessary prior to your procedure. Laser skin resurfacing is not meant to treat minor blemishes; laser skin resurfacing is a facial treatment designed to target moderate-to-severe cosmetic blemishes and irregularities. If you are looking to treat minor cosmetic blemishes, Dr. Asaadi may recommend other effective facial treatments such as chemical peels or skin care products. Because laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective, safe facial rejuvenation procedure, the majority of patients are eligible to receive laser skin resurfacing.
After your laser skin resurfacing treatment, a topical ointment may be applied to protect your healing skin. Bandages and facial tape may be applied to some patients to promote proper healing. Side effects after laser skin resurfacing depend on what type of laser you choose and the depth of your procedure. Common laser skin resurfacing side effects include minor itching, inflammation, and slight discomfort. These symptoms are your body’s natural reaction to laser skin resurfacing and will begin to fade in the days following your laser skin resurfacing treatment. Your skin may appear sensitive or pink for the first few weeks following laser skin resurfacing.
The length of your recovery depends on which laser you choose for your laser skin resurfacing and the depth of the laser skin resurfacing treatment you undergo. Any facial shaving will initially be prohibited as to not irritate your delicate facial skin. In some cases of laser skin resurfacing, a productive scab may form over your healing skin. It is important not to disturb this scab, as it is protecting your newly forming skin. Once your skin has properly healed, the scab will naturally and painlessly fall off. You will begin to see your laser skin resurfacing results in the days and weeks following your treatment with continuing results forming in the months following your procedure.
It is important that you choose a skilled laser skin resurfacing doctor who understands your individual anatomy. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering laser skin resurfacing.
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss laser skin resurfacing with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our laser skin resurfacing doctor.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have always had bags under my eyes, but as I became older, they seemed to get worse. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I saw were those bags. At least once a day at work, someone would ask me if I was tired. So, when my daughter announced her engagement, I thought it was time to do something. I made an appointment with Dr. Asaadi to see what my options were. My surgery was scheduled for August of 2012.
I was scared and apprehensive, but it was the right decision. I feel like a new person. No one asks me anymore if I am tired and I don’t shy away from having my picture taken. Dr. Asaadi and his staff have been terrific, so caring and professional. I only took one week off from work, and the bruising was minimal.
I probably would still have the bags if my daughter didn’t get married.
But, I am so thankful I had the surgery. And I was the proud mother of the bride. - M.W.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have known Dr. Asaadi for fifteen years. I first met him in my fifties. I look tired and worn out and looking for a more youthful appearance. In meeting Dr. Asaadi he presented a picture of a very sincere and up standing person.
He took the time to go over my goals and together we outlined what was needed. I had rhinoplasty and eye corrective surgery. Down time was minimal and the results perfect.
Several years later I had a face lift and again was completely satisfied.
Presently I am 69 years old looking way better than when I first met with him. Let me add that since my surgery Dr. Asaadi has maintained my youthful appearance by using injectable fillers. He is a true genius and a very honest person whom I highly recommend.
Also his staff is the best - A.E.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Just a short note to tell you how happy I am and to thank you for your wonderful work. As soon as I walked out the door from our first consultation, I had this “feeling” and I knew you were the one I could put 100% trust in. Thank you for your attention to detail, the care you’ve shown me, and your warm personality. I count myself luck to know you.
Thanks and all the best to you!
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“I am so very grateful for the tummy tuck that Dr. Asaadi performed on me. Dr. Asaadi has proven to me to be a meticulous artist of the body. I felt that the office and staff compares to no other. It has been 5 years since my surgery, I am 42 years old and I am feeling and looking just as good if not better since surgery. I am more confident putting on my clothing, especially bathing suits. Dr. Asaadi gave me my belly back from 20 years ago (pre-babies)."
I not only feel better in the way in which my body looks, but most important it changed the way I view myself inside and out.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
My name is Paula and about a month ago you gave me some botox injections. I had recently finished nine months of very tough treatment for a stage III breast cancer and I was neither feeling nor looking my best. My hair had just begun to grow but I still was showing way too much forehead for my comfort zone so I thought perhaps a little botox would give me a "lift".
Well, I cannot say enough about my results. I feel fantastic about the way my skin looks. In fact, the other evening I bumped into some friends at a restaurant. The first thing they said to me was "your skin looks fabulous! Even better than before your diagnosis." Now that's amazing. Since seeing you, I have received numerous compliments about how alive I look. Well, I do have a great attitude but I have to say that your skillful work has really made me feel confident.
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I wish all women who have been through treatment could feel as good as I feel. Thank you Dr. Asaadi.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“After 10 years of hearing comments about how tired I appeared, I decided that the time had come for me to take action which required more than just getting extra sleep!!!
I did my research and decided that Dr. Asaadi was the best choice upon seeing the results of past patients and the unique technique that he uses.
Now, close to two years later, I couldn't be happier! Not only do I look 10 years younger, but I now feel refreshed and vibrant. No more comments about how tired I appear.
This surgery not only restored my youth, but it greatly improved my confidence level. As a salesperson and a single girl, this is incredibly Important!!! Whereas prior to the surgery, I couldn't even think about walking out the door without makeup, now I am completely comfortable with it. No more trying to conceal or detract attention from the severe bags under my eyes!!! Friends and relatives, and even sometimes I, cannot believe the difference this surgery has made! One of the best parts is that it looks incredibly natural. No one would ever know I had anything done unless I had told them. A yearlong spa getaway would not have produced such results!"
It was hands down the best money I ever spent!!!!! I feel like I'm a walking billboard for Blepharoplasty.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“Once I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I knew my appearance would change for the better. What I did not anticipate is what a profound effect the results would have on my overall way of life. Along with giving me the body I wanted, the transformation gave me a great sense of confidence, reassurance, and security with myself. I now walk upright and confident, as opposed to slouched and submissive. I enjoy shopping for clothes and wearing two piece bathing suits on the beach.
If anyone is contemplating having this procedure done, I strongly encourage them to do so."
Thanks to Dr. Asaadi I have the perfect body and a better life. - CT
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you - the phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them lies a world of appreciation. Special people like you make the world a brighter place.
Thank you for helping me get better. Also to improve day by day my special future. I pray God bless your hands to help the life of others.
On May 12, 2010 Dr. Asaadi performed a bilateral reduction mammoplasty, CORE AbdominoplastySM, repair of diastasis recti, VASER® LipoSelection of the back, flanks, upper inner thighs, pubic area, lateral chest walls, and a small area of the upper arms. I was very sore for the first week, but after that I could see improvement every couple of days. The more I walked the better and stronger I felt.
In exactly six weeks after the surgery I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and their 13 month old son to a destination wedding feeling great. My daughter was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take care of the baby like I needed to ( her and her husband were in the wedding), but I had so much more energy and strength than I did in years. I felt so wonderful in my new clothes, and I can’t begin to express how many compliments I received.....especially in my “Tankini”!!!
I now look forward to getting up in the morning and picking out a nice fitting outfit for the day, and not some loose fitting shirt and baggy pants. Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you for all your professionalism and time spent going over the procedure. I am pleased thus far; I can only imagine my gratitude in the months ahead, as I see my nose transforming. I put my face in the hands of a true sculptor and have nothing but praise and recommendation. Your staff are a wonderful representation of your reputation on being a true caring practice. Many Thanks.