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By Penstein Dermatology
June 17, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Rejuvenation  

Fine lines and wrinkles can make you look older than you feel. Fortunately, you don't have to live with those visible reminders of your age. Alyson Chani Penstein, M.D. and Adam Penstein, M.D., your New York, NY, dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology, are here to explain how laser rejuvenation can improve the appearance of your skin.Fine Lines and Wrinkles

What is laser rejuvenation?

Laser rejuvenation treatments stimulate collagen production, firming your skin and making lines and wrinkles less noticeable. The light waves also target and break down melanin and hemoglobin that are responsible for dark spots or broken capillaries. Once these substances break down, they're reabsorbed by your body. Laser rejuvenation offers a variety of benefits. It can:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of acne scars
  • Remove or lighten age spots, freckles and patches of dark skin
  • Reduce spider veins and stretch marks
  • Make large pores less noticeable
  • Remove tiny broken blood capillaries and spider veins
  • Decrease redness caused by rosacea

What happens during laser rejuvenation treatment?

Before treatment begins, you'll be given a pair of special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser. After your doctor places a cooling gel on your skin, he or she will place the laser device against your skin. Although you may notice a stinging sensation, photofacial laser rejuvenation isn't usually painful.

What is the recovery period like?

You can return to work after the treatment, if you like. Although your face may look a little red for a few hours, the redness will quickly diminish. If you had any dark spots on your skin, they will gradually begin to flake off. Most people need three to five treatments that are each three weeks apart for maximum results. Follow-up treatment will help you maintain your results. After your treatment, it's important to use sunscreen to protect your skin.

Contact Your New York, NY Dermatologists

Would you like to improve the appearance of your skin? Call Alyson Chani Penstein, M.D. and Adam Penstein, M.D., your New York, NY, dermatologists at Penstein Dermatology, at (212) 517-5171 to find out if this treatment is a good option for you. Enjoy younger-looking skin with laser rejuvenation!

By Penstein Dermatology
April 18, 2016
Category: Skin Care
Tags: laser hair removal  

Unwanted hair is one of the top beauty concerns for both women and men. Traditional methods of hair removal, like shaving, plucking orlaser hair removal waxing are very temporary solutions that require constant maintenance, which is why many patients opt for laser hair removal. Learn how you can get ready for the beach season ahead with a laser treatment to remove unwanted hair at Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by eliminating the hair follicle so that it doesn't grow back as quickly as it does when you shave or wax. The follicles are zapped with strong pulses of light, which are delivered by a laser wand. The best candidates are people with very dark hair because the laser is designed to target dark pigments. The results often last for a few months or longer.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a popular treatment offered at Penstein Dermatology in New York. Here are some of the benefits you can look forward to if you’re a good candidate:

- Reduction of hair follicles by up to 80 percent.
- With laser hair removal, you will enjoy a long-lasting solution for your unwanted hair.
- Reduced razor bumps or ingrown hairs that can develop due to regular shaving.
- The average session only takes about an hour.

Ready for the Beach
Laser hair removal will help prepare you for the beach. That's why it's important to schedule your appointment ahead of the summer season. Depending on the amount of hair you want removed, you may need to schedule more than one session. Here are the areas that your dermatologist can target so that you can wear your bathing suit with confidence this summer:

- Bikini area
- Legs and thighs
- Chest
- Back

Call Penstein Dermatology Today
You'll feel so much more confident wearing a two piece or maybe even speedos this summer after your laser hair removal treatment. Call Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY at (212)517-5171 today!

By Penstein Dermatology
February 12, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Wrinkle Removal  

Tired of facial wrinkles making you look older than you feel? At Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY, we offer the latest in wrinkle removal treatments, including laser skin resurfacing. This safe and comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation will have you looking and feeling younger in just one appointment with your New York dermatologists, Drs. Alyson Chani and Adam Penstein. Here's how it Wrinkle Remvoalworks:

What is laser rejuvenation?

Laser wrinkle treatments at your Penstein Dermatology use short bursts of laser light to remove targeted areas of damaged skin. This leaves unblemished, unwrinkled skin intact, cutting back on healing time. The damaged areas are also stimulated by the laser to begin producing collagen again, a protein that promotes elasticity in the skin. That means that as your skin heals from the laser rejuvenation treatment from your New York dermatologist, it will be firm and smooth!

What does laser rejuvenation treat?

The wrinkles most often treated with laser are those that form around the eyes, forehead and mouth areas. Besides wrinkles, laser rejuvenation at Penstein Dermatology in New York also treats other unsightly skin conditions, including sun damage, liver spots and acne scarring. It can also reduce enlarged oil glands on the nose and improve your overall complexion.

How long does it take to see results from laser rejuvenation?

Many of our patients at Penstein Dermatology see an immediate difference in the appearance of their skin after a laser rejuvenation treatment. Over the next year, improvements will become more obvious. How your skin responds to a laser rejuvenation treatment from your New York dermatologist depends largely on the condition of your skin before the treatment and how much damage needed to be removed. Drs. Alyson Chani and Adam Penstein recommend the daily use of sunscreen to all their patients, in particular those who have had laser rejuvenation or other cosmetic treatments.

If you'd like more information on removing your wrinkles with laser rejuvenation, contact Penstein Dermatology in New York, NY for a consultation today!

By Penstein Dermatology
October 06, 2015
Category: None
Tags: Untagged

Welcome to the Blog of Penstein Dermatology

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dermatologist in the New York, NY area, we’re excited you are here. With the dermatology industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote skin health awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dermatology news, advancements in dermatology treatments, practical skin care advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best skin health. 

As always, feel free to contact Penstein Dermatology with any dermatology questions or concerns.


-- The Dermatology Team at Penstein Dermatology

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