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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
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!