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.
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!