Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Lumos Dermatology®

Dermatology & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Flatiron, Gramercy, Murray Hill, New York, NY

Are you concerned about age spots, acne scars, or sun damage? Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective form of facial rejuvenation that addresses these concerns. The team of board-certified dermatologists at Lumos Dermatology® in New York City’s Flatiron District in Manhattan performs the treatment to help restore your skin so can you look your best. Fractional laser resurfacing can also help reduce the appearance of surgical scars and stretch marks. Call or book online today to learn more about this skin rejuvenation technique that delivers long-lasting results.

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Q & A

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What is fractional laser skin resurfacing?

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses laser energy. The energy from the laser is divided into thousands of microscopic treatment zones to target your skin for maximum effectiveness and minimal damage to healthy tissue. 

Fractional laser energy is safe on the surface of your skin, yet effective at penetrating the deeper layers to instigate new cell growth. Fractional laser energy promotes new collagen cells to generate so they can improve the inner support structure of your skin. As a result, your skin becomes softer, smoother, and more evenly pigmented, with fewer visible lines and wrinkles. 

The new collagen continues to replenish dull, aging skin cells in the weeks that follow your fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment, making the benefits long-lasting. The treatment itself is quick and noninvasive, with minimal discomfort and downtime. 

What types of concerns can fractional laser skin resurfacing treat?

Depending on your individual needs, the board-certified dermatologists at Lumos Dermatology® may recommend nonablative or ablative laser skin resurfacing. Nonablative treatments are minimally damaging to the surface of your skin since they target the deeper layers of tissue and stimulate new collagen production. 

Ablative treatments are a bit more intense as they burn away damaged layers from your skin’s surface down through the deeper layers. Fractional ablative laser resurfacing promotes a faster healing process than other types of ablative treatments. 

The doctors use the state-of-the-art Icon™ Aesthetic System to treat a variety of skin concerns through nonablative resurfacing and the Candela™ CO2RE® fractional laser for ablative treatments. These treatments can address:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Surgical scars
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven texture

Ablative resurfacing is a bit stronger than nonablative resurfacing, and your doctor helps you decide which is best for your aesthetic concerns. Your dermatologist performs all procedures, so you know your treatment is safe and effective every time. 

How many fractional laser treatments do I need to see results?

You may notice a difference in the appearance of lines and wrinkles or scar tissue after one fractional laser treatment, but most people benefit from a series of nonablative treatments. 

With the Icon Aesthetic System, you may need several treatments to get your desired outcome, and your doctor discusses that with you before you begin laser resurfacing. With the CO2RE, you may need fewer ablative treatments to achieve your desired results. 

In most instances, you can return to work or other daily activities after a nonablative treatment, but you may experience some downtime after ablative laser skin resurfacing. 

Discover how you can revitalize your skin from the inside and reduce the outward effects of aging. Call to schedule a consultation or request the next available appointment online. 

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