Laser Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Michael Kurzman, MD -  - General & Cosmetic Dermatology

Michael Kurzman, MD

General & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Rossville, Staten Island, NY

Skin loses its natural elasticity with the aging process, causing wrinkles to form. Other conditions, such as acne, can leave scars and other flaws behind, which can make people less confident about their appearance. Laser skin resurfacing offers a way to improve the appearance of skin by reducing wrinkles, scars, and other cosmetic issues. Michael Kurzman, MD provides laser skin resurfacing for patients in the New York City and Staten Island, New York area, as well as Roseville.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Q & A

by Michael Kurzman, MD

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is a noninvasive procedure that involves the use of lasers to make skin appear smoother and younger looking. This type of procedure offers advantages over invasive methods of improving skin, such as traditional facelifts. Laser skin resurfacing can be used for several conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and sun damage.

How does laser skin resurfacing improve skin?

The laser energy used in skin resurfacing procedures goes through targeted areas of skin. Water in these areas absorbs this energy, which causes damaged skin cells to evaporate. This reduces fine lines, scars, and other cosmetic flaws. The body’s natural healing process produces healthy skin cells to replace the damaged ones, resulting in skin that appears more youthful and has an improved texture.

Is laser skin resurfacing safe?

Laser skin resurfacing is a safe procedure for most individuals who want to reduce wrinkles or correct other cosmetic flaws. Those who have this procedure done should follow after-care instructions to lessen the risk of infection and promote healthy healing. Patients can expect their skin to have some redness, which can last for a few days or several weeks as it heals. Those who have laser skin resurfacing done should protect the treated area with sunscreen when going outdoors.

What can patients expect during laser skin resurfacing?

Patients might experience some discomfort, but this varies from one individual to the next. Those who are worried about feeling discomfort can have a local anesthetic applied to numb the targeted area before treatment begins. Laser skin resurfacing sessions vary in length depending on the number of areas Dr. Kurzman treats and the severity of the cosmetic flaws. Some patients require several treatment sessions to get noticeable results.

How soon do results begin to show?

Results might become visible within a few days for minor fine lines and other flaws. However, it can take several weeks for results to become apparent for more severe cosmetic flaws. Over the course of several months, the skin’s appearance typically continues to improve as the body produces more collagen and healthy skin cells.

We accept most major health insurance.  For those desiring alternative methods of payment, credit cards are accepted and financing is available.

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