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Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing services offered in Great Neck and Jackson Heights, NY

Skin resurfacing gives you brighter and smoother skin by bringing healthy youthful cells to the surface. Angela Azar, MD, and her team at her self-named practice in Great Neck and Jackson Heights, New York, provide careful and precise skin resurfacing treatments to minimize scars, wrinkles, and dullness. Call Angela Azar, MD, or request a consultation online today. 

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing procedures use energy to rid your skin of its top layer where most of the damaged cells reside. This allows youthful and intact cells to rise to the surface, which gives you a more flawless complexion. 

Angela Azar, MD, resurfaces your skin using a specialized laser device. Laser skin resurfacing uses pulsing, concentrated light beams to heat and remove layers of skin one at a time. The heat from the laser stimulates your underlying tissues to promote collagen growth, which makes your skin firmer and smoother in the process and helps young cells rise to the surface. 

During your consultation, Dr. Azar and the team help you decide which areas of your face or body to treat with skin resurfacing and plan your treatments accordingly. Laser treatments are highly precise, which makes it possible for them to treat delicate areas with control. 

What are the results of skin resurfacing?

You might be interested in laser skin resurfacing to get rid of common skin features and blemishes that tend to accumulate as you age. Angela Azar, MD, uses skin resurfacing to minimize:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Other scars
  • Large pores
  • Birthmarks
  • Warts

A similar option you can get at Angela Azar, MD is radiofrequency microneedling, which stimulates collagen using a combination of pinpoint needles and gentle radiofrequency energy. Dr. Azar and the team help you decide which procedure best aligns with your goals. 

What should I expect after skin resurfacing?

It’s not always possible to predict exactly how your skin will react to laser skin resurfacing or how long you can expect healing to take. You might experience some mild itching, stinging, or redness as your skin heals from a laser procedure. 

Around five days to a week after your treatment, your skin starts to peel. Dr. Azar advises you on how to care for your skin during recovery. While you won’t have to miss work or most other activities, you might need to apply protective products and clean your skin several times a day following specific instructions. 

To accelerate healing, you should stop smoking, elevate your head at night while you sleep, and use an ice pack. An ice pack can reduce swelling, redness, and discomfort. 

Request an appointment online or over the phone at Angela Azar, MD, for more information about skin resurfacing procedures today.