Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan
Michelle Henry, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist located in Midtown East, Manhattan, NY
What is Aerolase?
Aerolase is a state-of-the-art laser technology that offers a wide range of aesthetic and medical solutions. This advanced laser system is designed to provide highly precise and effective treatments with minimal discomfort and downtime. With its versatility and ability to target various skin concerns, Aerolase has gained popularity among both patients and practitioners.
Aerolase Q & A
Which Areas Can Aerolase Treat?
Aerolase is known for its versatility, making it suitable for treating numerous areas of the body. Common treatment areas include:
- Face: Aerolase can address conditions such as acne, rosacea, sunspots, and fine lines, leading to improved skin tone and texture.
- Body: The technology can target unwanted hair, pigmented lesions, and vascular lesions on various body parts, promoting smoother and clearer skin.
- Nails: For fungal nail infections, Aerolase can offer effective and precise treatment, helping to improve the appearance and health of nails.
- Skin Tightening: Aerolase can stimulate collagen production, resulting in tighter and more youthful-looking skin.
Who is a Candidate for Aerolase?
Aerolase is suitable for a wide range of individuals seeking aesthetic or medical solutions. Potential candidates include:
- Those with Skin Concerns: Individuals with concerns like acne, rosacea, pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and unwanted hair can benefit from Aerolase treatments.
- Aging Individuals: Aerolase's skin tightening capabilities make it an attractive option for individuals looking to address signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin.
- Patients with Fungal Nails: Those with fungal nail infections can find relief through precise and effective Aerolase treatments.
- Various Skin Types: Aerolase is designed to work on a wide range of skin types, including sensitive skin and darker skin tones.
How Long Does Aerolase Take?
The duration of an Aerolase treatment session varies depending on the area being treated and the specific concern. Sessions are generally efficient and can last anywhere from a few minutes to around 30 minutes, depending on the complexity of the treatment.
Is Aerolase Painful?
Aerolase treatments are known for their comfort and minimal discomfort. The laser technology is designed to target specific areas with precision while minimizing heat exposure to the surrounding skin. Patients often report a mild sensation during the procedure, similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. The sensation is well-tolerated, and many patients do not require any anesthesia or numbing creams.
How Can I Prepare for Aerolase?
To ensure optimal results and a comfortable treatment experience, consider the following preparation steps:
- Consultation: Schedule a consultation with Dr. Henry to discuss your concerns, goals, and medical history.
- Sun Protection: Protect your skin from sun exposure before the treatment, as sunburned or tanned skin can affect the procedure's effectiveness and safety.
- Avoid Skin Products: Refrain from using harsh skincare products, such as exfoliants or retinoids, for a few days prior to the treatment.
- Discuss Medications: Inform Dr. Henry about any medications, supplements, or medical conditions you have to ensure there are no contraindications.
- Stay Hydrated: Keep your skin well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water leading up to your treatment.
Aerolase is a cutting-edge laser technology that offers precise and effective solutions for a variety of aesthetic and medical concerns. With its ability to treat different areas of the body and diverse skin types, Aerolase provides patients with a comfortable experience and the potential for impressive results. To determine if Aerolase is suitable for your needs, it's recommended to consult with Dr. Henry who can provide personalized guidance based on your individual goals and concerns.