Laser Facials

Michelle Henry, MD -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan

Michelle Henry, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Midtown East, Manhattan, NY

What are Laser Facials?

Laser facials, also known as laser skin resurfacing or laser skin rejuvenation, are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that use laser technology to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. These treatments harness the power of focused light energy to target specific skin concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation irregularities, acne scars, and overall skin tone. Laser facials stimulate collagen production and promote skin renewal, resulting in a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Laser Facials Q&A

Who is a Candidate for Laser Facials?

Laser facials are suitable for a wide range of individuals seeking to improve their skin's appearance. Potential candidates include:

  • Aging Individuals: Those looking to address fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity associated with aging.
  • Pigmentation Concerns: People with sunspots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation seeking a more even skin tone.
  • Acne Scarring: Individuals with acne scars looking to improve skin texture and reduce the visibility of scars.
  • Dull or Uneven Skin: Those looking to enhance skin radiance and achieve a more balanced complexion.

How Long Do Laser Facials Take?

The duration of a laser facial treatment session varies based on the technology used, the area being treated, and the specific concern. Generally, a session can range from 15 minutes to an hour. Multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results, and Dr. Henry will create a personalized treatment plan based on your skin's needs.

Are Laser Facials Painful?

Laser facial treatments are typically well-tolerated by patients. Many individuals report mild discomfort akin to a snapping or tingling sensation on the skin. Some lasers include built-in cooling mechanisms to enhance patient comfort during the procedure. Dr. Henry will choose the right laser depending on your skin type and concern. 

How Can I Prepare for a Laser Facial?

To prepare for a laser facial treatment and ensure the best possible outcome, consider the following steps:

  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation with Dr. Henry to discuss your skin concerns, medical history, and treatment goals.
  • Sun Protection: Protect your skin from sun exposure before and after the treatment to minimize the risk of complications.
  • Skin Products: Follow Dr. Henry’s instructions regarding skincare products before and after the treatment.
  • Avoid Certain Products: Discontinue using harsh skincare products or exfoliants a few days before the treatment.
  • Hydration: Keep your skin well-hydrated by drinking water and using moisturizers as recommended by Dr. Henry.
  • Inform Dr. Henry: Share any allergies, medications, or medical conditions you have to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.

Laser facials offer a versatile and effective solution for various skin concerns, promoting smoother, more youthful, and even-toned skin. By utilizing laser technology, these treatments provide a non-invasive way to rejuvenate and enhance your skin's appearance. To determine if a laser facial is suitable for your needs, consult with Dr. Henry who can provide personalized guidance based on your unique goals and concerns.