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Laser Skin Rejuvenation

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Is uneven skin tone making you look older than you are? Let us tailor a laser facial or peel that will fit into your lifestyle.

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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Dr. Sterry has several state of the art lasers at the ready in his New York City office. We can custom tailor a treatment that will fit into your lifestyle and give you beautiful skin. We have both ablative and non-ablative technology available, so you don't have to have any downtime at all. Since the latest technology is tunable, we can arrange for a mild two day peel or a full laser peel which will give you beautiful skin in about 5 days!

Dr. Sterry performs several laser skin care procedures from his Manhattan office in New York City, NY including laser facials and laser peels.

If you'd like a more youthful, even skin tone and a smoother complexion—with minimal discomfort and little or no downtime—you may want to consider laser facial treatments.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation FAQ

What is a laser facial treatment?

A laser facial treatment is a non-ablative, or non-wounding, treatment method that corrects uneven facial skin tone, such as brown spots and broken capillaries and reduces enlarged pores through laser light energy. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and tightens your skin a little bit.

What's the difference between ablative and non-ablative laser skin treatments?

Traditional full-face laser skin resurfacing is an ablative process that uses carbon dioxide and/or an erbuium:YAG laser to remove the entire outer skin layer, or epidermis, and portions of the underlying skin layer, or dermis. Ablative procedures involve a one- to two-week recovery period with swelling, oozing and crusting of the skin, as well as discomfort.

A laser facial treatment, on the other hand, is a non-ablative treatment method that does not visibly disrupt the outer skin layer, and thus involves little or no downtime.

How does the laser work?

A specific laser produces a unified-wavelength light that targets areas of hyperpigmentation. A treatment takes only 20 minutes in the office and produces very little discomfort.

How does the laser refine the skin's texture?

A laser facial can give you a smoother complexion by reducing enlarged pores. The heat that is generated in the deep areas of the dermis, over time, forces collagen to reconfigure itself and tighten up.

Which types of lasers do you use?

We use Fraxel lasers, which makes your skin tone more even and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Our Titan laser can also slightly tighten the skin.

What can you expect after a laser facial treatment?

This is a lunchtime treatment—you can go right back to work or your normal routine after a laser facial treatment. Some patients may experience some temporary mild redness following a treatment. Because the treatment will make your skin more sensitive to the sun, you should avoid sun exposure after a treatment.

How many laser facial treatments are needed to see results?

Typically, patients need three laser facial treatments to get the results they want.

What results can you expect from laser facial treatments?

By making the facial skin color more uniform and taking away some of the sun damage, laser facial treatments can make you look much younger. Think about a baby's skin—it's all one color. As we age, freckles, brown spots, broken capillaries and acne scars can make the skin tone uneven. Laser facial treatments can erase these imperfections, or at least make them blend in more, to even out your skin tone for a more youthful look.

If you have enlarged pores, laser facial treatments can give your skin a smoother, younger-looking texture.

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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.


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