Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you're frustrated with cosmetics that fail to camouflage concerns such as acne scars, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and facial lines, consider the benefits of laser skin resurfacing in Staten Island, New York. This effective technology safely removes the outer layer of skin, stimulating the growth of new cells that results in smooth, youthful skin.
A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College... Read On
Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.
A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the... read onMeet Dr. Cutolo Request Your
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Who is a Good Candidate?
You may benefit from laser skin resurfacing if you want to:
- Minimize signs of aging, such as forehead lines, facial creases, and wrinkles
- Repair damage caused by sun exposure
- Treat acne scars and other superficial scars such as those resulting from chicken pox
- Restore your skin's youthful tightness
- Correct uneven skin texture and tone
To view the results of some of our satisfied laser skin resurfacing patients, visit our Photo Gallery.
Skin Resurfacing Choices
Clear + Brilliant™ Laser
This innovative new treatment helps reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, wrinkles and dark spots. It can even help sagging skin that sometimes results from long-term overexposure to the sun. It can be used for patients of any age, and the non-invasive treatment is performed with little or no pain. This extremely gentle laser tones the skin and adds shine with minimal downtime.
Luxar CO2 Laser
This laser system has 2 settings. The Ultra Pulse setting is used to gently remove a thin layer of skin to correct minor blemishes such as acne scars and wrinkles. With the Regular setting, we can remove deeper-seated irregularities such as warts, lesions and some skin cancers.
Radiancy SkinStation™ IPL
A standard for skin rejuvenation, this intense pulsed light (IPL) laser device is used to correct acne, vascular lesions, rosacea, wrinkles and conditions such as psoriasis. The SkinStation can also be used for laser hair removal and collagen renewal, as well as to promote firmer, tighter skin.
This heat-based system is used to treat small facial telangiectasia (dilated surface vessels), hemangiomas (vascular tumors) and spider veins. The non-laser, thermal approach often provides a solution for unsightly veins that have been resistant to sclerotherapy, IPL or laser treatment.
Dr. Cutolo begins by cleansing your skin thoroughly, and then applying an antibiotic ointment. To keep you comfortable throughout the procedure, he typically uses a local anesthetic, as well as oral sedation in some cases. Using a carbon dioxide (C02) laser, Dr. Cutolo precisely ablates your skin's tissue, gently removing each layer to achieve the right treatment for your needs. He applies antibiotic cream and bandages after the procedure to reduce swelling.
Resting and limiting your movements can help you to heal quickly and completely. Most people heal within a few days and any residual pink color can be camouflaged by makeup. The pink color then resolves to reveal your new and improved complexion and skin texture. Some patients experience mild discomfort, which can be treated with oral medication. During your consultation, Dr. Cutolo will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your skin during the healing process.
Results and Benefits
After laser skin resurfacing, New York City and Staten Island patients typically are impressed with how much younger they look. In addition to removing or minimizing acne scars, wrinkles, facial lines, "sun spots," and other imperfections, laser resurfacing treatments stimulate new collagen. Over time, the skin consequently becomes smoother and more evenly textured.