Laser Skin Resurfacing

If you live in Brooklyn, Queens, New York City, Holmdel, or a nearby community and are 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. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. offers this effective technology that safely removes the outer layer of skin, stimulating the growth of new cells for smooth, radiant, youthful skin.

Take the first step to enjoying this rejuvenated skin. Request a consultation online, or call us today at (718) 720-9400 to schedule a visit.

Laser Skin Resurfacing
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Before & After Laser Skin Resurfacing Case 150 View #1 View in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY
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This is a 64 year old female who disliked the aging changes that were happening around her mouth.  She noticed that over the years she was developing a loss of volume and deeper wrinkles that made her appear older than she really appeared.She came to the office to discuss her options.  Previously fat transfer and upper blepha... Read More
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This is a 73 year old female who disliked the deep lines that had developed over the years on her lips and chin.  She wanted to do something to improve their appearance that was longer lasting than adding fillers. We discussed laser resurfacing as a method to improve the appearance of the lines.  She pre treated her skin... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

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.

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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 UltraPulse® setting is used to gently remove a thin layer of skin to correct minor blemishes such as acne scars and wrinkles. We can remove deeper-seated irregularities such as warts, lesions, and some skin cancers with the regular setting.

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 treats 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. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.

Dr. Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S Dr. Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S

Meet 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 on

Meet Dr. Cutolo

Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

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.

Recovery After Laser Skin Resurfacing

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 detailed instructions on how to care for your skin during the healing process.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Results and Benefits

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.

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ

Is laser skin resurfacing painful?

We use local anesthesia to control pain during these treatments. Oral sedation can be helpful to ease any jitters.

What will my skin look like immediately following treatment?

Right after treatment, the skin will feel hot and look red. Expect redness and swelling in treated areas for about 7 to 14 days.

When will I be able to wear makeup after treatment?

The surface of the skin will peel within about a week and look pink; at this point, it is safe to apply makeup to tone down the color.

Is it worth it?

Yes. Patients who are prepared to take about a week out for recovery consider their smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin worth it.

Will my skin look worse before looking better following laser skin resurfacing?

Stronger treatments provide more noticeable results, although, initially, there will be peeling, crusting, and redness. Patients usually see a noticeable improvement within about a week that improves with time as new collagen develops.

Can I combine this treatment with others?

Other facial rejuvenation treatments can improve the results of laser skin resurfacing. Popular options include:

  • Dermal fillers restore volume to the cheeks, tear troughs, temples, and under the eyes.
  • IPL corrects excess pigment and redness.
  • Fractora™ RF microneedling firms and smooths the skin.

During your consultation, your provider will create a personalized treatment plan and outline the timing of your treatments for optimal results.

Is laser skin resurfacing better than BOTOX® Cosmetic in treating wrinkles?

Both options provide effective wrinkle reduction and work well together.

  • BOTOX is great for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles, like crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes and frown lines between the eyebrows. Injections need to be repeated every 3 to 5 months.
  • Laser treatments smooth away wrinkles across the skin’s surface and correct specific concerns such as vertical lines around the lips and acne scars. Results are long-lasting.

What’s the best age to get laser treatment?

Laser skin treatments can be adjusted for mild to significant skin concerns, so the “best” age is when you want to attain a noticeable improvement in your skin’s texture and tone and can take some time off for recovery.

How much younger do you look after laser skin resurfacing?

Your rejuvenation will depend on the severity of your concerns and the intensity of your treatment. After laser skin resurfacing, patients typically are impressed with how much younger their skin looks and feels.