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Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing treatments, also called “peels,” use concentrated light from a laser to remove single layers of damaged skin gently to allow the growth of new skin and fresh collagen. The result is younger, vibrant skin that takes years off your appearance. Dr. Seaver provides skin resurfacing treatments on an outpatient basis at Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey.

What skin conditions are treated with skin resurfacing treatments?

Dr. Seaver often recommends skin resurfacing to address the following:

  • Crow’s feet, laugh lines, and worry lines around the eyes, nose, and forehead
  • Scars from acne or chicken pox
  • Skin damaged by the sun, wind, or the effects of time
  • Birthmarks and other areas of hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores

What do skin resurfacing treatments involve?

Most skin resurfacing treatment sessions take from 30 to 120 minutes. To reduce discomfort, Dr. Seaver will numb the area using a local anesthetic. If you are particularly nervous, Dr. Seaver may prescribe a sedative to help you relax. During the procedure, Dr. Seaver will use a device that directs concentrated light to remove single layers of skin. Once he completes the treatment, you will be given damp cloths to clean and refresh your skin. If Dr. Seaver needed to remove several layers of skin, he may prescribe medication for you to use when you go home to relieve any discomfort. Some peeling and pinkness in the treated area is normal after the procedure.

What do I need to do after the procedure?

Some examples of post-procedure instructions given by Dr. Seaver to patients who have undergone skin resurfacing treatments are as follows:

  • Gently clean the treated area with saline or a diluted vinegar solution as directed by Dr. Seaver
  • Apply protective skin care products as directed
  • Use sunscreen when outdoors to protect your new skin

When will I see improvements in my skin’s appearance?

You will notice an immediate difference in your skin’s appearance and it will continue to improve for up to a year after the procedure.

Skin Resurfacing Procedures

At Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey, Dr. Philip Seaver provides expert cosmetic procedure services to the patients from Northern and Central New Jersey, and NYC. By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, our doctors provide personalized care with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a free cosmetic consultation, call 973-408-8346 to speak with our friendly staff.