Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing – Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment in Paramus at Art Plastic Surgery

Aging, excessive sun exposure, smoking, and acne can all take a toll on your skin. Whether you’re concerned about fine lines, areas of dark pigmentation, scars, or textural problems, laser skin resurfacing can help. Laser skin resurfacing can treat a wide range of superficial blemishes without the use of surgery or harsh chemicals.

At Art Plastic Surgery, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons uses the state-of-the-art Alma Pixel CO2 laser to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. This highly specialized procedure can only be administered by physicians in the state of New Jersey, so it’s important to choose caring, qualified providers. Visit Dr. Luis A. Zapiach and Dr. John D. Cozzone for laser skin treatment in Paramus.

About Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

During laser skin treatment, a medical laser is used to exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin gently. This process removes dead and damaged skin cells and speeds up the rate of cellular renewal, stimulating the growth of a fresh layer of skin. After treatment with our fractional CO2 laser, the damaged skin cells that make up fine lines, age spots, acne scars, and areas of rough or “crepey” skin are gradually shed and replaced by healthy new cells.

The body must produce a compound called collagen to create new skin cells. This protein keeps the skin strong, supple, and hydrated. Because declining collagen levels are responsible for many of the visible signs of aging, laser skin treatments are an excellent way to combat cosmetic aging. Laser skin resurfacing has been shown to improve the overall firmness and elasticity of the skin, making it look and feel youthful.

The Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Treatment with the Alma Pixel CO2 laser offers some distinct advantages when compared with other skin resurfacing methods:

No harsh chemicals are used during the laser skin treatment, so there’s no possibility of allergic reaction. Laser skin resurfacing is performed by Dr. Cozzone and Dr. Zapaich to minimize the risks of scarring. Since it is performed by a physician, it can be on the eyelids and the skin around the mouth safely.

Unlike other lasers, the Alma Pixel CO2 laser doesn’t remove the entire top layer of the skin. Instead, it makes a series of tiny perforations in the skin. This is enough to stimulate cellular renewal while also limiting discomfort and downtime.

The Alma Pixel CO2 laser can be used on a wide variety of different skin tones and types. Its specialized method of skin resurfacing will not lighten dark skin or cause hyperpigmentation, when performed appropriately.

Laser treatments can be used to target specific blemishes, like dark spots, scars, skin tags, and benign skin tumors, without touching the surrounding tissue.

To learn more about how laser skin resurfacing can help you achieve youthful, blemish-free skin, contact Dr. Cozzone and Dr. Zapiach to arrange a consultation. You can also review the information provided in the FAQ below.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ

Laser skin treatments can be adjusted to suit each patient’s preferences. Deeper treatments can be used to produce dramatic results quickly, but they typically require five to seven days of healing time. Superficial treatments usually heal within just two days, but patients may need multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. If you’re treating a specific blemish, like a single scar or age spot, you probably won’t need to take any time off work to rest.

After having a laser skin treatment, you may experience mild redness, irritation, swelling, and itching. These symptoms usually wear off in one to two weeks, but very deep laser treatments may create residual redness that lasts for up to two months. You will be given a medicated healing cream to use while you recover to limit discomfort and speed healing.

Most patients have laser skin resurfacing performed on their face. However, this versatile treatment can also be used on other areas of the body where scars or signs of sun damage are present, such as the neck, chest, arms, and legs. We also frequently use our Alma Pixel CO2 laser to remove surgical scars.

Yes. We often incorporate laser skin resurfacing into our non-surgical facelifts, along with Ultherapy®, dermal fillers, and Dysport®. Laser skin resurfacing is also a great way to enhance the results of facial surgical procedures, like the Silhouette InstaLift. We also use it to enhance our surgical procedures.

The beneficial effects of one laser skin treatment are permanent and vary, depending on the life style and individual aging. To extend the lifespan of your results, you should avoid smoking, protect your skin from UV radiation, and try to maintain a stable weight. Many laser resurfacing patients choose to repeat a laser treatment in two to three years.

Arrange a Laser Skin Resurfacing Consultation in Paramus, NJ

Whether it’s used as a standalone procedure or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, laser skin resurfacing can dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin. If you’d like to discover the benefits of fractional CO2 laser treatment for yourself, contact Art Plastic Surgery in Paramus online or by phone at: (201) 251-6622.