Does Laser Rejuvenation Actually Work?

Does Laser Rejuvenation Actually Work?

Laser skin rejuvenation may sound too good to be true. Can a minimally-invasive treatment that doesn’t involve incisions or downtime really achieve the results it promises? The truth is that this procedure has been used for some time to treat a vast array of skin concerns, with very positive results. Dr. Madnani has a number of reasons why you should consider laser rejuvenation if you are looking for a way to turn back the clock and refresh your appearance.

Treats Multiple Skin Imperfections

Laser rejuvenation can treat a number of different skin concerns, including:

• Fine lines and facial wrinkles

• Signs of sun damage (leathery skin, brown spots)

• Shallow scarring

• Skin laxity and sagging skin

• Redness and inflammation

• Uneven skin texture and tone

• Pigmentation irregularities

• Some precancerous skin growths

Fractional laser resurfacing creates micro-injuries in the skin that stimulate the body’s own healing response. This process minimizes the appearance of the skin imperfections listed above while giving the skin a healthy glow. In addition, laser therapy stimulates collagen production to provide natural, long-lasting results.

Customizable to Each Patient

Laser skin rejuvenation can be customized to treat very specific skin concerns. The depth of the treatment can be adjusted to treat more severe issues. Deeper treatments typically involve more downtime but also provide more dramatic, longer-lasting results. Treatments that don’t go as deep into the skin can also produce positive results, but the procedure may need to be repeated more often to maintain those results.

Comfortable Procedure, Little Downtime

Laser rejuvenation is a relatively comfortable procedure that can be performed using topical anesthetic or local anesthesia, depending on the depth of the procedure. Some patients may get a sedative as well, to help them relax as the laser works. Integrated cooling is also used to keep the skin a comfortable temperature during treatment.

Depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of areas to be treated, laser rejuvenation may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. Patients are able to go home as soon as the procedure is over, although they may want to take it easy for a few days after treatment to allow their skin time to heal. Dr. Madnani will recommend specific skin care products that will assist with the healing process and enhance results.

Can be Combined with Other Treatments

Laser rejuvenation can be performed alone or in combination with other treatments to further enhance results.

Common procedures performed with laser rejuvenation include:

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy

Botox injections

• Dermal fillers

Dr. Madnani will work with you prior to your treatment to identify your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals. He will determine if laser rejuvenation alone will produce your desired results or if additional procedures might offer a better outcome. If additional procedures are recommended, you can choose to have them at the same time as the laser procedure or after your skin heals. The choice will usually depend on the specific procedure you want and your personal preference.

Laser rejuvenation is an effective way to improve your appearance, but it is not the right choice for every patient. To find out if a laser procedure will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact Madnani Facial Plastics at 212-203-8591 or 516-226-1080.