Laser resurfacing is one of the most important skin care developments in the past 20 years. By directing bursts of concentrated light beams with precision, irregular or damaged skin can be removed a layer at a time without injuring healthy skin. Laser skin treatments are popular at the New Jersey clinic of Dr. Nicole Schrader among women and men who have fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes or mouths, or on their foreheads, but don’t want more invasive plastic surgery.
Dr. Schrader’s medical spa offers various lasers that specifically target certain areas of the body and skin conditions. If you are considering laser skin treatment near Somerville, or even Philadelphia, request a consultation, or call our office at 609-279-0009 to schedule an appointment.
Laser Skin treatment: Our Lasers
FRACTIONAL LASER TREATMENT
- Level 1
- Level 2
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
- ½ Legs
INTENSE PULSED LIGHT
- For hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, rosacea and active acne.
- We recommend a series of 3-5 treatments.
Laser Resurfacing Treatments
BBL BroadBand Light technology uses the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, Dr. Schrader treats a broad range of skin conditions caused by aging and sun exposure. The light energy delivered by the BBL gently heats the upper layers of the skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas stimulates collagen growth in skin cells, helping to restore skin that’s healthier and appears younger. In addition, the photothermal energy targets and eliminates many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
SkinTyte deeply heats soft tissue with infrared energy while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. Targeted heating causes soft tissue coagulation, tightening tissue as it heals and stimulating collagen contraction and remodeling. This initiates the body’s natural healing process and a new foundation of collagen is created, resulting in firmer skin that appears more youthful. It takes several months to see the final results.
A laser beam delivered through a computer-controlled device automatically scans the skin being treated. Dr. Schrader controls the ablation and coagulation depth for either light or deep peels. As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, causing it to wrinkle, develop sun spots and look tired. A Sciton skin resurfacing procedure can reverse these effects and restore a healthy look to the skin. There are two approaches to resurfacing: full field, and fractional. In full field resurfacing, the entire surface area of the skin is treated. A laser beam is scanned across the treatment area and precisely removes a layer of skin. The body will naturally replace the old, damaged skin that was removed, with a fresh, healthy layer. Treatments can range from shallow (which might be appropriate for eliminating fine lines, sun spots and tired-looking skin) to deep (which is often used to improve skin tone/texture and eliminate deep wrinkles, even in difficult areas like upper lip lines and crow’s feet). In fractional resurfacing, the laser removes pinpoint columns of skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This approach allows the laser to penetrate very deeply for effective collagen remodeling, while the surrounding intact tissue promotes rapid healing.
Why Choose Dr. Schrader
- She is a double board certified surgeon in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery.
- Dr. Schrader is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- She has over 20 years of experience, 15+ years in private practice and has performed hundreds of facelift surgeries.
- Dr. Schrader Recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon by Town Topics Readers’ Choice Awards.
Ablative and non-ablative laser or light wavelengths can create thermal tissue injury which accelerates the wound-healing process. Fibroblasts generate new collagen, plumping the skin and correcting skin imperfections. After a procedure, dermal collagen matrix rejuvenation causes visible wrinkles, scars, tone and texture to soften or be eliminated.
Permanent Hair Reduction
Laser or light energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring growth factors in the bulb and bulge. Effective hair reduction can only be achieved during the active growth phase and hair reduction is considered permanent when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle. After a series of treatments, most hair is permanently removed. However, if hair does regrow it will be finer and lighter than before.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Resurfacing
If you live in the state of New Jersey, Schrader Plastic Surgery offers Laser Resurfacing among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.