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Posts for: February, 2015

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
February 12, 2015
Category: Dermatology

Find out more about this cosmetic treatment from your Syosset dermatologist.

The skin is the largest organ of the body; therefore, it’s often the easiest part of the body to notice. So who doesn’t want to have healthier, younger-looking skin? With Springtime fast approaching, there has never been a better time to give yourself a makeover. Whether you areSkin suffering from acne scars or simply wrinkles, find out how your Syosset dermatologist can help.

What is a fractional CO2 laser?

This state-of-the-art equipment known as the ActiveFx gently removes the topmost layer of the skin to help correct a variety of dermatological problems.

What can the ActiveFx laser treat?

It can dramatically reduce the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the face, as well as decrease the appearance of acne scars and discolorations due to age spots and sun damage. It also produces tighter skin and more elasticity to give you a more youthful appearance.

What is the process like?

Laser resurfacing is a precise and efficient way to renew the skin and reduce the appearance of common skin problems. The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that we use gently removes the top layer of the skin. By removing the top layer of damaged, wrinkled skin, we reveal newer, healthier skin and also promote the growth of new skin cells and collagen.

What are the benefits of opting for this treatment over other wrinkle-reducing treatments like chemical peels?

While you do have other options for getting a younger look, what makes the ActiveFx laser so ideal is its multiple effects in targeting deep set wrinkles, skin texture, tone, and pigment.  The laser also offers less complications, shorter recovery times and more effective treatment than older technologies. With more invasive surgical  treatments, you can expect a downtime of several weeks (usually about 6 weeks); however, with ActiveFx your recovery is only five to seven days.

If you want to get a more youthful and radiant appearance this season, give us a call to schedule your next Syosset dermatology appointment. Opt for a new look for this year!

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
February 09, 2015
Category: Dermatology
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Chemical PeelLong Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology lets you know what to expect from a chemical peel.

It’s amazing how even the smallest things in life can cause lines and wrinkles to appear on our skin. From forgetting sunscreen to squinting away the sun, all of these factors can be to blame for premature aging; however, chemical peels are a wonderful, non-surgical way to improve the overall look and feel of your skin. If you are ready to say goodbye to wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems then it might be time to consider getting a chemical peel in Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset or Plainview.

What is a chemical peel?

This is the least invasive cosmetic treatment that actually improves the look of your skin. Your dermatologist, who serves Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview, applies a special chemical solution to your skin to remove the outer layers, which are often damaged.

What parts of the body can be treated with a chemical peel?

While most patients opt to have a chemical peel on their face, the neck and hands can also be improved through this cosmetic treatment.

What conditions can a chemical peel target and treat?

Chemical peels can improve the appearance of acne scars, age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, freckles, uneven skin tone, sun damage, rough patches, scar and liver spots.

How should I care for my skin after a chemical peel?

Your skin will be more sensitive after treatment so you will want to take some extra precautions. Be sure to limit your sun exposure, particularly between the hours of 10 AM-2 PM. Always apply sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, and wear a brimmed hat that will shield the sun from your treated skin.

Who is an ideal candidate for a chemical peel?

If you have any of the dermatological conditions listed above and are looking to improve your skin’s appearance then a chemical peel is a great option for you. However, chemical peels will not improve severe wrinkles or sagging skin. Other cosmetic procedures are needed for those results. Also, while chemical peels can improve the appearance of scars, this treatment won’t actually remove deep scars.

If you have any questions about your upcoming chemical peel or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic treatment then Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology is here to help. Call us today to book your next appointment with us and let us get you the aesthetic results you want.

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