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New York Residents Ask: How Long Does It Take to Recover from Laser Resurfacing?

Laser Skin Treatments In New York And New JerseyWrinkles, age spots, acne scars and blemishes are just some of the types of damage that appear on the surface of your skin. Surgery does not address these problems, so we often recommend laser skin resurfacing  to men and women in the New York area who want to repair and rejuvenate their skin.

What is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, is a procedure that uses laser energy to either remove damaged layers of skin (ablative) or stimulate collagen development (non-ablative). Ablative skin resurfacing is best suited for people with more advanced signs of aging, such as sagging skin, moderate scars and hyperpigmentation. Only one treatment is needed, and there is some downtime. Non-ablative skin resurfacing is best for younger patients who show early signs of aging. You may need multiple treatments, and there is little to no downtime.

Why Should I Consider Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing offers a wide range of benefits that are not available with other treatments. The treatment can target specific areas of the face, including the delicate skin around the eyes and lips. The procedure is amongst the best non-surgical options for deep wrinkles and moderate sagging.

Types of Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments


IPL Skin Resurfacing

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a type of non-ablative skin resurfacing treatment. There is no downtime required, but your skin will have a slightly pink appearance for a few days.

Infini® RF Skin Resurfacing

Infini® is a non-ablative skin resurfacing treatment that uses radio frequency energy to gently heat dermal tissues. Expect to rest at home for up to two days. You may have some minor peeling and swelling.


Fraxel™ is a type of fractional resurfacing treatment that is non-ablative and works on common signs of aging. Recovery can be a few days up to two weeks depending on the extent of the procedure. Expect some redness, and an ointment is needed to promote healing.


eMatrix™ is a combination of ablative and non-ablative  skin resurfacing that uses radio frequency energy. The skin has a sunburned appearance and may feel sensitive after the treatment. Symptoms typically resolve within three days, and sunscreen should be used when going outdoors.


Fractora™ is a type of ablative skin resurfacing treatment that uses radio frequency energy to remove damaged layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. Some downtime is needed.

Are You Interested in Laser Resurfacing? Contact Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ.

Find the right laser resurfacing treatment for your needs. Contact Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ today to schedule a consultation.


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"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York

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