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Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing uses Ablative Erbium lasers which are considered safe and effective treatments for skin texture problems, including deep wrinkles that do not disappear when the skin is stretched. They acheive skin resurfacing by using  a similar mechanism to CO2 lasers, however they do not cause the hypopigmentation that is customarily seen with the CO2 laser. The entire surface of the skin is treated during this skin resurfacing procedure in Bergen. A computer controlled laser beam (2940 Erbium) automatically scans your skin, removing a precise layer of skin. Your body’s natural repair system will replace the old, damaged skin that was just removed during the skin resurfacing, with a fresh, new and healthy layer of skin.  At NCPS in Bergen, We can adjust the depth of your skin resurfacing treatment from shallow removal (which can be appropriate for eliminating fine lines, sun spots and tired-looking skin) to deep removal (which is often appropriate to improve skin tone/texture and eliminate deep wrinkles including difficult areas like the upper lip lines and crow’s feet). There is minimal social downtime after skin resurfacing with shallow treatments.  Deeper treatments require downtime as defined by the depth of skin resurfacing that is chosen by you and Bergen County Surgeon, Dr. Capuano for your specific skin concern.

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Is Skin Resurfacing Right For Me?

Laser skin resurfacing in Bergen County may be right for you if you are interested in treating : Fine lines and wrinkles of the face, scars, including some types of acne scars and surgical scars, Sun-damaged, blotchy or pigmented skin, skin lesions and growths such as seborrheic keratosis (age warts), epidermal nevi, syringomas around the eye, xanthelasma (fatty deposits) and others.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many skin resurfacing treatments in Bergen will I need?

Three to five skin resurfacing Bergen treatments are usually required, depending on your underlying skin condition and the depth of your initial skin resurfacing treatment. The Erbium skin resurfacing laser can also be combined with other skin resurfacing treatments including: ProFractional resurfacing, BBL Photo Facial (Forever Young BBL), Skin Tyte therapy, injectable fillers, skin care systems, Botox or Dysport, cosmetic surgical procedures and scar excision.  A maintenance regimen may be necessary, per Bergen Plastic Surgeon,  Dr. Capuano's recommendation.

For the best skin resurfacing Bergen has to offer, contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.

How is the skin resurfacing Bergen procedure performed?

Facial skin resurfacing usually requires 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Bergen Patients are given oral and topical medications to make the skin resurfacing treatment experience relaxing and comfortable. Skin reaction will vary depending on the depth of the skin resurfacing. Typical social down time following the skin resurfacing procedure MicroLaserPeel (20 to 50um) ranges from 3 to 5 days, and for deeper resurfacing >50um ranges from 7 to 10 days. Your depth and associated downtime will be determined during your initial skin resurfacing skin consultation with Dr. Capuano, located in Bergen.

Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery in Bergen at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment or for more information on skin resurfacing.

How do I make an appointment for a skin resurfacing consultation?

For the best skin resurfacing Bergen has to offer, contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.

What if I am interested in other surgical and non surgical procedures other than skin resurfacing?

You may schedule an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aaron Capuano, located in Bergen County, who will address your interests and goals regarding skin resurfacing