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Address These 5 Common Skin Problems with Laser Resurfacing

Address These 5 Common Skin Problems with Laser Resurfacing

Tired of dealing with common skin issues such as wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, or scars? It’s time you took control and gave your complexion the overhaul it deserves. Laser resurfacing has become a go-to solution for many New Yorkers looking to address their skin care woes and achieve glowing skin that improves their complexion and boosts their confidence. 

Keep reading to learn what one of New York’s leading plastic surgeons, Robert A. Guida, MD, says about laser skin resurfacing and how you can benefit from this revolutionary technique.

Laser resurfacing 101

Laser resurfacing is a noninvasive treatment that uses light energy to stimulate your skin’s collagen production. It targets specific problem areas on the face or body while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. 

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Robert A. Guida, MD, deeply understands your facial anatomy and knows precisely where and how to make repairs and refinements that enhance your natural beauty. He uses only the latest technology — UltraPulse Active FX and Deep FX lasers — to transform your skin from within.

After we numb your skin, Dr. Guida uses the safe laser system to target problem areas and skin flaws. The session takes about an hour and results in smoother, healthier-looking skin with minimal discomfort or downtime. 

Skin problems you can fix with laser resurfacing

Our laser resurfacing system tackles several complexion problems, but the five most common targets are the following.

1. Lines and wrinkles

Weather exposure and age rob your skin of moisture, and your collagen supply decreases by 1% yearly starting in your 20s. These factors work against your complexion, making your skin thinner and more fragile. Eventually, you end up with wrinkles, lines, and a crepey texture. 

Laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production and helps promote healthy cell regeneration. As new cells replace old ones, your skin becomes smoother, firmer, and more youthful.

2. Minor scars

It’s tough to get through life without a few scrapes and scars, including acne scars. While no treatment can completely erase a scar, laser resurfacing can make it barely noticeable. As Dr. Guida moves the laser device over your scar, the focused light energy removes the outer layers of the scar tissue and triggers the production of new collagen and skin cells that repair the damage. 

3. Hyperpigmentation

Call them age spots, sun spots, liver spots, or solar lentigines — no matter what name you use, these brown patches make your skin look old and weathered. They form when your skin goes into defense mode and tries to protect you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The spots you see are clumps of a pigment called melanin. 

Hormonal imbalance can also lead to brown patches called melasma, which is common during pregnancy. 

Our skin resurfacing treatment breaks up those clumps of melanin and allows your body to flush them away, leaving you with a more even skin tone. 

4. Sun damage

Although you need the sun to produce vitamin D, if you stay out too long, the sun does a number on your skin. Some of the skin problems we mentioned above are signs of sun damage, but they’re not the only ones. You may also experience:


You can prevent sun damage by using broad-spectrum sunscreen religiously, even on cloudy days, but in the meantime, we can help. Our skin resurfacing treatment addresses wrinkles, dryness, and broken blood vessels; your other symptoms may fade as your skin heals. Cancer, of course, requires immediate medical attention.

Why choose our laser skin resurfacing treatment?

Lasers are serious tools and can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Only trust your skin to an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Guida — he ensures your health and safety while delivering excellent results. 

He can also combine your laser resurfacing treatment with other aesthetic services like dermal fillers or Botox® and discuss your surgical facelift options. To learn more, call us at one of our Robert A Guida, MD, offices in Staten Island or New York, New York, or use our online booking feature


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