When your age starts to show on your face, your first instinct may be to buy creams and ointments that promise smoother, younger-looking skin. If you’re like most people, you soon realize those promises were empty, and you start researching professional treatments to fix your skin issues.
If that’s what landed you here today, you’ve come to the right place.
At New York-based Robert A. Guida, MD, we offer the most advanced treatments available to help you fight the signs of aging skin. While facial cosmetic surgery delivers the most dramatic effects and can lift severely sagging skin, you may not need or want those extreme procedures just yet.
That’s why Dr. Guida, our double-board certified plastic surgeon, also offers a wide range of less-invasive and noninvasive treatments that produce stunning results with no pain and no downtime. Here, he takes a deeper look at our laser resurfacing treatment using the UltraPulse® ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ laser systems by Lumenis.
When you have undesirable skin issues, such as wrinkles, lines, dark spots, red patches, and minor scars, the most effective way to eliminate them is to remove the layer or layers of skin that contain them.
There are several ways to do this, but none as effective as CO2 laser resurfacing. It’s considered the gold standard in the cosmetic, dermatological, and aesthetic fields because it’s clinically proven to produce excellent results on complex skin issues, even traumatic scars, without damaging healthy tissue.
During your session, Dr. Guida hovers a handheld device over your treatment area. The process is not only painless, it’s comfortable. The CO2 lasers emit concentrated beams of light, and the water in your skin absorbs the energy. The water heats up to the boiling point and evaporates the targeted tissues.
Nearby tissue absorbs some of the heat as well, but not so much that it’s destroyed. Instead, this heat triggers a healing response that coagulates blood and generates the formation of a new supply of collagen, the essential protein building block that gives your skin structure and resilience.
Dr. Guida can also control the lasers to cover a full area or precise spots using a technique called fractional ablation.
In short, our laser resurfacing treatment removes your wrinkled, blemished skin and replaces it with fresher, younger skin.
Laser resurfacing dramatically alters the look and feel of your skin, but if you have deep creases caused by years of smiling, laughing, frowning, and, well … living, Botox® is a great supplement to your laser treatment. Botox relaxes the muscles you use when you make facial expressions, giving your deep lines a chance to smooth out.
And if your cheeks are looking a bit sunken, and your face has lost its youthful plump, dermal fillers are a quick-and-easy way to restore volume and bounce.
If and when you’re ready for the next step — a surgical facelift — laser resurfacing is the perfect complement, as it gives you new skin to go with your new profile. Talk to Dr. Guida about his trademark procedure, the 3-in-1 Facelift™, which combines CO2 laser resurfacing, SmartLipo liposuction, and a surgical facelift.
To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Guida by calling our friendly staff at either our New York City or Staten Island, New York offices, or book an appointment online today.