Central Park South Dermatology
Medical Dermatologist & Cosmetic Dermatologist located in Midtown, New York, NY
Advancements in laser technology have led to an array of dermatologic and aesthetic treatments never before possible. Robin Blum, MD, FAAD, of Central Park South Dermatology in midtown Manhattan, New York, offers numerous laser treatments to address a wide range of concerns. To explore how laser therapy can help you reach your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Blum today. You can set up your visit online or over the phone.
Laser Treatments Q & A
How do laser therapies work?
At the simplest level, laser technology uses carefully controlled, concentrated beams of light to alter the cellular structure in the targeted area. Today’s laser treatment platforms offer numerous settings and safety mechanisms to deliver effective treatments without damaging surrounding tissue types.
Laser therapy most often relies on heat to create microscopic cellular damage. Heat destroys targeted cells, closes off blood vessels, breaks up pigmentation, and softens scar tissue. For example, body contouring uses heat to permanently destroy a portion of targeted fat cells. Laser hair removal uses heat to damage targeted hair follicles.
Some laser skin treatments remove entire layers of skin to reveal a layer of fresh new cells beneath. One of the most powerful effects of laser skin treatments is the ability to stimulate new collagen production. New collagen cells smooth and plump skin, leading to numerous aesthetic improvements.
Are laser treatments safe?
This is an understandable concern. After all, laser technology is used to blast through stone and make precise cuts in metal so the application of this technology on your body’s cells can seem frightening.
The laser treatment platforms used for dermatologic and aesthetic treatments are designed with numerous safety controls in place. There are options to control various settings and different handpieces to direct the laser to the precise treatment area.
Most laser treatment systems also use patented cooling technologies to keep your skin at a comfortable temperature as heat is generated in the deeper layers of tissue. Some systems have real-time temperature-sensing functions and the option to make automatic adjustments to ensure cells aren’t heated beyond a certain temperature.
Even more importantly, Dr. Blum went through extensive training to learn how to leverage these powerful tools to their greatest advantage. Her expertise in laser treatments should help you feel at ease about the role laser treatments can play in your aesthetic plans.
Where are laser treatments effective?
Dr. Blum offers a wide range of different laser therapies to address issues on various parts of your body. Some examples include:
- Laser skin resurfacing
- SculpSureⓇ body contouring
- Spider vein treatments
- Laser hair removal
- Treatment for hyperpigmentation
- Collagen renewal therapy
There are so many options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The best way to learn how laser treatments fit your aesthetic goals is by booking a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Blum today. Booking is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online scheduling tool.