Skin Resurfacing in Westchester County

One of the main reasons your skin starts to look older is that your body generates less collagen as you age. With diminished collagen production, your skin becomes less elastic and develops wrinkles. At Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, our aesthetician offers two incredible skin resurfacing techniques that boost collagen production and rejuvenate the texture of your skin: Secret RF and Fraxel.

Skin resurfacing is used to treat:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne Scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Surgical scars

To learn more about each of our skin resurfacing treatments, read on:

Secret RF

Secret RF skin resurfacing in Westchester County, NYSecret RF is microneedling technology that relies on radiofrequency (RF) to stimulate the collagen in your skin and thereby rejuvenate its appearance. It has a reputation for being especially effective with scars and wrinkles. Aestheticians use it to treat all skin types.

The microneedles can be changed from semi-insulated to non-insulated, and can be adjusted to reach different depths (between 0.5 and 3.5 millimeters) beneath the skin. Handpieces feature either 25 or 64 miniature pins. The 64-pin variety is popular for treating larger areas on the body while cutting down on the total treatment time.

Most patients will need a few Secret RF treatments to get full results, each one scheduled about a month apart. Because the effects are seen after your body has time to produce collagen, you will need to wait a few months to see it working. Your skin will likely be red for about a day after treatment, but you should expect minimal discomfort. Most patients describe only momentary discomfort (because of the pressure and heat) during the procedure.

Fraxel

Fraxel is a ubiquitous tool, with a unique ability to treat nearly any part of the body, including the face. Also a minimally invasive procedure, Fraxel works by heating your skin tissue, without doing any damage to the surrounding skin. The treatment will energize collagen production, which encourages your body to create healthy new skin cells.

Fraxel skin resurfacing in Westchester CountyWhile many comparable procedures treat all areas of the skin at once, Fraxel pinpoints spots and leaves other skin tissue untouched. The benefit of this is that while the treated areas start to produce collagen, the surrounding untreated tissue immediately starts playing a role in healing the affected tissue, which accelerates recovery as well as the timeline for visible results.

Most patients describe the procedure as only mildly uncomfortable — it creates a prickly feeling on your skin that goes away as soon as the procedure is complete. Your skin will be swollen and red for a day or two, but then it will start to look like a sun tan after a few days. Makeup may be applied the next day and you will be fine to resume most activities once you leave our office.

For patients who want to make the most of this amazing technology, we do recommend multiple sessions, with each treatment scheduled a couple weeks apart.

Schedule Your First Skin Resurfacing Session

Given that each of these skin resurfacing procedures is not invasive with minimal downtime, why wouldn’t you want to try it out to restore healthy, younger-looking skin? For an appointment with the experts at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York, please call (914) 761-8667.

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