As we age, the skin begins to change as a result of several different life factors. The natural collagen within the skin begins to diminish and skin may also sag and droop. Smoking, alcohol consumption, sun exposure, nutrition, and more can also lead to the development of wrinkles and fine lines. Other skin conditions such as acne, brown spots, and chicken pox can leave unattractive blemishes on the skin. Laser skin resurfacing can erase or reduce the visibility of skin problems and reveal a healthier face. Dr. Gordon is known as an expert in laser skin resurfacing and is instrumental in the training of many physicians around the world.
Dr. Gordon's Guide to Laser Skin Resurfacing
The LightPod Era is a portable erbium laser that quickly and safely treats skin concerns, such as lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and large pores. The LightPod Era can also be used to minimize scars, including acne and burn scars. Dr. Gordon pioneered the research and development of the LightPod Era and was the first doctor in the U.S. to utilize the world’s only portable erbium laser for skin resurfacing.
The Fraxel DUAL laser skin resurfacing system uses non-ablative lasers to treat mild to severe skin damage. The Fraxel DUAL treats wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and discolorations. Patients usually receive their best results by getting 3 – 5 sessions with 2 – 4 weeks in between each session.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Reviews
"I have a wonderful experience with Dr. Gordon for Laser skin resurfacing. Since I'm the asian who may has some risk of side effect like darkness. Dr. Gordon was very cautious and did it on me until the techniques improved . He kept in touch with me to make sure everything went smoothly with me. The process was very mild and my skin peeled little by little which was not even noticed by others. Although it's the second time for me, the treatment really improved my skin situation in many aspects. I feel my skin tighter, smoother and the darkness spots is flaking off. I trusted Dr. Gordon and did the Botox . It's amazing that it didn't change dramatically but solved the problem. I was so happy with my decision and his profession. Highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 02, 2011
"Had laser skin resurfacing with Dr G in Dec, my skin just gets better by the day. This gave me a beautiful start to 2015!"- B.S. / Vitals / Feb 11, 2015
"I have a wonderful experience with Dr. Gordon for Laser skin resurfacing. Since I'm the asian who may has some risk of side effect like darkness. Dr. Gordon was very cautious and did it on me until the techniques improved . He kept in touch with me to make sure everything went smoothly with me. The process was very mild and my skin peeled little by little which was not even noticed by others. Although it's the second time for me, the treatment really improved my skin situation in many aspects. I feel my skin tighter, smoother and the darkness spots is flaking off. I trusted Dr. Gordon and did the Botox . It's amazing that it didn't change dramatically but solved the problem. I was so happy with my decision and his profession. Highly recommend him."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 02, 2011
"A Kind and Thoughtful Doctor - White Plains, NY - I initially went to Dr. James Gordon for a routine eye exam. I felt so comfortable around him, I asked him if he could do anything for the bags under my eyes(I was kidding around)! He told me he was also a plastic surgeon, and showed me before and after pictures of patients who had the same kind of surgery I was looking for. We started discussing options, but he did not try to "sell me". I was so pleased with the results- I looked fresh and rested- not nipped and tucked! I am also a "skin nut" and discovered he also did laser resurfacing. He gave my skin a smooth look with a new glow.I can't say enough about his kindness and calming demeanor. If anyone is looking for a caring doctor with a lot of patience- go to Dr. Gordon. I am a very satisfied patient!"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 01, 2013
"40 Years Old - Looking Dull, Now All Refreshed! - Westchester, NY - I just turned 40 a few months ago, and felt I hit the big "milestone" of going downhill. My skin was dull and I lost that youthful look (and hence my confidence). I decided to treat myself to a birthday gift that would make me look and feel younger... yet not too intrusive. I turned to RealSelf and looked at different procedures. Wasn't too sure about what I needed. Then I saw Dr. Gordon offers free consultation... I thought why not take up this offer. I'm so glad I did as meeting Dr. Gordon was a delight. He was very knowledgeable and professional, yet very relatable. He was able to understand my problems and I booked "Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing" with him. The whole process was pretty easy and painless... coupled with a couple of Botox shots... Voila! 2 weeks later.. I am all healed and I look all refreshed now. No one asked what I did but thought I had a great vacation and plenty of sleep. I would highly recommend anyone wanted a rejuvenated look to go see Dr. Gordon. You will not regret it. I am now happy and ready for Spring!"- L. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2015
About The Procedure
If needed, Dr. Gordon will use local anesthesia or numbing creams to help minimize patient discomfort before beginning the procedure. The chosen laser system will vaporize the surface skin and reveal the undamaged layer beneath. The laser skin resurfacing treatment takes only 30 – 75 minutes and can be done in Dr. Gordon’s minor procedures room.
During/After The Procedure
After the procedure, the skin may be red or swollen for the first week, but this should subside on its own. Patients should make a follow up appointment for 5 – 7 days after the treatment so Dr. Gordon can ensure the area is healing properly and also document their results. Patients may be given an ointment for their skin to help healing as well as instructions for proper cleansing. Patients should avoid shaving, waxing, or using depilatory creams in the treated areas.
Laser skin resurfacing starts from $2,500 for the eye area and costs approximately $3,000 - $5,000 for the face. Dr. Gordon will recommend a treatment plan and his surgical coordinator will discuss the pricing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,500 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 - 75 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5 - 7 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs
Laser resurfacing offers patients many advantages over traditional resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, as it practically eliminates side effects such as discomfort, bleeding, and bruising.
LightPod Era Vs. Fraxel?
The LightPod Era laser system treats a wider range of skin conditions and patients will have their best results after 1 treatment. The Fraxel DUAL laser system requires 3 – 5 treatments for patients to get their best results. Patients also report more discomfort during and after the Fraxel DUAL treatment as compared to the LightPod Era.
Before The Procedure?
For better results and faster healing, Dr. Gordon suggests that patients avoid smoking as much as possible before the procedure, avoid unprotected sun exposure, avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin), avoid using skin care products (like lotions), and drink a lot of water. Dr. Gordon asks that his patients disclose their full medical history before the procedure so he can make the procedure as safe and painless as possible.
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