Laser Skin Resurfacing Overview
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
"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
"I Got Excellent Blepharoplasty Results! - Harrison, NY - Even prior to the procedure, Dr. James Gordon put me at ease, and I was confident with his expertise and skill and that I would have an excellent result. And indeed I did! I went in with droopy eyelids and aged skin and he did an upper and lower blepharoplasty with full face laser skin resurfacing, and at 1 month I look fabulous! Im even getting comments how people think my daughter is my sister! I love it! Many thanks to Dr. Gordon."- E. / RealSelf / May 08, 2015
"Lower Blepheroplasty and Laser Skin Resurfacing. Mamaroneck, NY - Dr. Gordon is everything a patient would want in a doctor. He is straight forward, very friendly and takes time to make sure he understands and addresses the patient's concern. His office is modern and very well-run. The fees and billing process was clear and smooth. He is the kind of doctor that will make his own phone call to a patient that he needs to reach. I will be going to him for future procedures if/when needed and I always look forward to visiting his office."- H. / RealSelf / Jul 06, 2015
"Wonderful eyelid specialist - Dr. Gordon really gave my eyes a second chance. Due to extreme fatigue and stress, my eyes were very strained and look the worst of any woman in her 40s. Dr. Gordon performed eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing around my eye area. After a month of healing, I look noticeably younger and more vibrant. Dr. Gordon said the best is yet to come, I'm looking forward to more improvements in the next few months of recovery!"- 4.Y. / Vitals / Jan 06, 2016
"Dr. Gordon really gave my eyes a second chance. Due to extreme fatigue and stress, my eyes were very strained and look the worst of any woman in her 40s. Dr. Gordon performed eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing around my eye area. After a month of healing, I look noticeably younger and more vibrant. Dr. Gordon said the best is yet to come, I'm looking forward to more improvements in the next few months of recovery!"- M.O. / Wellness / Jan 07, 2016
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.
Laser Skin Resurfacing 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 Expected Cost
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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