The Basics on Laser Surgery

The Basics on Laser Surgery

Are you disappointed with variations in your skin texture or color? Are acne scars or that old tattoo major embarrassments? At the dermatology office of Dr. Patricia McCormack in Staten Island, NY, laser surgery treats many of these issues and more. Read on to learn why lasers are today's innovative way to achieve the skin aesthetics that you desire.

What role does laser surgery play in modern dermatology?

For both doctors and patients, lasers are truly life-changing. They treat a wide variety of skin conditions in a minimally invasive way. There's no pain, no hospital stays, and little-to-no downtime.

Once cleared with a skin exam and review of medical history, many of Dr. McCormack's Staten Island dermatology patients qualify for laser surgery. People see appreciable results right away and many times need just one treatment for the optimal outcome.

Procedures are quick and comfortable, and typically, patients return to their daily routines the same or next day. Depending on the details of the case, patients may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired outcomes.

What dermatology conditions can laser surgery treat?

Lasers improve skin color, texture, and overall appearance. The Yale School of Medicine says that laser treatment of the skin also restores a brightness and elasticity often lost to aging. Laser light stimulates youthful collagen, an important skin protein.

Laser treatments Dr. McCormack offers to healthy teens and adults address these common problems:

  • Acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation related to aging
  • Sunspots
  • Tattoo removal
  • Spider veins
  • Unwanted hair
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks from pregnancy and weight loss
  • Toenail fungus

Rest assured, you'll receive a care plan customized to your skin goals and preferences.

Love your skin

Laser surgery from Dr. Patricia McCormack makes it a sure thing. To learn more, schedule a dermatology consultation at one of her three offices. In Staten Island, phone (718) 698-1616. For the Linden office, call (908) 925-8877. In Point Pleasant Beach, contact us at (732) 295-1331.

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