We hate to brag, but we consider ourselves among the best laser dermatology centers in the country. Why? With the most advanced technology and innovative approaches, we are able to treat everything from sun damage, fine lines, pigment, birthmarks, scars, acne, tattoos, and more. And, did you know that we actually helped pioneer and introduce many of these modern technologies to the market? It’s true. We are constantly at the forefront of the dermatology world, which is why we are consistently asked to train other dermatologists and evaluate new technologies. It requires extra effort and a commitment to excellence, but it’s worth it to stay on the cutting edge for our patients.
When it comes to lasers, the past ten years have seen a significant increase in the number of people opting for non-surgical cosmetic treatments, with a large percentage choosing services such as Fraxel, Picosure, Sculpsure, and Endymed Intensif.
Why do so many people choose laser treatments? Because laser technology has become so advanced that they can now treat almost any cosmetic or medical skin care concern. Seriously. Whether you have broken blood vessels, sun damage, unwanted hair, fine lines and wrinkles, stubborn fat, acne scars, acne, rosacea, or melasma (and the list goes on!), lasers can help you finally do something about it.
At Sadick Dermatology, we utilize medical-grade laser systems that offer some of the most advanced, cutting-edge technologies available in skin rejuvenation, body contouring, and hair removal today. It’s not that low-level stuff you’ll find in a med spa. This is serious technology!
Our laser treatments are a quick, safe, and highly effective way to subtly enhance your appearance or address deeper skin care issues. Even better, our laser treatments are done by some of the most experienced and well-trained dermatology professionals in NYC. Overall, we administer short treatment sessions with non-invasive techniques that provide incredible results with little to no downtime. In a busy city like New York, that means you can get in and out of our office in the same time it takes to grab lunch!
WHAT CAN LASERS TREAT?
Lasers can safely treat a seemingly endless list of skin concerns. We most often treat patients for the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage and freckle removal
- Excess hair
- Stubborn fat
- Acne scars
- Broken blood vessels
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Tattoo removal
Additionally, laser treatments can restore texture, pigmentation, and firmness to lax skin. They can also noticeably reverse signs of aging and fatigue.
Laser-assisted cosmetic treatments are incredibly versatile, and can offer powerful solutions for any skin type or skin tone.
LASER TREATMENTS AT SADICK DERMATOLOGY
With all the laser options on the market, choosing the right cosmetic procedure can be intimidating. But don’t worry! Our knowledgeable team is here to guide you every step of the way. The board-certified dermatologists at Sadick Dermatology are experts in skin rejuvenation and work tirelessly to meet the unique needs of our patients. If you’re curious, see below for a list of all of our devices.
CLEAR AND BRILLIANT OR FRAXEL SKIN RESURFACING
Here’s the bad news. Both men and women will start to lose about one percent of their collagen each year after they turn 30. Loss of collagen results in signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Plus, factors like sun exposure, environmental exposure, and genetics can quickly speed up the aging process.
This is where laser skin resurfacing comes in. During a laser skin resurfacing treatment, heat-controlled energy is utilized to improve the overall appearance of the skin. By removing the outer layers of the skin, we are able to significantly reduce lines, wrinkles, and blemishes.
The strength of lasers is typically broken into two categories:
Ablative – Removes the exterior layers of the skin and provides more drastic improvements.
Non-ablative – Stimulates natural collagen production in the skin without removing outer layers.
If you’re looking for an effective treatment with virtually no downtime (so you can go back to work on the same day), try our Clear and Brilliant or Permea lasers.
If you’re looking to invest in a more aggressive treatment with even more impactful results, ask about our Fraxel treatment. The Fraxel Dual laser has been the gold standard for years, treating pigmentation, sun damage, acne scars, loose skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
INTENSIF RADIOFREQUENCY MICRONEEDLING
Looking for overall facial rejuvenation, pore reduction, skin tightening, or reduction of acne and acne scars? Who isn’t? Microneedling with radiofrequency is a game changer for these types of skin concerns.
Microneedling creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin, which stimulate natural healing processes that improve collagen production and rejuvenate the skin.
We also suggest adding PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to your treatment to speed up healing and enhance your results. We recommend a series of three treatments, each one month apart. You can expect mild to moderate redness after the procedure which may last 2 to 4 hours. Mild swelling or flakiness can persist for a couple of days, but it’s usually not noticeable.
LASER BODY CONTOURING
You probably don’t need anyone to tell you that women (and men) are prone to storing fat in those hard-to lose areas like the lower abdomen, hips, thighs, and arms. Usually, these pockets of fat are resistant to diet and exercise.
We offer Smartlipo (AKA laser lipolysis) to strategically target and melt those stubborn fat cells with controlled heat. Once liquified, the fat is gently extracted through a suction device.
Unlike traditional liposuction techniques, laser lipolysis actually works to tighten skin around the treatment area by stimulating collagen production. Plus, the procedure is minimally invasive so recovery time is a cinch.
If Smartlipo isn’t for you, we also offer several incredibly effective, non-invasive treatments to remove fat permanently. Coolsculpt works by freezing fat, Sculpsure works by melting fat, and Trusculpt works by using radiofrequency to heat and tighten the skin. All these devices are safe and comfortable, so they’ll have minimal effect on your daily schedule.
REDNESS, ACNE, AND ROSACEA CONTROL USING THE CUTERA EXCEL-V
Rosacea causes redness, flushing, pustules, and burning. Overall, it’s an uncomfortable skin condition. And unfortunately, women are 3 times more likely to develop rosacea than men.
Luckily, rosacea is completely treatable with the help of Cutera Excel-V. Excel-V targets the superficial blood vessels and broken capillaries to safely close them and reduce a red appearance.
Excel-V can also be used to treat spider veins and significantly shrink pores, preventing acne breakouts.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacials are laser treatments designed to dramatically fade pigment issues like sun spots, red spots, age spots, or skin conditions like rosacea. This treatment emits multiple wavelengths of light energy beneath the skin to target pigment-producing cells. By destroying hyperactive melanin-producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment, we are able to reveal more radiant, even-toned skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING PROCEDURES AND RECOVERY
We know you’re busy, so we keep our laser treatments short. Depending on the treatment, laser sessions last somewhere between 30 minutes to one hour. We use a local anesthetic or topical numbing agent so you can finish your treatment quickly and get back to your busy life.
With the exception of Smartlipo, which only requires a single session, most laser treatments for the skin and hair require a series of three and six sessions over the course of several weeks or months to achieve optimal results. That’s not to say you won’t experience benefits from one treatment. You will! But optimal results take several treatments to appear.
Most of our laser treatments are minimally or non-invasive. However, you may experience minor bruising, redness, or discomfort in the days following your procedure.
HOW LONG DO LASER TREATMENTS LAST?
The duration of your results depends on a number of factor, such as:
- Type of laser used in the procedure
- Your targeted treatment area
- How closely you follow your aftercare plan
If ablative lasers are used, it may require a few weeks or months for the skin to fully display the results. However, you’ll likely notice an immediate visible improvement to your skin’s appearance and quality. And the results will last for years to come.
If a non-ablative laser is used for your treatment, the results will typically progress over time following the recommended number of treatment sessions. While not as immediate and drastic as the results of ablative lasers, you’ll start to see more and more improvements to your skin’s texture and pigment with each treatment.
Aftercare for your skin is of the utmost importance when it comes to maintaining your refreshed appearance. Treated areas will be highly sensitive to sun exposure for a year following your treatment, so you’ll need to be proactive about sun care to ensure your skin is protected and to lessen the risk of reversing your results.
If you’re ready to join the thousands of women undergoing laser treatments as a quick way to naturally achieve a more youthful and well-rested appearance, let the world-renowned team at Sadick Dermatology help you achieve your best complexion for years to come. Call Sadick Dermatology today at 212-772-7242 to book your in-person consultation.
- Full List of Lasers Available:
- Fraxel Dual
- Clear and Brilliant
- Cutera Excel V
- Cutera Enlighten
- Endymed Intensif
- Venus Viva
- Cutera Xeo
- Cutera Trusculpt ID
- Venus Versa
My Sadick Treatment Plan
Each client will receive a custom program designed to address his or her specific condition. We believe in educating our patients and customizing a treatment program tailored to your specific needs while guiding you through the entire process answering any questions you have along the way.