Skin Resurfacing Specialist

Adolescent Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck

Jonathan Trager, MD

Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Physician located in Great Neck, NY

The signs of aging are inevitable, but Dr. Jonathan Trager of Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck is an expert at reversing those signs with skin resurfacing treatments he performs in his office in Great Neck, New York. Dr. Trager is board certified in pediatric dermatology and dermatology, and he can help you have younger, healthier skin in just a few visits. Call today or go online to schedule a consultation.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A

What are skin resurfacing procedures?

Resurfacing procedures help restore damaged skin to a more youthful, healthier appearance. As men and women age, the cumulative effects from acne scarring, sun exposure, or even injury can make skin appear wrinkled, weathered, and discolored. Skin resurfacing treatments can reverse signs of damage and aging and to help you look and feel better about yourself.

Skin resurfacing treatments include laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, IPL photorejuvenation, and dermabrasion, to name a few. It’s best to consult a board-certified dermatologist or aesthetician/treatment specialist for the safety and expert level skill to perform these treatments.

How is acne scarring treated through skin resurfacing?

Both teens and adults who have tried other methods of getting rid of active acne or have heavy scarring as a result of adolescent acne may be good candidates for certain skin resurfacing treatments. Acne is usually considered to be a superficial scar, meaning it is on the surface layers of the skin and therefore responds well to such treatments as laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.

Ideal candidates for skin resurfacing have non-oily skin and are not prone to scarring after minor injuries. Interested teens and adults should be in good overall health and free from serious medical conditions. Regular use of prescription medications could complicate some treatments. A medical consultation with Dr. Trager can determine which skin resurfacing treatment is best for you.

Are there side effects from skin resurfacing treatments?

Laser skin resurfacing performed by a board-certified dermatologist or aesthetician/treatment specialist is usually an in-office procedure with minimal side effects and downtime. Depending on the duration and intensity of your procedure, some swelling or redness may occur immediately following your treatment. Dr. Trager may bandage the area, and he and his team provide aftercare information so you can heal properly.

Your healing process may include applying ointments or creams to soothe your skin and prevent scabbing. You might feel itching or tingling in your skin for a day or two after the procedure, and five to seven days later, your skin may peel like you have a sunburn. In some cases, you may experience redness in the treated area for up to three months.

Call or schedule a consultation online with Dr. Trager and his experienced team to find out about skin resurfacing options