Laser treatments utilize short, concentrated beams of pulsing light to correct skin irregularities and restore tone and texture, as well as to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, scars, warts and other skin conditions.

Similar to small tears experienced during an intense workout, microneedling works by stimulating collagen growth to repair damage caused by freckles, sun damage or hyperpigmentation. Microneedling also can be used to fade dark spots like freckles and sun damage caused by hyperpigmentation.

Fraxel Repair

Fraxel laser resurfacing can repair sun damaged skin as well as surgical scars, large pores and stretch marks caused by other external influences, including acne scarring, surgical scars, large pores and stretch marks. This non-invasive laser treatment uses fractional laser technology to create controlled injuries to the skin which trigger your natural healing response and promote collagen and elastin growth resulting in improved skin texture, tone, tightness as well as decreased fine lines and wrinkles.

Laser treatments are used on the face, neck and hands for improved skin quality and to reduce signs of aging. We apply topical anesthetic before cleaning out the area being treated before adding Pronox (nitrous oxide gas) for maximum comfort during your procedure. Once applied, laser pulses move across targeted areas in series of short pulses until we reach its destination – most patients describe a sensation similar to tattooing as part of this experience – the entire treatment typically lasts less than 25 minutes.

Fraxel lasers come in several varieties, each designed to target specific issues. Dermatologists commonly utilize Fraxel Restore Dual and Fraxel Repair devices. Dr. Sibel was one of the first doctors in New York City and Long Island to popularize this laser technology and performed more Fraxel Restore, Restore Dual, and Repair treatments than any physician across the nation.

Resurfacing lasers offer effective results in improving skin texture and tone, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles while improving scarring such as acne scars, surgical scars, melasma, large pores, stretch marks in all skin colors and tightening jowls and neck areas which often come with ageing skin. They are particularly adept at tightening up aging neck skin which often needs tightening up due to lax skin or neck strain.

Fraxel lasers come in two versions, both featuring different wavelengths that are designed to treat various skin conditions. However, the more powerful Fraxel Restore Dual is intended to penetrate deeper into skin layers for more effective treatment of wrinkles and deep scars. Clear and Brilliant lasers are excellent ways of improving skin texture and tone while simultaneously diminishing lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Both lasers require little downtime and deliver remarkable results. Laser treatments are safe for people of all skin colors. In darker-skinned individuals, there may be post-inflammatory darkening of their skin after laser treatment which should dissipate over time on its own. There is also the risk that following laser treatments your skin could become sensitive to sunlight. After any type of laser procedure, it is vital that you protect your skin from sun exposure for several weeks afterward. Both Fraxel Restore Dual and Faxel Repair laser treatments will continue to show positive results for months following treatment, leading to healthier and younger-looking skin.


LaseMD is a non-ablative laser treatment designed to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture and mild acne scarring. The laser resurfaces skin by stimulating collagen production; this reduces pore size while tightening skin – leaving you looking younger and vibrant! Additionally, LaseMD’s targeting pigmentation issues (melasma, sun damage freckles or any other pigmentation issues).

Laser light penetrates deeper layers of skin and heat from laser stimulation stimulates natural collagen and elastin production by the body, breaking up fibroblasts to improve elasticity and firmness and also killing off any potentially unhealthy cells that may exist in these layers.

As part of your treatment, you will experience a slight sensation of warmth and tingling from the laser’s heat; however, this should not be painful or uncomfortable. We can apply a numbing cream if you have low pain tolerance during your session.

After your treatment, it is normal to experience some redness that resembles mild sunburn that typically lasts several hours afterward. We suggest applying an ice pack after your procedure to help the redness subside quickly; direct sunlight should also be avoided post-procedure.

After your initial LaseMD session, you will quickly notice an immediate improvement in the look and texture of your skin. Further improvements will continue with additional treatments; we generally suggest three sessions every 4-6 weeks for optimal results.

Studies show that patients who undergo laser treatments find their results last longer than other forms of skin resurfacing procedures. Laser treatments may last up to one year before gradually dissipating; you can extend its duration by using high-quality sunscreen and adopting good skincare practices.

Laser treatments offer many advantages, from alleviating aesthetic concerns to eliminating cellulite. At Norfolk Plastic Surgery, our team can assist in helping determine which laser treatment would be appropriate for you based on a consultation session and can schedule it immediately if you wish. Reach out now!

Clear + Brilliant

As minimalism and natural-looking skin become the trend in makeup, skincare, and beauty, more patients are looking for treatments to create a glowy and fresh-faced appearance without needing thick foundation. Clear + Brilliant’s innovative laser treatment reduces dark spots, uneven skin tone and rough texture as well as fine lines and pores with no downtime required; such treatment has even become so effective that Hollywood celebrities like Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Aniston have included it into their beauty regimens to maintain youthful-looking skin.

Clear + Brilliant is an innovative fractional laser that is commonly known as the “baby Fraxel.” Using technology, Clear + Brilliant produces hundreds of pinpoint thermal injuries in your skin that stimulate its natural regenerative process to build collagen and increase cell turnover, producing smoother, younger-looking and healthier looking skin as a result.

Clear + Brilliant can improve not only the tone and texture of your skin, but it can also minimize large pores, help with hyperpigmentation (e.g. sun spots or acne marks) as well as delicate areas like neck or chest where other laser treatments cannot reach.

As with other laser treatments, Clear + Brilliant may produce some mild side effects, including redness and swelling that typically fade within hours of treatment. Furthermore, due to an increase in photosensitivity following this procedure, Jaliman and Nussbaum recommend staying out of direct sunlight or wearing a broad-brimmed hat when venturing outdoors in the days after receiving your session.

Clear + Brilliant’s gentle nature makes it the ideal option as an ongoing maintenance treatment, particularly if you have undergone more aggressive laser procedures in the past. Used alongside other cosmetic treatments like chemical peels and facials, Clear + Brilliant may result in smoother skin that appears more radiant.

Clear + Brilliant can be used on all skin tones, though its effects are most notable on those with lighter complexions. As it does not penetrate through the surface of the skin, Clear+ Brilliant is safe to use on areas such as face, chest and hands which may be sensitive to more invasive laser treatments. Treatment sessions are quick and painless; no downtime is needed following each treatment session; so you can return immediately to work or other activities afterward. In order to achieve maximum effectiveness, multiple sessions will likely be needed before your skin shows noticeable improvement. NYDG’s team of seasoned aestheticians will develop a personalized plan tailored specifically to you and your desired results, taking into account current skin condition, desired outcomes and frequency of maintenance treatments. In addition, they take into account medications or supplements you are currently taking which could impact how your skin responds.

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