Skin resurfacing machines
For years, dermatologists and plastic surgeons stuck primarily to the CO2 laser that left patients with red, oozing wounds and the promise of a youthful glow after weeks of hiding out to heal. Today, new machines can boost collagen in the skin with far less recovery time and pain, refining the texture of the skin, removing damage, and even tightening loose areas. Some, like the
, work biochemically causing skin cells to produce collagen. Others, like
, heat tiny dots of skin at a time to reduce healing time. Manhattan dermatologist Albert Lefkovits uses the radio frequency of The
to heat the collagen in deeper layers of skin, causing tightening. And for under the eye treatment, Novack uses a collagen-building plasma energy machine by the once-troubled company Rhytec that he says has eliminated his clients’ need for surgery on the upper and lower eyelids.
$350 to $1,500 per treatment with three to five treatments recommended
Zero to four days.