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Laser Resurfacing

New York NY Plastic Surgeon for Face

The skin of the face is much more delicate in nature than the skin covering the rest of the body. Over time, age, environmental factors, sun damage, and stress begin to show their effects on the skin. Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure used to rejuvenate the appearance of the facial skin by reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and skin irregularities. “Laser” stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser resurfacing procedures direct short, concentrated pulsating beams of light on specific areas of the facial skin to treat specific skin cells. Because the light is specifically concentrated, it is able to change only the skin being treated, not harming the surrounding or underlying tissues.

Both men and women are good candidates for laser resurfacing. The only patients that laser resurfacing is not recommended for are those with severe acne and those with very dark skin. Severe acne is often made worse by aggravating the skin, causing acne to spread or to leave scars. Different procedures are needed to specifically treat acne successfully before laser resurfacing is recommended. Those with very dark skin often face the chance that light patches or skin irregularities will be left behind after treatment. Those with very dark skin need specific care to ensure that the proper results are achieved.

Laser resurfacing is often requested for those who wish to rejuvenate their facial appearance without going under the knife. Done as an outpatient procedure, laser resurfacing takes anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours depending on how much skin surface is being treated. Patients are given specific anesthesia during the procedure to reduce discomfort, and are then given specific instructions for at-home care once the procedure is complete. It is vital that patients follow these instructions carefully to prevent scabs and scars from occurring.

Of course, as with all cosmetic procedures, your results will depend on the expertise of your doctor. Dr. Maurice Khosh has the skills and reputation that prove his expertise of being a renown facial cosmetic surgeon. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation regarding laser resurfacing. Dr. Khosh wants to help you feel and look your best.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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