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LHS Grads’ Dream Comes True

MANHATTAN, NY - Marc Jarman, 45, (LHS Class of ’87), had a once in a lifetime experience on March 9— he met his favorite athlete Roger Federer, played tennis with World #11 Grigor Di...

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Police Blotter

Livingston Police Department Conducts Two Investigations Involving Motor Vehicles

March 27, 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to the Livingston Police Department, two instances involving vehicles were reported during the week of March 21 through March 27. A Livingston resident&rsquo...

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Municipal Court News

East Orange Woman Charged with Credit Card Theft with Intent to Use

March 18, 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Municipal Court has charged East Orange Resident Myeisha Sturdivant, a Party City employee, with credit card fraud. The charge, originally amended to theft,...

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Admit U to College

Special Announcement: Admit U Consulting Now Offering Tutoring Services

Melanie and the Admit U Consulting team are excited to announce our latest business venture—our services are expanding to provide students with comprehensive college planning all under one...

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On the Aisle

'Cinderella' Brings Classic Disney Magic Back to the Screen

One of the biggest challenges that Disney's new iteration of Cinderella faced was convincing the audience that it deserved to be made in the first place.  This marks the studio's fo...

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Livingston Community Corner

LHS Students' Art Exhibited at 36th Annual NJ High School duCret School of Art Show

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Recently, a multi-media showcase of works by Livingston High School (LHS) artists was selected for an exhibit at the 36th Annual NJ High School duCret School of Art Show, with t...

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Y Works

YMCA Announces New, State-of-the-art Resistance Center to Open

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA in Livingston is holding a Grand Re-Opening of the Resistance Center on April 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to the Y, the Resistance Center...

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Sobel Solutions

Public Invited to Dress for Success' "Transforming Lives Gala" Honoring Sobel & Cos.' Mike LaForge

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Sobel & Co., a Livingston-based regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, has announced that on April 23, partner, Mike LaForge, will be the first man ...

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Golda Och Academy Corner

Seventh-Grade Students Apply Judaic Lessons to Golda Och Academy's Annual Tzedakah Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Golda Och Academy’s seventh-graders participated in the annual Tzedakah Fair on March 17, showcasing their multimedia projects on charitable organizations for parents, fa...

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Discount Travel News

A Week in San Diego for $474

This week’s gem, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913, and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. As you walk in, observe the plaza...

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Real Estate

Fraxel Laser for Skin Resurfacing

By SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP

February 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a technology that involves a laser to improve skin texture. It can treat a number of dermatological and cosmetic skin conditions such as, acne scars, fine lines, sun damage and pre-cancerous skin conditions like actinic keratosis.

Naheed Abbasi, M.D., is a Summit Medical Group board-certified dermatologist and Fraxel expert. “The laser has specific wavelengths that are effective against pigment; effective against, wrinkles and fine lines, and by selectively heating or manipulating those targets is able to improve certain aspects of the skin, without damaging the skin as a whole,” says Dr. Abbasi.

“Due to advancements in laser technology, the e non-invasive Fraxel Laser doesn’t cause excessive sun damage to the skin like some types of treatments,” she notes, “allowing for fast healing. Noticeable positive results can be achieved relatively quickly with minimal side effects, discomfort and downtime.”

The number of treatments required to improve a particular problem in the skin can vary from as few as one to as many as six, depending on the problem being addressed. For example, superficial sun damage and brown spots can improve with as few as one or two treatments.

However, acne scaring will typically require more sessions, anywhere from three to six and the treatments are anywhere from four to six weeks apart and can be done over a period of four to twelve months.

The Fraxel laser can be used over the entire body. There is no limit to the number of treatments that a patient can get in one area, but often the results plateau after a certain point.

Patients typically experience pain with the Fraxel and we tell them to expect that,” advises Dr. Abbasi. “Patients find it uncomfortable, but no one finds it so uncomfortable that he or she is unable to sit through it. And fortunately, as soon as the treatment is over the pain is immediately diminished and patients leave within about fifteen minutes of the procedure feeling entirely comfortable.”

Downtime is typical and lasts anywhere from two to seven days, but is very variable by patient and by treatment itself. Dr. Abbasi explains to her patients to expect anywhere from two to four days of recovery time during which he/she might feel entirely normal, but maybe a little pinker and more swollen than is their baseline. And this improves day by day, very predictably.

Results last a variable amount of time depending on the problem being treated. For acne scarring the results can be permanent since the collagen remodeling can last for decades.

In contrast for sun damage the results are often more intermediate since brown spots and wrinkles appear with time even despite treatment on any given, at any given time, such that patients will often start to develop new fine lines or new brown spots months or years after the treatment that require another round of treatment if they so choose.

However, one can expect the results to last a minimum of many months and often many years.

 

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