Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Dr. Parakh provides patient-centric care in a state-of-the-art practice setting equipped with the latest in cutting-edge technology. Born and raised in India, she received guidance from her physician parents, who instilled a dedication to excellence and an unwavering commitment to safety. Today she serves clients from Englewood, NJ, as well as from all over the country and the world.

Dr. Parakh is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), meaning she has undergone extensive training and has completed exhaustive written and oral examinations. As a result, she has the insight, skill, and knowledge to perform any aesthetic procedure. She is a Verified Doctor and Top Doctor on RealSelf, and has been recognized as one of the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors®: 1st Edition and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Additionally, Dr. Parakh has been recognized as one of Bergen County’s Top Doctors in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Parakh trained at the elite combined program of Cornell and Columbia Universities at New York Presbyterian Hospital and underwent additional education at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. This top-tier background prepared her to perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures with precision and confidence.

What Is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing achieves clearer, more youthful-looking skin by removing the outermost layer of damaged cells. The treatment can address a wide range of imperfections, including lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, superficial scarring, and poor skin tone and texture. 

In addition to eradicating surface-level damage, laser skin resurfacing helps to replenish collagen reserves, boosting skin suppleness from the inside out. Collagen is a core protein in the skin that provides hydration, firmness, and resilience. As the body ages, its production of collagen slows significantly, resulting in volume loss as well as creases and folds. Laser skin resurfacing can be successfully performed on the face, neck, chest, back, and hands.

Who Is a Candidate for Laser Skin Treatment?

Younger patients may pursue laser skin resurfacing to combat scarring and hyperpigmentation, while older clients love the way that the treatment reverses signs of aging around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Clients should be healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations for their results. Patients with darker skin tones or those who suffer from active acne may be referred to a different aesthetic solution that still helps achieve their goals.

The Laser Resurfacing Procedure

Before treatment, the skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic. Smaller facial areas, such as around the eyes, will require 15-30 minute sessions, while treatments to address the entire face may take up to 2 hours to complete. The patient will lie down on the treatment table as a handheld device is carefully guided across the skin. Most clients find the process to be minimally painful.

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What Happens After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

After treatment, the skin is coated with a medical-grade moisturizer, and a bandage is applied. Pain medications may be prescribed in order to ensure a comfortable and stress-free recovery process. Swelling and tenderness can also be well-managed with over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs. Dr. Parakh will provide detailed aftercare instructions customized to your treatment.

For the first 3 days after your session, the skin may feel warm and tight and will appear red. Flaking may occur through days 4 and 5. At this point, normal activities can be resumed, and the patient will be feeling more relaxed. It is important to apply a moisturizer approved by Dr. Parakh several times a day to reduce dryness. Complete healing typically occurs at around the 10-day mark.

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What are the risks?

How many treatments do I need?

What are the risks?

Possible side effects of laser skin resurfacing include redness, swelling, itchiness, discomfort, hyperpigmentation, and others. The treatment is not recommended for those who have taken the acne medication isotretinoin (Amnesteem) in the past year, pregnant or nursing women, those with an autoimmune disease, those with cold sores, or those with a history of keloid scars. Patients who have undergone facial radiation in the past should also avoid laser skin resurfacing.

How many treatments do I need?

After a single session, most patients will notice an improvement in their skin’s tone and texture. However, undergoing multiple sessions will help to better achieve the patient’s unique goals for improvement. The total number of sessions required can be discussed with Dr. Parakh during your private consultation.

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