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Dermatologists call them pigmented lesions, but you know these skin-tone flaws as sun spots. Usually brown in color, they are caused by cumulative exposure to sun, resulting in damaged skin. New York dermatologist, Dr. Ariel Ostad, offers effective laser treatments to lighten spots and even out skin tone.

Healthy skin gets the green light

A laser is a device that focuses a beam of light in a specific wavelength. Light in the green portion of the spectrum is most effective in treating pigmented lesions. This is an outpatient procedure that takes only about a half hour. Patient comfort is ensured with a cooling spray. Expect skin to become darker right after treatment. Then the lesion crusts over and sheds. Skin is noticeably clearer within two weeks. Possible side effects include minor redness and loss of hair in the treated area.

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Remove Sun Damage with Fraxel Laser

Many patients have been thrilled about our Fraxel laser which transforms and restores your skin’s natural and youthful appearance. This is a common procedure in our office that many celebs in the media also rave about!

Types of lesions treated with laser therapy

Any benign spot on the face or hands created by a concentration of melanin, can be treated.

Most commonly, this includes:

  • Solar lentigines (also called age spots, liver spots, or sun spots)
  • Café au lait birthmarks
  • Freckles

Dr. Ostad customizes a treatment plan for optimal results. Your strategy could include just a few sessions for sun spots, or up to a dozen to fade a birthmark, at one-month intervals. Once a sun spot is completely removed, it won’t come back. However, sun exposure will continue to cause new spots to develop, so high quality sunscreen should be worn daily.

Why choose Dr. Ostad?

When treating pigmented spots with laser therapy, it is vitally important to ensure that the lesion is benign. As a Board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Ostad has vast background and experience in medical diagnosis.

Learn more about laser treatments for sun damaged skin with a consultation at Dr. Ostad’s New York office. Call (212) 517-7900 to schedule.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our practice is open.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever that you seek care from your primary care physician.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at [email protected]

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

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