A new technology that finally helps treat scars and wrinkles at their root, deep in the skin. Using laser energy that penetrates deeply without injuring the top layer of skin, the deep dermis is stimulated to produce natural collagen and other vital proteins that make up healthy, youthful skin. The procedure is done in less than 15 minutes, you’ll leave the office with only mild redness that usually fades within a few hours*. After 3-6 treatments, done at monthly intervals, you will notice your wrinkles softened and your skin toner and as vibrant as ever*. Great for improving acne scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks without complicated procedures and long recovery times.

Before and After Photos

Medlite Laser Toning Before and After photo by Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank of PFRANKMD in New York City, NY
Medlite Laser Toning Before and After photo by Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank of PFRANKMD in New York City, NY

What are some of the uses of Medlite Laser?

Medlite laser is one of the most popular cosmetic dermatology procedures available today. Medlite laser is used on all skin types and skin colors. Medlite Laser can be used for tattoo removal as well. Medlite laser can be used to treat brown blemishes, and reduce brown marks such as freckles, pigmented moles, Nevus of Ota, and Nevus of Ito. Medlite laser can also reduce the appearance of unwanted hair, and then delay the growth of hair for several months.

Is Medlite Laser safe?

Medlite laser produces shorter pulses of light in comparison to the longer pulses of other lasers. Longer pulses of light utilized in other lasers tend to have a higher risk of complication. The Medlite laser does not cause burning, blistering, pigmentation change, or scarring on the skin. Furthermore, this laser will not damage the skin surrounding the treated area. However, it is important to keep in mind there is always a risk involved such as many other cosmetic procedures.

Is the procedure painful?

The treatment using Medlite laser is very comfortable as it does not heat the skin. The patient will only experience a tingling sensation during the procedure and anesthesia is not necessary.

What areas of the body can be treated with Medlite laser?

Any area of the body can be treated using Medlite laser. The most common areas treated in Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank’s office in New York City are neck, face, upper chest, under arms, bikini line, and hands.

What is the duration of the treatment?

Medlite laser treatment is very fast in treating large areas, such as back and legs. The duration of the treatment depends on the size, location, and number of age spots or freckles on the targeted area. The treatment may take 15 to 45 minutes.

How many Medlite laser treatments are required to obtain the desired results?

Rejuvenation of the skin occurs gradually over time. The collagen in the skin will develop within 6 to 12 months; thus, the improvement will be seen over a period of time*. Some pigmentation or freckles may require two or more procedures to obtain the desired result. The results of the treatment depend on various factors. Superficial marks, such as age spots or freckles, can be cured more quickly than complex and deeper lesions like Nevus of Ota. Your cosmetic dermatologist will be able to advise you how many treatments to expect.

What is the waiting period between two treatments?

Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank recommends that his patients wait for a minimum of four weeks between treatments. This time period allows for maximum fading of the targeted skin pigmentation, so an accurate view of the results can be seen before performing the next procedure.

How does the Medlite laser work on pigmented lesions?

When Medlite laser is applied to the pigmented lesion, the cells with excessive pigments absorb the light. The tissue surrounding the pigmented lesions will not absorb the laser. As such, the cells are stimulated by the Medlite laser to reduce excessive pigments without damaging the surrounding tissues.

Are there any side effects associated with the procedure?

After the Medlite laser procedure, the area treated will appear white or pale after the first half hour, and you may experience warmness in the treated area. The treated area may become swollen and red for the remaining part of the day. Occasionally, the patient may observe a small amount of bleeding in the treated areas for some hours. The bleeding usually occurs on the cells where there was deep pigmentation, causing superficial bruising below the blemishes. For the initial few days, you may notice a crusting of the skin or superficial blisters, which should resolve on its own within a week. Within one or two weeks, your skin will return to its normal condition.

Is it possible to remove the pigmentation completely using Medlite laser?

In the majority of the cases, age spots and freckles may fade away to such an extent that only you will be able to find them again. Usually, they are no longer visible to the casual observer.

Who is the ideal candidate for the Medlite laser procedure?

Any type of skin can be treated using Medlite laser; however, Medlite laser tends to work best on darker skin or hair colors, as the light is absorbed better by darker colors. This laser tends to have less of an effect on lighter colored skin or hair.

Is Medlite laser effective for the removal of tattoos?

Yes, Medlite laser is useful in reducing the appearance of tattoos of various colors. Medlite laser reduces appearance of red ink, dark ink, sky blue ink, and green ink colored tattoos. Specific wavelengths will be used to reduce the appearance of tattoos of each color. The wavelength of the Medlight laser is adjusted so that specific inks will absorb the laser, resulting in a customized treatment for each individual. The ink of the tattoos will be broken into tiny molecules, and the body’s natural filtering system will release the molecules from the body.

Is it possible to use Medlite laser to reduce wrinkles?

Medlite laser is a proven treatment for the reduction of wrinkles. The light energy from the laser stimulates the growth of collagen, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Can I undergo Medlite laser treatment to reduce scars caused by acne?

Yes, Medlite laser works well with all types of acne scarring, as the laser stimulates the growth of collagen and thereby reduces and minimizes acne scars over a period of time.

What kind of post-treatment care is required?

Immediately after the treatment, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank in NYC will recommend that you apply an antibacterial ointment. You must continue to maintain the cleanliness of the treated area, by following the instructions provided after the procedure. You should not scrub or rub the treated area while bathing. It is better to limit activities such as a sauna, bath, swimming, exercising, and outdoor activities. You should use the moisturizing cream until the area is healed. During the process of healing, you should avoid tanning beds and exposure to sun. If needed, you can apply ice to the treated area at regular intervals, as recommended by your doctor.