Laser Treatments & Technology
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo has completed extensive education and advanced surgical training at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. Although revising internal structures can have enormous cosmetic benefits, Dr. DiBernardo recognizes that the very first thing anybody sees – the skin – deserves special attention as well.
A celebrated professional photographer before becoming a plastic surgeon, Dr. DiBernardo understands how the appearance of the skin changes with alterations in light. He has seen, time and again, that subjects with even the best lighting and composition are dissatisfied with the way they look. Issues of skin texture and appearance are frequent sources of complaints.
As a result, Dr. DiBernardo passionately embraces innovation in cosmetic lasers. Non-surgical treatment comes in a variety of forms, and Dr. DiBernardo has made New Jersey Plastic Surgery a world leader in emerging technologies for skin resurfacing, hair restoration, fat reduction, and much more.
Contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery by calling 973-509-2000 today. Patients in and around Montclair, Clifton, Newark, outside of New Jersey, and around the globe are enthusiastic about our laser treatment options!
One of the key benefits of today’s lasers is that they can address many different issues. Please click on the sections below to find out which of our devices is best for you:
- Skin Resurfacing
- Neck Treatment
- Pigmentation Treatment
- Acne and Acne Scar Treatment
- Blood Vessel Treatment
- Tattoo Removal
- Hair Removal
- Non-Invasive/Minimally Invasive Fat Reduction
- Cellulite Reduction
- Schedule Your Laser Consultation Today
During laser skin treatment, pulses of light at various wavelengths target the layers of skin to address an extensive range of issues. These include:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Loose skin
- Age spots
- Acne and acne scars
- Sun-damaged skin
- Broken capillaries
Because the appearance, tone, and texture of skin vary from patient to patient, New Jersey Plastic Surgery offers a peerless selection of laser devices for resurfacing the skin. Our technology includes:
- HALO: Developed by Sciton, HALO is a hybrid fractional laser that can address a wide variety of complaints using both ablative and non-ablative energy wavelengths
- Broadband Light (BBL): During BBL Photofacial treatment, the skin is exposed to targeted pulses of light, rejuvenating the skin and reducing blemishes
- Sciton MicroLaserPeel: Treatment involves removal of the topmost layer of skin; as the skin regenerates it looks younger and has better texture
- Sciton Erbium Resurfacing: Erbium lasers are very effective on superficial skin, providing resurfacing with minimal downtime
- PicoSure Focus: Multiple treatment wavelengths make this technology from Cynosure a versatile solution for pigmentation issues
Once you’ve undergone laser skin resurfacing, a skincare regimen with quality products is crucial for maintaining your results. New Jersey Plastic Surgery is proud to be an exclusive provider of Under Skin by U.SK. Under Skin products are specially formulated to enhance skin all the way down to the cells, making them an ideal complement to laser energy that penetrates the skin at different depths.
New Jersey Plastic Surgery offers laser skin tightening for the neck with the Necklase system. This non-surgical treatment for resurfacing and remodeling the skin on the neck uses a precisely controlled laser that is adjustable based on the issues you’re facing.
Generally, radio frequency devices are the first choice for jump starting production of collagen and elastin to tighten the skin. Dr. DiBernardo and his team offer treatment with RF technology from leading manufacturers like InMode, Thermi, and others for neck rejuvenation.
Ideally your skin is a consistent color and free from noticeable flaws. Unfortunately, pigmentation issues can result in a number of unsightly blemishes:
- Sun spots
- Age spots (sometimes called liver spots)
- Broken blood vessels
Sometimes these issues are easy to conceal with clothing, but problems with pigmentation on highly visible areas like the face, neck, and hands are difficult to conceal. Fortunately, laser treatment is an effective solution for many skin pigmentation issues on virtually any part of the body.
Broadband light (BBL) or intense pulsed light (IPL) can eliminate areas of irregular pigment. Another option is the Cutera excel V laser. Unlike BBL or IPL, the principal function of the excel V is to target broken blood vessels and vascular lesions that cause discoloration of the skin.
These laser and light treatments are effectively complemented by treatments such as chemical peels (the Blue Peel by Obagi addresses reaches a similar skin depth) and at-home skin products like the ZO pigment protocol.
Acne & Acne Scar Treatment
One of the most common and distressing skin complaints, acne isn’t just an issue encountered by teenagers. Many patients continue to suffer from acne breakouts well into adulthood. And, even if you get your acne under control, the scarring can be a significant cosmetic issue.
New Jersey Plastic Surgery offers multiple state-of-the-art options for reducing active acne and treating acne scars:
- Cutera excel V: The dual wavelength design of the excel V laser enables our team to target the sebaceous glands that create the excess oil responsible for acne
- Sciton ProFractional: Adjustable laser treatment that can address different levels of acne scarring
- PicoSure Focus: Facilitates the creation of new collagen and elastin, which can help heal acne scars
- Acnelase: Lasers activate a topical solution that infiltrates the skin and reduces acne
In addition to these laser treatments, the CureLight is an effective light-based treatment for acne. You can prolong the results of in-office acne treatment with the addition of professional skincare products such as the ZO acne protocol.
Blood Vessel Treatment
Whether you have unsightly surface veins or burst capillaries are causing blood to pool beneath the skin, vascular lesions can be a prominent aesthetic issue. Broken blood vessels can occur anywhere on the body, but they are especially noticeable in areas such as:
- The tip of the nose
- The cheeks
- The forehead
The excel V laser is a proven solution for venous and vascular issues. The device features multiple wavelengths, making it an ideal option for complaints ranging from superficial capillary damage to spider veins.
Another option for vascular lesions is BBL. Treatment can improve the appearance of the skin if you have broken capillaries or small, unsightly veins marring the surface of the skin.
More and more people are expressing themselves in ink. Unfortunately, sometimes the tattoos we were once so keen to show off ultimately become regrets.
Some of the main reasons you may pursue tattoo removal include:
- Embarrassment with the design
- Unsightly changes to the tattoo due to weight gain or weight loss, lost skin volume, etc.
- Professional limitations
- Changes in life circumstances
At New Jersey Plastic Surgery, we have two effective, state-of-the-art laser tattoo removal options.
The first is the PicoSure Picosecond laser. Using the Focus Lens Array, our team can adjust the laser wavelength to break apart tattoo inks of varying colors – including stubborn reds, yellows, and oranges. The wavelength is also adjustable for different skin tones.
The second option for laser tattoo removal at our Montclair office is the RevLite nanosecond laser. This laser is effective for patients of many different ethnicities. The number of treatment sessions will depend on the kind of ink used for your tattoo, as well as its size.
Advances in laser technology make it possible for you to ditch routine shaving, plucking, and waxing. Our team members will take into account the color and coarseness of your hair so we can determine the ideal laser hair removal option.
For patients with a significant amount of hair in areas such as the chest, armpits, bikini zone, arms, legs, and more, New Jersey Plastic Surgery may recommend the Vectus Laser. This device is designed to handle high volumes of hair removal.
Dark hair is often more resistant to laser removal than light-colored hair. The Cutera excel HR laser system includes a 1064 nm (nanometer) wavelength that effectively removes dark hair.
Lasers also have several applications for restoring hair among patients who suffer from hair loss. Read about our hair transplant and restoration options.
Non-Invasive/Minimally Invasive Fat Reduction
Non-surgical body contouring is performed with a multitude of different devices. SculpSure was the first laser treatment to receive FDA clearance for fat reduction in problem areas like the midsection. Sessions with SculpSure can be performed in as little as half an hour, and there is no downtime after the procedure.
Another fat reduction option is laser-assisted lipolysis, or SmartLipo. An advanced, minimally invasive liposuction technique, our plastic surgeons will melt target fat with a laser before removal. The fat is easier to remove, which makes the procedure take less time, and the treatment area becomes easier to sculpt into your optimal shape.
One of the latest devices to receive FDA clearance for non-surgical fat reduction is the eon™ robotic arm. During treatment, our surgeons won’t even have to make contact with your skin to perform targeted fat reduction of the abdomen.
If you have cellulite, you know difficult it is to be rid of it. Even the fittest, leanest people can experience the dreaded dimpling of the skin, especially in areas such as the:
One of the most effective options for treating cellulite is Cellulaze technology. Using targeted laser beams, our team can apply thermal energy to stubborn areas of cellulite. Your skin can look and feel smoother in as little as one Cellulaze treatment!
Additional options for cellulite treatment include Morpheus 8 (the combination of microneedling and RF improves skin texture while revitalizing subdermal tissue as well) and BTL Cellutone. During BTL Cellutone treatment, healing vibrations are administered to areas where you have cellulite. The vibrations improve metabolism and circulation, which in turn tightens and resurfaces the skin and diminishes cellulite.
Schedule Your Laser Consultation Today
Having a few lasers in the office does not make a doctor or aesthetician a specialist in laser treatment. Dr. Barry DiBernardo has built up his reputation for excellence with laser solutions over nearly three decades of ongoing research, training, and clinical application.
Today, the leading brands in cosmetic lasers trust Dr. DiBernardo to evaluate their products and techniques. Patients journey from across the United States and from other countries to enjoy personalized laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, and much more.
Call New Jersey Plastic Surgery at 973-509-2000 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. DiBernardo. We are proud to serve patients in local areas such as Montclair, Clifton, Newark, and other communities in New Jersey.