Laser Therapy

Clinical Services: Dermatology
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Mon-Sat 08:30am - 05:30pm
(646) 963-0033
(646) 962-3376 (DERM)
Lower Manhattan
156 William Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Mon-Fri 08:30am - 05:30pm
(646) 962-3376 (DERM)
Upper West Side
2315 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10024
Mon-Fri 08:30am - 05:30pm
(646) 962-3376 (DERM)

Laser therapy is an advanced dermatological technique that offers highly targeted treatment and exceptional results by destroying damaged, diseased or unwanted skin structures.

Laser treatments are safe, fast, and effective when performed by a highly trained and experienced dermatologist, such as those at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Dermatology.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Lasers emit light at a very specific wavelength. During laser therapy, light and its energy are picked up by various structures in the skin, changing or destroying them in different ways.

The type of laser therapy, the most appropriate equipment, and the number of sessions varies widely depending on each patient’s specific condition. Laser therapy is most effective when tailored personally to each and every patient, based on the diagnosis and latest medical research.

The dermatologists at Weill Cornell Medicine use the most advanced laser therapy to treat a wide range of dermatologic conditions and have a variety of laser technologies available, assuring that all patients receive effective treatment tailored specifically to their condition and goals. 

Conditions We Treat

Our dermatologists use laser therapy to treat:

● Acne
● Acne scarring
● Benign growths
● Unwanted hair
● Spider and varicose veins
● Wrinkles and other signs of aging
● Rosacea
● Scars
● Tattoo removal

The Comprehensive Vascular Anomaly Center: In addition to the treatments listed above, the dermatologists at Weill Cornell Medicine also use laser therapy to effectively target vascular anomalies, including:

● Port wine stains and other vascular malformations
● Hemangiomas and other vascular tumors

The Comprehensive Vascular Anomaly Center is a multidisciplinary clinic that diagnoses, manages, and treats difficult birthmarks. Our dermatologists collaborate with a wide range of specialists, including pediatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, and others to provide the best possible care and results.

Types of Lasers at Weill Cornell Medicine

We own and utilize a variety of lasers to offer you the most advanced and targeted treatment possible. We offer our patients:

● Pulsed dye laser (V-Beam Perfect)
● Long-pulse alexandrite and neodinium YAG (Gentle Max Pro)
● Q-switched 755 nm, 1064 nm and 532 nm (Tri Vantage) and a Q-switched alexandrite
● Non-ablative fractional resurfacing (Fraxel Dual)
● 3-wavelength picosecond laser (Pico Way)
● Long-pulse alexandrite laser (Gentlelase)
● Pulsed-dye laser (V-Beam)
● IPL laser
● Eximer laser

Our patients first receive a comprehensive evaluation by a board-certified dermatologist. This ensures a correct diagnosis of their condition, as well as develop an effective laser therapy plan with the correct type of laser. 

All laser procedures are performed by experienced and highly trained dermatologists, ensuring both safety and efficacy.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Laser Therapy?

All laser therapy treatments at Weill Cornell Medicine are performed by board-certified dermatologists, some of whom have further, specialized training in cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. This ensures:

● Accurate diagnosis
● Individualized treatment based on each patient’s specific skin and condition
● Patient safety
● Best possible aesthetic outcome

Our dermatologists’ advanced training and expertise are enhanced by their experience treating a high volume of patients with diverse conditions, skin types, and dermatological needs. Drawing on their medical expertise, our dermatologists use laser therapy to achieve outstanding cosmetic results.