Skin Resurfacing

Patel Aesthetics

Niki Patel, MD, PC

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician located in New York, NY & Bronx, NY

Freeing yourself from scars, deep wrinkles, and other distracting skin imperfections has never been easier with Venus Concepts skin resurfacing at Patel Aesthetics. Serving the communities of Suffern and the Bronx, New York, primary care physician and aesthetics specialist Niki Patel, MD uses the most advanced technology to guarantee your best outcome. To find out how skin resurfacing treatments can improve your complexion, call Patel Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

Skin Resurfacing Q & A


What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing treatments improve uneven tone and texture by reducing the appearance of a wide range of skin problems. In just a few 15-30 minute sessions, this nonsurgical aesthetic treatment can solve your beauty concerns, such as:

  • Acne or surgical scars
  • Large, visible pores
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture

What devices do you use for skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing treatment used to be a painful procedure, but Dr. Patel uses modern technology from the Venus Concepts collection to improve your experience and outcome. Depending on your unique concerns and goals, he may recommend one of the following devices:

Venus Viva™

This treatment uses tiny pins that safely create controlled micro-wounds in the skin on your face while simultaneously delivering heat energy through the surface.

When your skin heals naturally, healthy new cells replace the damaged skin at the surface, creating a smooth, younger-looking complexion.

Venus Versa™

Venus Versa skin resurfacing treatments use the same technique as Venus Viva, creating tiny micro-wounds and delivering heat energy. However, this device targets larger areas of your body, and can also reduce the appearance of cellulite, acne, unwanted body hair, and dark spots.

Who is a good candidate for Venus skin resurfacing?

Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments, Venus Viva is safe to use on all shades of skin, even darker tones. Venus Versa works best on light-to-medium colored skin and may affect the color of darker skin tones.

The best way to find out if Venus skin resurfacing is right for you is to discuss your concerns with Dr. Patel during a consultation.

What should I expect from a skin resurfacing treatment?

First, Dr. Patel evaluates your skin and reviews your medical history to make sure you’re a good candidate for skin resurfacing treatments.

Then, he works with you to create a customized treatment plan. Most people get three to four treatments spaced four weeks apart for ideal results.

Treatments aren’t painful, but you may feel some discomfort. Dr. Patel may apply a topical numbing cream to improve your experience.

Afterward, your skin may look and feel like you have a mild sunburn. This fades in about 24 hours, during which time you should avoid applying cosmetics or lotions to your skin.

To find out how Venus resurfacing treatments can solve your skin problems, call Patel Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.