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Asclera®

Sclerotherapy in NYC

Show off your legs with confidence and save yourself of embarrassing visible veins with Asclera. Asclera is a non-surgical vein injection therapy (sclerotherapy) that Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega perform in New York to treat both spider and uncomplicated reticula veins.

How is Asclera used to treat spider veins?

Asclera is a vein injection therapy, or sclerotherapy, that is also highly effective in the cosmetic treatment for vein conditions including spider veins and uncomplicated reticula veins. Once injected, Asclera causes the lining of blood vessels to swell and block the flow of blood. The vessels then clot and the body slowly disintegrates the vein.

Is Asclera right for me?

Spider veins appear as tiny red or blue veins close to the skin’s surface, typically on the legs. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega expertly use minimally invasive Asclera injections at our Manhattan, Westchester, and Brooklyn centers to eliminate the appearance of both spider veins in men and women.

When can I schedule my Asclera treatment?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will conduct a brief consultation with you to determine if Asclera is right for you. Most patients are able to have their first treatment during this appointment.

How soon will I see results from Asclera?

Most patients enjoy a remarkable improvement after just one treatment, though it is often necessary to schedule multiple treatments for optimal results.

How should I prepare for spider vein treatment?

Beyond your consultation, no specific preparation is needed.

How is Asclera used for vein treatment?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will carefully address each visible vein with injections of Asclera. It is very common for patients to need several injection treatments over a series of appointments. This allows time for the medication to thrombose the veins and for Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega to evaluate progress and retreat any stubborn areas.

How long does Asclera treatment take?

Each vein treatment session takes just about 15-30 minutes.

How long does recovery take?

Your veins will become less and less visible as the medication takes effect and healing continues. It is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, hot tubs, and plane flights for a few days after treatment. Depending on the degree of your vein treatment, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega may advise you to wear support hose or compression stockings for a short period of time.

How soon can I start exercising after an Asclera treatment?

You can comfortably resume your exercise routine in just 2-3 days.

What are the Asclera risks?

Asclera is a very safe procedure that eliminates spider veins and uncomplicated reticula veins. Rare side effects include skin irritation or itching, bruising, and allergic reactions.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long do Asclera results last?

Spider veins and uncomplicated reticula veins treated with Asclera are gone for good. It is possible for enlarged veins to appear in other areas, however, and Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega can easily treat them with additional injections.

How much does Asclera cost?

Asclera is an affordable, safe, and quick type of therapy that reveals beautifully smooth legs. Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will review the costs with you during your consultation.

What are patients saying about Asclera?

Read the rave reviews from Asclera patients here.

Clear and Brilliant

Laser Skin Resurfacing in NYC

Four to six treatments is all it takes to smooth your skin, shrink pore-size, and soften fine lines and wrinkles. The Clear and Brilliant laser skin rejuvenation system is a great way for men and women with busy schedules to fight the signs of aging and maintain a youthful and radiant complexion.

What is Clear and Brilliant?

Laser resurfacing treatments like Clear and Brilliant have become an extremely popular option for men and women wanting to achieve a more youthful look without having to take time off work or having to undergo surgery. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega have helped men and women treat their unwanted signs of aging using Clear and Brilliant. This particular resurfacing treatment is effective in restoring a glowing complexion, smoothing the skin’s surface, correcting sun damage, and improving the appearance of large pores or fine lines.

Is Clear and Brilliant skin laser treatment right for me?

Clear and Brilliant may be an effective skin resurfacing option for you if you are looking for beautiful results with no downtime. Our team knows New Yorkers have busy schedules, but believes that everyone should have the chance to achieve the younger look he or she desires. Clear and Brilliant can be used for improving the skin of various areas of the body, including the face, neck, and chest.

When can I schedule my Clear and Brilliant laser skin enhancement?

Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will plan your Clear and Brilliant treatment schedule during your initial consultation

How soon will I see my Clear and Brilliant results?

After your first Clear and Brilliant treatment with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, you will notice some subtle improvements in the look and feel of your skin. She may recommend undergoing a series of 4-6 sessions to achieve optimal results. You should notice continued improvement in the appearance of your skin even after your treatments as the damaged skin is gradually replaced with a fresh, healthy new layer.

How should I prepare for a Clear and Brilliant treatment?

Little preparation is needed, but Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega may advise you to stop using certain facial cleansers, creams, or products prior to treatment. No anesthesia is needed during your Clear and Brilliant treatment. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can answer any questions you may have during your initial consultation.

How long will my Clear and Brilliant appointment be?

Each Clear and Brilliant session lasts 20-30 minutes. 

Is there a recovery time after Clear and Brilliant?

No recovery or downtime is necessary after your treatment, though your skin may appear slightly sunburned. This should fade within the first day or two. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega often work with patients to fit their treatment into their lunch break and have them back to work before the day is over.

Are there side effects with Clear and Brilliant?

Clear and Brilliant laser treatments have been proven to be very safe. Rare side effects include blistering, scarring, pigment color changes, and infection. 

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately. 

How long do Clear and Brilliant laser results last?

The results of your Clear and Brilliant treatment can last for several months when proper skin care and sun protection is used (*). Clear and Brilliant can be a great way to rejuvenate your skin before a big event, but can also be worked into your skin care regimen by returning for maintenance treatments as you notice the results begin to fade.  

How much can I expect to pay for Clear and Brilliant?

The details of your treatment schedule, including cost, will be provided during your consultation. This will depend on the number of sessions needed and the size of the area being treated.

Are patients pleased with their Clear and Brilliant skin laser treatment results?

Read the reviews from Clear and Brilliant patients.

What are the alternatives to Clear and Brilliant laser skin treatments?

Beyond their cosmetic surgery expertise, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega offer a range of non-surgical facial and body enhancements. Other available laser skin therapies include VascuTouch and Zerona Laser Treatment. Patients considering Clear and Brilliant may also be good candidates for a chemical peel.

Chemical Peels

Aesthetic Skin Peels in NYC

Refreshing your skin for a youthful and healthy glow does not have to mean taking time away from work or your social life. With a chemical peel professionally tailored for your skin type, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can dramatically improve sun damage, discoloration, and a wide range of other skin flaws—all without surgery and very little downtime.

What is a chemical peel?

During a glycolic peel, derma peel, or skin peel a chemical solution is applied to the face to slough away dead skin cells and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega use this process to bring new, younger skin to the surface for a smoother, more youthful look.

Is a chemical peel right for me?

Chemical peels are incredibly effective at reducing the signs of aging and sun damage, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne spots
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • and dark patches

Overall, chemical peels can bring a glow to facial skin that appears tired or dull.

When can I schedule my chemical peel at New Look New Life?

Your chemical peel appointment can be scheduled at our office shortly after your initial consultation. A light chemical peel is used to address minor imperfections, while a deep chemical peel involves more significant skin removal. Our team will help you select the degree of chemical peel strength that’s right for you.

How soon will I see results from my chemical peel?

As your skin heals after treatment, your new and fresh face will be revealed in a matter of days, with continued improvement over a week or two (*).

How should I prepare for my chemical peel?

Our may advise you to stop using certain skin medications prior to your treatment, such as Retin-A, glycolic acid, or other skin products.

How long does a chemical peel take?

Your chemical peel treatment will take 15-30 minutes, depending on the degree of the peel. You may feel some tingling, stinging, or minor burning during the treatment from the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). If necessary, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega can provide pain medication to ease your comfort.

How long does recovery take?

Immediately after treatment, your skin will appear sunburned. Over the course of a week, your dead skin cells will gently scale away to reveal the fresh new skin underneath. Sun exposure must be avoided during the healing process and sunscreen is strongly encouraged. Deep chemical peels may require the face to be covered with petroleum jelly and protective strips for a day or two.

What are the chemical peel side effects?

Chemical peels are safe facial treatments. Rare side effects could include allergic reactions, discoloration of the skin, blistering, or scarring.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long do the results of a chemical peel last?

Chemical peels can provide long-lasting results. Many patients choose to have regular sessions to maintain a youthful appearance as they age.

How much does a chemical peel cost?

Once the degree of your chemical peel is determined, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will review the investment with you in detail.

What are patients saying about chemical peels?

Read patients’ rave reviews here.

What are the alternatives to a chemical peel?

Those wishing to treat only specific areas of their face or target individual wrinkles or lines may opt for facial filler injections such as Botox, Dysport, Radiesse, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, or Juvéderm. Laser treatments such as VascuTouch, Zerona, or Clear and Brilliant are also very effective rejuvenation therapies. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will help you select the best treatment for your cosmetic goals.

VascuTouch

Skin Tag and Vein Treatment in NYC

Say goodbye to unwanted skin tags and visible veins without having to devote any time away from your busy schedule. VascuTouch is a non-surgical radiofrequency skin treatment that Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega perform to improve the appearance of various skin imperfections to provide you with a clearer, healthier appearance.

What is VascuTouch?

VascuTouch is a low-level radio frequency laser treatment used for the effective removal of skin tags and vascular blemishes such as spider veins, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, and other red spots or patches found on the skin. These common skin flaws can dramatically age a person and are difficult to cover up with makeup. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega see VascuTouch as a way for men and women to maintain the youthful appearance they desire without missing any work or looking as though they have had a lot of work done.

How is VascuTouch performed?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega perform the VascuTouch procedure as a quick, in-office treatment. During your procedure, your New York cosmetic surgeon will place the end of the device against your skin’s surface, transferring the radio frequency energy below the skin. This treatment then works to dramatically improve the appearance of the treated skin without making any incisions or leaving any scars.

When can I schedule my Manhattan VascuTouch treatment at New Look New Life?

You will have an initial consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega to discuss your treatment with VascuTouch. Once you feel comfortable moving forward, the two of you can schedule your procedure at a date that works well with your daily routine.

Will I see results after one VascuTouch session?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can instantly remove skin tags, but certain vascular blemishes may take 3-4 weeks to fully disappear (*). A series of multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve optimal results.  

Do I need to do anything before my VascuTouch procedure?

No major preparation is needed prior to your VascuTouch procedure. VascuTouch is non-surgical and does not require any use of general or local anesthesia. However, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can use a topical anesthetic to help ease any minor discomfort you may experience during treatment.

How long is a VascuTouch session?

Your VascuTouch session with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega should take no longer than 10-15 minutes—perfect for squeezing into your lunch break.

Does VascuTouch require a long recovery period?

It is important to avoid unnecessary sun exposure for 1-2 weeks after your VascuTouch treatment to allow your skin to heal (*). Sunscreen must be worn whenever you need to head outdoors. Some minor scabbing or blistering is common, but should pass within the first week.  

Does VascuTouch pose any health risks?

VascuTouch does not penetrate the skin or introduce any chemicals. VascuTouch must be performed by an expert to prevent the risk of burns. 

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately. 

Are VascuTouch results permanent?

VascuTouch results are long-lasting (*), though it is possible for vascular blemishes or skin tags to appear in other areas as you get older.

How much does VascuTouch cost?

VascuTouch treatments are a great way to maintain a youthful appearance without having to spend too much money. All costs will be provided during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky.

What are patients saying after VascuTouch?

VascuTouch patients are very pleased with their results. See reviews from Dr. Karlinsky’s patients here. See reviews from Dr. Vega’s patients here

What are the alternatives to VascuTouch?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega offer other non-invasive facial laser enhancements, including Zerona Laser Treatment and Clear and Brilliant laser skin therapy. You may also consider alternatives such as a chemical peel.

Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky Elena Vega Carey J. Nease, MD

Victoria Karlinksy M.D., Elena Vega, D.O. and Carey J. Nease, MD

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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