Investing in yourself is just like any other kind of investment: You want to get the best results possible for the time and money you’re devoting. If you’re ready to invest in your skin with laser resurfacing, you want the most skilled practitioner available.
New Jersey Monthly (NJM) magazine has done the research for you and named Eugenie Brunner, MD, the 2021 Best Elite Surgeon in Laser Resurfacing. The magazine selected Dr. Brunner from a field of 500 plastic surgeons in the area, using the findings from a local research company’s study on all area plastic surgeons. The study evaluated surgeons on criteria such as:
- Board certification
- Specialty training and fellowships
- Years of experience
- History of Top Doctor awards
- Online patient reviews
Dr. Brunner is honored by this distinction and that she gets to serve the Princeton, New Jersey community with cosmetic procedures, including facial plastic surgery, injectables and fillers, and lasers and devices. Dr. Brunner performs all procedures at her state-of-the-art medical spa, providing natural, beautiful results for her patients. With 15+ laser and light devices, she is able to customize treatments for patients and use the best device for their individual skin needs and aesthetic goals.
Help Your Skin Help Itself
If you suffer from sagging skin, wrinkles, loss of tone and texture, or hyperpigmentation, your skin is struggling. The processes that maintain your skin’s thickness, youthfulness, and elasticity slow down over the years until your skin can’t keep up with repairing the damage caused by the sun, pollution, and other stressors. Laser resurfacing works with your body’s natural healing mechanisms to jumpstart skin rebuilding.
Dr. Brunner will assess your skin and listen to your goals, then recommend the best modality for your skin type and the kinds of improvements you’d like to make to your skin. Most lasers require a series of treatments. She also lets you know which require a few days of downtime and which are basically “lunchtime” procedures that allow you to jump back into your normal daily routine right away.
In some cases, you can see improvements in your skin immediately following your laser resurfacing. Other laser treatments take time to produce results, as the procedure triggers changes at the cellular level to smooth and firm skin from the inside out. The improvements grow even more visible over the next weeks to months, as your skin remodels itself with new collagen and elastin.
Dr. Brunner offers a variety of state-of-the-art lasers, which earned her the 2021 Best Elite Surgeon in Laser Resurfacing, including:
Clear + Brilliant
A Clear + Brilliant laser treatment can reduce and prevent early signs of aging and sun damage. Dr. Brunner typically performs a series of these treatments for complete results. If you are also seeing wrinkles on your face, Dr. Brunner can combine a Clear + Brilliant treatment with a series of Botox Cosmetic injections, addressing multiple signs of aging in a single appointment. Dr. Brunner also often combines a facelift with this resurfacing treatment for enhanced anti-aging results for her patients experiencing advanced signs of aging, creating a full and long-lasting makeover.
If you’re not ready for a surgical procedure, Dr. Brunner’s innovative non-surgical makeover may be right for you. She uses SmartLipo to remove excess submental fat, Accutite to firm and sculpt the jaw, dermal fillers to add volume where needed, then the Clear + Brilliant laser to smooth the entire face, creating a beautiful, non-invasive transformation.
Fraxel DUAL combines the power of two fractional laser therapies to first work deep in the dermis to correct acne scarring and moderate wrinkles, and then on the surface to brighten and smooth skin. It can remove brown spots, smooth texture and wrinkles, and reduce scarring. This nonablative laser restores your skin with minimal side effects and without prolonged downtime. Dr. Brunner may perform a series of treatments for the best results.
The Fraxel Re:Pair device is a premier tightening and smoothing device, in part because of its customization options. As a skilled facial plastic surgeon in Princeton, NJ, Dr. Brunner knows how to use this device to treat your precise skin concerns at the exact level of intensity you need to improve skin laxity, remove surface imperfections, and smooth wrinkles and scars. This ablative fractional laser is best for moderate to severe sun damage and aging. You will likely only need one treatment, but you may require two or more weeks of downtime while your skin recovers and repairs itself.
You may know that many laser and light devices can smooth and tighten skin, but what about addressing stubborn fat? The Fractora RF is a comprehensive platform that can tighten your skin, smooth wrinkles and scars, eliminate hyperpigmentation, and diminish fatty pockets (using the Body FX apparatus). Fractora combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling to trigger skin remodeling from various levels. Dr. Brunner can use this device for one or all of these concerns, depending on your needs.
How Laser Resurfacing At Our Medical Spa Works
All of the rejuvenating lasers and modalities that Dr. Brunner uses rely on the same basic processes to remodel and improve your skin. Whether you choose laser energy, radiofrequency (RF) energy, microneedling, or a combination of these, resurfacing improves your skin by:
- Creating a controlled micro-wounding process
- Reaching the inner layers of the skin that can’t be accessed topically
- Promoting the flow of healing blood and oxygen to heal the microwounds
- Flushing away dead cells, debris, and weak strands of collagen and elastin
By creating short-term stress and microwounds, the resurfacing prompts your skin to renew itself by producing new strands of collagen and elastin proteins. Collagen strands form the supportive matrix that lends your skin firmness and tightness. Elastin imparts elasticity to your new skin so it can retract back into place, as it did in your youth.
After your recovery period, your rejuvenated skin may be:
- Free of dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Free of fine lines and wrinkles
- More finely textured, with smaller pores
- Thicker and more resilient
- Tighter, as sagging is reduced or resolved
The improvements you see with laser resurfacing can last for years. To maintain your youthful state, Dr. Brunner may recommend touch-ups every year or so. She also recommends regular facials and medical-grade skincare and sunscreens to help your skin stay nourished, healthy, and strong. To learn more about laser resurfacing, please visit ucsfhealth.org.
Schedule Your Laser Resurfacing Consultation in New Jersey Today
To get the best in laser resurfacing for your skin, contact us today to schedule a visit with Dr. Brunner. Our medical spa is open with COVID safety protocols firmly in place.