Have you ever seen someone walking down the street and their skin radiates with a healthy energy you can’t turn away from? They appear to be glowing from within and you’re sure that if you were to touch it, it would feel like silk. Light reflects off all the right areas—cheekbones, nose, and chin. The entire face has a natural dew you can’t help but to covet. 

And you don’t have to. You can discover your inner glow with MediSpa treatments, nonsurgical procedures performed under the watchful eye of a licensed physician. Each is prescribed and customized based on individual needs, ensuring your skin receives exactly what it desires. 

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From chemical peels to laser treatments, Buglino Plastic Surgery explores the various options to help you determine which procedure is the right fit for you. 


Chemical Peel

During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin—typically the face or hands—to provide exfoliation. This treatment lasts up to several days, with the top layers  peeling off to reveal smoother and less damaged skin. It can treat a variety of issues including wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and/or redness. 

Candidates for light and medium peels, which penetrate the outer and middle layers of the skin, experience mild imperfections such as clogged pores, dry skin, dark spots, or acne. Those interested in deep peels, which reach the middle layers and beyond, suffer from severe skin conditions such as sun damage or aggressive scarring. The third type of peel is the most invasive, and may require light sedation. 

Chemical peels aren’t for patients with a history of abnormal skin scarring, a naturally dark complexion, extremely sensitive skin, or those who’ve used certain acne treatments within the last year. 



One of the most popular MediSpa treatments, the HydraFacial, is a noninvasive rejuvenation procedure meant to leave your skin glowing. Using multiple pen-like attachments, the esthetician will slowly move the wand over your skin to clear dirt and oil, extract dirt from your pores, and moisturize your skin with serums. Because a HydraFacial combines hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, extractions, and nourishing antioxidants, it has the power to clear acne, alleviate blackheads, treat rosacea, and decrease pore size, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.

Due to its ability to be customized for every patient, the HydraFacial is a great MediSpa option for nearly everyone—including those with sensitive skin

For more information about the HydraFacial, check out our guide.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment

Unlike a laser treatment, which releases one wavelength, IPL treatments discharge multiple. To perform this procedure, an esthetician will apply cool gel onto your skin, followed by light pulses from the device—causing a slight sting on the treated areas. IPL can diminish age spots, sun damage, birthmarks, varicose veins, broken blood vessels, and hair. 

Candidates typically suffer from the aforementioned treatable conditions. Patients should be aware this procedure can change skin pigmentation, especially for those with darker skin tones. It’s also not suitable for those with keloid scars. 


Laser Treatment

Laser treatments for skin, such as laser skin resurfacing, are nonsurgical anti-aging alternatives. Such procedures deliver focused wavelengths to the treatment area, precisely removing layers of skin, with minimal damage. Also known as a laser peel, this smoothes skin texture, removes acne, diminishes wrinkles and fine lines, and reduces the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation. Another added benefit? Skin tightening. Laser skin resurfacing also stimulates collagen production, leaving you with firmer skin.

Candidates typically have sun-damaged skin, suffer from leather-like skin, or experience one of the aforementioned treatable conditions. This procedure is not recommended for patients who have active acne, deep wrinkles, or sagging skin. Patients with darker skin tones are at risk of healing with hyperpigmentation. 

Read: “What to Expect During Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

Long Island’s Buglino Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery also has an accredited in-office MediSpa. Under the precise eye of Dr. Anthony Buglino, a medical esthetician can help you determine which MediSpa procedure is right for your skin to achieve a glowing complexion. Schedule an appointment today!

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