Maloney Plastic Surgery & Skincare

Laser Procedures and Sciton Skin Resurfacing

At Maloney Plastic Surgery & Skincare, we offer a full line of laser services using the latest in laser technology. We understand that not all patients desire cosmetic surgery. So, we offer a wide scope of laser services within MPS which allows Dr. Maloney and his skincare providers to select the most appropriate and effective treatment for each and every patient.

As we age, our skin changes. The youthful appearance of the skin gives way to loss of elasticity, discoloration, sun spots, wrinkles and enlargement of pores. Lasers have improved our ability to treat skin conditions and improve the appearance of the skin. We offer the latest technology in laser treatments that are either performed by Dr Maloney, a board certified plastic surgeon himself or one of his highly qualified staff members. Unlike many other “laser centers” that do not have an onsite supervising physician, we at MPS ensure your comfort and safety is our top priority.

Dr. Maloney offers the Sciton tunable Erbium laser for superficial, fractional, and deep resurfacing. The Sciton laser is an exceptional laser to correct and reverse the signs of aging skin. The Sciton laser resurfacing platform gives us more options than we have ever had before with resurfacing. From a light micro laser peel to fully ablative resurfacing, the Sciton laser platform can do it all. Unlike other laser systems available, the Scition allows us to add or remove heat. We can add heat exactly where we want it around the eyes and jaw line to cause skin tightening, but then turn it off for the forehead and cheeks for a faster recovery. Laser resurfacing can improve the tone and texture of the skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation issues and excess freckles.

As we age, the effects of sun damage and age cause the skin to wrinkle, develop sun spots, and lose texture and tone. A Sciton laser resurfacing procedure at Maloney Plastic Surgery can reverse these effects and restore a younger, healthier appearance to the skin. During a resurfacing procedure, a laser beam is scanned across the treatment area and precisely removes a layer of skin in a predictable and safe manner. The body then replaces the skin with a healthier, more youthful layer of skin. The laser also stimulates new collagen formation which results in a tightening effect to the skin. Treatments can range from shallow, superficial peels to deep resurfacing depending on the degree of aging and skin damage as well as the desired effect.

Laser Resurfacing

Superficial Resurfacing with Microlaser Peel

A Microlaser Peel at Maloney Plastic Surgery removes a very thin layer of skin to improve fine lines, pigmentation, and improves tone and texture to the skin. The Microlaser Peel (MLP) can be tailored to your desired affect and amount of downtime. The MLP is performed with the Sciton laser and requires minimal downtime and you can return to normal activities quickly. The MLP is recommended for pigmentation, fine lines, tone and texture issues. The face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and shoulders can be treated to remove brown spots and improve skin changes due to aging and sun damage. Micro Laser Peel – recommended for Fine Lines, Pigmentation, Tone and Texture.

The micro laser peel removes a very thin layer of skin to improve fine lines, pigmentation, tone and texture. This procedure gently revitalizes the skin with minimal down time (3-5 days).

ProFractional Resurfacing

ProFractional treatment treats a fraction of the skin, stimulating new collagen growth and improves skin tone, texture, fine lines, and deeper wrinkles, and the appearance of scars. The fractionated technology results in faster recovery. ProFractional therapy is quick, comfortable and requires little to moderate downtime. Recommended for fine lines and wrinkles, scars, tone and texture. Pro-Factional Laser Resurfacing – recommended for Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Scars, Tone and Texture.

The pro-fractional laser resurfacing treats a deeper layer of the skin, stimulating new collagen growth and improves the tone, texture, fine lines, deeper wrinkles and scaring. Downtime is moderate (5-7 days).

Deep Resurfacing with Contour TRLR

Contour TRL (tunable resurfacing laser) treats the entire face and removes fine lines and stubborn deep wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. The tunable feature of the laser allows Dr. Maloney to customize your results based on your desired downtime. No other non-surgical technology corrects the signs of aging as effectively as the Sciton Contour TRL. Recommended for deep wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation. Deep Resurfacing – recommended for Deep Wrinkles, Scars and Pigmentation.

Deep Resurfacing safely and effectively removes fine lines and deep wrinkles including the “crows feet” around the eyes and the “smokers lines” above the lip. This revolutionary laser allows us to add or subtract heat for this treatment. A consultation is required to determine the depth and amount of heat for you and your specific needs. The downtime can be 10-14 days depending on your exact procedure.

The Novo Laser Treatment, the “All in One” Laser Procedure

Dr. Maloney and our talented team of experts have designed a specialty laser treatment that offers the best skin rejuvenation treatment on the market. The Novo Laser Treatment is an all-in-one effective laser treatment lifts pigment, evens out the tone and texture of the skin, diminishes fine lines, stimulates collages and best of all it actually reverses the signs of skin aging and can help prevent cancerous skin lesions. The Novo Laser Treatment is a combination of broad band light, fractionated Erbium resurfacing and micro-laser epidermal resurfacing all performed in the same treatment session with exclusive proprietary settings for this treatment. This revolutionary procedure truly encompasses its name Novo which is Latin for rejuvenation, make anew, refresh, revive, change and alter.

What area of the body can be treated?

The face and neck are the most commonly treated areas. In addition to these areas, the chest and hands as well as the arms and shoulder area can be treated. The Sciton laser is can often be combined with traditional face lift procedures to correct skin surface issues and to improve the results of the surgical procedure.

What happens during the treatment?

The laser or BBL procedure usually lasts 15-60 minutes and involves cleaning the skin and applying numbing cream to the skin in some cases. A computer-guided scanner is used to move the laser beam across the treated areas. Most patients have minimal or no pain because of the numbing cream. For deeper laser treatments, local anesthesia will be administered by Dr. Maloney.

What will I expect before and after the treatments?

The Sciton laser gives us, your provider several wonderful tools to treat many skin problems. Some of these procedures require pre-treatment with a skincare regimen for safety and effectiveness especially for the deeper resurfacing. Any one of these laser resurfacing procedures should be followed by a good skincare home regimen including a good sunscreen. After any resurfacing procedure Redness and a sunburn type sensation are typical. The recovery depends on the depth and type of therapy.

How long will it take to recover?

The downtime associated with the MicrolaserPeel is minimal with most patients experiencing mild redness for a day. A series of MLP treatments are typically needed. The benefit of the Sciton MLP are great results with virtually no downtime. Medium depth laser peels will require slightly longer recovery with most patients resuming normal activities and applying makeup in 3-5 days. Deeper laser peels require longer downtime but produce more dramatic results.

BBL/IPL Treatments

Forever Young BBL

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Turn Back the Clock

What if there was a treatment that could slow down the aging clock and keep you forever young? Now there is!

A new study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology shows that Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) treatments can change the expression of genes associated with the aging process to more closely resemble young skin. To put this in terms we can all understand, think of a box of crayons being dumped onto the floor. When we are young, the bright colors like the reds, yellows, oranges are all “turned on” and the darker colors such as the browns, blacks, greys are “turned off”. As we age, this reverses and the brighter colors are “turned off” and the darker more dull colors are “turned on”. The study, “Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin by BroadBand Light Treatment” was performed using the Sciton BBL system and was led by dermatologist Dr. Chang of Stanford University School of Medicine. The study looked at the molecular changes, seeing which colors in the crayon box are “turned on or off”, by treatment with BBL. Previous studies have shown that animal models can exhibit gene expression changes to become more youthful, the brighter crayons “turn on”, but Dr. Chang’s study is the first to show a similar correlation in human skin treated with BBL. The study supports the hypothesis that regulators of aging can be altered in human skin using BBL technology to provide a functional change, rather than just a cosmetic mimic of youthful appearance. BBL treatments promote the appearance of youthful skin, “turning on” the bright colors. This study reveals that the appearance of younger skin may be due to the differences observed in gene expression patterns of aged skin becoming more like young skin, “turning on” the brighter colored crayons and the “turning off” of the darker ones.

An additional study, submitted for publication by Patrick H. Bitter, Jr. of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, a well-known dermatologist and co-author of the JID study, takes this groundbreaking research further and explores the practical application and patient results of BBL treatments. Dr. Bitter’s study focuses on the ability to improve the appearance of aging skin with long-term and regular interval treatments with BBL and the Forever Young BBL treatment was born.

The Forever Young BBL Treatment keeps the genes, the crayons, acting younger and can actually reverse the aging process by “turning on” the bright colors and “turning off” the dark, dull ones. This innovative procedure delivers light therapy that targets the signs of aging and sun damage and at the same time promotes a refreshed, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. Age spots, freckles, redness, acne and small vascular lesions are reduced. The number of treatments depends on the amount of damage to your skin and your age. Patients in their 30’s would typically receive 2 Forever Young BBL treatments a year. Patients in their 60’s would typically come in for a treatment 4 times a year.

Call for your revolutionary Forever Young BBL treatment to “turn” those bright crayon colors back “on”, “turn off” the dull ones and start reversing the aging process today before you are another day older!

Sciton Blue Acne Treatment

Maloney Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the Sciton Blue therapy for acne prone skin. The Sciton Blue procedure is FDA- approved treatment to clear and reduce acne outbreaks in both adolescence and adults. This non-invasive acne treatment has no downtime and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types. The Sciton Blue treatment uses blue light which targets the sebaceous glands killing the bacteria that cause acne but leaves the surrounding tissues intact. This procedure diminishes future outbreaks, allows the skin to heal faster and has been found to reduce the need for oral antibiotics and other acne medications. Many patients see significant improvement in their acne after two to four treatments. When combined with a skincare program designed for acneic skin, the Sciton Blue treatment can provide long-term clearance of acne breakouts increasing self-esteem and confidence. Call our skincare team to find out more information about the Sciton Blue Acne Treatment today.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can be accomplished using the traditional waxing method or with a laser. The traditional waxing method removes the hair for approximately 4 to 8 weeks in which then the hair grows back. Laser hair removal greatly reduces hair growth for much longer periods of time and can be permanent. The treatments are approximately 4 to 6 weeks a part and 6 to 8 treatments are usually required. Our Sciton Forever Bare BBL treatment is the latest technology for safe, effective removal of unwanted hair.


Vanquish Fat Reduction can help you lose unwanted “belly”, flank and thigh fat without surgery. Vanquish Fat Reduction treatments use an FDA approved Radio Frequency Technology to eliminate and destroy abdominal fat without invasive surgery. Vanquish is the world’s only operator independent radio frequency device to reduce the circumference of the waistline. The Vanquish system’s patented technology creates a high-frequency energy field that targets the thermal effects into the fat layer while protecting the surrounding skin. This allows for a safe and effective treatment that provides optimal aesthetic results.

The Vanquish technology is very different from other devices that use a point source of heat or cold. BTL’s Vanquish uses a panel array that emits selective radio frequency with the largest spot size in the industry to treat the entire abdomen and flanks or inner and outer thighs in one application. Vanquish is truly a breakthrough in technology. Published clinical studies show it permanently destroys unwanted fat for safe and effective fat reduction.

Vanquish is a Safe, Effective and Affordable alternative for both women and men who do not want invasive surgical procedures. There is no “down time” with Vanquish, you can get it done on your “lunch hour” and return to work.

Vanquish is “painless” and there is no anesthesia required, no bandages, or post-procedure pain. Vanquish Fat Reduction treatments only take 45 minutes. Most people require 4-10 treatments 7-10 days apart.

Melt your fat away with Vanquish

Z Wave

Z Wave, in our opinion, is the best technology on the market for cellulite reduction. We have been very skeptical for years with cellulite reduction treatments and have not found anything that works well enough to bring into Maloney Plastic Surgery, until now. Actually, we have had this technology for several months and have been using it on staff and a limited number of patients before we were ready to put our name behind it. We are ready to announce that we have had some very nice improvements in the reduction of cellulite. It is not perfect and cellulite is a difficult problem to fix, but for those of you with realistic expectations and will be happy with a nice improvement, we finally have the technology for you. Cellulite is caused when the fat cells become too large for the natural fiber compartments which hold the skin. These compartments then bulge and form uneven layers of fat underneath. The Z Wave uses sound waves to break up fat cells resulting in a more smooth and even fat layer. Cellulite treatments are typically performed in a series of 8-10 sessions that are 2-7 days apart. Areas for treatment include: the front of the legs, back of the legs, buttocks or arms.

The Z Wave uses sound waves to break up underlying fatty tissue. The Z Wave is included as part of all Vanquish treatments so the Vanquish can destroy the fat cells and the Z Wave can help break them up to allow your body to more easily break them down and eliminate them.

Post-surgical patients can also benefit from the Z Wave breaking up scar tissue or hard areas while healing.