Stony Brook Dermatologist
2500 Route 347, Building 22 A
Stony Brook, New York 11790 US
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5 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment

IPL and Palomar 1540 Laser Scar Removal - Stony Brook, NY

I started laser scar removal in July at my dermatologists office with Kayleigh who is a licensed nurse and esthetician. I've been suffering from severe scars due to ingrown hair cysts on my legs. I had been picking at them to remove the hair and I ended up with terrible thick dark scars all over. I went to my dermatologist Dr. Rafal absolutely distraught over this. She took a look at me and...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

awesome experience with scar treatment

I visited Dr.Rafal Friday evening for scars i have had on my forehead since I was a child from a terrible case of chicken pox, I have always been self concious of them, and felt they looked very unprofessional, Dr. Rafal saw me right away and understood my concerns, she asked me what I wanted to achieve, she was not pushy and very helpful! she recommended non ablative laser resurfacing, i had...

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Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

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Dr. Rafal has hospital affiliations at Weill Cornell Medical Center, NYC.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Pennsylvania
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    MD, SUNY - Health Science Center
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Montefiore Hospital / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Michigan

Treatments offered at Center for Aesthetic Dermatology & Laser Center - Elyse S. Rafal, M.D.F.A.A.D.

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What is VASER Lipo?

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Is 1cc of juvederm enough? I want lips like Kylie Jenner. (photos)

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Am I a good candidate for lip fillers? (Photo)

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Am I a good candidate for Kybella? I cannot tell if I have enough fat or if it's just skin. (Photos)

Kybella is a great and effective product from the company Allergan , which also offers , Juvederm and Botox to name a few. Kybella is very... READ MORE

After Kybella, when can I begin taking my anti inflammatory medicine for me knee? Will help reduce the Kybella swelling?

Thank you for your question! At my practice in stony brook NY , I have my patients continue back on anti inflammatory 24 hrs after their procedure. i... READ MORE

Would a more defined jawline & chin be achievable for me with Kybella? (Photos)

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How can I get rid of my smile lines the most natural way? If my solution is Botox are their cruelty-free Botox brands? (Photos)

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Do the Thermi treatments hurt, and how much?

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IPL Hair Removal Effectiveness

Light, be it IPL or Lasers allow you to achieve hair removal because the hair follicle and hair shaft absorb light of certain wavelength's or colors... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Rafal

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