I’m interested in laser skin resurfacing and wondering if there’s one type of laser that’s considered the best or if different lasers are used for different problems.
Different lasers are definitely utilized for different skin conditions. Skin pigmentation or vascularity can be addressed with a vascular laser or photo facial treatments. Pigmentation and fine wrinkles can be addressed utilizing a fractionated erbium laser such as a Fraxel re:store. Deeper pigmentation or wrinkling issues are better addressed using a fractionated carbon dioxide laser or deep chemical peel. Certainly each of these devices has a different recovery time and a risk profile which can be discussed at the time of consultation.
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