Types Of Laser Skin Resurfacing
Because no single laser is able to treat all skin concerns of every patient, many laser options have been made available.
This ablative laser can be used to treat scars, warts, wrinkles, and other deeper skin flaws.
Erbium (Er:YAG) Laser
Available as either ablative or non-ablative, erbium lasers promote collagen production thus effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and age spots.
A non-ablative laser, pulsed-dye heats the skin and absorbs pigments to reduce redness, hyperpigmentation, and broken capillaries.
Either ablative or non-ablative, laser energy is broken into thousands of tiny beams to treat only a fraction of the skin, reducing downtime. This is preferred for age-related blemishes.
Intense pulsed light (IPL)
Technically is not a laser but functions like one and treats skin problems such as sun damage, vascular lesions, acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.