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As we age our skin does not “turn over” as quickly, and we lose collagen and therefore elasticity and thickness which all results in dull and lifeless skin that may feel and look lackluster and wrinkled. Lasers are a different modality to perform the same task as peels. Other than the very light peels, which have no downtime, and are inexpensive, I prefer lasers, as they are specifically targeted to your skin problem and they are more controlled with more dependable results.


Which laser is right for you?

  1. You need to decide if you can afford downtime or not – if you can’t then it eliminates deep and medium peels and ablative lasers. Now you are narrowing choices!

  2.  You need to decide what your priorities are in terms of goals for your skin. Do you just want to start a maintenance routine or do you want to reset the clock back a few years?

  3. Go to a professional – see a cosmetic Board Certified Dermatologist or a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – you don’t have to become an expert in all the options and choices – let them do the work!  Don’t worry about “brands” of lasers – the important thing is the TYPE of laser and what it targets. SCITON, LUMENIS, Fraxyl are all brands – and that is the least important aspect as a patient.