Question: I have some wrinkles around my mouth and was wondering if a laser peel can help with this? Is there a specific laser that is good for this area?
Answer: For wrinkle reduction I feel that the best laser is going to be a fully ablative laser such as a CO2 laser or erbium laser. I personally prefer the erbium laser by Sciton for its extreme efficiency at treating the skin. It also appears to create much less redness after the procedure and tends not to lighten the patient’s skin. Fractionated lasers can also be used for wrinkle reduction but do not seem to be nearly as effective in the area around the mouth as the full resurfacing that a CO2 or erbium laser can provide.