Question: I love the before and after pictures I see of laser peels but the laser itself scares me. Is it dangerous and how does the laser work?
Answer: Well it depends on what kind of laser you are talking about but for laser skin resurfacing we use and erbium laser by Sciton and this laser works by literally vaporizing the superficial layer of the skin. Depending on the settings used the laser can either be extremely superficial, almost like a microdermabrasion or can be extremely deep and treat very deep wrinkles or acne scarring. The deeper the treatment the longer it is going to take to heal and the more significant risks that could be involved but overall laser resurfacing is extremely safe when used in experienced hands and it is a very precise way to achieve the results that our patients desire.