Question: What are my different options for laser skin resurfacing procedures?
Answer: There are multiple different lasers available for skin resurfacing, but for classic resurfacing procedures the 2 most common are a CO2 laser or an erbium laser. These are considered ablative lasers since they literally vaporize and remove layers of the skin. There are multiple different non-ablative lasers which only damage portions of the skin and then allow the healing process to create the improvement. Ultimately, it is very important that you see a provider that can give you many options regarding the different types of lasers that are available so that the most appropriate laser for your particular skin condition can be chosen to give you the best results with the least risk and least downtime.