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What is the best laser for fractional resurfacing?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Erbium for darker sk

For darker skin types the erbium laser offers advantages.
The healing time is faster 3-4 days. The redness if any is limited to1-2 weeks, and side effects uch as color change are rare. It can be used for acne scars, lip and eye wrinkles and surgical or traumatic scars.

In brief: Erbium for darker sk

For darker skin types the erbium laser offers advantages.
The healing time is faster 3-4 days. The redness if any is limited to1-2 weeks, and side effects uch as color change are rare. It can be used for acne scars, lip and eye wrinkles and surgical or traumatic scars.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fractional laser

The solta fraxel laser was the first laser to be marketed and manufactured as a fractional laser.
It was initially distributed by reliant. Their safety record and reliability is excellent. Other doctors might prefer the laser they have but i think the fraxel line of lasers is excellent.

In brief: Fractional laser

The solta fraxel laser was the first laser to be marketed and manufactured as a fractional laser.
It was initially distributed by reliant. Their safety record and reliability is excellent. Other doctors might prefer the laser they have but i think the fraxel line of lasers is excellent.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fractional CO2

There is a vast difference between the many different types of fractional resurfacing lasers available.
Fractional co2 is one of the best options for resurfacing the skin, improving skin texture, erasing wrinkles, and treating severe acne scarring. The activefx/deepfx/totalfx by lumenis is the most powerful and versatile fractional co2 device. There are cheap knockoffs that give inferior results.

In brief: Fractional CO2

There is a vast difference between the many different types of fractional resurfacing lasers available.
Fractional co2 is one of the best options for resurfacing the skin, improving skin texture, erasing wrinkles, and treating severe acne scarring. The activefx/deepfx/totalfx by lumenis is the most powerful and versatile fractional co2 device. There are cheap knockoffs that give inferior results.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There are many on the market but I have really liked alma lasers pixel resurfacing.
It is an erbium yag so deeper than the fraxel except for the co2 one. It allows deep enough penetration for wrinkle reduction, collagen building (not stimulation), improving melasma and acne scarring. I have used it on all skin types (darker tones need pretx), doesnot breakdown, minimum down time for patients, .

In brief: Depends

There are many on the market but I have really liked alma lasers pixel resurfacing.
It is an erbium yag so deeper than the fraxel except for the co2 one. It allows deep enough penetration for wrinkle reduction, collagen building (not stimulation), improving melasma and acne scarring. I have used it on all skin types (darker tones need pretx), doesnot breakdown, minimum down time for patients, .
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Controversial

There is no one "best" fractional laser, despite what the equipment manufacturers might try to say.
Head to head comparison studies are few. The results depend on the laser settings, the depth of skin treatment, your skin type, and the issues being treated - so there are a lot of variables.

In brief: Controversial

There is no one "best" fractional laser, despite what the equipment manufacturers might try to say.
Head to head comparison studies are few. The results depend on the laser settings, the depth of skin treatment, your skin type, and the issues being treated - so there are a lot of variables.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Focus on the Doctor

There are many different kinds of lasers used for fractional resurfacing.
The best device will depend on your skin type and particular issues. An experienced physician can choose the correct device or adjust the settings to help you achieve the best results. A poorly trained doctor can cause serious complications, even with the best laser!

In brief: Focus on the Doctor

There are many different kinds of lasers used for fractional resurfacing.
The best device will depend on your skin type and particular issues. An experienced physician can choose the correct device or adjust the settings to help you achieve the best results. A poorly trained doctor can cause serious complications, even with the best laser!
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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