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What are the best laser treatments for wrinkles?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Erbium / IPL

Most physicians who perform fully ablative deep laser resurfacing these days agree that erbium lasers offer a big advantage over co2 with respect to safety & complications.
That being said, it probably matters who is delivering the laser treatment, what the anatomy is, and the set expectations, more so that the actual laser type. I also like ipl lasers as a safe option for skin rejuvenation.

In brief: Erbium / IPL

Most physicians who perform fully ablative deep laser resurfacing these days agree that erbium lasers offer a big advantage over co2 with respect to safety & complications.
That being said, it probably matters who is delivering the laser treatment, what the anatomy is, and the set expectations, more so that the actual laser type. I also like ipl lasers as a safe option for skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
For fine lines and wrinkles look into Laser Genesis with the Cutera laser
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: ActiveFX/DeepFX

Agree with dr. Lee.
The most effective laser for wrinkle treatment is the ultrapulse fractional co2 laser. It offers versatility, and the ability to customize treatments according to each patients needs to yield predictable, significant improvements in wrinkles. Bonus- collagen stimulation and remodeling w/ deepfx for long term improvements. We are successfully combining botox/dysport before fx.

In brief: ActiveFX/DeepFX

Agree with dr. Lee.
The most effective laser for wrinkle treatment is the ultrapulse fractional co2 laser. It offers versatility, and the ability to customize treatments according to each patients needs to yield predictable, significant improvements in wrinkles. Bonus- collagen stimulation and remodeling w/ deepfx for long term improvements. We are successfully combining botox/dysport before fx.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lasers vary

There are many good lasers out there.
Ipl (light tx) help with discoloration & fine lines. Fractionated lasers (erbium yag like pixel &co2) are much deeper, more expensive, more down time but are better for building collagen/elastin. Pixel can be used on all skin colors, less down time, less expensive & if combined w/other lasers is amazing. Co2 is great for light skin, wrinkles, & sagging.

In brief: Lasers vary

There are many good lasers out there.
Ipl (light tx) help with discoloration & fine lines. Fractionated lasers (erbium yag like pixel &co2) are much deeper, more expensive, more down time but are better for building collagen/elastin. Pixel can be used on all skin colors, less down time, less expensive & if combined w/other lasers is amazing. Co2 is great for light skin, wrinkles, & sagging.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wrinkle treatment

Depending on the type of wrinkle, the muscle may need to be relaxed with botox, Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a).
Lines at rest need to be resurfaced and/or filled wtih Restylane or juvederm or other fillers. Photorejuvenation can be done with fraxel clear and brilliant, fraxel restore, or fraxel repair lasers, or portrait plasma, or dermabrasion. Sunscreen and Retin-A rx if okd by your doctor.

In brief: Wrinkle treatment

Depending on the type of wrinkle, the muscle may need to be relaxed with botox, Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a).
Lines at rest need to be resurfaced and/or filled wtih Restylane or juvederm or other fillers. Photorejuvenation can be done with fraxel clear and brilliant, fraxel restore, or fraxel repair lasers, or portrait plasma, or dermabrasion. Sunscreen and Retin-A rx if okd by your doctor.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: CO2 then ActiveFX

For wrinkles, the effectiveness of lasers are as follows: co2 > activefx/deepfx (fractional co2 by lumenis) > re:pair (fractional co2 by solta) > erbium:yag > fraxel restore > fraxel refine > nlite or cooltouch or other nonablative lasers effectiveness corresponds to amount of injury to the skin: the greater amount of injury, the more effectively wrinkles are removed.

In brief: CO2 then ActiveFX

For wrinkles, the effectiveness of lasers are as follows: co2 > activefx/deepfx (fractional co2 by lumenis) > re:pair (fractional co2 by solta) > erbium:yag > fraxel restore > fraxel refine > nlite or cooltouch or other nonablative lasers effectiveness corresponds to amount of injury to the skin: the greater amount of injury, the more effectively wrinkles are removed.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Neeraja Mattay
Dermatology

In brief: It's about your skin

So much can be gained with efficient laser treatment.
Laser and light treatments penetrate the different layers of skin using safe thermal energy. Not only can devices like the Palomar 1540 such as used at http://dermdocs.com/ reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles but it can also improve the skins tone and texture for total rejuvenation.

In brief: It's about your skin

So much can be gained with efficient laser treatment.
Laser and light treatments penetrate the different layers of skin using safe thermal energy. Not only can devices like the Palomar 1540 such as used at http://dermdocs.com/ reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles but it can also improve the skins tone and texture for total rejuvenation.
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Varied

Varied. Depends on the skin type, wrinkle classification, and experience of doctor. Best advice: seek more than one opinion.
From dermatologist and facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Varied

Varied. Depends on the skin type, wrinkle classification, and experience of doctor. Best advice: seek more than one opinion.
From dermatologist and facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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