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Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments, sometimes known as "laser peels," involve the use of lasers to treat skin blemishes like wrinkles and age spots.

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I am an Asian male. I have both icepick and boxcar acne scars . no active acne currently

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 Latest answer by Apr 10, 2012 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

Are there any lasers that treat other areas of the body (arms, knees, as opposed to the face) with good results for skin tightening?

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 Latest answer by Apr 25, 2012 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

What fitzpatrick skin types are more likely to experience darkening after a laser treatment? Why is this?

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 Latest answer by Apr 10, 2012 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

What's the difference between syneron triniti VS syneron ematrix VS syneron SRA?

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 16, 2012 Eric Schweiger, dermatologist

Can you have a co2 laser treatment if you are a smoker?

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 20, 2011 Eric Schweiger, dermatologist

Are the Fraxel and Triniti lasers about the same?

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 Latest answer by Nov 20, 2011 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

I have light vertical lip lines that are nonetheless becoming more noticeable.. which type of laser resurfacing would be most recommended?

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 23, 2011 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

I have medium to tan skin. Is CO2 laser still the best treatment for my acne scars?

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 23, 2011 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

Can Restylane injections be followed by laser rejuvenation the same day?

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 23, 2011 John Obi, plastic surgeon

Can I do Ultherapy and fractional resurfacing on the same day?

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 23, 2011 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

What are my options for redness around nose?

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 3, 2011 Barry Goldman, dermatologist

Can Fraxel be used to tighten neck skin?

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 22, 2011 Kirk Churukian, plastic surgeon

Can CO2 laser resurfacing tighten the jowls and neck?

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 23, 2011 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

What sunscreen is best after a full face laser? When and how should it be applied?

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 21, 2011 Robert Strimling, dermatologist

In Oprah's magazine it says that one treatment of fractional CO2 laser can last for over ten years, is that true?

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 6, 2011 Dawn Davidson, aesthetic extender

What is a good alternative to Fraxel if you have darker skin tone?

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 Latest answer by Aug 19, 2011 Kris Reddy, plastic surgeon

Which would be the best Fraxel treatment for facial brown spots and lip wrinkles?

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 21, 2011 Robert Strimling, dermatologist