Correction of lip lines, loose skin, and folds around the mouth and facial sun damage require new collagen production to plump the skin, restore elasticity, tighten skin and remove the superficial pigment and sun damage.
Unequivocally the new combined fractional laser resurfacing provides the best results with the least risk of scarring and hypopigmentation (white skin in treated areas).
Deep chemical peels do work, but the risk of scarring is significant, but even with an excellent result from a Chemical peel, the skin will be left very white in the treated areas creating demarcation lines that will require make up to conceal.
The new combined fractional laser resurfacing combines a non-ablative lux1440 treatment with an ablative lux2940 ablative laser treatment at the same procedure. I have been doing laser resurfacing for the past 15 years and the results of this new technique far surpass previous resurfacing techniques.
The most impressive thing about this new technique is that healing and down time are reduced by half and we have not had scarring or hypopigmentation. This is due to the fact that the lux1440 and lux 2940 are Erbium lasers and create less thermal damage.
Becuase of this we are now able to treat darker skin types without the worry of demarcation lines.
See before and after photos of fractional laser resurfacing.