I'm trying to compare the SmartXide DOT Therapy Fractional CO2 laser and the Sciton ProFractional (Erbium YAG) laser. Are they designed for different conditions? Does one tend to be more effective at resolving skin issues than the other? I'm interested in general skin rejuvenation and tightening, combating small fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin tone. Thanks!
Comparison of SmartXide DOT Therapy Fractional CO2 Laser and the Sciton ProFractional (Erbium YAG) Laser?
Doctor Answers 1
Difference Between Profractional and Smartxide
Hello. Most consumers tend to believe that if they get the "right" laser, usually the one they saw on "The Doctors TV show, that miracles will happen.
The bottom line is that these two lasers are similar enough that it's far more important to consider who's using it than which laser is used. They are both ablative (requires downtime) fractional lasers and that makes them very similar in terms of the potential results.
What will differ very much is the skill of the practitioner chosen. Find one that can show you great rejuvenation photos for your skin type and THEIR own patients. Attend several consultations and decide on someone you can trust, preferably someone that has been referred to you directly from your circle of contacts. Good luck.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.