I'm having a hard time deciding what to do. I have planned for some timeon doing the CO2 laser procedure on my face by a very experienced, peer reviewed, seminar giver physician. I am 48 years old, my issue is sun damage - lots of vertical lines/wrinkles on my cheeks and around my mouth. My neck is also in bad shape with lines and starting to sag.
My face doesn't need very much tightening at this point, so a face lift is not needed. The cost is $4100 for the co2 laser (FeatherTouch). Today, I found a local physician group doing the fraxel re:pair for the face and neck - offering a special for $2500 -- but a physician's assistant will be doing the procedure. Should I be concerned that a PA is doing the fraxel re:pair? Would the results be essentially the same for each type of laser for what I'm trying to do? Also, given that my physician doesn't have the Fraxel re:pair laser, she can only offer Fraxel re:store for my neck. Will that work as well in 4-5 sessions as the re:pair would work in 1 session?