Could someone explain the difference between the different types of lasers?
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Facial aging -- Lasers (erbium/Co2), Fraxel, Radiofrequency like Intensif/Viva, Microneedling/PRP, Peels
There are many types of lasers and now even radiofrequency technology with or without needling. I suggest you get a formal consultation to determine if an ablative laser (erbium/co2) if better for you or if a non ablative (fraxel, viva, intensif etc) is better. Sometimes a ccombinationis better. Dr. Emer.
Ablative lasers resurface the texture of the skin and non-ablative lasers don't disrupt the surface of the skin. The difference between the lasers that you have mentioned vary depending on the target you are wishing to treat.
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