DrupalWomenQ-#8425

Do you have any recommendations for alternatives to Fraxel Dual Lasers that would be able to achieve similar results without the pain?

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  1. Cynthia Bailey MD wrote on :

    The best way to figure out your options is to very specifically outline your goals, and for that you need to be seen in person by a doc so they can sort-out the options with you. The different laser technologies all target very different things in the skin; some target colors like the browns and reds, others target water and actually remove skin that way, some heat collagen to subtly tighten the collagen bundles etc.

    With many lasers you can achieve nice results with less powerful treatments done repeatedly. The results are less dramatic, but they still may be really nice. When I see a patient we try to find this perfect balance between how much down time and discomfort they can tolerate, what their budget is and what their goals are.

    I use the Sciton ProFractional laser and the MicroLaserPeel technology to get results in my practice. We can do superficial treatments that are almost pain free and have very little ‘down time’. We can add a SkinTyte series to do a little collagen tightening too and it is also pretty much pain free. These treatments need to be done multiple times though. The results are not the same as if we really turned the ProFractional and MicroLaserPeel setting up high (which hurts, but we have ways to make patients comfortable), but people are still thrilled. Finishing the results with a little Juvederm filler and possibly Botox can have a big impact on the entire look too.

    The bottom line is that deep treatments and ‘OMG-what-have-I-done down time’ aren’t for everybody. Look for a doctor that can help you sort out your options based on what’s important to you, including the discomfort of the procedure and the down time after.

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  2. drjosie wrote on :

    It depends on what condition you are treating. If it is simply brown spots and redness, then intense pulse light treatments can give you great results with no down time and very little discomfort. If you have deep wrinkles or deep acne scarring then you would really need to have more aggressive laser treatment. Chose a clinician who tells you that they will do what is necessary to make you comfortable during the procedure.

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  3. Debra Jaliman MD wrote on :

    If you are having the laser to even your skin color or for very fine lines or acne scars the best alternative without pain or downtime is the Medlite. The only thing is that you will require many more sessions.

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