Many nonablative laser skin resurfacing types target hemoglobin as their chromophore. This reduces the damage to deeper skin layers,...
Evolution of Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing is typically done via multimodality treatment. Typical treatment options include broadband light, intense pulsed light, and infrared lasers, ultrasound, chemical peels, microneedling, dermaroller treatment, and dermabrasion. Lasers can be categorized as both ablative and nonablative, depending on the specific resurfacing goals. Typically, multiple sessions of each of the above are needed to get a strong result. Different methods are chosen based on severity of the cosmetic concern, balanced with the patients expectations for post procedural recovery time.