Laser Skin Rejuvenation: A User’s Guide to Beginning Lasers

Woman getting treated with lasers for Laser skin rejuvenation

Laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation has come a long way over the years. The use of laser beams to improve the skin’s texture is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments you can get at the dermatologist’s office. But with so many lasers available, how do you know which one is right for your skin, especially if you’re just starting to dabble into laser resurfacing?

While Fraxel is widely known to be the big gun laser when it comes to totally transforming the skin, there are other ways to get some major beauty benefits that don’t include the downtime associated with Fraxel. Luckily, the dermatology provider will know exactly which laser to matchmake you with. Here, the best skin rejuvenating lasers to get you started.


Clear + Brilliant Laser: Best Treatment for a Brighter and More Even Skin Tone

While Fraxel is typically considered the gold standard laser for skin resurfacing, many patients don’t want to deal with the downtime associated with a more aggressive laser. This is why the non-ablative fractional laser Clear + Brilliant is a key tool for improving age spots and skin’s overall tone and texture while not having to take a week off from work or social activities.

The Clear + Brilliant laser is a mini version of Fraxel. It utilizes the same safe, fractional 1927 wavelength as Fraxel, but at a lower level. The laser technology addresses and helps prevent early signs of aging by slowing the skin’s aging process.

A series of Clear + Brilliant Permea treatments can treat mild age spots gradually with virtually no downtime. It’s a great introductory and affordable laser for patients who have early sun damage but is probably not aggressive enough to treat more significant sun spots.

One you’re ready to step it up a notch, use the Fraxel Thulium laser, which is a higher energy non-ablative fractional laser that can clear most age spots in one to three treatments, while making the skin more healthy and radiant.

Laser Genesis - Schweiger Dermatology Group

Laser Genesis: Best Treatment for Reducing Redness and Oil & Shrinking Pore Size

Laser Genesis is a low energy laser that heats the dermal tissue to stimulate collagen and decrease pore size and sebum on the face. It can make skin feel tighter and makes it look more youthful and hydrated and helps with fine lines, uneven texture on the skin. 

For optimal results, up to 5 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. It’s a great winter treatment with no downtime and doesn’t dry out the skin,” says Laura Palmisano, PA-C at Schweiger Dermatology Group’s Penthouse dermatology location in Midtown Manhattan. “It instantly makes the skin look glowing and replenished while decreasing redness in the skin, minimizing oil and shrinking pore size.”


Intense Pulse Light (IPL): Best Treatment for Acne Scars Brown Spots, Blood Vessel Removal and Red Spots

If you have discolorations on the skin left behind from active acne lesions, then an IPL laser may be your best bet. IPL can also be used to treat redness associated with rosacea as well as the signs of aging.

Fine or early wrinkling can be minimized or erased with IPL laser sessions, especially when combined with topical retinol or tretinoin and antioxidant-rich moisturizers. The best way to determine which laser is best for you is to contact a patient representative for a consultation with one of our dermatology providers.

Email or call 844-DERM-DOC for more information.

Email or call 844-DERM-DOC for more information.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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