by Madeline Calfas
We’re often asked what the difference is between a laser peel versus a laser resurface. Although we use the same laser for both, it’s not what you use, it’s how you use it! A laser peel is a great way to freshen up your face and give it a nice buffed feeling. A laser resurface, however literally works at a deeper level and can take years off your face.
If you’re looking for a dramatic way to remove skin imperfections, blemishes and sunspots, then a laser resurfacing treatment will be your new best friend. People who have stubborn wrinkles, that fillers or anti-wrinkle injections just can’t get on top of, can have them etched away.
But, like a sculptor reveals the beauty in their clay, the laser resurface is a technique to be mastered. All parts of the face are not created equal, and so if your problem area is not your cheeks, but those laugh lines that now make you want to cry, then whilst the whole face gets treated, the focus is on those not-so-funny (anymore) laugh lines.
While we are on the subject of lasers, it’s important to know that not all laser’s are created equal. Some lasers (mainly older ones) use carbon dioxide which, while it keeps the plants healthy, is a not so clean, or safe, option for human use (your skin’s a living organ, remember!), where an Erbium does the same job, but with fewer side effects.
If you’re not happy with the way time has left its mark on your face, then talk to us about the best treatment options for you and your individual needs.