How do I sort out which laser is the right one? I’m in my mid 30s.
I think a lot of people have the same “my head is spinning” problem on this. There’s so much marketing and not a lot of good, real information.
Here’s how to start. First, what kind of wrinkles do you have. If you have those ‘elevens’ on your forehead making you look frowny – a laser won’t solve that. A few crow’s feet? Botox might be better. Are the wrinkles bothering you caused by an over active muscle group? If the answer is yes, you want Botox or filler, not a laser.
Second, are your wrinkles pretty deep and is your sun damage more than your peers? If so, then think more about a series of fractional lasers like the Fraxel or 1-2 carbon dioxide laser treatments. The Pearl Fractional is made by Cutera and is more similiar to a Fraxel than a CO2. The results and risks of all lasers depend knowledge and experiernce of the person operating the system.
Thirdly, because you’re in your 30s, if you really just have a few fine wrinkles and not much sun damage, think more about lower risk, lower downtime lasers like 1 or 2 light Fraxels, a light erbium laser or just doing a series of 3 medium beta hydroxy peels like the Vitalize. Hope this helps. Dr. I