Which laser would be best for wrinkles?

i am a retired cardiologist interested in laser therapy to the face for wrinkles i enjoyed reading your review of laser therapies can you compare the dexta smartxide to the sciton profractional laser i understand one is co2 based and the other is erbium based i also realize the experience of the operator is important too can you compare theses 2 laser's is there something better since your last review? thank you mark ____.

Hello doctor   –  regarding those two lasers, either would do an excellent job.  Even though one is an erbium, it’s an erbium that may give results that are similar to the CO2 depending on the settings used.

In my opinion, there have been no significant advances since these more versatile, powerful, fractional laser were developed for sun damaged and aging skin.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I



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