There are 4 different types of laser
Ablative Laser Resurfacing
This is the procedure that will deliver short-pulsed light energy into the skin. It is known as the most effective procedure. The top layer with the sub-layer skin can be removed when the affected tissue is vaporized. It is a one-time treatment, but it also comes with some side effects. The procedure does have significant risks and complication and it will require the recovery period of over 2 weeks. If you want this treatment, it is good if you consult a good laser technician who is ready to guide you according to what you want and your skin type.
Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing
The technician may decide to use a non-ablative laser resurfacing method. The non-ablative laser will penetrate within the skin and it will not damage the top skin. The laser will reach the affected tissue while the top layer will be kept intact. This will lead to faster healing and recovery. The downtime will be minimized, but the treatment requires many treatments to reach the required results.
Fractional Kkin Resurfacing
This is the third method. The procedure will use the combination of the non-ablative with ablative technique and it will lead to efficient results while at the same time it minimizes the risk and it helps with the recovery period. With the treatment, the microbeams, which are full of energy, will be directed to the place which had been affected and it will reach the top layer through the epidermis. Even if the tissue may not be as effective as the ablative laser treatment, it will stimulate the body so that it can replace the problematic area with the new tissue which will lead to younger and radiant skin.
IPL Laser Skin Resurfacing
This treatment uses different multiple wavelengths, full of light in Skin Whitening. It does have an added advantage since the surgeon can alternate the wavelength and it can be used on a different type of skin and different skin layers.