Consumer Guide to Laser Skin Procedures

Laser resurfacing is still a very new procedure. But already it has been shown that laser skin procedures produce less bleeding, less bruising, and less postoperative discomfort than other resurfacing methods. This Consumer Guide features the most common uses of laser treatment.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing uses laser light to treat deeper layers than microdermabrasion, but not as deep as laser scar removal. This innovative laser treatment lasts longer and produces less discomfort than many alternatives.
Learn more about laser skin resurfacing.

Laser Scar Removal

A variety of lasers can be used to treat different types of scars. This article explains these differences, how scars form, and how laser treatment can reduce them.
Learn more about laser scar removal.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Lasers are the most effective method for removing unwanted tattoos; this article explains what to expect before, during, and after treatment.
Learn more about laser tattoo removal.

Laser Hair Removal

A laser beam of light can free you from the tedium, frequency, expense, and pain of getting rid of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is an attractive alternative to tweezers, shaving, and waxing.
Learn more about laser hair removal.

Note: Top photo supplied by Reliant Technologies, manufacturer of Fraxel lasers.