If I look up close at my face in the magnification mirror, I see fine wrinkles almost all over. I also have wrinkles on my upper chest. These wrinkles are more noticeable at certain times of the day. Does laser skin resurfacing erase this type of wrinkle or is microdermabrasion a better route to go?
The fine wrinkles that you are seeing are the result of accumulated sun damage to your face, neck, and upper chest that occurs over time. Although microdermabrasion is effective in smoothing out your skin and helping with the discoloration that likely accompanies these skin changes, a Fraxel laser treatment with the fractionated Erbium laser will likely give you significantly more improvement in the texture of your skin. The procedure is performed with topical numbing cream and takes about an hour to treat all of the areas that you have mentioned. You will experience some redness following a Fraxel laser treatment and post procedure peeling. You will be given a post procedure skin care regimen to help with the redness and peeling. Generally, 4-5 sessions are required at 6 -8 week intervals to thoroughly reduce the appearrance of the fine lines.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld