Which treatments do I need?
To determine the appropriate treatment for anti aging, Dr. Caglia will first discuss your desired level of correction for wrinkled skin and then recommend the appropriate procedure that will give you the proper result. Dr. Caglia will thoroughly evaluate your skin and recommend several laser treatments for wrinkled skin such as, Mini Resurfacing or a full thickness, multiple pass resurfacing with CO2 fractional (carbon dioxide) resurfacing laser. Some places advertise CO2 laser resurfacing for extremely low pricing. This is fine for those who require single pass Mini-Resurfacing. However, this is generally reserved for those patients in their 30’s that have generally taken care of their skin and have freckles and light sun damage. However, those patients in their 40’s – 50’s who have lax, sun damaged skin with wrinkles (rhytides) or more almost always require multiple pass high powered resurfacing to shrink or tighten lax or loose skin and remove deep wrinkles and scars, including acne scarring. To do a Mini Resurfacing on this particular group of patients is doing them a disservice and they will not get the results they should and in the long run will be an unhappy group of patients. So the consumer should be aware that not all resurfacing is equal. A cheaper price is associated with a mini resurfacing procedure that generally does not include, eyelids, and neck and is a lighter single pass procedure.