V-Beam, Titan, Fraxel are the names and the noise sounds like equipment used by NASA. Instead, they are the newest laser technologies aimed at treating wrinkles and minor facial flaws.
"It's resurfacing. It's making fine lines, brown spots, acne scarring, pits from chicken pox all look less apparent," said Dr. Rutledge Forney.Â
Dr. Forney claims lasers have revolutionized the way dermatologists treat aging skin.
"People more and more want to do things that don't involve general anesthesia. They are looking for something that can be effective, but not involve a knife," she said. Â
After trying other treatments, including fading creams to get rid of brown spots on her face, 47 year old Teresa Adams is undergoing a laser procedure called Fraxel.
"There really is no after-effect other than a little bit of burning sensation," said Teresa.Â
Some laser procedures can be risky.
"You can get scarring, you can get lighter skin that will never go back to normal skin. You can get dark spots on skin. It really is fabulous when done correctly and horrible when done incorrectly," said Dr. Forney.Â
Laser treatments aren't cheap. They can cost thousands of dollars and they aren't covered by insurance.Â
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