Erbium vs. fraxel nyc new york ny

Erbium vs. fraxel   nyc new york ny

Erbium vs. fraxel
I would place the Erbium:YAG microlaser peel and the Fraxel in the same category in terms effect.  The deep Erbium:YAG is in another category all together and would be a different discussion.  Below is a list of pros and cons.

Fraxel

Pros

minimal downtime (3-5 days)
can be done in the office with topical anesthesia (still hurts like a mother!)
mild to moderate effect on wrinkles
Low risk of causing scarring or pigment irregularities
Cons

see above, hurts like a mother
expensive
mild to moderate effect on wrinkles
need to repeat, often sold in packages of 3 because of this
no effect on pigment irregularities because of the entire surface is not covered
Erbium:YAG microlaser peel

Pros

minimal downtime (3-5 days)
can be done with topical anesthesia in the office (much less painful than Fraxel)
mild to moderate effect on wrinkles (probably slightly less effective than Fraxel, but not much different)
low risk of causing scarring or pigment irregularities (can even be done on those with a darker complexion)
inexpensiver ($400 in my office)
better effect on pigment problems because the entire surface is resurfaced
Cons

mild to moderate effect on wrinkles
often sold in packages of 3 because of this
Hope this list helps to figure out the best choice for you.  Both modalities have minimal effect on pore size.