Ablative resurfacing: General considerations

Morris E. Hartstein*

*Corresponding author for this work

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CO2 laser technology has been around for quite some time; however, with the advent of ultrapulse technology, CO2 laser resurfacing became a safe and effective for facial rhytids. The main downside of using the CO2 laser is the extended recovery period. Newer technologies focus on minimal downtime. With the multitude of new technologies, the patient and physician now have more options from which to choose, depending on the desired effect and available window and tolerance for recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781493915446
ISBN (Print)9781493915439
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Ablative
  • Co laser
  • Fractionated
  • Resurfacing


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