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Your Ultimate Guide to Cosmetic Lasers

If over-the-counter skincare products haven’t been working to reduce tough skin concerns, then laser treatments may be the next step. There are many different kinds of laser treatments, but they can be one of the most effective options available for aging signs, acne, pigmentation, texture, and more. If you’re considering laser treatments, it can be tough to know where to start. Here’s what to know about laser treatments and whether they’re the right option for you.

Ablative Lasers

Ablative lasers are some of the most powerful lasers and work by removing (or ablating) the skin. This is an intensive exfoliating process and can reveals healthy new skin cells. They’re typically used to treat mild to moderate wrinkles, scarring, and skin discoloration. Ablative laser typically comes with longer downtime but can produce transformative results with a single treatment.

Non-Ablative Lasers

Non-ablative laser treatment is less intensive and requires less recovery time. These lasers work by gently heating the skin with light energy. This does not cause damage to the skin but rather stimulates the growth of new collagen and contracts existing deep tissues. The result is a reduction in pigmentation, mild aging signs, and dullness.

Types of Lasers and Their Specialties

There are many different types of lasers and it’s important to know which kind will most effectively achieve your cosmetic goals.


This hybrid laser penetrates deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen, which strengthens the surrounding skin to give it a more elastic and youthful appearance. It combines the benefits of ablative and non-ablative technique, making it a great all-around option for patients looking to tackle tough skin concerns.


BBL (broadband light) heats the upper layer of the skin to target aging spots, freckles, sun damage, and even vascular problems. Typically, the procedure requires 3-4 treatments but comes with a very minimal recovery period.

Laser Hair Removal

Sciton laser hair removal uses quick, low-energy pulses of laser energy to directly target unwanted hair follicles with concentrated heat.  Multiple sessions are recommended for optimal results.

Microlaser Peels

An ablative microlaser peel is ideal for treating deep wrinkles, age spots, and even acne scarring. The laser works to remove the layers of damaged skin to allow for new skin growth, similar to the chemical peel process. Healing generally takes 4-5 days.

ProFractional® Laser

The ProFractional® laser is an ablative laser that creates tiny channels in your skin to stimulate your body’s natural wound-healing response. The result is healthy new collagen and firmer, plumper skin. The biggest benefit is that it comes with very little downtime and is an option for many different skin types.

Dr. Z Total Laser Resurfacing

The Dr. Z Total Laser Resurfacing package can address tough, deep-rooted aging signs with our best ablative laser peels. It’s also an excellent option for other tough skin concerns like deep wrinkles, visible pores, and scars, making it an all-around skin transformation package.

Schedule an Appointment

Our experienced technicians are eager to help you gain more confidence while looking your best. Schedule a consultation at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills, MI by calling or filling out our online form.