Palomar Fractional Resurfacing is a procedure that uses lasers to smooth lines and wrinkles and restore color on the skin's surface. You should choose a professional who is competent and capable to perform the technique. There are some things to consider before choosing your doctor.

Certification

Any doctor performing fractional resurfacing should be a certified dermatologist or medical doctor with a focus in cosmetics or skin aesthetics. If you don't see their qualifications in frames on the wall, don't be afraid to ask the doctor what qualifications they possess. Ask questions to determine if the doctor has successfully performed the procedure before.

Visit the Clinic

During your pre-procedure visits, determine if you are comfortable with the staff at the clinic. It is important that you are in capable hands, not only in terms of the doctor, but also the nurses who may prepare you for treatment and follow your progress at home. The atmosphere at the clinic should be one in which you feel comfortable and cared for. You should be encouraged to ask questions and get all the information needed before making a decision about the procedure.

Cost

The cost of fractional resurfacing runs between $1,500 and $2,000 per session. It often takes three or more sessions depending on the size of the area to be treated. Shop around and find a competitive price that you are comfortable with.

Communicate

Read reviews and talk to friends and family about their experiences with Palomar Fractional Resurfacing. You trust the people you know and often feel more comfortable asking them difficult questions about preparation and recovery. They may also be able to alert you to questions to ask your doctor before determining if the procedure is right for you.