When considering skin resurfacing treatment with a dermatologic laser, it is important to recognize that there are different technologies available to correct skin tone, texture, and pigmentation issues. These different technologies (ablative vs. non-ablative) create different degrees of improvement in skin quality with a proportionate length of social downtime. Some types of lasers effectively create a dramatic improvement with one treatment, but can be associated with a longer and more involved recovery. Other gentler lasers are associated with a shorter recovery period and minimal social downtime, but create more moderate improvement with additive effects arising from multiple treatments. At Kristen L. Biggs, MD, Skin Care & Vein Centre, PC, we offer laser resurfacing treatments at both ends of this spectrum, tailoring our skin care services to the needs and desires of our patients.