I visited two places for consultations.
The first place is the cosmetic center under Johns Hopkins Hospital. The doctor who is also the director of the center recommended to me Fraxel 1550, which is non-alative.
The second place is Maryland Laser, Skin & Vein institute, owned by Dr Weiss. The one that saw me was a medical assistant. She recommended Palomar Icon system with 1540 fractional laser handpiece. My impression from their information is that they seem to have more laser equipments than the first place (ie the one at Johns Hopkins Hospital).
1. I was wondering what strengths and weakness are between the two laser equipments? The second place said Palomar Starlux 1540 can go deeper than Fraxel 1550. I am not sure if it means a good thing?
2. Both places said that the procedures might be done by a different person ( a fellow, and a nurse). But I can request the main doctors in these places, if I am willing to pay more. Not sure if that will make difference?
In case that it may help, I am eastern asian, almost never get burn and only tan. According to the second place, I have ice pick and rolling scars on my cheeks. In particular, some acne scars make one nose-to-mouth fold look worse by doubling it.