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What is nonablative treatment?

Nonablative treatment removes mild to moderate wrinkling, superficial scars, and pigment irregularities.

Average cost: $500+ per treatment.

Number of treatments: Most techniques require multiple treatments.

Risks and recovery time:
  • No serious downtime; however, various side effects such as bruising, puffiness, and swelling may require heavy concealing makeup for a few days.
  • Since deep layers of skin are not involved, risk of scarring, pigment problems, and infection are minimal.

Inside scoop: Level of anesthesia varies with the procedure and the person's discomfort threshold. Some require topical anesthetic or local anesthesia.

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