Patients are always asking me if laser is safe. My answer is yes, but only when operated by a laser technician who has been properly trained. Your results will only be as good as the cosmetic provider using the laser! An experienced technician knows how to accurately identify who is an appropriate candidate for laser and their Fitzpatrick skin type, choose a safe yet effective setting, perform test pulses and monitor the skin for a desired response, as well as give thorough pre/post care instructions. This patient of mine was happy to share these photos which show a desired response. I used the laser to heat through the superficial sun damaged layers, causing areas of brown discoloration to initially get darker and take on a peppered or “coffee ground” appearance. In a week or so they slough off; brown spots are significantly lighter if not gone! Amazing!