Dermatology Questions? Ask an Online Dermatologist.
Ablative laser resurfacing is a relatively new procedure that uses a wand-like laser instrument to remove the upper layers of skin, such as in age spots. It is sometimes referred to as “laser peeling” since it removes old skin cells in order to reveal newer, younger cells. There are risks involved, of course, and treatments can be expensive (if not covered by one's insurance) so you should see a dermatologist again and find out what the latest options are.