Non-ablative fractional Erbium Laser Resurfacing is safer for Asian skin
There are different ways to treat Asian skin
Asian skin and other ethnic skin varieties are more likely to develop sun spots vs wrinkles. This is in contrast to caucasians. This predilection is related to varying degrees of skin color. People of color typically have different risks when it comes to anything done on their skin. They are more likely to get darker after any manipulation of their skin so you have to be very careful with ethnic skin.
In general, I approach Asian skin conservatively. Laser resurfacing can be done, but the settings have to be less aggressive. Active FX CO2 laser resurfacing is an excellent laser for Asians because you can tinker with the settings to fit the particular person and avoid complications and increased downtime. For Asians, I typically decrease the setting and stay on the less aggressive side and usually rely on repeated treatments to get the same results.
You can choose laser treatments with no downtime or with mild redness lasting 3-4 days. We use long pulse Nd YAG Laser, Q Switch Nd YAG Laser, KTP Gemini Laser for non-ablative laser rejuvenation with no downtime. These lasers are commonly used in top centers internationally and have been proven to work in major clinical trials.
Neosys Nd Yag Laser (Finemed, Korea)