Kauvar says a dermatologist's recommendations can help consumers make
informed decisions. "People shouldn't hunt and peck for products," she adds. "Not knowing what type of skin
you have is why so many people try unnecessary products that can often do more harm than good."
An expert in laser procedures, Kauvar says that, in the past, techniques
for improving aging skin required invasive laser or surgical procedures, which produced open wounds and
required long recovery times. Today, she says, people can choose from a variety of non-ablative
(non-wounding) laser treatments that are designed to reverse, improve or erase the early signs of aging, take
very little time to perform, and have a minimal, if any, recovery time.