POSTED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 4:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Pam Cates is whipping up a quick family dinner with her son and his girlfriend.
After almost 30 years of marriage, Pam was recently divorced.
Though she'd like to start dating again, her self confidence has declined, but Pam has decided to do something about that.
"I am going to have rejuvenation on my face," said Pam. "It's a laser that goes in and does resurfacing."
The laser is a CO2 fractionated laser.
This model is called SmartSkin.
Pam's co-worker told her about the procedure. When she saw pictures, she was impressed.
The laser's light energy bores tiny holes in the skin.
Healthy new tissue will eventually fill that in.
It works because between those damaged holes are untreated areas.
The laser works on all severities of wrinkles, but not to the same extent.
The laser also helps correct acne scarring and has shown some improvement with brown discolorations.