Cosmetic treatments and skin cancer treatments don’t usually overlap, but one particular laser straddles the line between both worlds.

Fraxel, a noninvasive laser most often used—and known—for anti-aging, can also destroy pre-cancer and early skin cancers. While the technology has been around for a while, a 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reinforced its practice. And it has continued to grow in popularity as an early and pre-skin cancer treatment.