Erbium Laser Resurfacing is the ultimate procedure for improving skin’s texture, tone, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars on the face, neck, décolleté, body, and hands. Laser Skin Resurfacing is an anti-aging therapy that revitalizes and renews the health and appearance of the skin. This device produces substantial correction of acne scars, sun damage, effectively eliminates superficial wrinkles, stimulates collagen production for firmer skin, and improved skin tone and texture.
What is the difference between CO2 and Erbium Laser Resurfacing?
There are two types of lasers commonly used in laser resurfacing. These are carbon dioxide (CO2) and Erbium. Both lasers vaporize skin cells at the surface-level making them popular options for treating fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and age spots. One of the benefits of Erbium’s advanced laser technology is minimal burning of surrounding tissue leading to fewer side effects — such as swelling, bruising, and redness. Erbium Laser Resurfacing requires less down time and faster recovery than CO2 lasers.
What is the down time after Erbium Laser Resurfacing?
The majority of patients experience social downtime for about 5-7 days varying on the area treated and the energy used. Redness and peeling are common for several days after treatment.
How does Erbium Laser Resurfacing work?
Erbium lasers interact with water in the body to cause deliberate controlled damage to the skin cells by vaporizing them at the surface-level. This triggers the body’s healing response, increases the production of collagen and elastin, and the production of healthy, new skin cells. This results in radiantly youthful skin. Studies even show steady improvement of lines, wrinkles, photodamage, and scars for up to 6 months after treatment.
Does Erbium Laser Resurfacing hurt?
Your provider will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area before treatment to keep you comfortable during your procedure. You may experience mild swelling, redness, and peeling with some discomfort in the first few days after your Erbium service. Take care to avoid picking or pulling areas as you may accidentally damage the skin. You can apply moisturizer throughout the day to improve comfort during the healing process. Be sure to follow all aftercare instructions to achieve the best results and allow for proper healing. An SPF 30 + should be applied daily and reapplied as needed. We recommend a physical, chemical free sunscreen like ones we have in our office to minimize irritation to the skin post procedure.
How many treatments of Erbium Laser Resurfacing are needed?
This varies on your individual goals, skin concerns you wish to address, and your down time expectations. The good news is you do not have to determine this on your own as our extensively trained and knowledgeable providers will establish the best course of treatment for your unique circumstances. Erbium lasers allow for a range of treatment depths to address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. A combination or a series of laser procedures may be used to deliver the desired results over the course of several visits.
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