Erbium YAG Laser
The Erbium YAG Laser has been introduced as the next step in laser resurfacing and offers the benefits of less pain during treatment and recovery along with significantly faster healing times than any other resurfacing laser!
Candidates for Treatment
Erbium laser treatments can turn back the clock significantly on skin tone, tightness, and texture. Most patients require one moderately deep treatment or some patients prefer to do a series of two or three lighter treatments. Overall skin tone and texture improves not only at the surface, but also deep within the skin as collagen production increases after treatment.
- Fine wrinkles
- Color irregularities
- Sun damage
- Acne scarring
- Sun and age spots
About the Procedure
The Erbium YAG Laser light is absorbed by the water in your skin cells. The absorption, in turn, causes the instantaneous vaporization of the cell. As the laser light is passed over the skin, a mere 30 millionths of an inch of tissue is removed at a time. This incredible control allows treatment only as deeply as needed, from removing wrinkles to refreshing your overall skin appearance. After the damaged skin is removed, new skin quickly re-grows in its place.
Patients treated with an Erbium YAG Laser feel only mild discomfort during treatment and usually require only a topical/local anesthesia or none at all. Patients enjoy the tremendous benefits of healing within only a matter of days to a few weeks, instead of months. Typically, the procedure is repeated 2 to 4 times, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, but several procedures may be needed to achieve the desired result.
Aftercare and Recovery
Of course, everyone will heal at various rates depending on the depth of treatment, the particular areas treated, and your own healing rate. Noticeable results are typically seen in a few days, with complete healing in only a few weeks. Light resurfacing around the eyes and lips, in general, takes only a few days. A deep full facial resurfacing may take longer before you feel aesthetically comfortable to return to your normal activities. Camouflage makeup can conceal the redness until the healing is complete.
Depending on your specific treatment, you will be provided with detailed at home skincare instructions. After the procedure, our R.N. recommends long-term maintenance using medical grade products to assist in healing and continued improvement in the months after.
Individual results may vary
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