What is Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing?
One of the newest procedures used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and sun-damaged skin is Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing. The Erbium laser is a cool light laser which resurfaces the skin by removing fine lines or superficial wrinkles on the face, neck, back, chest, or hands by dissolving the damaged skin cells on the outer layer of skin.
How does the procedure work?
Typically, this outpatient procedure lasts between 15 minutes to an hour, depending upon the patient and what they need. During that time, a small area of the skin’s surface is heated with the cool Erbium laser, which removes the outer layer of skin by vaporizing the skin cells that have been superficially damaged and invigorates blood flow and induces collagen production. This results in smoother, and younger-looking skin.
In certain cases, a local anesthetic may be recommended for some patients receiving the Erbium laser resurfacing treatment. Some patients may experience redness, swelling, rash or itching, but those after-effects usually subside within a few days.
Who would benefit from Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing?
- A person who wants to correct fine lines and wrinkles in the face
- A person who wants to improve appearance on neck, back, chest, or hands.
- A person who seeks smoother, and younger-looking skin
What are the benefits of Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing?
- Highly effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles
- Results in greatly improved, smoother, and younger-looking skin
- Outpatient procedure, patient may return home the same day
- Fewer side effects than other laser procedures
- Shorter recovery period than other skin resurfacing treatments
- Stimulates the production of collagen
Is the procedure safe?
Erbium laser skin resurfacing has been found safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the effective treatment of fine lines and moderate wrinkles. Some patients may experience redness, swelling, rash or itching, but those after-effects usually subside within a few days.
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