Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
Moderately deep lines and wrinkles on your face, neck, hands and chest can make you look older than your actual age. There are many ways to address these issues, but one of the most effective with fewer side effects is erbium laser skin resurfacing. This method of treating wrinkles and deep lines produces results with minimal burning of surrounding tissues.
Environmental pollutants, sun damage and stress can take a toll on skin, creating wrinkles and pigment irregularities. Your face is a particularly vulnerable area. The erbium laser peel is a preferred method for reducing the lines and wrinkles that appear around the mouth and eyes. This treatment also works for scars, sunspots and actinic keratoses. If your skin has poor texture and is untoned, erbium laser treatment can improve its look and feel.
How It Works
After examining your skin, the doctor determines how deep the laser peel needs to be. Your skin’s condition, your expectations and downtime are factors in determining the depth of your treatment. Only the necessary amount of skin is treated with the laser.
The treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen, the keystone of smoother, firmer skin. New skin will grow with healthy, robust skin cells resulting in a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. You will notice improvement after your first treatment.
What to Expect
Most patients will experience redness and tenderness, such as you might expect with sunburn. Swelling in the target areas is common. It is important to keep your skin moist after treatment. Some patients require pain medication for discomfort. Your doctor will explain aftercare procedures and make recommendations to ensure a swift recovery.
Complete healing from erbium laser treatment depends on the depth of the treatment. Minimal treatment may take as little as three to four days before you can resume normal activities. Recovery for more extensive treatment is discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Erbium laser treatment is not for everyone. To find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment, schedule a consultation appointment with Avance Plastic Surgery Institute. We can help you look younger and more vibrant.