Erbium Laser Resurfacing for Wrinkles & More in the Tri-Valley

The Erbium Laser has been designed to remove or noticeably decrease wrinkles and to improve the overall color and skin texture of the face, neck, and hands.

Er:Yag by Sciton is a laser resurfacing treatment in which fine wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring and age spots are greatly decreased or diminished. The erbium laser is generally less invasive than CO2 laser resurfacing and has less down time.

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Erbium Laser FAQs

How does the treatment work?
What are the benefits of Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy over other treatments?
How many treatments are required?
Is Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy safe?
Are there any possible risks?
Will there be any downtime?
What can be expected post-treatment?
How soon will results appear?
Who are candidates for Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy?
How does the treatment feel?
How long do the results last?
What are the alternative treatments?
Instructions before treatment:
Instructions after treatment:
How does the treatment work?

The laser light is absorbed by the water in the skin cells, causing the instantaneous vaporization of the cell. As the laser passes across the skin, a small amount of tissue is removed at a time, allowing for the physician to treat only as deeply as needed.

What are the benefits of Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy over other treatments?

The physician has more precise control because of the small amounts of skin removed at a time.  The effects are less devastating and less painful than Laser CO2, which has a recovery time can  last for weeks to months. Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy is less harsh and causes a sunburned  sensation that clears up in a few weeks.

How many treatments are required?

Significant benefits will be seen with just one treatment, but a series of treatments is often  prescribed for maximum results.

Is Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy safe?

Erbium Lasers are safer than CO2 and other laser resurfacing therapies because of its less intensive nature.

Are there any possible risks?

Risks may include possible infection, temporary or permanent pigmentary changes and scarring.

Will there be any downtime?

Depending on the depth of the peel, recovery takes from two to seven days. Some clients come in on a Thursday, recover over the weekend and are back at work by Monday. After a deep, full facial laser resurfacing you may not feel aesthetically ready to return to work for two to three weeks.

What can be expected post-treatment?

After treatment, a sun burned sensation may occur, and slight burning, tingling or redness may appear on the treated area. This will diminish in a few days, and normal skin pigmentation will return.

How soon will results appear?

Noticeable results can be seen in a few days with complete healing appearing in a few weeks.

Who are candidates for Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy?

If you have unwanted lines and wrinkles, acne scarring or sun damage on your chest, hands, neck or face, you may be a candidate for Erbium Laser Resurfacing Therapy.

How does the treatment feel?

The treatment is easily tolerable and feels like a sunburn.

How long do the results last?

The results will last for many years if the skin is properly cared for. Smoking and excessive sun exposure will lead to damage, and new wrinkles can appear.

What are the alternative treatments?

Alternative treatments include chemical peels, collagen injections, Botox® and CO2 laser resurfacing therapy.

Instructions before treatment:

Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams four weeks prior to treatment, and avoid Accutane® for six weeks prior to treatment. Aspirin and other blood thinners should also be avoided for at least three days before treatment. Do not have any open sores or skin infections in the area to be treated, and shave area before your appointment. Do not apply makeup or moisturizers.

Instructions after treatment:

If necessary, over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, may be taken. Cold compresses and  Aloe Vera gel may be helpful in reducing pain, redness and swelling. Avoid the sun after treatment.  If sun exposure is unavoidable, cover treated area with protective clothing and SPF 35 or higher.

A Quick Reference Guide - How to conquer things you see in the mirror that annoy you most!

What You Don't Like!What You Can Do About It!
Brown SpotsIPL Photo Facial, Microlaser Peel, Chemical Peels
Dark Circles / Bags Under EyesRestylane filler, Eyelid surgery
Lip LinesFiller, Botox, Laser Resurfacing
Acne ScarsProfractional / Microlaser Peel
Age Lines and WrinklesProfractional / Microlaser Peel
Thin LipsFillers or Lip Procedures
Jowls, Neck LaxitySkinTyte II™ or Mini-lift
Unwanted HairLaser Hair Removal
Spider Veins on Face or LegsVascular Laser
Lines Between the Brow or EyesBotox, Dysport, XEOMIN
Red Flushing on Face or ChestSciton IPL Photo Facial
Dull, Uneven Skin, Wide PoresObagi Skin Care, IPL, Photo Facial, DermaSweep
Severe Unwanted PerspirationBotox
Too Much StressRelaxing Facial and Massage
Stubborn FatCoolSculpting®
Hair LossPRP, Theradome Laser Helmet

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