Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses advanced laser technology to remove the outer layers of skin. This procedure is commonly referred to as a laser peel, lasabrasion, or laser vaporization. This treatment works by using short and concentrated pulsating beams of light that interact with the water within your skin, to vaporize the outer layers of the epidermis while heating the underlying layers of the dermis. This jump-starts the body’s natural healing processes to increase the production of collagen and elastin, as well as triggering the production of new and healthy skin cells. Laser skin resurfacing helps smooth the texture of the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and helps with the creation of volume through collagen. A combination or sequence of laser treatments may be suggested in order to deliver the desired results, over the course of several visits. During the consultation, our providers will create a treatment plan that is formulated to your skin and your specific concerns.
Some of the most common treatments of Erbium Laser Skin resurfacing include:
What to expect:
In order to provide patient comfortability, a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area before treatment. After treatment, you will be given detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and to reduce the risk for side effects. Make sure to follow all aftercare instructions to achieve the best results. After treatment, you should expect for your skin to feel tender and warm, and look as though you have a sunburn. It is normal to have swelling 24-72 hours after the procedure. You may also feel a stinging or itching sensation as your skin heals. You should expect to begin to flake or peel between 3-7 days post treatment. In general, It can take 2-3 weeks for patients to completely heal, with the possibility of slight redness persisting past 3 weeks.