There are two types of laser skin resurfacing: the CO2 and Erbium lasers. CO2 is the most popular type in this procedure. It is an ablative method which wounds the epidermis to give way for new skin growth and improve collagen development. The intensity of the laser beams with CO2 is high. Erbium, on the other hand, is a more gentle procedure that only removes superficial skin layers so the recovery period is quicker. Depending on the patient’s skin condition and aesthetic goals, the doctor will recommend the laser that is more suitable for the patient to render better results.
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"Dr. Derby is the best! - 3 days post-op from a tummy tuck. Dr. Derby and his staff are more then AMAZING, his bed side manners are beyond of what you expect. He called me yesterday to check up on me and made me laugh, he has a great sense of humor and is so nice and he made me feel like I was his only patient, making feel important and answering all of my weird questions prior to the surgery and after the surgery. If..."- M. / RealSelf / Sep 10, 2018
""the best of the best" - Dr. Mobley and his staff made me feel confident and secure from consultation...to post-op. Everyone on his team were professional, compassionate, and extremely patient with me. I may have asked the same questions more than once! I was comforted and put at ease each time I called or sent an email. Having a procedure can be scary. Dr. Mobley was attentive and understanding of my expectations and..."- R. / RealSelf / Sep 06, 2018
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Benefits of Erbium Laser
Erbium laser skin resurfacing is the newest technology for patients looking enhance their look and reduce wrinkles and damaged skin. It has been found safe and effective by the FDA for effective treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. Erbium laser skin resurfacing stimulates the production of collagen creating a smooth and tight result.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Aside from the natural effects of aging, personal habits and environmental factors, results can be long lasting. Maintenance treatments may be considered as signs of aging get more and more significant over time.
Ablation vs. Non-Ablation
It depends mainly on the patient’s skin condition and cosmetic goals. Another factor to consider is how quick the recovery period should be or if there should be no downtime for the patient. The doctor will discuss each treatment in detail and recommend the best approach that matches the patient’s circumstances.