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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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.