Erbium Laser treatment is an effective laser and light treatments for wrinkles and scars.

Laser resurfacing is often used to smooth such textural imperfection as wrinkles and scars. Perfected over the last five years, fractional CO2 resurfacing laser treatment uses pattern-generated scanners to map out a treatment area targeting only the problem tissue. Erbium type lasers are designed for surface-level scars and wrinkles and have fewer side effects. CO2 lasers heat tissues better than erbium lasers, causing more skin contraction and collagen stimulation; however, downtime is longer and there is more risk of side effects. A comprehensive skin consultation is necessary to determine the best kind of laser treatment for you.

Erbium Laser Resurfacing

A procedure designed to remedy superficial lines, wrinkles, scars and sun damage on the face, chest and hands while rejuvenating the skin, erbium laser resurfacing uses radio-frequency energy instead of CO2 energy to lay down pixels, or dots, that make skin tighter and smoother as they heal. The laser is designed to treat problem areas with fewer side-effects and complications than other types of lasers. It is primarily used on superficial and moderately deep wrinkles and involves minimal burning of surrounding tissue. Although downtime is shorter, the treatment may not be as effective on deeper wrinkles or scars.

Who is a candidate for this treatment?

Although all skin types can benefit from erbium laser resurfacing, it is often the best choice for patients with darker skin tones.

What can I expect afterwards?

Because the cool light of the erbium laser is less harmful than with other laser treatments, downtime is shorter and healing is more rapid. With less post-operative redness and swelling, patients usually are fully recovered and back to normal activities within seven to 10 days.