Erbium Yag/Laser Resurfacing
Smooth, healthy, glowing skin is always attractive and appealing. Over time, your facial skin can be damaged by acne breakouts, aging, sun damage, or various skin conditions. The Erbium YAG Laser is the gold standard in laser resurfacing and offers the benefits of less pain during treatment and recovery along with significantly faster healing times than any other resurfacing laser. With the help of advanced laser resurfacing, you can restore a healthier, more youthful appearance.
What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?
A completely non-invasive procedure, laser resurfacing utilizes laser energy to safely remove damaged outer layers of skin, triggering new cell growth. After a thorough evaluation by one of our qualified laser technicians, we will determine the exact setting and depth necessary to achieve the desired degree of improvement, as well as available recovery time.
In the cosmetic world, there are many types of lasers used in laser skin resurfacing. At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa, we have chosen the Erbium YAG laser for its unparalleled safety, precision, and versatility. To illustrate this precision, the Erbium YAG laser can remove a mere 30 millionths of an inch of tissue at a time. This allows the laser technician to control the treatment exactly, in both location and depth. Once the outer layers of skin are removed, new and healthy skin will regrow to take its place.
Because the Erbium YAG only penetrates about 20 percent as deeply as other CO2 lasers, it is primarily used to treat wrinkles and scars that are less severe. The treatment is less painful and produces fewer side effects.
When it comes to skin resurfacing, erbium lasers have been considered the gold standard in both safety and cosmetic outcomes. It is a great option for skin rejuvenation on most skin types without the risk of hypopigmentation.
What Can Laser Resurfacing Treat?
A multitude of skin problems can be resolved with laser surfacing on the face, neck, chest, or hands:
- Wrinkles or fine lines under or around the eyes, mouth, or forehead
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Acne or other facial scars
- Age spots
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Facial moles, freckles, warts
- Dull, grey, or mottled skin tone
- Enlarged pores
Candidates For Laser Resurfacing
If you are in good health, don’t smoke, and are ready to achieve more youthful, supple, smooth, and healthy skin, you are likely a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
How Is Laser Resurfacing Performed?
Patients will numb with topical numbing cream for 1 hour prior to the procedure to ensure patient comfort. During treatment, the laser is directed at the target area, removing the outer layer of the skin. Simultaneously, the laser heats the underlying layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production over time. The collagen production results in improved skin tone and texture.
Laser resurfacing with the Erbium YAG Laser takes between 30 minutes and one hour, depending upon the technique and targeted area. Once treatment is completed, we will apply a peptide mask for 30 minutes to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Recovery After Laser Resurfacing
After laser skin resurfacing, the skin will gradually heal over a period of seven to ten days. Patients can expect the area to be fully healed after two weeks. During the recovery period, it is essential to avoid direct sunlight and always use hats and sunscreen. Your skin is delicate during this time and must be treated like a newborn baby.
The recovery information above is average, and recovery can vary from patient to patient. Recovery time also depends upon the depth of treatment applied. In cases of superficial treatment, the skin may be healed in as little as three days, while deeper treatment will take 10 to 14 days. Our office will provide you with a full list of aftercare instructions to minimize complications and maximize results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing At-A-Glance
- Procedure time: 1 hour
- Anesthesia: Topical
- Typical recovery time: 3-14 days
- Added procedures: You may treat the chest, neck, and hands.
Enhance Your Skin with Coco Beauty Bar!
Unleash a new level of radiance with Laser Skin Resurfacing at Coco Beauty Bar. Our gold standard Erbium YAG laser gently removes damaged outer skin to stimulate new cell growth. To enhance the treatment’s already amazing benefits, we highly recommend to combine with pixel8-RF microneedling for best results. Call us today to schedule an appointment!