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Erbium Laser Treatment

What Is a Erbium Laser?

Erbium laser is one of the most popular laser treatments that offers global improvement in skin texture, tone, and fine lines on the face, neck, chest, and hands. By removing surface skin damage, it treats photoaging, melasma, fine lines, poor texture, and acne scarring.

The fractionated erbium laser provides excellent results with less downtime and less discomfort than conventional fully ablative laser resurfacing, without compromising the outcome.  The Erbium Yag treatment is gentle and safe, and can be used on the neck, chest, hands and face with minimal risk.

What is a fractionated erbium laser treatment used for?

Fractional erbium laser resurfacing is an anti-aging treatment that refreshes and rejuvenates your appearance. Fractional laser resurfacing produces significant improvement of acne scars, reverses sun damage, successfully removes superficial wrinkles, increases skin thickness, and improves skin tone and texture.

How does fractionated erbium laser work?

This fractionated ablative laser breaks up its laser beam into a grid of tiny beams that create microscopic injuries to the top layer of skin. Because only a “fraction” of the skin is treated at one time, healing is more rapid and downtime is less.  The micro injuries stimulate new collagen and elastin production for skin remodeling, ultimately  smoothing and evening out skin texture and tone.

Who is a good candidate for fractionated erbium laser?

Patients in good health who desire skin rejuvenation with a shorter recovery period.  It works best for patients with superficial and moderately deep lines and wrinkles who have sun damage, brown spots and/or acne scars.

Recovery from fractionated erbium laser treatment

In most cases, patients are fully recovered and back to normal activities within 3-5 days depending on the area treated and the energy used. Studies show consistent improvement of lines, wrinkles, photodamage and scars for up to 6 months after treatment.

Initially, there will be some swelling. Within less than a week you will see new pink skin that is softer and younger looking. We will provide you with specific post-treatment instructions that are important for your best outcome. Post-treatment, it is important to wear sun screen because your skin may be more sun sensitive as it’s healing.

How many treatments are required?

Significant benefits will be seen with just one treatment, but a series of treatments is often prescribed for maximum results.

How much will laser hair removal cost?

It is understandable that cost is always a factor in your decision. 

Costs to consider include:

  • Areas being treated

  • Number of treatments required

  • Your ultimate goals

At Southern Beauty Aesthetics we also understand how patients are managing their budgets, which is why we offer financing through CareCredit®.

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