Laser Skin Treatments

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CO2 Pulse Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

The new C02 pulse lasers are effective for treating fine lines that occur with aging and exposure to the elements. We are using them to treat acne scarring, “crow’s-feet” around the eye and vertical wrinkles that occur in the upper lip.

Dr. Rajendra Shah treats a patient with
the erbium laser.

This new method for skin resurfacing takes advantage of the ability of the laser to penetrate the skin to a precise depth. This consistency of penetration affords an even effect over the entire area treated. The superficial skin is shed. New skin regenerates, providing a fresher, smoother appearance. After the treatment, which is done under local anesthesia with sedation, the skin is red for up to ten days.

The redness fades in a few weeks, turning pink. The pink is easily camouflaged with makeup and disappears in one to three months.

Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment

Available at our Oak Lawn office, the Erbium laser is one of our patients’ favorite skin resurfacing treatments. It is the treatment of choice for those wanting to achieve dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin with minimal downtime. The procedure removes surface pigmentation and mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, and chest. Dr. Rajendra Shah and Dr. Samir Shah will first meet with you and access your skin and concerns during your consultation.

How Does It Work?

The Erbium laser directs short, concentrated beams of light that precisely removes skin layer by layer. This reveals the underlying skin that is smoother and younger looking. This activates collagen production which will help tighten the skin. The procedure is performed by Dr. Rajendra Shah and Dr. Samir Shah with the use of a local anesthetic or mild sedative if needed. You will be awake, but a little drowsy. This makes for a more comfortable experience. The treatment time depends on if Dr. Shah is spot treating the face or is treating the entire area. The entire face takes about 30-45 minutes.

Am I a Candidate For Erbium Laser Treatment?

Erbium laser can be used on a variety of skin types. Those seeking to improve their fine lines and wrinkles will reveal younger, smoother looking skin. Fine lines around the mouth, crow’s feet, and forehead are greatly diminished. Although these results are great, patients must have realistic expectations and will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Rajendra Shah and Dr. Samir Shah.

Acne scarring can also be reduced. The Erbium laser improves collagen production and therefore helps fill in those pitted marks left behind from acne breakouts. Patients can expect to even and smooth out their skin tone.

Because the Erbium laser can remove layers of skin, hyperpigmentation can also be addressed. Age spots, sun spots, and discoloration can all be treated and removed.

What You Can Expect After An Erbium Laser Treatment?

It is normal to have redness or swelling directly after the treatment. Some patients report that they feel as though they have a mild sunburn. An antibiotic ointment is applied after the treatment and can be applied for the days to follow. This will speed up the recovery process. You can expect mild redness for the first couple days, depending on the patient and how aggressive the treatment was.

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery offices located in Oak Lawn and Orland Park, Illinois (IL). We are conveniently near the Chicago area.