Erbium Laser Resurfacing is one of our most popular skin resurfacing treatments. We are pleased to offer this advanced laser technology at our Orland Park office.
How Is Erbium Laser Resurfacing Different From Other Resurfacing Treatments?
Erbium laser is a laser that resurfaces your skin in a gentle approach versus other lasers such as the CO2 laser. The Erbium Laser Resurfacing, also known as the Micro Laser Peel, has less down time than other laser resurfacing treatments and is minimally invasive.
The Erbium laser is used for treatment of the following skin conditions and issues:
- Skin Texture
- Benign Cutaneous Lesions
What Is The Downtime For Erbium Laser Resurfacing?
Downtime varies depending on your treatment. Generally, 2-3 days would be a sufficient enough time to be able to go back to your normal skin regimen routine as well as wearing makeup. However, for aggressive Erbium laser treatments, downtime can be up to 7 days.
What Will My Skin Look Like After Treatment?
The treated area will be pink to red after treatment, which is normal. Over the course of a few days your skin will slowly heal and slough off dead skin. The severity will vary with each treatment. Your skin will look “rosy” for a few weeks and transition into a “glowing” skin tone /texture.
How Many Erbium Laser Resurfacing Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatments varies depending on patient’s expectations or goals. It also depends on the severity of the skin condition that is being treated. Typically, 1-3 sessions, 4 weeks apart, is recommended.
What Are The Post Care Instructions?
Cleanse your face twice daily with a gentle fragrance-free cleanser, keep skin moisturized with antibiotic ointment (recommended to apply twice daily), and apply sunscreen daily (re-apply every 2 hours as needed with sun exposure). Your skin will be sensitive to heat; therefore, it is recommended to avoid hot showers, hot saunas, and exercising until redness/ peeling has resolved. Avoid scrubbing, picking, and exfoliants. Dr. Shah recommends that you carefully follow the aftercare instructions provided to you to achieve the best results.
If you live in or around Orland Park, IL, and are ready for an Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing consultation, contact A New You Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. Call 708-614-6600 or contact us online.