Erbium Laser Resurfing
Erbium laser resurfacing is designed to remove surface-level and moderately deep lines, wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest. It is also a treatment to reduce skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars.
The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. Recovery time is usually less than one week. Shallow scars and wrinkles may be completely erased after just one treatment.
Prior consultation is necessary for those who have darker toned skin or who have active acne. Start by consulting the doctor to find out if you are a good candidate.
If you decide that laser skin resurfacing is for you, the doctor will advise you to avoid taking any medications or supplements that can affect clotting – such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or Vitamin-E – for 10 days before the treatment.
If you smoke, you should stop for two weeks before and after the procedure to allow for proper healing.