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How Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Done?

Erbium Laser Treatment Process

The erbium laser device emits a focused short-pulse laser light to the treatment areas. With each laser pulse, the aging skin is removed layer by layer with precision.

Erbium laser treatment also promotes collagen formation within the skin. As time goes on, the skin gains a tighter and younger look.

Erbium Laser Treatment Areas

Common erbium laser treatment areas include the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Back

Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery and Results

  • Recovery

    Recovery

    How Long Does It Take to Recover From Laser Skin Resurfacing?

    Laser skin resurfacing patients often return to work and their regular life within a week of their treatment. You may experience flaking and peeling skin, swelling, and redness for the first few days after your procedure. This is normal and should subside shortly. The depth of your treatment will determine the length of your recovery and downtime needed.

    How Can I Take Care of My Healing Skin After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

    It is important to be gentle with your skin for seven to 10 days after treatment. Allow any peeling skin to come off on its own, and avoid sun exposure after the treatment. You can wear a hat and use sunscreen diligently to protect your new skin.

    Dr. Sand provides every patient undergoing erbium laser treatment with detailed before and after treatment instructions. Depending on the treatment area and depth of ablation, instructions may slightly differ from one patient to another.

  • Results

    Results

    When Will I See Results After Laser Resurfacing?

    Your results from laser skin resurfacing will start to become visible within the first week. However, full results will not be apparent until redness, peeling, and swelling completely subside. Results will continue to improve over time.

    How Long Do Erbium Laser Results Last?

    The majority of patients can keep their laser results for years if they maintain their skin with good quality sunblocks and a good skin care regimen. However, to maintain the best results, you can always undergo repeat treatments every couple of years if needed.

    Please speak with Dr. Sand regarding the longevity of your laser skin resurfacing results and if repeat treatments will benefit you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Resurfacing

  • How much does it cost to have laser skin resurfacing?

    How much does it cost to have laser skin resurfacing?

    Your laser resurfacing cost will vary depending on the amount of correction needed and the number of treatment areas. A consultation with Dr. Sand can help you determine a more specific financial estimate.

  • Am I a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

    Am I a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

    Candidates for laser skin resurfacing are men and women who are unhappy with their skin’s appearance and wish for a more youthful look. Before undergoing treatment, you should be in generally good health and have realistic expectations of your results.

    At your consultation, Dr. Sand will examine your skin to determine if you are a candidate for laser skin resurfacing.

  • Is erbium laser painful?

    Is erbium laser painful?

    Erbium laser treatment is generally less painful than other laser resurfacing treatments. A mild topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin before the procedure for patient comfort.

  • Will I need multiple laser skin resurfacing treatments to achieve the results I desire?

    Will I need multiple laser skin resurfacing treatments to achieve the results I desire?

    One of the main benefits of laser skin resurfacing is that you can achieve your desired results in only one session.

  • How long does laser skin resurfacing take?

    How long does laser skin resurfacing take?

    The length of your laser skin resurfacing will be based on the correction needed and size of the treatment area(s). Generally, the treatment takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete.

  • What other minimally invasive treatments can improve my skin?

    What other minimally invasive treatments can improve my skin?

    Dr. Nancy Sand offers other minimally invasive treatments that can improve your skin’s appearance, such as:

    Schedule a consultation to determine which procedures can be beneficial for you.

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