Deep Skin Erbium Laser Resurfacing in Las Vegas
What is Deep Resurfacing with an Erbium Laser Peel?
As we get older, pollutants from the environment and the sun's rays negatively affect our skin, often creating wrinkles and sunspots. This is true especially for our faces. To help reduce or eliminate these conditions, we use an Erbium Laser. We find that this is one of the best ways to help treat lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyes and mouth.
How does the Erbium Laser Peel work?
The erbium laser safely removes a layer of skin to a pre-determined depth. The depth of treatment will depend on the skin condition, your desired outcome, and the expectation for downtime. Because the Erbium laser can affect tissue with micron precision, we can treat your skin with the exact amount of energy needed—no more, no less. Treating skin with a laser stimulates the growth of new collagen, which improves the skin’s thickness and resilience. The skin surface will also re-grow with fresh, healthy cells, giving your skin a younger, rejuvenated appearance.
What conditions can be treated with the Erbium Laser Peel?
The Erbium Laser Peel is excellent for treating deep wrinkles, even in difficult to treat areas like around the mouth and eyes, scars, sun spots, actinic keratoses, and overall poor skin tone/texture. It can also help treat other skin issues such as warts, enlarged oil glands on the nose, and other conditions.
How will my skin improve after treatment?
After the initial healing period, you can expect your skin to “glow’ and appear firmer.
Other benefits may include:
- Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin
- Improved tone and texture
- Erasing of unwanted sun spots/pigmentation
- Softened deep frown lines and wrinkles
- Reversal of sun-damage and sun-induced redness
How many treatments will I need?
Because the Erbium laser is capable of deep laser peels, excellent results are typically achieved after one treatment.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The comfort level of laser resurfacing varies from patient to patient and depends largely on the depth of treatment. For shallow treatments, the procedure is often tolerated with the use of a topical and subcutaneous local anesthetic.
What should I expect immediately following the treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, you may experience redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Swelling may also occur in the treated areas. We will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include oral pain medication and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.
How long will it take to recover?
Complete healing will depend on the depth of treatment. Healing times for shallow treatments are typically three to four days before patients resume normal activities, with deeper treatments expected to last up to 2 weeks.
What aftercare will I need?
You will be given skincare products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to sunlight after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. We recommend that you always use a broadband sunblock to avoid sun exposure and premature aging of your skin.
When should I see results?
The top layer of skin will re-grow and can be covered with makeup in about one week, at which time you will see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture, tone, and wrinkle appearance. Deeper laser treatments also stimulate the growth of new collagen over the next four to six months. During this time, the skin may show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience.
Schedule a consultation with us or to find out more about Deep Resurfacing with our Erbium Laser Peel.