What is Erbium Laser Resurfacing?
Laser energy is emitted to the epidermal layers of the skin in an “island-like” range across the treatment area. The precise settings of the Fotona laser allows targeting of only pre-determined areas, while the surrounding tissue cells remain intact. The ablated treatment areas encourage the body’s wound healing response to stimulate fibroblasts and activate production of new collagen, and is effective in treating many types of skin conditions. The Fotona Erbium Resurfacing Laser involves using Er: YAG and Nd: YAG laser settings that offer adjustable treatment options for all patient skin types and concerns, such as acne scars.
What to expect?
Erbium laser resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure that has been clinically tested and approved to safely resurface wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, open pores, and uneven skin texture. The procedure uses pre-procedure topical numbing cream for comfort and results in minimal downtime with most patients fully recovering and returning to their everyday routines within 3-5 days, with the skin being pink for 1-2 days followed by a few days of flaking.