Most laser resurfacing treatments are only an option for those with lighter skin. So if you have darker skin, looking for a resurfacing treatment becomes more complicated. Thanks to advances in technology, there are actually laser resurfacing treatments available to those with darker skin. The erbium laser is one such device, and it also features less downtime than other laser resurfacing treatments.
You can learn more about the erbium laser by visiting Dr. Park Ave and speaking with our professionals. We are conveniently located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
How Does Erbium Laser Work?
For those who are looking for skin rejuvenation, the erbium laser is a good option due to its precision. The device is able to target small areas of skin, rather than having to treat the entire face during a session. This allows you to experience less downtime than with other laser treatments since less skin will be treated.
The laser can be adjusted for light, intermediate, and deep peels depending on your needs. Our professionals can examine your skin before the treatment and make a recommendation. The heat from the laser device is what stimulates new collagen and elastin to be produced, which effectively turns back the hands of time on your skin.
The first step to any erbium laser peel begins with a few passes from the Nd:YAG laser. This stimulates the skin and conditions it for the peel. Then the old, damaged skin is ablated by the Er:YAG laser, also known as the erbium laser. Using scanner technology, the final step involves a broad pass with the erbium laser to remove superficial imperfections.
This process prompts the body to form healthier, tighter skin to replace the old skin that damaged with the laser. The treatment is fast and easy, and most patients only experience minimal downtime. The results are long-lasting and you may only need occasional touch-ups.
Who is a Good Candidate?
This treatment is able to produce dramatic results, making it ideal for those who may have severe signs of aging but aren’t interested in surgery. Chemical treatments also turn away some patients, which is another benefit of the erbium laser. This treatment is effective on all different skin types and tones, so patients are not restricted due to darker skin.
Would you like to find out what the erbium laser can do for you and your skin? We encourage you to visit Dr. Park Avenue to learn more from our educated team. We are conveniently located in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!