As we age, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear on our face. Other skin imperfections such as acne scars and benign lesions may also be present. To turn back the clock and achieve a more youthful look, various skin rejuvenation procedures are available. For our patients in Los Angeles who want an effective treatment for their fine lines and wrinkles without significant downtime, Dr. Acosta recommends the Erbium laser peel.
What is the Erbium laser peel?
An Erbium laser peel is a mildly ablative laser resurfacing procedure that erases wrinkles and fine lines, brown spots, acne scars, and benign lesions. It also improves skin texture and feel.
How does the Erbium laser peel work?
During the procedure, a laser is emitted into the affected skin to dissolve molecular bonds that make up the skin’s damaged cells layer by layer. Once those layers are removed, smoother, clearer skin is revealed. Dr. Acosta usually recommends the Erbium laser if thinner layers of the skin are to be removed. This procedure is also suggested for patients with dark skin to minimize the risk for pigmentation changes.
What is partial skin resurfacing?
A partial skin resurfacing procedure takes only 30 to 45 minutes. In a partial resurfacing, the laser heat is limited, which limits the extent of skin removed. The procedure demands precision, which is why only a qualified and experienced laser technician should be trusted to perform it.
What is full face skin resurfacing?
Full face skin resurfacing is recommended for patients with more extensive skin imperfections and usually takes two hours to complete. Dr. Acosta will advise you on the kind of Erbium laser peel you need after a thorough evaluation of your skin condition and aesthetic goals.
What can you expect after an Erbium laser peel procedure?
Recovery time is generally seven to 10 days. Common side effects are skin redness, swelling, and mild irritation. It is normal to feel a sunburned sensation in the treatment areas after the procedure. Following post-treatment instructions is important to mitigate side effects.