The erbium laser has a wavelength of 2940nm which is primarily attracted to the water in skin, which causes a controlled ablation of a very fine layer of skin. Tattoos or permanent makeup will not be affected by this laser.
The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes per area. The sensation is like a small rubber band snapping on the skin. A cooling system is used, and cold air is blown on the area being treated to help minimize any discomfort. Immediately after treatment, most patients experience heat such as you would have with sunburn. You will look and feel like you have a sunburn. Your face will be cleansed after treatment and a cooling cream will be applied. You will be given cream to take home for your use.
Infection with the herpes (the cold sore virus) virus is possible and therefore prophylactic medication for this condition will be prescribed.
If you’re ready to book your complimentary consultation with Dr. Weber to see if Erbium Laser Resurfacing is right for you, just complete this Erbium Laser Resurfacing Booking Form, or call us at 705-828-3223.
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