Erbium Skin Resurfacing

Erbium Skin Resurfacing

The erbium laser safely removes a layer of skin to a depth determined by your technician. The depth of treatment will depend on the skin condition, your desired outcome and expectation for downtime. 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 does it treat?

This procedure can really hone in on those pesky fine lines and wrinkles as well as sun damage and overall poor skin tone and texture.

Is there any downtime?

Most clients should expect a 4-5 day downtime for shallow treatments. If you generally take longer to heal, slightly longer can be expected for this as well. If getting a deeper treatment, we will discuss more realistic downtime expectations per client. During this time you will experience scabbing and should stay out of the sun.

Who is a good candidate?

Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4 are recommended for Erbium Skin Resurfacing.

Erbium Skin Resurfacing treatments are NOT recommended if:

• You are pregnant
• Have an active tan (from the sun in the past 14 days or have been exposed to a tanning bed or tanning creams)
• Might have skin cancer
• Are sensitive to light
• Are Fitzpatrick type 5 or 6
• Have severe or keloid scars
• Use a retinoid cream

How many sessions are needed?

Generally only one session is needed to achieve the desired results.

Erbium Skin Resurfacing will treat current damaged skin, but doesn’t prevent future damage. Using SPF and moisturizer daily helps to keep your skin looking and feeling it’s best.

Does it hurt?

Similar to most laser techniques, an Erbium Skin Resurfacing treatment feels like a rubber band being slapped against your skin. A topical anesthetic is used to help alleviate any unwanted pain.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the surface area, an Erbium Skin Resurfacing session can cost anywhere from $1,000 – $1,500.