Erbium Laser

Before After
Before After

What Is An Erbium Laser Peel?

The Erbium:YAG Laser Peel is the latest evolution in laser skin renewal technology. This exciting procedure will leave you with smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin.

The Erbium Peel is a state-of-the-art laser treatment that offers improvement to fine lines, freckles and skin discoloration by gently removing a superficial layer of skin. It is a safe, fast and effective way to achieve a fresh new look. 

In addition to its beneficial effects to the outer layers of the skin, it also stimulates collagen production and remodeling in the deeper layers. The procedure is more controlled than a chemical peel and it avoids the use of harsh chemicals to refine the skin. 

Specific benefits for aged and photo-damaged skin include improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, reduction of brown spots and scars, and an overall tightening of the skin. Makeup will go on smoother and you will feel and look younger. The procedure is more controlled than a chemical peel and it avoids the use of harsh chemicals to refine the skin.

There are two manners in which we perform the Erbium Laser Peel:

  1. 1. Arctic Peel: The Arctic Peel is a minimal downtime Erbium:YAG peel that is performed using a stream of cold air to chill the skin during the procedure. No anesthetic is required. Mild redness is expected afterwards and it is generally OK to return to work the following day. Arctic Peels are commonly performed in a series of 3, each 3 weeks apart.
  2. 2. Erbium Weekend Peel: The Erbium Weekend Peel gets its name because of the typical 2-3 day downtime often associated with the procedure. With the controlled resurfacing associated with this more aggressive peel, one should expect tangible and visible reduction in sun damage and fine lines in the skin after one procedure, though it is sometimes necessary to perform it a second time, one to two months later for a patient with significant sun damage or signs of aging. Topical anesthetic is utilized for the procedure. Our state-of-the-art products are then applied twice daily for the next week. We then see you in follow up to monitor your progress and recommend individual instructions for your skin. Sunscreen application is important after all peels.

What Advantages Does The Erbium Laser Have?

The Erbium laser is very gentle. It is probably the most popular resurfacing type of laser used today. It allows for a very rapid healing time (about seven days) and shorter period of redness compared with the carbon-dioxide laser. While fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, blotchy dark irregularities and acne scarring can be improved, minor skin tightening occurs.

What Happens After The Procedure?

For approximately two days your skin may be pink and peeling. Immediately after the peel, specialty products are recommended specific to your skin and are available at our clinic. These products are to be applied according to our instructions. You may apply our Dermacia foundation after 24 hours because it increases oxygenation and promotes healing.

What Are The Expected Results?

Reduction of fine wrinkles and/or elimination of some brown spots.

Skin Care Follow Up: Following your peel we will schedule a complimentary skin care consultation to monitor your progress.