Ablative Skin Resurfacing includes both CO2 Laser Peels and Erbium Laser Peels. Both wavelengths, (CO2 and Erbium), can be used to totally evaporate the skin resulting in wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and pigment reduction. Although deep total laser resurfacing produces dramatic results, it requires anesthesia, prolonged down time and extensive postoperative wound care.

Erbium Laser Peels can also be used to perform minimal downtime, minimal discomfort ablative skin resurfacing procedures such as the ArcticPeel™, the Laser Minipeel, the Laser Combo peel™, and the Laser Micropeel. We are proud to use the Sciton Contour Er:YAG laser to perform these procedures. Instead of doing full thickness ablation we can set the laser to evaporate as little as 10 microns of skin or as much as 60 microns of skin with remarkable results. This is equivalent to having 10 to 60 microdermabrasions at the same time with even better results.

As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin, creating wrinkles and pigment irregularities, especially on our faces. Erbium laser treatments can be very successful at reducing or eliminating these conditions, and in fact it is the best way to address the problematic lines that occur around the mouth and eyes. Though there are several different types of lasers used to perform peels, Erbium laser treatments are widely regarded as the safest, most effective laser available.

Erbium safely removes a layer of skin to a depth determined by Dr. Gutman. The depth of treatment will depend on the skin condition, your desired outcome and expectation for downtime. Because Erbium can affect tissue with micron precision, Dr. Gutman can treat your skin with the exact amount of energy needed no more, no less. 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, which will give your skin a younger rejuvenated appearance. Contact us today to learn more!

What conditions can be treated with Contour Erbium?

  • Deep wrinkles (even in difficult to treat areas like around the mouth and eyes)
  • Scars
  • Solar spots
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Poor skin tone/texture

What areas of the body can be treated?

Several areas of the body can be treated, though the most commonly treated areas are the face and neck.