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
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)
- 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.