Erbium YAG Laser
The Erbium YAG laser is a resurfacing device that can be used to treat a host of skin concerns and conditions.
- Downtime: 2-10 days
- Pain Level: Depends on Intensity of Treatments
- Results Duration: Long-Lasting
Lines and wrinkles, scarring, uneven pigment, sun damage
Redness and tenderness after treatment, peeling, flaking and superficial wounding with more intense treatments
Several follow-up visits required to monitor the recovery process
Handpiece delivers laser energy into dermal layers
Topical, local, and IV sedation are all available prior to treatment
More even skin texture and tone, reduction in wrinkles and scarring
Results visible in 4-10 days
Erbium YAG Laser
The Erbium YAG laser is manufactured by Continuum Biomedical. It has a wavelength of 2940 nm and is effective for precision resurfacing as well as fractional treatments. At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, we use the Erbium YAG to treat fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars, and some pigmentation irregularities.
The board-certified physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York have an extensive range of laser devices that allow us to customize all our patient’s treatments to ensure an optimal outcome. We have the experience and expertise to help you meet all your aesthetic goals with comfortable treatments and minimal downtime in most cases. Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best.
How does the Erbium YAG Laser Work?
The Erbium YAG laser energy targets the water in your skin cells, vaporizing the cells to remove micro-layers of skin at a time. The device is also fractionated, creating micro-channels in the skin that trigger the body to generate new cells and produce more collagen. These processes lead to skin that is smoother and more youthful, with a visible reduction in lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
The treatment is comfortable for patients after the application of a topical anesthetic. Recovery is usually just a few days, during which the skin may flake and peel. Some treatments require more than one session to achieve an optimal outcome.
When Will I See Results?
The results of your Erbium YAG laser treatment will become apparent once the skin is fully healed. This may take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks, depending on the intensity of your treatment.
How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?
Recovery also varies based on the intensity of your treatment. Lighter treatments only take a few days of healing, while more intense procedures could require 10 days to 2 weeks.
Erbium YAG Laser
Questions and Answers
Q: Is The Erbium YAG Laser Safe?
A: Yes. These lasers started getting FDA approval more than 2 decades ago and have demonstrated a long track record of safety and success. Our board-certified physicians have extensive experience using this device and will use their expertise to customize your treatment so it is as safe and effective as possible.
Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?
A: Intense treatments may achieve full results in a single treatment session. Lighter treatments may require a series of appointments to achieve an optimal outcome. Your doctor will discuss your needs and goals with you at your consultation so you know what to expect from your treatment plan.
Q: How Long Do Results Last?
A: Your results can be very long-lasting after an Erbium YAG treatment. Some patients enjoy their improvements for many years. Lighter treatments may need to be repeated more often to maintain a positive outcome.
Q: Are There Any Side Effects?
A: You can expect to experience some temporary side effects after your Erbium YAG treatment, including skin redness and tenderness, followed by flaking and peeling. These symptoms typically subside within about 2 weeks.
Q: Am I A Good Candidate For Erbium YAG Laser Treatments?
A: The Erbium YAG might be the right laser for you if you have signs of aging, sun damage, or pigmentation irregularities you would like to address. Our doctors are happy to schedule a consultation with you to assess you in person and help you create a customized treatment plan that will meet your needs and goals beautifully.
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