ERBIUM LASER RESURFACING
Erbium laser resurfacing creates deep and precise ablation to the dermis to stimulate cell regeneration and the production of new collagen and elastin. The erbium laser targets and effectively treats deep wrinkles, scars, as well as hyperpigmentation. This treatment is ideal for those having a face-lift and are wanting to target the peri-oral, peri-orbital and forehead lines that are not addressed with surgery.
Laser resurfacing is performed under general anesthesia at our outpatient surgical center. Sometimes, sedation anesthesia can be used if only parts of the face undergo the procedure. It usually takes 7 to 10 for the resurfacing process to be complete. For the next 3 to 4 weeks, your skin will look bright pink or red which will fade over several months. Makeup can be applied to conceal the redness after the first two weeks.
Most patients will see a significant difference in the tone and texture of their skin following this treatment. Although the results will be long-lasting, Dr. Spies recommends meeting with our Aesthetician to protect and maintain the results.