This is a procedure that uses the Er Yag laser to remove the top layers of the skin, in order to stimulate the growth of healthier and better looking skin as a result. Good for melanoma, pigmentation, large pores, fine lines and to rejuvenate the eye.
What is an Erbium laser?
There are many types of skin resurfacing lasers available, some of the most common being CO2, erbium, and non-ablative. Erbium lasers are less aggressive than CO2 lasers, but more so than non-ablative. Erbium laser treatments usually require less downtime than CO2 laser treatments, but require more than one session to achieve full results.
What is a Whisper erbium laser peel?
Erbium can yield a visible difference in the skin’s overall appearance with minimal downtime. This “laser peel” is used to soften fine lines, reduce the appearance of pore size, smooth uneven skin tone and texture, and clear unwanted brown spots caused by sun damage in the right candidate. This safe and effective treatment stimulates skin turnover and promotes the formation of collagen and elastin fibers that helps to strengthen the skin.
Who’s a good candidate for erbium?
Anyone who has skin affected by fine lines, acne scars, or uneven skin pigmentation can be a good candidate for this treatment. Although results can often be seen after just one treatment, typically three to five sessions are needed for full results.The results should be worth it, however, as after the full three to five sessions the skin can potentially be completely rejuvenated, with a smooth, youthful appearance!
Benefits of Erbium Laser Resurfacing:
Erbium laser resurfacing is designed to remove surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest. One of the benefits of erbium laser resurfacing is minimal burning of surrounding tissue. This laser causes fewer side effects — such as swelling, bruising, and redness — so your recovery time should be faster than with CO2 laser resurfacing. In some cases, recovery may only take one week Ask your doctor how long recovery is likely to take for you. If you have a darker skin tone, erbium laser resurfacing may work better for you.
Erbium laser resurfacing smoothes away or noticeably decreases wrinkles and improves the overall color and texture of the face, neck, and hands. It is often used to treat the following conditions:
Sun and age spots
Potential Risks & Complications
Although the erbium laser has substantially reduced many of the risks associated with laser procedures, infection, temporary or permanent changes in pigmentation, even scarring or other unsatisfactory results can occur. Fortunately, these complications are quite rare. As with any medical procedure, be certain to thoroughly discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your physician.
Depending on your specific treatment, your skin professional will provide detailed skin care instructions. To avoid the risk of infection and ensure a positive result, please follow these instructions carefully. After you have healed, you will need to protect your new skin. In the early weeks and months following treatment, your skin will be very susceptible to sun damage. If at all possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun or use sunscreens recommended by your practioner.
For your further information, we’ve put together a list of commonly asked questions about Whisper Erbium Laser Peel. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
What is the difference between an erbium laser and other types of lasers?
Erbium lasers are somewhere in the middle between CO2 lasers and non-ablative lasers.
Less aggressive than CO2 lasers, erbium lasers are less painful and usually require less
How painful is an erbium laser treatment?
Patients who undergo the Erbium laser treatments can experience mild discomfort but it is tolerated very well.
How quickly will I see results?
For many patients, the skin can appear brighter and smoother after just one session. However, full results will take a bit longer. Over the course of multiple treatments, your skin can continue to improve as the deep tissue is stimulated to produce collagen and elastin.
How long do the results last?
How long results last will depend on you. The results are generally long-lasting, and will last longer the better you treat your skin. We recommend protecting your skin from the sun as much as possible, and making sure you stay hydrated with water and keep to a healthy diet that is good for your skin.
How long does a treatment take?
Erbium laser sessions generally takes less than 30 minutes.