There are many benefits to getting older and wiser, but most of us would agree that it would be nice to turn back the clock on our faces to reduce the visible signs of age, sun damage, or embarrassing warts or moles. Or maybe you have recently had a baby and the stretch marks are preventing you from wearing the bikinis in your closet. With Erbium laser skin resurfacing, you can get the younger, smoother skin you have been wanting. Dr. Christine Lee and the professional team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek, CA are experts at using this treatment to revitalize your skin and give you the results you want.
Overview of Erbium laser skin resurfacing
Erbium is a non-invasive laser treatment that rapidly resurfaces your skin. It works by using targeted laser energy to precisely remove the top layer of skin in the treatment area, revealing fresh skin beneath that is smoother and looks younger. The procedure also jumpstarts the collagen production mechanisms in your skin, encouraging it to naturally produce more of this protein that firms and tightens skin.
Erbium is an effective for the treatment of aging and sun-damaged skin, as well as removal of the following:
- Port wine stains
- Non-cancerous moles
- Stretch marks
- Age spots
- Spider veins
The Erbium procedure
The first step in Erbium laser treatment is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Lee to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Certain laser treatment options are better than others for different skin conditions, your medical history, and desired results.
Before the procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin that can affect how your blood clots. You may also be prescribed an antibiotic beforehand to prevent an infection.
Depending on the area of your face or body that is being treated, a local anesthetic or sedation may be used so you are comfortable during the procedure. The doctor will then use the laser wand over the treatment area. The time it takes depends on what is being treated, but typically ranges from 30 minutes to two hours. After the treatment is complete, the doctor will bandage any treated areas and will discuss proper home care so that your skin heals with minimal scabs and any chance of infection is reduced.
If you are seeking dramatically younger or resurfaced skin, Erbium skin care may be the right choice for you! Call Dr. Christine Lee at (925) 528-0117 to learn more today.