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Erbium Resurfacing

Integrated Dermatology of North Raleigh

Dermatology located in Midtown, Raleigh, NC

Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing

Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing 

Erbium laser skin resurfacing precisely ablates the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) to reveal the underlying skin that is smoother and younger looking. Erbium laser resurfacing is designed to remove moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest. An erbium laser provides a milder and less invasive treatment option than a CO2 treatment. One of the benefits of erbium laser resurfacing is minimal burning of surrounding tissue. This procedure also activates collagen to promote further tightening of the skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found erbium laser skin resurfacing safe and effective for treating fine lines and moderate wrinkles. Even as erbium laser skin resurfacing provides a highly effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles with a shorter recovery period and fewer side effects, those receiving treatment should still expect their skin to appear pink or red after the procedure. Most people need about 2-3 treatments for fine lines and wrinkles and about 3-5 treatments for scars.

Erbium Laser Resurfacing helps to:

  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Treat brown spots
  • Improve skin irregularities
  • Build collagen and improve skin laxity
  • Smooth acne scars/surgical scars
  • Reduces Hyper-pigmentation
  • Lift sagging lids and bags
  • Reduce pore size