Laser Services Specialist

Integrated Dermatology of North Raleigh

Dermatologists located in Midtown, Raleigh, NC

Laser Services Q & A

Erbium Laser Resurfacing

The erbium laser skin resurfacing is the treatment of choice for those who would like to achieve dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin. 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 the effective treatment of 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. This laser causes fewer side effects — such as swelling, bruising, and redness — so your recovery time should be faster than with CO2 laser resurfacing. I
n some cases, recovery may only take less only a few days.

Erbium Laser Resurfacing helps

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

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

The IPL Photofacial is designed to remove the effects of damaged and aged skin while enhancing collagen growth. This non-invasive treatment can be used on the face, hands, neck, and chest. It delivers intense pulses of light to the skin, penetrating deep into the skin dermis, stimulating the creation of collagen and eliminating discoloration, reducing pore size, and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. A typical procedure takes between 20 and 30 minutes, and most patients complete between three and six treatments, each one about one month apart. Most patients report minimal discomfort.

IPL Laser helps

  • Acne
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Vascular lesions
  • Hair removal
  • Skin tightening
  • Brown spots
  • Rosacea
  • Broken blood vessels

Look and feel your best. Call Integrated Dermatology of North Raleigh today to schedule an appointment.