Deep Erbium Laser Resurfacing
When it comes to perfecting your skin, our team at the Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery is committed to offering a wide variety of options. As we age, it’s only natural to begin seeing the effects of sun exposure, environmental pollutants, and so much more. If you’re interested in combating the effects of aging, an erbium laser peel is a great way to do so. Our cosmetic surgeon in Naperville recommends this peel if you want to address the problematic lines around the mouth, eyes and other parts of the face.
How Does the Erbium Laser Peel Work?
Dr. Rubach will use an erbium laser to safely remove the damaged skin, using his expertise to determine the specific depth that is removed. He will use factors such as your desired outcome and the specific condition of your skin. The high-technology laser is extremely precise, so Dr. Rubach will only remove the agreed-upon amount of skin; no more and no less.
The laser itself helps stimulate collagen growth, ultimately resulting in improvement with thickness and overall resilience. The end result is noticeably glowing, healthy skin.
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
This particular laser is ideal for treating deep facial wrinkles such as around the mouth and eyes, sun spots, scars, and actinic keratoses. If you aren’t happy with your skin’s overall tone and texture, our cosmetic surgeon in Naperville recommends erbium laser resurfacing. Rest assured that only one treatment is typically needed in order to see incredible results.
Treatment & Recovery
Discomfort during the procedure itself depends on the individual as well as how deep the skin is being treated. Shallow treatments typically don’t cause discomfort, but we are happy to administer a local anesthetic for patients who feel anxious or who are receiving a deeper treatment.
Following the procedure, your skin will likely look red and you may feel as though you have been sunburned. Dr. Rubach will provide you with specific recovery recommendations such as oral pain medication or a special ointment to keep the skin moisturized. It will likely be 3-4 days until you are able to resume normal activities, but make sure to avoid sun exposure until your skin has fully recovered.
Within a week’s time, you should see noticeable changes to your skin for the better, seeing improvements in tone, texture and overall appearance. The top layer of skin will start to grow back and can be covered with makeup about a week after the procedure. If your procedure targeted a deeper layer of skin, new collagen will continue to be produced over the next 4-6 months.
Our cosmetic surgeon in Naperville is looking forward to improving your skin one treatment at a time! Contact us today to schedule a consultation.