Fotona ErbiumThe desire to stay looking younger than your years has created an enormous market for anti-aging treatments. Recent developments in laser technology are now delivering a longer lasting and scientifically proven method of restoring the natural beauty of the skin. Unlike traditional treatments such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, the unique characteristics of laser skin resurfacing allow more accurate and precise control over the treatment process.
Erbium is traditionally known as an ablative laser that causes a controlled dermal injury that engages the body to reproduce healthier, fresher cells in response to the thermal effects of the laser. Erbium lasers can remove many layers of the skin while keeping the tissue intact with the channels of ablation they create on the surface of the skin.
Erbium laser-resurfacing treatments allow for the healing of the skin to occur because of the way the laser is delivered to the skin. The laser energy emits fractionated laser beams that ablate narrow-diameter channels into the treatment areas of the skin. The remaining areas of the skin are left unharmed and provide structural support as the body begins to work on healing the laser-induced dermal injury in the skin structure.
Erbium laser-resurfacing can be used to rejuvenate the entire face, neck and chest, or can be used specifically to treat the delicate skin around the eyes (periorbital) or around the mouth (perioral).