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Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing?

A plastic surgery, erbium laser skin resurfacing involves an erbium-type laser to smooth the surface of the skin and diminish scars and unusual pigmentation.

Also Known As:

  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Laserbrasion
  • Laser surgery
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Facial
  • Plastic surgery
  • Scar revision

Conditions Treated with Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Erbium laser skin resurfacing is used in cases of light scars, skin blemishes, wrinkles and unwanted tattoos. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Anti-aging skincare may be used as a non-surgical alternative to erbium laser skin resurfacing. Surgical alternative s include chemical skin peel, face lift, fat grafting, thread lift, carbon dioxide-type laser skin resurfacing, injection therapy, hyaluronic acid therapy, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion.

Anesthesia with Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Erbium laser skin resurfacing is performed with a local anesthetic.

Potential Complications from Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Possible risks following erbium laser skin resurfacing include stinging, redness, itching, infection, swelling, scarring, skin darkening and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience a reactivation of herpes virus cold sores.

Prognosis after Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing:

The prognosis for a positive end result following erbium laser skin resurfacing is good.

Recovery from Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Total recovery from erbium laser skin resurfacing takes one to two weeks.

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