Resurfacing using the erbium laser is ideal for patients requiring a more aggressive treatment. This is our most versatile laser. Procedures can be performed under sedation to get marked improvement but usually require a week of hea
For those who don’t have the time to heal we offer Fraxel and Pixel. These techniques leave non-treated skin islands between areas treated by the laser. This results in less pain and quicker healing (usually 1-3 days). Multiple sessions may be required to get optimal results.
The Treatment Process:
The area that will be treated will be cleansed of any make-up, dirt, or debris so that optimal results may be obtained. A topical anesthetic will then be applied to decrease any perceived pain or discomfort. Then the doctor or registered nurse will take the erbium laser fractional skin resurfacing hand piece and gently guide it over the area being treated. Treatments usually take 10-20 minutes long depending on the size of area being treated. Although the lite laser facial usually gets a good result from one treatment, multiple treatments may be required. Results may vary on different patients the treatment provider will be able to provide more information on what is to be expected and how many treatments are recommended to achieve the desired results.
The Healing Process:
Post treatment, some redness may linger, warmth, or feeling of tightness in the treated area. All should be expected and should fade within a few hours. Tylenol may be taken if needed for pain. A cool wet washcloth can also be used for comfort. Continuous application of ointment should be done to keep face moist. Do not wash treated area until day three post treatment with only mild cleanser and water. Any peeling of the skin is normal. If any small blisters appear use antibiotic ointment or Neosporin on blisters only. By day four post treatment normal facial skin care may be resumed. Always use sun block that is SPF 30 or higher after laser treatments.