Is your skin looking dull or lackluster? Or maybe you are dealing with early signs of aging? If this sounds like you, facial resurfacing can help give your skin the pick-me-up it needs! Using the Erbium YAG laser, we can help you achieve a youthful, radiant complexion in no time!

What is the Erbium YAG Laser?

The Erbium YAG laser is the treatment of choice for patients wanting to achieve dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin with minimal downtime. The procedure removes surface-pigmentation and mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, and chest. The Erbium laser can also be used to treat skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, warts, and scars.

Who is a Good Candidate for the Erbium YAG Laser?

Healthy individuals with the following skin issues may be good candidates for this treatment:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Color irregularities
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun and age spots

As with any cosmetic procedure, a consultation with Dr. Newman is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you.

The Erbium YAG Laser Procedure

The Erbium YAG laser works by producing laser light that is absorbed by the water in the skin cells, which causes the vaporization of the cell. By removing only minuscule amounts of tissue, collagen and elastin production is stimulated, refreshing your overall skin appearance. After the damaged skin is removed, healthy skin will replace it, resulting in a glowing complexion.

During treatment, patients may feel mild discomfort, though a topical numbing cream can be administered to ensure your comfort.

Erbium laser peels can be repeated every 3 to 4 weeks to maintain a refreshed youthful glow.

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Loved the whole experience!! Dr.Newman was excellent I’m now looking into getting more work done. – Avais M.

Downtime and Recovery

Typically, aftercare includes applying moisturizer to the skin and avoiding prolonged sun exposure. Noticeable results can usually be seen after a few days, with complete healing in only a few weeks.

It has sometimes been called the lunchtime laser peel as it can be accomplished during a lunch break leaving the skin to appear pink similar to a deep facial.

If you are interested in learning more about facial resurfacing with the Erbium YAG laser in St. Petersburg, FL, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.