Erbium Laser

An Affordable Method for Restoring a Youthful Appearance

Erbium laser, the latest skin resurfacing treatments for anti-aging and sun-damaged skin, is offered at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in St. Peters. Designed to remove surface-level and deeper lines and wrinkles, Dr. Boschert, Dr. Craig, Dr. Mills, and Dr. Alleyne use Erbium laser technology on the face, hands, neck, and chest.

How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?

At Renaissance, our laser treatments are completely tailored to meet your specific needs. Our plastic surgeons will work with you to determine your skin care treatment plan, which may involve preparing the skin with Retin-A and Hydroquinone prior to your Erbium laser procedure. These prescription products may begin six weeks or more prior to your scheduled treatment and are tailored to your skin type.

Since the Erbium laser is tunable, the depth is adjusted to vaporize damaged skin cells specific to your concern. Your aesthetic treatment with Erbium is usually done as an outpatient procedure which lasts between thirty minutes to two hours. After your treatment, our plastic surgeons will apply a protective dressing to the tissue and also provide topical solutions to promote the healing process.

The main benefits of Erbium laser resurfacing are:

  • Improvement of moderate to deep wrinkles
  • Diminshed appearance of scarring (even acne scarring)
  • Reduction of severe sun damage, including pre-cancerous skin cells
  • Increased skin elasticity and collagen production

Am I A Candidate for Erbium Laser Treatment?

Ideal candidates for Erbium laser skin resurfacing treatment are those who want to improve the appearance and complexion of their skin by getting rid of facial imperfections such as wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots, and uneven texture. Patients who have acne scarring can also benefit greatly from this treatment.

Patients who have darker-toned skin, deep wrinkles, or excessive sagging skin may not see sufficient results from a laser skin resurfacing treatment. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, laser treatments may not be right for you at this time.

Is Erbium Laser Treatment Painful?

Because Erbium laser treatments work to remove the superficial layers of the skin, some pain management may be needed during treatment. Although feeling a laser is quick, it does resemble the feeling of stinging or burning for as long as it touches the skin. While most patients say this pain is tolerable, a local anesthetic may be given to help patients feel comfortable and safe during their treatment.

What Is Recovery Like After Erbium Laser Treatment?

After your Erbium laser treatment, patients may feel like their skin is sunburnt. This, in addition to redness, swelling, itching, stinging, and peeling, are all common side effects that your skin is beginning to heal after your treatment. Some areas of the skin may even crust or blister, which is normal. Most patients need one to two weeks of recovery to see their skin fully healed.

To achieve an easy, complication-free recovery, we recommend patients do the following for the best results:

  • Clean the treated area two to five times a day
  • Apply protective skin care daily to promote healing
  • Invest in a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it daily once your skin is fully healed
  • Avoid peeling or picking at your skin during healing
  • Elevate your head at night
  • Gently apply an ice pack to treated areas to relieve swelling
  • Avoid smoking as it can interfere with your overall health and the healing process

How Long Will the Results from My Erbium Laser Treatment Last?

Results from your Erbium laser treatment can last up to one month before the skin replaces itself, and patients may need a follow-up treatment to maintain their results.

Learn More About What Our Erbium Laser Systems Can Do For You

If you think you could benefit from our Erbium laser service, it’s time to contact our office in St. Peters, MO today. Call 636-535-2933 to find out more.

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What happens in a consultation?

01. Get to know the RPS team of plastic surgeons and aestheticians.

02. Discuss your unique goals and concerns.

03. Receive a personalized procedure plan.

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