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Denver, CO 80211

Laser Treatment with Erbium in Denver, CO

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Skin Resurfacing Laser Treatment

As we get older, the tone and texture of our skin begins to change. Fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes and mouth, and forehead wrinkles, dark spots and blemishes start to develop or become more prominent- causing the texture of our skin to appear coarse and uneven over time.

Our new Skin Resurfacing Laser Treatment uses light and laser-based skin resurfacing technologies to smooth out and balance the skin- improving overall skin tone, elasticity and texture. The treatment assists in reducing superficial pigmentation and pore size, while helping to bolster the skin against future aging. This advanced skin treatment can also improve the appearance of acne scars.

This procedure is one of the most effective, minimally-invasive treatment methods for saggy skin but it also has the most downtime. Similar to treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion, these procedures use lasers to vaporize the outer layers of dead skin, revealing healthy new skin and jump-starting the production of collagen and elastin. A combination or sequence of laser treatments is recommended to deliver the desired results over the course of several visits.

Benefits

This Skin Resurfacing Laser Treatment with Erbium is particularly effective for individuals with saggy skin, deep wrinkles, acne scarring, enlarged pores, rough skin textures, hyperpigmentation and photo damaged skin, fine lines, and stretch marks. This treatment can be performed on any skin type and can be combined with a number of other treatments.

WHAT TO EXPECT

PAIN: Mild - Moderate

POST-TREATMENT: Depending on how mild to aggressive the treatment, post treatment varies: Immediately after treatment, there will be redness and a “sunburn” feeling that can last for 30 min to 2 hours. There will be a pale (mild treatment) to dark brown “pixel” pattern (aggressive treatment) and a leathery feeling of the skin that will flake off in 4 days (Mild treatment) - 7 days (aggressive treatment). Full recovery is expected by day 5-7 and up to 10 days with a more aggressive treatment. Downtime decreases with subsequent treatments.

SOCIAL DOWNTIME: No downtime for mild treatments and up to one week with more aggressive treatments.

RESULTS: Mild treatments as quickly as 1-2 weeks after treatment and can take 30 days after aggressive treatment.

RECOMMENDED COURSE: 6-12 sessions for mild treatments (3-5 sessions for aggressive treatments) spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results continue to improve over 6 months.

TREATS: Wrinkles, skin tightening, crepey skin, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, sun spots, uneven skin texture

FAQS

How do I know if I am a candidate for the Skin Resurfacing Laser?

A common misconception is that laser resurfacing is only safe for light skin types. While it is true that certain lasers pose a higher risk for cell damage or discoloration in darker skin, our specific laser provides safe and effective resurfacing options. For lighter-toned African American, Hispanic or Asian skin tones, Erbium laser resurfacing can be a good option, posing less risk for discoloration.

What should I expect during post-treatment?

Downtime varies on how aggressive your treatment is. Immediately after treatment, skin becomes red or appears sunburned for 24-48 hours. You can expect a rough skin texture and flaking up to 10 days post-treatment.

A light treatment requires 24 hours of no sweating. Moderate treatments require 72 hours of no sweating, and aggressive treatments vary from 5 - 10 days. Downtime is decreased by subsequent treatments.

This does not mean you have to stay at home for a month; it just means that your skin will be raw, red and scab over as it heals. You may not feel comfortable in certain social situations, and you will need to modify your activities to avoid situations where infection is possible (swimming, gym workouts, etc.).

Your esthetician will be able to give you more details during your consultation after you have discussed your needs!

How many treatments do I need?

While you’ll notice a difference in your skin after one treatment, we recommend 3-5 treatments (6-12 treatments for more aggressive areas) spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results continue to improve over 6 months!

Does it hurt?

Patients and doctors commonly compare the sensation felt during laser treatments to a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, what laser resurfacing feels like depends on the laser, the depth and area of treatment, and an individual’s tolerance for pain.

How soon will I notice the results?

For light treatments, you’ll notice glowing skin after just one week! Light treatments are great for a monthly treatment and before upcoming special events (we recommend treatment one week prior to a special event).

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.