Are you concerned about signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles? One of the latest and most exciting advances in cosmetic technology is laser skin resurfacing. During this treatment, the skilled professionals Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery use a medical-grade laser to remove layers of skin. This improves flaws such as sun-damaged skin, acne scars, and other imperfections. Erbium laser treatments work by penetrating the skin with great precision to achieve the desired results. To learn more, contact Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL today for a skin care consultation. We can teach you about the benefits of wrinkle treatment with Erbium resurfacing.
About Erbium laser resurfacing
Our outermost layer of skin protects us from environmental factors like sun damage and ultraviolet (UV) rays, making it essential to our overall health and wellness. After years of UV exposure and natural aging, we begin to see the formation of fine lines and wrinkled skin. Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery offers laser skin resurfacing with some of the most high-end lasers in the nation in order to combat these problems. By the end of the treatment, patients should see fresh, healthy-looking skin with a rejuvenated appearance.
Erbium lasers are powerful ablative lasers that are designed to remove the outer layer of skin. The depth of treatment is based on the skin condition and the patient’s desired outcome. This not only eliminates dead or damaged skin cells, but it also stimulates the growth of new collagen. Erbium resurfacing is the preferred choice among practitioners because they allow for more precision than other options. Since these lasers cause less harm to the surrounding tissues, patients spend less time in recovery.
Candidates for laser skin resurfacing
The Erbium laser can eradicate mild to moderate wrinkles caused by aging and sun damage, acne scarring, and lesions on the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin. Ideal candidates for skin resurfacing desire to look younger and more refreshed, but they should be realistic about their expectations. While Erbium laser treatment provides wonderful results and is found to be safe and effective by the FDA, patients should be informed about the benefits and risks.
Since not all laser treatments are like, our staff will ask questions about your overall health and medication history. We will also assess the area and learn about your history of sun exposure. Patients with darker skin tones may be a great fit for wrinkle treatment since Erbium lasers are less likely to cause hyperpigmentation. Whether you are seeking a long-term skin care solution or want to brighten your appearance before a big event, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL can help.
How to prepare for treatment
There are several ways patients can prepare for their Erbium laser peel and make facial treatment more successful. First, it is important to avoid tanning or spending time in the sun for a few weeks before your appointment. Patients with active acne or open sores should also avoid skin resurfacing until these issues have been addressed. Otherwise, we risk causing further damage to the skin. On the day of your peel, do not apply any cosmetics or moisturizers as these may interfere with the effectiveness of the laser.
Recovery from facial treatment
Patients heal at different rates based on the areas and depth of treatment. Some mild swelling and redness may occur after an Erbium resurfacing treatment. Patients with sensitive skin or who tend to get adverse reactions to facial products may experience stronger side effects. Many people find that using an ice pack or sleeping on an extra pillow can ease swelling in the first 24 – 48 hours after a facial treatment. The professionals at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery will provide information on how to take care of your sensitive skin during the recovery process.
Even though total recovery may take a few weeks, some results can be seen after just a few days. Patients should be diligent in taking care of their skin and avoiding harmful UV rays for that time. If sun exposure is unavoidable, make sure to cover the area with protective clothing and high-SPF sunscreen. Individuals healing from laser skin resurfacing should also avoid activities that may cause infection, such as submerging their face in a hot tub or pool.
Request an Erbium laser peel appointment
Erbium laser skin resurfacing is perfect for patients who want to see dramatic improvements in the appearance of their skin. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, we can successfully remove superficial lines and wrinkles with less pain and a faster recovery than other facial treatments. With numerous cosmetic procedures offered, our board-certified plastic surgeons provide superior results. Learn more about the Erbium laser peel and other wrinkle treatment options by scheduling an appointment at our clinic in Jacksonville, FL.