What is Erbium treatment?

Erbium is a non-surgical non-ablative laser treatment used for skin resurfacing. Erbium laser treatments in San Luis Obispo County reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation (sun spots or age spots) on the neck, chest, hands, and face. We recommend three sessions for complete treatment and encourage our patients to pretreat the skin with proper skincare using retinol agents for best results. Similar laser systems on the market include Rohrer Spectrum Laser System (our machine), Halo Laser, Fraxel, Laser Genesis, Neo Elite Aerolase, and Clear + Brilliant.

Are Erbium laser treatments painful?

To make your treatment session as comfortable as possible, we apply topical numbing cream to your face or other treatment areas and allow it to sit for about an hour. (Make sure to bring some reading materials with you!) Then we can start the laser session, which usually lasts about 20 minutes.

After we apply laser balm and high-quality sunscreen to the treated areas, and you are ready to go! During the recovery period, your skin will feel more sensitive, dry, pink, and/or flaky for three to seven days. We recommend using a neutral emollient such as Aquaphor or Eucerin lotion to help with dryness.

We ask that you discontinue retinol products for at least seven to ten days afterward to allow your skin to recuperate, but you should resume once this period is over to help with pretreating for your next session. Remember, it is also important to apply SPF regularly during the recovery period, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun and will be more susceptible to hyperpigmentation during this time.

How long do results last?

After the completion of three erbium laser sessions in San Luis Obispo County, your skin will be glowing! The treatment itself will not reverse with time, making it “permanent”, but there is no stopping the aging process. Regular use of medical-grade skincare, including daily SPF use and a retinol-based product, will help prolong your results.

What are the risks associated with Erbium?

As with any heat or energy-based device, the same risks apply. These include but are not limited to increased susceptibility to sun damage, burns, blistering, or scarring, prolonged redness or sensitivity, hair loss, pain, unsatisfactory outcome, or the need for additional procedures. Our laser machine is only operated by our physician and physician assistant to minimize these risks.

Reach Out to Our Practice for San Luis Obispo County Erbium Treatments

Consider calling our office of aesthetic experts to schedule a consultation to learn more about Erbium laser treatments in San Luis Obispo County and whether you are a good candidate for this or other non-invasive procedures.

As a premier plastic surgery destination, we welcome patients from across the country and throughout California, including Paso Robles & Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Santa Barbara, Templeton, and Santa Maria.


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