The Erbium laser is a precise, highly-effective technology that removes the damaged outer layers of your skin for dramatic resurfacing results.
The Erbium laser treatment removes the surface layers of your skin, where wrinkles, lines, pigmentation and other imperfections exist.
The Erbium laser targets the epidermis – otherwise known as the outer layer of your skin. By removing this tissue, it reveals the smooth, youthful layer that exists just beneath the surface. The process also stimulates the production of fresh collagen, which delivers additional skin tightening benefits.
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Yes, when administered by a plastic surgeon experienced in skin resurfacing procedures, the Erbium laser is an extremely safe and effective way to treat fine lines and wrinkles. When compared to alternatives on the market, it refreshes your skin with fewer side effects and a shorter recovery period.
There are several steps that you will need to take to prepare your body for Erbium laser resurfacing. To begin, you will need to stop taking any medications and supplements that may affect clotting – including aspirin and ibuprofen for at least ten days. You will also need to stop smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure, as cigarettes can negatively impact your healing process.
Prescription medications will be given prior to treatment to make sure we avoid cold sores or fever blisters as well as a preventive antibiotic to avoid an infection at all costs. You will meet with Dr. Shapiro and one of our experienced aestheticians to “pre-treat” your skin with prescription strength skincare products prior to your treatments to achieve optimal results.
In most cases Your Erbium laser resurfacing procedure will be done as a quick procedure under general anesthesia in the operating room for optimal patient comfort. The length of your procedure will depend on the size of the treatment area, typically taking 45 – 60 minutes.
As with any laser resurfacing procedure, the recovery period after your Erbium treatment is critical. This is when your body heals and your fresh skin emerges.
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Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 27 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.
Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.