What is Erbium YAG laser?

Erbium Yag is a non-ablative laser fractional technology employed to treat stretch marks, open pores, scars, saggy skin, wrinkles etc. The treatment does not destroy the skin cells completely, though the treatment is named as ablative. It leaves some normal skin area in between and thereby reducing the skin cell destruction to improve the speed of healing, minimizing the downtime, eventually.

Erbium Yag Laser treatment can efficiently treat sun spots, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, acne scars, skin pigmentation, open pores, loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles and yield better results, having almost no or minimum time for recovery.

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Benefits of Erbium YAG laser treatment:

Erbium Yag Laser treatment procedure is safe and easier to undergo. Most importantly the results are instant and last for very long time. The Erbium Yag does not produce as much heat and penetrates only about 20 percent as deeply as CO2 lasers. They are used to treat wrinkles and scars that are less severe; treatments are less painful and produce fewer side effects.

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Possible Side Effects and Recovery

Common side effects include redness (from light pink to bright red, depending the on the treated area’s size and the number of passes) and swelling during the recovery process, acne flare-ups, and skin discoloration (the last occurs mostly with dark-skinned patients). The skin will slowly heal within seven to ten days after treatment. Around the two week mark, when the entire area is healed over, patients may apply makeup to the skin to cover any redness.

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