What Is Laser Treatment for Skin(Co2 Laser or Erbium Laser Treatment)?
The effect of the laser on the skin depends on the type of laser that is being used. To illustrate this,
we will take the example of the erbium laser; this is a common type of laser used for laser
resurfacing at the Institute of Aesthetics.
When an erbium laser is used om dermatology, it starts to interact with the water that is present
inside the skin. By interacting with this water, burns from an erbium laser are less likely. Of course,
burns are not beyond the realm of possibility, so patients should take this into consideration when
they choose their surgeon. Always choose a surgeon with experience in erbium laser treatment to
reduce the chance of this sort of complication.
Laser resurfacing will tackle a specific layer of the skin and will evaporate it. By effectively ‘damaging’
the skin, the body will respond by producing more of the compound collagen. Naturally, collagen is
the compound in our skin that keeps the skin smooth and wrinkle-free. So, this creation of new
collagen is what provides patients with a more rejuvenated appearance after laser energy
Various areas can be treated with a laser beam. Patients can treat their full face, but also the areas around the eyes and the mouth specifically. The treatment can be done with a numbing agent or a
local anaesthetic, depending on the scope of the procedure. In some instances, the surgeon can
combine CO2 laser resurfacing or erbium resurfacing with a facelift. During this combination
treatment, the surgeon will lift the patient’s underlying facial muscles, but will also provide the facial
skin with additional treatment for better results.
To determine which laser treatment is recommended for your particular problem, it is always
important to speak to an experienced medical professional who has executed erbium laser
resurfacing, fractional laser resurfacing, Yttrium lasers, or CO2 laser treatment. An experienced
health professional does not only execute the treatment, he or she can recommend the most suitable
laser for your skin type and your requirements. As mentioned earlier, erbium laser, CO2 laser, and
other lasers used today have their own benefits. Therefore, it is vital to speak to someone who has experienced with these treatment options.