Erbium Laser

The light resurfacing treatment, for stunning results with less downtime.

Frequency of Treatment:
Series of 3 is recommended for best results

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Why We Love It

  • Targets everything from skin texture and tone to scarring to lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • Stimulates skin cell and collagen production.
  • Beautiful results with minimal downtime.

What to Expect

  • We apply topical numbing cream and provide nitrous oxide (happy gas) to ensure you’re comfortable for your treatment.
  • A recovery period of at 3 to 5 days.
  • A light zapping sensation during treatment.

Erbium Laser Uses

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: face, neck, decollete
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles around the eyes, tighten sagging eyelids, reduce under eye bags and puffiness
  • Reduce fine lines around the mouth and lips
  • Smooth the skin’s texture
  • Tighten skin
  • Enhance the skin’s clarity and tone
  • Rejuvenate skin on the hands
  • Reduce the appearance of scars, acne scarring and keloids
  • Treat stretch marks
  • Reduce discoloration including sun damage and age spots


What is ‘light’ laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is the use of light energy to selectively remove a fraction of your skin’s surface, forcing your body to produce new skin tissue. It also penetrates in the deeper dermis layer of your skin to stimulate collagen production that tightens and plumps your skin as it heals. The end result is smoother, firmer, clearer skin for an overall more youthful appearance.

Light is our term for resurfacing that delivers less energy to the skin, causing less ‘damage’. The trade off is slightly reduced results for a much shorter downtime.

Is there any downtime?

Social downtime (when you won’t want to leave the house) can stretch anywhere from 2 to 7 days. Expect intensely red skin that feels warm for a day or two after treatment. You’ll also may experience dry, peeling patches and roughness for up to seven days. You can return to using makeup and cover any lingering redness after two to three days.

When will I see results?

You’ll begin to see results after the recovery period, typically around 1 to 2 weeks, with results continuing to improve and reaching full effect at around 3 months. For the absolute best outcome, we recommend a series of 3.

How long will results last?

Results from erbium laser skin resurfacing are permanent! However, we can’t stop the aging process so maintenance treatments are crucial to maintaining your results.

Does it hurt?

Topical numbing cream is applied for treatments to keep you comfortable. We also provide nitrous oxide, an analgesic sometimes called happy gas, during your treatment. At most you should feel a mild warmth.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects include redness, swelling, flaking and peeling. A mild burning and / or itching sensation for a few days following treatment is common. Hyper or hypopigmentation is possible on some skin types.

Can I get an Erbium treatment if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Erbium laser skin resurfacing is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Pre-Treatment Tips

  • Don’t book other treatments a week before or after an Erbium treatment.
  • Hydrate well by drinking plenty of water beginning 3 days before treatment.
  • If you get fever blisters, start your preventive medication the day before treatment.
  • Discontinue Tretinoin, Retin-A, and similar products 4 days before treatment.
  • No tanning, tanning beds, or tanning creams for 2 weeks before treatment.
  • No aspirin, Advil, Aleve, or similar medications for 7 days before treatment (Tylenol is OK).
  • If you are on a prescribed anticoagulant, discuss with your doctor in advance.
  • Bring a list of all your medications with you.
  • Arrive with clean skin. No lotion, make-up, perfume, powder, oils or other products on the area to be treated.

Post Treatment Tips

  • Expect redness, swelling, and a sunburn sensation.
  • Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser twice a day and pat dry (do not scrub).
  • You may apply Aquaphor as often as needed for comfort.
  • You may apply cool compresses as needed for comfort.
  • You may take Tylenol as usual for discomfort.
  • Sleep with your head elevated or in a recliner for 3 days.
  • Do not peel or pull loose skin, you may carefully trim with scissors if you must.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated.
  • Avoid all sun exposure!
  • If you go outdoors, wear sunscreen with 30 to 50 SPF at all times.
  • No heavy exercise for 24 hours.
  • Do not apply make-up for 12 hours.
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What people are saying:

“The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is professional, and the results are 🤩.”

- Denise C

“The results are great, but the patient experience! It’s above what I could have ever asked for.”

- Debbie M

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