iPixel Erbium YAG 2940nm is an ablative laser with many benefits such as skin resurfacing for post acne scar, laser peeling, Rhytids and fine or deep lines. The erbium laser can be used in conjunction with the Laser360 treatment or as a stand-alone treatment. Erbium works on people with many different kinds of scars or other superficial skin problems in the facial area, neck, chest, arms or hands. The treatment is ablative, which means the laser works on the surface of the skin and therefore there will be some downtime.
Before an Erbium laser treatment you will need to have a consultation with one of our doctors. The doctor will explain what the laser can do, the benefits of the procedure, as well the procedure itself. The doctor will also analyze your skin type in order to give you the correct dosage of laser energy. Numbing cream will be applied 30 minutes before starting the treatment to avoid discomfort. During the procedure the laser will make micro-injuries to the skins surface in combination with non-injured skin and will stimulate new cells faster to replace the flawed skin. In short; we burn micro holes into the skin and leave some healthy non treated areas in between to promote better healing processes that result in a fresher looking complexion, reduced scars and radiant skin.
Because we are dealing with ablative laser energy there will be some down time. Immediately after the procedure there will be some redness and it should feel like sunburn. The results are not immediate. The skin will need time to heal and you will gradually see the differences day after day. Optimum results can be seen 3 weeks after the treatment.
Repetition of the treatment will be needed depending on the condition of the skin, though normally are not necessary, but this can be repeated after one month from the last procedure. When you have completed the recommended sessions you should have follow up treatments every 6 months or once a year depending on your condition.
Side effects & after-care
Since the ablative laser has some down time, it is very important to follow the after-care instructions. Your skin will be very sensitive and you should avoid the sun for the first week after the treatment. After day 1 – 3 your skin will start to dry out and by day 5 – 7 it will start to peel off. It is very important not to peel the skin off yourself. You can read more about after-care instructions and side effects by following this link.
Rejuvie Aesthetic and Anti Aging use the Harmony XL from Alma Lasers for this procedure. Alma Laser is a reputable Laser company from USA and their machines and treatments have been featured on many talk shows and utilized by doctors all around the world.
If you would like to know more about Alma Lasers, please follow this link to their own website.
If you would like to see a short video of how the treatment looks like, please view this video from YouTube:
The results obtained may vary depending on every receiver's reaction to treatment.