Erbium Yag Laser Boston
Many things come in different strengths. There’s decaffeinated coffee, regular coffee, espresso, and double espresso. Which should you get? It depends on your need.
For some people, skin wrinkles, pigmentation, discoloration, sun damage, and aging spots are readily treated with the appropriate creams, lotions, or Intense Pulse Light (IPL) (LINK FOR IPL) treatments. But sometimes you need something stronger. It’s time for espresso.
What is Erbium Yag Laser?
Erbium Yag Laser is a physician strength treatment that reduces the signs of aging and sun damage including wrinkles on the face, hands, neck or chest. We find it to be, particularly effective on facial skin.
Treatment helps improve skin tone and texture by tightening existing collagen and stimulating new collagen production. Through this process, the Erbium Yag Laser can reduce wrinkles and brown spots. Compared with the IPL and some other treatments, the Erbium Yag Laser goes improving acne scars and other blemishes. Ho does brighter, fresher, and tighter sound?
How is Erbium Yag Laser Performed?
Specific target areas are identified by the doctor in consultation with you. It’s time to point out all the fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, brown spots, and pigmentated areas you don’t like. Anesthetic creams, local anesthesia, or nerve blocks will make sure that the procedure is pain free. Then, we protect your eyes with special glasses and the procedure begins. You’ll hear some beeping sounds from the laser, but otherwise it’s a quiet and peaceful experience.
What Should I Expect?
Because your new skin can be extra sun sensitive after words, laser treatments are often preferentially performed in the fall and winter months. A good sunscreen is recommended after words (and before too). Remember, this is a stronger treatment and bigger changes come with bigger recovery. You can expect a period of red or raw skin. Healing will be quickest in a moist environment. Dr. Spiegel recommends using skin cleaning soaks with cool water followed by coverage with the appropriate ointments. You’ll learn all about this in your consultation with the doctor. Suffice to say, you’ll want to keep your face greasy for a while so it’s not time for your best pillow cases. Though laser patients may experience pain and swelling for the first few days, prolonged discomfort or significant pain is very unusual. Redness of the skin will last for several weeks, but you may be able to cover up with makeup after your follow up consultation.
Arranging a Consultation
The most important step in preparing for an Erbium Yag Laser treatment is deciding on the right doctor. Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel and Dr. Onir Spiegel are highly qualified and experienced medical professionals who will be happy to tell you more. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.