PLASTIC AND COSMETIC SURGERY
Gaby Doumit M.D. MSc. FRCS(c) FRCS(c) FACS
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TREATMENT OF WRINKLES (ERBIUM LASER)

ERBIUM TOTAL LASER RESURFACING

 PROCEDURE DESCRIPTION

The most suitable treatment for people who would like to attain dramatic and significant enhancement in their skin appearance, is through the Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment. In contrast to other treatments, it fruitfully takes off superficial lines to moderately deep wrinkles painlessly as well as with scarcer side–effects and with a faster recovery speed. Nevertheless, compared to the carbon dioxide (CO2), the erbium laser is a milder and less invasive procedure with very little risk for hypo or hyper pigmentation and with half of the recuperation time and redness.

HOW DOES ERBIUM LASER RESURFACING WORK?

The erbium laser Skin Resurfacing meticulously removes the epidermis, which is the layer of the skin that is the farthest out, in order to exhibit the underlying skin that is youthful and smoother looking. This treatment stimulates the tightening of the skin through the production of collagen. This procedure is personally adapted and accustomed to meet each person’s particular condition to be rectified: Perioral lines (zipper lines, periorbital lines (crow’s feet), wrinkles, cicatrices, as well as the skin pigmentation and texture.  A completely experienced professional carries out the erbium laser skin Resurfacing treatment at the clinic.  After the Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing is finalized, a prescribed course of after treatment skin care will be given and explained to you and products to apply will be administered.


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WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR ERBIUM LASER SKIN RESURFACING?

A good patient for the erbium Total Laser Skin Resurfacing is a person who wishes to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, chest, back or hands. This treatment is accessible and convenient to a vast variety of applicants.  People seeking to undergo this procedure should aspire to look younger and more reinvigorated, and should be realistic in their expectations. Although, the Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing yields magnificent outcomes, the anticipated results will be entirely described to the patient.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ERBIUM LASER TREATMENT?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considered the Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing as a safe and effective treatment for fine lines and moderate wrinkles. Candidates who had experienced and underwent laser skin resurfacing in order to elevate their look and ameliorate their self-confidence find themselves with significantly improved smoother and youthful-looking skin tone. Erbium laser Skin Resurfacing had shown great results in smoothing and tightening the skin, since it stimulates the production of collagen.

 

HOW IS ERBIUM FULL LASER SKIN RESURFACING DIFFERENT FROM MICRODERMABRASION OR MICROLASERPEEL?

Erbium Full Laser Skin Resurfacing is different from the Microdermabrasion or MicroLaserPeel in a various ways. Firstly, it can accomplish in only one treatment what the other two treatments can achieve in three sessions. Secondly, a typical peel treatment simply removes the external layer of the skin, thus patients may be frustrated or discontented when they hit a plateau or when it requires undertaking numerous MicroLaserPeel treatments, because of the severity of their skin conditions. In contrast, Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing is a minimal to complete epidermal peel. In spite of the fact that this procedure ablates far below the epidermis, it is the ideal step above microdermabrasion and micro laser peels.

 

HOW OFTEN DOES ERBIUM LASER SKIN-RESURFACING NEED TO BE DONE?

Depending on the condition of the skin, the trained professional will help the patient establish how many Laser Skin Resurfacing peels one necessitates. For the majority of patients, one procedure could be enough. However, additional procedures can be executed as desired. A suggestion of a series of Superficial MicroLaserPeel might be given in order to achieve optimal results.

 

WHAT RESULTS CAN THE PATIENT EXPECT FROM ERBIUM LASER SKIN RESURFACING?

 A more vigorous, healthier, smoother, and clearer skin can be expected from the Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing. Moreover, the patient will perceive an immediate and remarkable change in skin texture and tightness when measured to microdermabrasion alone. 

 

IS THERE ANY ANESTHESIA USED?

Predominantly, there is no anesthesia involved; yet sedation can be an option and will be determined, if needed, for a patient’s specific Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing. For better comfort, there are topical aesthetic creams that are often used in concomitance with dental blocks. 

 

DO I HAVE TO WEAR ANY TYPE OF DRESSING OR BANDAGE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

The patient will not need to wear any bandage after the treatment, since we will give you all the proper recovery products as well as detailed information needed during the time of your healing process, which includes gentle cleanser, hyper emollient cream, skin barrier, and sun block of SPF 45-60. The recommendation of a mineral make-up can be added. It can also be used as part of your future quotidian regiment for its natural properties.

 

HOW LONG IS THE HEALING PROCESS?

The recovery process is different from patient to patient depending on the profundity of their specific peel. However, it usually takes three to seven days. If the procedure is performed on thurday or Friday, the patient can return to work the following Monday. Directly after the procedure, one might feel as if he or she had bad sunburn and minor sloughing and itchiness can arise between the first to the third day. Nevertheless, by the second to the fourth day, redness will begin to disappear and by the third to seventh day any leftover redness can be easily covered up by the use of make-up.


Before & After Photos

Before After
Before Erbium Full Face Laser Treatment
Before Erbium Full Face Laser Treatment
Après Traitement Au Laser Erbium
Après Traitement Au Laser Erbium
Before Full Field Erbium Laser Treatment
Before Full Field Erbium Laser Treatment
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* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.

IS ERBIUM LASER SKIN RESURFACING SAFE?

Even though the Erbium laser Skin Resurfacing provides a successful and powerful treatment for thin lines and wrinkles accompanied by a shorter recovery time period, as well as minor side effects, patients receiving treatment should nonetheless expect their skin to appear pink to red after the treatment. Also, crusting or swelling may arise.

 

Dr. Gaby Doumit M.D. Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

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