Erbium Yag Laser (For Scars)

What Is Erbium Yag?

It is a non ablative fractional laser technology to improve acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, open pores, saggy skin etc. Being non ablative it doesn’t completely destroy skin cells and being fractional it leaves areas of normal skin in between thereby less destruction and faster healing with virtually no downtime .

What Conditions Does It Treat?

It efficiently improves age spots/sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin pigmentation, uneven skin tone, open pores, acne scars, loose skin and provides good results with minimum recovery time.

How Does It Work?

It stimulates the skin to develop collagen without harming or visibly damaging the skin. As collagen increases, the skin looks tighter, more even, and more youthful. The laser is delivered to the skin in tiny dots and to only a fraction of the skin. The recovery time after the procedure is minimum.

Is The Procedure Painful?

Although there is minimum/no pain during the procedure but a topical cream is applied before it to numb the skin which makes the procedure completely painless. There can be very little redness and swelling after the procedure which is transient and completely disappears within a day.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

The dermatologist decides the number of sessions a patient has depending on the skin type and the type of condition, but usually at least 3-4 treatments about one month apart are necessary to obtain optimum results. The results that one achieves are almost permanent and one can expect results from second sitting onwards.

What Are The Side Effects?

Generally no/minimal side effects, if used under proper supervision of a dermatologist , however very rarely minimal redness or swelling of the skin might be noticed for maximum 1-2 hours . It’s a safe lunch time procedure.

Post Laser Care/Precautions Necessary After Laser

Patient should protect skin from sun exposure and use sunscreen daily post laser . The regular night / day creams can be resumed after 3 days of laser treatment.