What is Fractional Erbium Glass Laser
Erbium glass is one of the most advanced lasers used for skin rejuvenation. It is a non-ablative laser which works at 1550 nm wavelength. The non-ablative laser uses a wavelength that does not cause the water in the tissue to evaporate (ablate) but rather the laser energy heats the tissue in a controlled manner.
- Acne Scars
- Open Pores
- Superficial wrinkles
- Skin tightening
- Skin rejuvenation
- Androgenetic Alopecia
How does it work?
In Acne Scars & antiageing: The rise in temperature stimulates neocollagenesis, a process in which new collagen is produced by the body. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is responsible for giving the skin its elasticity and suppleness. By producing new collagen the skin regains its youthful appearance. Since the treatment does not involve tissue evaporation or ablation, treatment downtime is significantly reduced, which is also why it is preferred over ablative treatments by many patients.
It is suitable to use in a patient of all skin types, as it is a color-blind laser, which doesn’t have many chances of getting Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation in the darker patient also.
Immediately after treatment, skin becomes red, inflamed, has mild burning, a dusky appearance of the skin with mild edema or swelling which usually gets resolved in few hours to 2 to 4 days. Strict photoprotection is advised to avoid PIH.
The depth of penetration is ideal for fine to moderate wrinkles, acne scarring, and overall rejuvenation. With this laser, one gets to treat multiple skin conditions (wrinkle, texture, and scars). It can treat acne scars with excellent results Can be combined with PRP to get best possible results.
Use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with physical protection, mild cleansers & good moisturizers to be used for fast healing & minimize downtime after the treatment.