What is Fractional Erbium:YAG Laser?Fractional Erbium:YAG Laser, by way of ablative resurfacing technology, delivers ultra-fine, precisely tiny yet deep columns of heat, penetrating all the way to the dermal area to promote natural healing process of your own skin, thereby improving not only the scars, but also achieving skin tightening and rejuvenation at the same time.
What are its advantages compared to other resurfacing technology?As only fractional volume of skin is treated, the spared healthy tissue between treatment zones contains viable cells that promote a more rapid healing. The end result is comparable with the intensive traditional resurfacing technology but with minimal downtime, a lot less complications and high satisfactory rate.
What conditions can be treated by Fractional Erbium:YAG Laser?
Fractional Erbium:YAG Laser is used to treat deep acne scars, stretch marks, stubborn pigmentation including melasma. It can also effectively treat sun damage, fine wrinkles and aging skin, to rejuvenate the skin for an overall younger look. Due to its high precision, it is particularly useful to remove skin tags, moles, warts, syringoma and amongst other skin lesion. In recent years, more and more studies have supported its use in treating snoring, urinary incontinence and vaginal tightening.
How is Fractional Erbium:YAG Laser performed?
Anaesthetic cream may be applied for 40 minutes prior to the treatment for your maximum comfort. The laser procedure will take about 10 minutes for a full face. Most of the clients describe the sensation as “pins and needles”.
Are there any side effects?
This is a safe procedure when it is done right and the post treatment reactions are temporary. The first 3 to 4 days after laser, you will experience skin dryness and scabs start to form at the treated areas. You skin will turn slightly brownish/ greyish in colour and this is expected to drop off completely once healing is complete – usually in about a week. Most clients attend to work and school as usual but you may want to schedule you laser just before the weekend starts as many do.