Erbium Glass Laser
What is erbium glass Laser treatment?

Erbium glass laser is a 1550 nm device which is used to treat scarring, wrinkles and also in the treatment of mild to moderate rhytides, photo damaged skin & surgical acne scar. Erbium glass laser treatments a non-surgical, non-ablative treatment, and it gives a controlled injury to the skin in pixelated form and in response to the injury, there is induction of new collagen and elastin tissues. The blood circulation of the area also improves post healing.

Why do we need this treatment?

In todays hectic life style no one has time to take care of themselves, so to save time one can opt for this treatment. Previous treatments were more invasive and had a lot of downtime, which is very difficult these days. Erbium laser is even less invasive than the Fractional laser & has made things easy and simple as the downtime is pretty less and results are good.

How frequently should it be done?

One session of erbium glass laser is good enough to show you the results. To sustain the effects one can repeat it in a month’s time initially & later on may be once in 4-5 months. When done on scars, whatever results you get are permanent.

Things to Know

  • Scarring
  • Wrinkles and scars
  • Photo damaged skin
  • Surgical acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Pigmented lips
  • Anti ageing effect
Erbium glass laser treatment can be done on any gender. Age is not specified but it depends on his/ her needs.
A controlled injury to the skin in pixelated form and in response to the injury, there is induction of new collagen and elastin tissues. The blood circulation of the area also improves post healing. Because of new collagen synthesis in the skin, scarring improves. It also helps in reducing the signs of ageing in the skin as the new collagen & elastin makes the skin soft and supple and also helps in reducing the fine lines.
  • Firstly a topical anaesthesia is applied on the patient who is undergoing the treatment.
  • Then spacing, depth and joules of energy to be delivered are adjusted in accordance to the area to be treated
  • At the outset, the treatment takes around 20-30 minutes to complete
  • A cooling gel may be applied after the procedure.
  • Usually some healing creams are given along with sunscreens in the after care.
We get consistent & very precise results, because we can precisely control the depth which gives accurate & consistent results all the time. It makes the procedure very safe.
A person might see small white spots after the treatment but it will drop off with continuous usage of prescribed sunscreen. You will also have some small black scabs in the form of grid which usually fall in a few days. There is slight risk of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, in case a patient fails to comply to the treatment protocol. But it is temporary and resolves in some time. Because the treatment is much less invasive than the CO2 laser the chances of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation are much less than CO2 laser.
  • One must follow the instructions given by the dermatologist to protect his/her skin.
  • Use sunscreen lotions often.
  • Do not apply any other medications unless and until advised.
According to Dr Shail Gupta, MD this treatment is very good and effective for people who are looking for young and beautiful skin, as this treatment delays wrinkle formation. The best part of the treatment is that is has very minimal downtime yet it’s very effective.
Yes, this treatment can be combined with other treatments/ procedures. This can be done before PRP treatment to create injury points rather than using a derma roller. It also fits pretty well in other treatment plans to treat dull or ageing skin or even the scars.
No, one must avoid makeup soon after the treatment as it can cause allergic reactions. After a few days light makeup can be used.
No, this treatment does not make your skin sensitive. In fact by inducing new collagen synthesis in the skin it reduces the sensitivity of the skin.
A patient may face downtime of 24 hours, where they can have mild erythema or sometimes swelling. Some patients can have mild scab formation for a couple of days. In most of the cases you are ready to go almost the same day.
No, this treatment is gentle & painless. It is done after applying a numbing cream so the patient doesn’t feel anything at all.
It takes almost 15-20m minutes for one session on the face. It is done after applying a numbing cream for around half an hour.
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Underarms
  • Chest and
  • Other body parts
This treatment is safe and does not require cosmetics to treat it as compared with parlour procedures where a lot of cosmetics are used and still the results are not satisfactory. This is a pretty deep skin treatment unlike the superficial scrubbing or facial treatments at parlours.

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