Specialist Erbium Laser Clinic Perth
Great For Lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, skin tightening, acne scarring, laser peel, seborrhoeic keratoses, skin tags and other spot treatments
Down Time 0 - 10 days
Results Duration Permanent, though results may vary from person to person.
AKA ProFractional Laser, Fractional Laser, Sciton Contour TRL, Sciton Laser Resurfacing, Erbium Laser Resurfacing
What is the Sciton Erbium Laser?
The Sciton Erbium uses a combined Erbium:YAG laser to deliver a matrix of tiny beams of light energy into the skin.
This works in several ways: on the surface of the skin old epidermal cells are destroyed, removing superficial pigmentation. As the laser penetrates the dermis, microscopic channels are made, causing an immediate shrinkage of excess skin. Collagen production is boosted in the deep layers of your skin, plumping the skin from the inside out.
With the Sciton Erbium Laser, our doctor can carefully control over the size of the beam and the depth of treatment. In this way he can safely target anything from a very small skin tag to the full face, like in laser resurfacing.
What can be treated with the Erbium Laser?
It is very effective in the treatment of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne Scarring
- Sun spots, age spots and skin tags
- Tightening of excess skin
- New collagen production
What is an Erbium Laser treatment like?
Erbium Spot Treatment
Before and After Erbium Spot Treatment*
Erbium laser resurfacing is a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as pigmentation or acne scars. In our Perth clinic it is very popular for treating lines around the the eyes and the mouth, and great results are usually seen after one treatment. Most people choose to have their full face resurfaced for a uniform rejuvenated appearance. If preferred, localised areas such as under the eyes or the upper lip can be resurfaced alone. This will be discussed in your initial consultation. Read more about Erbium Laser Resurfacing.
Before and After Erbium Laser Resurfacing*
*Individual results may vary
The down time after Erbium Laser Resurfacing is 7 - 10 days. Makeup cannot be worn until after day 7. Redness is expected for 6 weeks after laser resurfacing, but after the first week makeup can be worn. We recommend Jane Iredale mineral makeup, which does not harbour bacteria and contains a physical SPF 20. It's a beautiful makeup which is great for everyday, and nothing covers redness like it.
Who does the Erbium Laser treatment?
In our Perth clinic, the Erbium laser is operated by Dr David Main. Dr Main has years of experience with ablative lasers, and has done hundreds of treatments using both the CO2 and the Erbium Lasers.
How much does Erbium Laser treatment cost?
The price for Erbium Laser treatment depends on the areas treated.
Are there any side effects from Erbium Laser treatment?
In general, Erbium Laser treatment is very safe, though some side-effects can occur:
- Cold sore outbreaks – antiviral medication will be provided to prevent this when large areas are treated
- Redness will be seen in the week after treatment and this can persist for some weeks afterwards.
- Temporary increase in pigmentation may occur. This is more likely in darker skin types.
- Mild acne outbreaks can occur in susceptible individuals.
- Blisters are very rare but can occasionally occur
- Bacterial or fungal infections are rare but are possible with any deep laser treatments
- Loss of pigment or scarring is very rare