Erbium YAG Laser
Skin problems can cause self-consciousness in even the most confident of people, and just get worse as we age, whether they be wrinkles, pigmentation, or scars. Laser resurfacing is a popular, effective treatment for a variety of skin problems or conditions.
One of the laser resurfacing devices we use at PHI is the Erbium:YAG laser. This produces energy in the mid infrared invisible light spectrum which can be used to precisely target skin and water-holding tissue, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. This creates a controlled thermal injury or wound that leads to remodelling of collagen (the protein in skin that controls skin strength and elasticity).
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This clinically proven procedures can be used on a variety of problems with the skin over a series of treatments, including reduction of facial wrinkles, especially on the forehead, upper lips, and cheeks, as well as repairing smoker’s lines by smoothing out puckermarks.
This laser is also approved for the use of smoothing the skin around the eyelids, and the reduction of crow’s feet. Lack of confidence related to scars can be made a thing of the past thanks to the Erbium:YAG laser, which can improve and flatten atrophic scars cause by trauma, acne, and even surgery. Even superficial pigmentation issues can be addressed, including age spots, liver spots, freckles, and other discolourations of the skin, like uneven skin colour.
Conditions treated with Erbium YAG Laser
Acne scars treatments are regarded as cosmetic in Britain, and are largely unavailable on the NHS. It is estimated that 80% of people aged 11-30 will be affected by acne, mainly coming into fruition during puberty and pregnancy due to changes in hormones. When the acne has subsided, sometimes the scars from spots or picking can remain, leaving crater-like dimples or lumps and b...Read on Book consultation
Wrinkles around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet or ‘smile lines’, are one of the first signs of ageing, often being the first wrinkles to appear. As we age, the body stops producing collagen (which keeps skin supple and firm) and elastin (which helps skin ‘bounce back’ after making facial expressions), meaning repetitive facial expressions like laughing and squ...Read on Book consultation
Forehead lines, vertical furrows across the forehead, are caused by the frontalis muscle. As the eyebrows are raised, this muscle contracts to cause wrinkles above the brow. A variety of factors can make these wrinkles worse, including genetics, age, and smoking.... Read on Book consultation
Frown lines, also called glabella lines, are the furrows between the eyebrows, generally shaped like the number 11. These lines can cause self-consciousness and lack of self-confidence in both men and women.
These expression lines can be caused by a variety of factors over the years, including sun damage, smoking, and repetitive facial movements.
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Loose skin can be a problem for anyone, and is a source of anguish for many; skin all over the body can sag and appear loose, depending on the cause of the issue.
Loose skin is natural part of ageing and includes the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin that leaves it less plump and firm.
Weight gain/fluctuating weight – skin stretches as you gain weight, and if you...Read on Book consultation
There are special cells (melanocytes) in the skin that make melanin, a pigment that affects the colour of skin.
When these special cells are damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected; some disorders affect the entire body, whereas others just affect patches of skin. High levels of melanin cause darker skin, low levels cause lighter skin, and total or partial lack of melanin re...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
This laser is generally used over a series of treatments to reduce the appearance of a variety of conditions.
Any skin type (1-6) can be treated using the Erbium:YAG laser.
One of our highly trained clinicians will perform this treatment.
Most areas of skin can be treated, including sensitive skin around the eyes.
Depending upon the areas treated, recovery time can be anywhere between 3 days at its shortest and, in some cases, redness can last 3 weeks.
Side effects include a sunburn-like look to the skin, but any worries you have can be discussed in your patient consultation with your assigned clinician.