Contour Erbium Resurfacing
Aging and photodamaged skin develops several characteristics including dryness, wrinkling, discoloration, small visible blood vessels called telangiectasias and loss of elasticity resulting in loose hanging skin. Laser resurfacing techniques burn off the outer layer of the skin. This can remove discolored skin lesions, visible blood vessels and stimulates the underlying tissue to tighten and grow new collagen. With the formation of a new outer layer of skin, fine wrinkles may disappear and deeper wrinkles soften. The goal of resurfacing is to restore a healthy looking outer layer of skin with a smooth texture, even color, and increased resiliency. The risks of laser resurfacing include infection, skin pigment lightening, skin darkening, prolonged redness, and scarring.