Khrom Dermatology
2797 Ocean Pkwy.
3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235 | Directions
Khrom Aesthetics
2797 Ocean Pkwy.
2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235 | Directions
239 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 | Directions

eCO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatment for radiant, ageless skin

Rapid advances in dermatological technologies have transformed the way we can deliver cosmetic and medical skin care. At Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics in Brooklyn, New York, we are devoted to providing our patients with the latest dermatological treatment options to help them safely and effectively achieve the beautiful skin they deserve. One of the versatile treatments we offer is eCO2 laser resurfacing, which can be used to erase various skin imperfections, such as shallow and deep wrinkles, scars, and more.

eCO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatment by Khrom

What is eCO2 laser resurfacing?

There are many different types of lasers available to treat a wide array of dermatological and cosmetic issues. eCO2 lasers are considered “ablative” lasers used to resurface the skin and restore radiant, youthful-looking skin.

The eCO2 laser device uses a fine beam of concentrated light energy into the skin during the treatment. It removes the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) that contains aging, dead, hyperpigmented, or otherwise damaged cells – revealing the healthier, more vibrant skin beneath. The eCO2 laser also heats the underlying layer of skin (the dermis) to tighten existing fibers and boost collagen and elastin production, which form a network of fibers that provide youthful support and elasticity for your skin. As the skin heals from the treatment, the cellular regeneration and new collagen and elastin stimulated by the resurfacing procedure lead to tighter, more elastic skin that is also smoother in tone and texture.

Our eCO2 laser can also operate in a “fractional mode.” While fractional skin resurfacing works in much the same way as a traditional CO2 laser, instead of affecting the entirety of the treatment area, microscopic columns of skin are left untreated, which helps expedite healing and recovery and minimizes potential side effects.

Issues an eCO2 laser can treat

Patients with a wide variety of skin issues can benefit from treatment with an eCO2 laser. In particular, patients can achieve great success using an eCO2 laser for:

  • Skin Resurfacing & Rejuvenation
  • Wrinkles, Rhytids & Fine Lines
  • Skin Laxity / Loose Skin
  • Pigmented Lesions & Lentigines
  • Scars (e.g., acne scar, surgical scar, burn scar)
  • Textural Irregularities
  • Trans epidermal Drug Delivery
  • Dyschromia
  • Solar/Actinic Elastosis
  • Syringoma
  • Vaporization, Incision & Excision Capabilities
  • And more ...

In addition to treating many different skin issues, the eCO2 laser can be used on many parts of the body, such as the face, décolletage, chest, hands, or other areas that show skin damage or other signs of aging.

Who is a good candidate?

Whether you want to get rid of under-eye wrinkles or are seeking an overall facial rejuvenation, treatment with an eCO2 laser may be a great choice to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. However, there may be better options for some patients with active acne or very dark skin. Our team of skin care professionals will consult with you about your cosmetic goals and medical history. They will also perform an in-depth evaluation of your skin to help determine whether treatment with an eCO2 laser or another option is best for your specific needs and desired results.

Are you a candidate for CO2 Laser Treatment?

Call 718-615-4002 now for your comfortable, complimentary consultation!

The eCO2 treatment procedure

Our bespoke protocol is completely customized to your skin and your desired results. Before your treatment, we may advise you to begin taking an antibiotic or antiviral medication for a certain amount of time to help prevent post-treatment complications.

When you come in for the procedure, we begin by numbing the treatment area for your comfort. We may incorporate Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), a substance derived from your blood that stimulates healing, recovery, and a proliferation of growth factors. When used with eCO2 laser treatment, it can shorten recovery time and minimize side effects from ablative treatment.

Protective eyewear is provided to shield your eyes from the laser light. The laser device is customized to specific settings appropriate for the thickness of your skin and the area being treated. We pass or move the device over those areas. Many patients report a stinging or warm sensation, but that is tolerable. After your treatment is complete, PRP is applied over the treated area to aid in healing and recovery.

Light-Emitting Diode (LED) therapy is a new, proven method to accelerate the healing process after the ablative procedure. Various wavelengths of light are used to reduce inflammation and promote anti-aging effects. LED therapy is safe for all skin types. Following treatment with the eCO2 laser, we use LED to decrease downtime, reduce pain and discomfort, and minimize scabs and swelling. Treatment only takes about 30 minutes. After we are done, we will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions. So, you can have an optimal healing and recovery experience.

After your treatment is complete

In the first couple of days after your treatment, your skin may feel sunburnt with some swelling and red discoloration. You will need to apply an ointment to the skin and change it each day to lock in moisture and promote healing. After a few days, you will likely experience peeling in the treatment area, revealing fresher and more youthful-looking skin beneath. Patients may experience burning, itching, swelling, or more severe side effects, which we will discuss before treatment, along with your aftercare designed to minimize these risks.

While some of the treatment effects become noticeable shortly after treatment as skin peels away, the tightening and firming effects often take weeks to months to be visible. It takes time for your skin’s collagen and elastin production to ramp up and become noticeable. Patients can expect to maintain their excellent results, at which point touch-up treatments may be performed.

Many patients achieve their desired results with just one treatment. Patients with more severe issues such as deep acne scars may achieve optimal results with multiple treatment sessions.

Reveal your best skin

If you are ready to say goodbye to sagging, wrinkled, or uneven skin, call our team at Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics today to schedule your personalized consultation! In addition to determining if you are a good candidate for eCO2 laser resurfacing, we will provide you with a cost estimate. We will also go over what to expect from the treatment in detail to help you decide whether it is right for you. If laser skin resurfacing is not the best choice for your needs and preferences, we offer a comprehensive array of anti-aging treatments. We can help you determine the best way to achieve your cosmetic goals. You can reach our Brooklyn, NY office at 718-615-4002.

Use the Erbium laser skin resurfacing treatment to enhance skin texture and tone

Dr. Tatiana Khrom and her team of medical professionals at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics in Brooklyn, New York, are excited to offer some of the most state-of-the-art services to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy skin. Laser skin resurfacing treatments such as the Erbium laser can do just that while protecting healthy skin and stimulating the skin’s natural healing process. This ProFractional, ablative laser works to provide treatment with more dramatic results in just a few weeks!

What is the Erbium laser resurfacing treatment?

The Erbium laser is used at our practice as a more aggressive resurfacing treatment performed for dramatic results in a single treatment. Instead of performing several treatments weeks apart with shorter downtime, we can adjust the treatment to provide noticeable changes in a shorter period. Patients can plan for approximately one week of downtime as the skin rejuvenates. Redness, swelling, peeling, and flaking are common after treatment and can show how effectively the procedure has been performed.

What can Erbium laser resurfacing treatment be used for?

The team at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics often recommends this treatment for patients with the following skin concerns:

  • Poor skin texture and tone
  • Dull complexion
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scar tissue
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Erbium laser resurfacing treatment

How does the Erbium laser work?

The Erbium laser works by emitting laser light energy that is absorbed by water in the skin, which is vaporized within the tissue. Then the excess heat provided by the Erbium laser stimulates collagen formation and shrinks existing collagen, tightening the skin even more. The laser light is scattered across the skin, where skin cells mostly composed by water are treated. The laser essentially damages the skin but only enough to promote and stimulate the skin’s natural healing process.

How long does Erbium laser skin resurfacing take?

The treatment is performed in our office in less than an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Patients will enjoy a comfortable treatment as our providers apply a numbing cream onto the face as an anesthetic to ensure patients do not experience any discomfort. The laser device is run along the skin to provide effective yet virtually painless skin treatment. Aftercare instructions are provided to ensure patients heal properly from the procedure and do not experience any side effects or complications. With time, patients will notice their skin improving in texture, tone, and overall radiance.

Who is a good candidate, and how can a patient prepare for treatment?

The Erbium laser resurfacing treatment is suitable for patients of all skin types, making it a versatile solution for many. To prepare, patients will want to check with their doctor about any prescription medication that should be stopped beforehand. Patients will usually be given specialized skincare before and after the treatment to optimize results and recovery. Our team may offer medication to take before treatment. Patients will also have a topical numbing cream applied prior to treatment – and in some cases injectable numbing – to ensure comfort throughout.

How does the Erbium laser skin resurfacing treatment compare to CO2 procedures?

While CO2 treatments are historically considered the Gold Standard for laser resurfacing, they are high risk and limited to skin types I-III (In some cases 4). Erbium laser is more gentle and safer for all skin types and colors with less downtime and less risk of complications and side effects. The Erbium laser is best suited for patients with darker complexions who want to address scars and wrinkles with minimal side effects.

Request a visit to learn more today

If you are considering skin resurfacing treatments for your skin’s appearance and health, our team of medical providers can assist with the Erbium laser resurfacing treatment. Call the office at 718-615-4002 to request an appointment and consultation visit with our team. The office is located at 2797 Ocean Parkway, 2nd Floor and accepts new patients.


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Dr. Tatiana Khrom

Dr. Tatiana Khrom

Nana Kanzaveli – RPA-C

Nana Kanzaveli – RPA-C

At Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics, our esteemed board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Tatiana Khrom alongside the skilled Nana Kanzaveli, RPA-C, unite to deliver unparalleled medical and cosmetic dermatology services. With a wealth of experience, extensive training, and impeccable qualifications, our team of professionals is renowned for an unwavering commitment to excellence in dermatologic care. Dr. Khrom, along with Nana Kanzaveli, RPA-C, pioneer cutting-edge modern dermatology in the vibrant community of Brooklyn, NY, seamlessly combining their advanced expertise with personalized attention to guide all of our patients toward the realization of their unique skincare goals.

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