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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The team at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics often recommends this treatment for patients with the following skin concerns:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* Individual results may vary