VIP International Plastic Surgery Center in KOREA - Erbium Laser

The Erbium laser skin resurfacing is the treatment of choice for those who would like to achieve a dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin. This procedure successfully removes superficial lines to moderately deep wrinkles
with less pain, fewer side-effects, and a more rapid recovery than other treatments. An erbium laser provides a milder and
less invasive treatment option than a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. The CO2 laser is able to remove deeper layers of
damaged skin than the erbium laser. However, an erbium laser treatment provides those whose skin damage is not as severe — or who would simply prefer a more rapid laser skin resurfacing recovery — with an excellent alternative.


The Erbium laser is designed to treat aging skin and skin that has become sun-damaged. It is more powerful than
medical-grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion. The Erbium laser uses powerful heat energy to
vaporize damaged skin cells in each layer. A topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin so that the patient
does not feel any stinging or burning from the treatment. In some cases, a mild sedative is given to the patient.
The skin may be covered in a light gauze in order to promote healing.


A candidate for erbium laser skin resurfacing is someone who is seeking to correct fine lines and wrinkles in the face, neck, back, chest, or hands. In general, the erbium laser resurfacing treatment is available to a wide variety of candidates.
Those seeking this procedure should desire to look younger and more refreshed, yet should be realistic in their expectations.
While erbium laser skin resurfacing provides incredible results, the expected outcome should be fully explained by
the doctor and completely understood by the patient.


Even as erbium laser skin resurfacing provides a highly effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles with
a shorter recovery period and fewer side effects, those receiving treatment should still expect their skin to appear pink or
red after the procedure. Some swelling may also occur.
Typically, a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist will provide medication and thorough aftercare instructions to aid you in your comfort and help make your recovery as beneficial as possible.