Erbium Laser for Wrinkle Reduction

Erbium ablative laser is all about wrinkle reduction. It is better than CO2 lasers because the amount of secondary heat that it produces is adjustable whereas CO2 is always hot. This advantage of erbium laser very IMPORTANT! Excess secondary tissue heating with CO2 is associated with longer lasting redness post procedure and higher risks of both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation especially in darker skin types.

This refined erbium laser allows for an almost infinite choice in how gentle or aggressive you laser peel will be. Each level provides a different end result, adjustable to fit the lifestyle needs and end desires of the patient. The Sciton Erbium Laser System allows for treatment depths as minimal as 4 microns (similar to a glycolic acid peel) up to 120 microns (full resurfacing effect.)

NanoLaserPeel™ is the lightest peel and removes about 4 microns of epidermis for improved light reflection. No down time.

MicrolaserPeel™ is a mild to moderate removal of the epidermis typically 10 to 30 microns and  often combined with Profractional because their healing times are simultaneous – about 3 or 4 days. Compared to chemical peels, but laser is more predictable.

Profractional Erbium™ is the most sophisticated way to put an array of small holes into the skin for a wide variety of purposes. The holes induce remodeling in scars and can be used to introduce helpful medications like steroids or 5-FU for keloids or bimataprost for hypopigmentation. Profractional is often combined with MicrolaserPeel to add deeper tightening and wrinkle reducing effect without adding to downtime. May be done as a series.

TRL™ is Sciton’s name for full-field resurfacing. This removes the entire epidermis and part of the dermis for the most aggressive wrinkle and tightening treatments for older sun-damaged skin. Compared to CO², but Erbium is much more user friendly! Downtime is 10 days, but this is a single treatment and has no equal to improve severe solar damage and wrinkles.

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Nothing shows age like our skin. If your skin looks dull and tired, you may be considering (or already doing) treatments like a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. These are treatments that use chemicals or abrasive materials to remove the top layer of the skin, revealing new skin underneath.

But the NanoLaserPeel™ from Sciton can do much more. It uses light energy to instantly remove the top layers of the skin at a depth that also accelerates the skin’s own renewal process by activating special messenger proteins.

Microdermabrasion and chemical peels often don’t get deep enough and other lasers leaves a layer of heat-damaged cells that interrupt the ability of these messenger cells to communicate with deep layers of skin.

Only the NanoLaserPeel from Sciton has the precision to work at just the right depth, creating beautifully smooth, luminous skin.

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The Sciton MicroLaserPeel™ is ideal for patients want a fast result with little downtime. This peel removes fine lines and wrinkles leaving behind fresh youthful skin. Some patients call it the “weekend procedure” because of its immediate, long term results. The Erbium Yag laser, one of the leading precision lasers available today is so precise, it reduces any discomfort for perfect coverage and uniform ablation that was not possible before with other laser systems.

What is the MicroLaserPeel™?
It is a minimal to full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin.  The procedure is individually tailored to your needs.  MicroLaserPeel can be effectively used for:

•    Fine lines and wrinkles
•    Scars
•    Keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions)
•    Pigmentation problems
•    Overall sun damage

When the skin is treated with the Sciton Erbium laser, a clean, layer-by-layer vaporization of the skin occurs. The undesired skin literally evaporates due to the high water content of the epidermis. The laser is, therefore, best-suited for those skin conditions which are superficial in nature, such as fine lines and wrinkles, blotchiness (or dark and light patches), keratoses (pre-cancers), scaling, acne scarring, etc. The skin in these conditions is resurfaced or “rejuvenated” by the vaporizing action of the laser. The procedure is quick and virtually pain-free. The initial healing process takes place over 2-7 days depending on the depth of the peel. The result is younger looking “new” skin. Because the Sciton Erbium laser is so precise, the risk of scarring or other complications (such as infection) is minimized. Also, it is typical for a patient to return to his or her regular work or social activities quickly.
A topical anesthetic, if necessary, is applied thirty to 45 minutes before the procedure.
The patient looking for better results than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can offer, yet, still has little time for the healing process.
Generally, Microdermabrasion only removes the outer layer (stratum corneum, 10-15 microns) of the skin. Although Microdermabrasion is an ideal “polishing” procedure, more long-term visible effects require deeper peeling. The MicroLaserPeel is a minimal-to-full epidermal peel (4-50 microns). Because this procedure goes deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between Microdermabrasion and deeper peels.
Typically, the procedure is repeated 2-4 times, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, but many peels may be done to achieve the desired result. One procedure could be sufficient for at least 6 to12 months, but additional procedures can be performed as required. A package of three to four treatments may be best for you. This will be discussed during your consultation.
Smoother, healthier more vibrant skin. You will notice a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness.
No! MicroLaserPeel™ is NOT like a CO2 or deep chemical peel and requires nothing more than a protective ointment such as Aquaphor or Vaseline. This is used as a barrier to keep the air away from your skin while you grow new epithelium (like baby skin cells). You will probably use it for one to two days. After that, a moisturizer can be used.

The ProFractional laser is used to treat:

  •     Wrinkles and fine lines
  •     Post-traumatic scars
  •     Acne scars
  •     Age spots
  •     Sun spots
  •     Freckles
  •     Aging and sun-damaged skin

The ProFractional laser uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process, and the treated areas stimulate production of new collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities.

Candidates for the ProFractional laser are those with scars, wrinkles or sun damage who want younger-looking skin. The face, neck chest and hands can be treated with the ProFractional laser and procedures take from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the condition of the skin and the size of area being treated. In some cases, a numbing cream may be applied prior to treatment to ensure complete comfort.

After treatment, you may experience a mild redness and most patients can return to their normal work/play schedule within one to two days following treatment. ProFractional works very well as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other treatments. For instance, combination therapies include:

Start with Sciton’s MicroLaserPeel for full field treatment to remove superficial irregularities followed by ProFractional to stimulate collagen remodeling through deep fractional ablation.
Start with Sciton’s BBL for full field treatment to remove pigmented lesions followed by ProFractional.
Start with SkinTyte to improve skin laxity followed by ProFractional.

The Contour TRL (Tunable Resurfacing Laser) is a full-field skin resurfacing solution, capable of a wide variety of treatment options. From a shallow MicroLaserPeel® (up to 50µm of ablation) to deep resurfacing (up to 200µm of ablation per pass, with or without variable depth coagulation), the Contour TRL gives the physician exquisite control over surgical outcomes.

The Contour TRL’s unique ability to be tuned for different tissue effects gives it the widest array of possible treatments. TRL technology provides the ability to plane down wrinkles externally while internally stimulating the dermal collagen matrix to firm the skin and add dermal resilience.

Primary treatments include:   

  • Mild to deep wrinkles
  • Persistent peri-oral and peri-orbital deep rhytides
  • Acne scars, post-traumatic and surgical scars
  • Actinic keratoses
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Lax skin in all areas (including upper and lower blephs)
  • Poor skin tone/texture

Contour TRL can treat all skin types, both on face and body.

Sciton’s TRL technology is different. Because the Contour TRL decouples ablation and coagulation and allows for precise application of each, Dr. Adelman can dial in the exact tissue effect needed for each patient’s pathology, desired outcome, and tolerance for downtime.

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