Erbium Yag Laser Procedure in

Central Texas

Erbium Yag is a fully ablative and customizable skin resurfacing laser treatment. The Erbium Yag laser stimulates collagen reorganization and fibroblast activation in photoaged skin for the treatment of common skin concerns such as fine lines, scarring, skin texture and hyperpigmentation.

Unlike a CO2 laser, an erbium laser is a gentler approach to the skin and is a more superficial resurfacing tool than a CO2 laser. Because water is such a critical component in the epidermal and dermal tissue, the 2940 nm wavelength produced by Erbium Yag lasers is capable of rapidly vaporizing water residing in the skin. This unique wavelength delivers an almost instant skin ablation while limiting heat damage in the surrounding area. The Erbium Yag laser is capable of achieving superior resurfacing results, while offering many advantages to the patient, including reduced anesthetic requirements, shorter healing time, reduced erythema and less risk of pigmentary change than a CO2 laser.

For most skin conditions, 1-3 treatments are needed about a month apart.

What to expect with Erbium Yag Laser treatment:

  • Topical numbing cream is typically used to help mitigate any discomfort.
  • Mild to moderate erythema (redness) up to 7 days depending on the severity of the treatment is common. Mild sunburn sensation that may include some discomfort may persist for up to 24-48 hours. Patients may use ice to sooth areas of discomfort.
  • Mild peeling and flaking of the skin will begin a few days after treatment- Do not pick.

Choose Facial Plastic Surgery of

Central Texas

Located in Waco, TX, Facial Plastic Surgery of Central Texas offers advanced cosmetic surgery care. Serving patients throughout central Texas, Dr. Guy takes the time to explain procedures thoroughly and make his patients feel comfortable. Instead of traveling to Austin or Dallas, patients can receive state-of-the-art treatments close to home. In addition to Erbium Yag, Facial Plastic Surgery of Central Texas offers procedures including:

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