Fractional Erbium Laser?
The Fractional Erbium Laser is an ablative laser used for laser skin resurfacing in Singapore. By removing a very fine layer of the epidermis (top layer of skin) in a controlled manner, it reveals skin that is smoother and younger looking.
What is it used for?
This laser skin resurfacing treatment activates collagen to tighten the skin, smooth out superficial facial wrinkles, and reduce acne scarring and pigmentation.
It can be used to remove skin lumps and bumps as well.
Smooths wrinkles and fine lines
Reduces pore size
Lightens acne scars
Smooths rough skin
How does it work?
The Fractional Erbium Laser is also often called the “Er:YAG” laser and is the “gentler cousin” of the Fractional CO2 Laser. This makes it suitable for darker skin types.
Like the Fractional CO2 Laser, the laser beam of the Fractional Erbium Laser is fractionated. This means the beam is broken down into hundreds of tiny little columns of light. These tiny shafts of light penetrate deep into the skin. The skin then repairs those tiny shafts by pushing out the old damaged skin and replacing it with new skin, which brings downtime to a minimum.
The heat from the laser also helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen, aiding in the development of younger, smoother skin, and reducing the size of acne scars.
What to expect during Fractional Erbium Laser Treatment?
Numbing cream would be applied and left on the treatment area for about 15 mins before the procedure.
One session could take 30 minutes to an hour to complete depending on the treatment. The doctor will treat the entire face although he may concentrate on specific areas for better effect.
Post Treatment Care
The post-treatment care of the Fractional Erbium Laser would be similar to other ablative lasers. There might be mild swelling post treatment but it will resolve by itself over time.
To soothe your post-laser skin, place Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence in a spray bottle and spritz your face frequently for one to two days. This skincare toner contains calming and anti-inflammatory ingredients that aids recovery.
Tiny scabs would appear one to two days after the treatment. Do not peel off the scabs as they drop off naturally after five to seven days.
Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always apply sunscreen before going out.
Post-laser treatment BFFs
These two complementary products are essential for optimal recovery:
- Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence
Halley’s Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence cools down the heat you may feel post-laser and reduces any post-laser redness. It contains chamomile, liquorice, and witch hazel, which are known for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Halley’s Brilliance Super Recovery Cream
Halley’s Brilliance Super Recovery Cream contains vitamin K and arnica extract to accelerate recovery.