For many years, the carbon dioxide laser (CO2) was a popular surgeon's tool for laser skin resurfacing, or peeling. Its use has been limited due to the risk of scarring and pigmentary changes resulting from the deep thermal damage (or heat build-up) produced in the skin. The introduction of the Erbium laser now allows the same type of excellent results but with much less risk of complications.
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Our Laser Center has essentially two modalities of Erbium Laser Treatment, Laser Peel and Fractional Laser Peel. We use one or both modes of treatment depending nature and site of scar.
Laser Peel: When the scar is treated with the Sciton Erbium laser peel in mode, a clean, layer-by-layer vaporization of scar tissue occurs. The undesired scar tissue is literally evaporates thus leveling the scar. Two to three sessions of treatment may be required to achieve desirable results.
Fractional Laser: The fractional works by burrowing thousands of channels in the scar tissue that results in remolding of scar tissue and makes scar supple and more "strechable"
The above procedures are quick and virtually pain-free. The initial healing process takes place over 2-7 days depending on the depth of the peel. Because the Sciton Erbium laser is so precise, complications (such as infection) is minimized. Also, it is typical for a patient to return to his or her regular work or social activities almost right away.
Call to schedule a free initial consultation. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Jafri will thoroughly examine your skin and discuss with you what type program will deliver the optimum results for you.