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Laser Skin Resurfacing in Sacramento

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Erbium Yag Skin Resurfacing Laser

The Erbium Yag Skin Resurfacing Laser at Pretty Please Aesthetics uses a less invasive approach to reduce superficial wrinkles and repair sun damage than other more aggressive lasers.

As a result, there is minimal downtime, and the results are excellent. Discover your laser skin resurfacing options at Sacramento's premier medspa, Pretty Please Aesthetics. Our skin specialists will guide you through your aesthetic journey to achieve optimal results.

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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

One of the most effective ways to renew your skin is to resurface it by removing the outermost layers. The Erbium Yag laser (Er:YAG) works by emitting infrared light that prompts a natural repair process within your skin while removing the damaged surface cells.

Studies show the Erbium laser stimulates collagen production to build stronger, healthier skin with improved firmness. It also targets sun damage and undesirable pigmentation for a consistently even complexion. Skin resurfacing with the Erbium Yag is a controlled skin ablation process that prevents deep thermal injury, unlike other lasers. The wavelength emitted by the laser has a unique affinity for water and therefore has a much smaller zone of thermal impact within the skin. Because of this, it produces similar results to traditional lasers while lowering the risks of scarring and pigmentation. It is becoming one of the most popular nonsurgical skin resurfacing treatments because with less trauma to the skin, there is less downtime.

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Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing in Sacramento

The Er:YAG laser is highly tissue-selective. Because it is gentle and safe for many skin types, it works well to resurface the skin on your neck, chest, hands, and face with minimal risk. The procedure involves minimal downtime and delivers impressive results for mild to moderate skin wrinkling and photodamage.

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Am I a candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You may not be eligible for Skin Resurfacing Lasers if you have a history of keloids, hypertrophic scarring, active skin infections, or certain cancers.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women also cannot have cosmetic laser treatments. Lasers are best suited for fair to medium complexions, although matching your skin type to the ideal skin resurfacing treatment requires an in-person consultation. Your provider at Pretty Please Aesthetics can let you know more at your consultation as well as tell you about other treatments that may be a better match for your skin in the event you are not a good candidate for lasers.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

Older laser resurfacing treatments have a reputation for causing significant discomfort; this is not necessarily true today. Your Pretty Please laser specialist first applies a numbing cream to make your Er: YAG treatment more comfortable. Next, they work a pulsed laser over your skin. As the laser pulses, it feels like a rubber band snapping, which is the laser removing the outer layer of your skin and heating the innermost tissues to stimulate repair and collagen production. Depending on the number of areas treated, you can expect your treatment to last anywhere from 10 minutes to two hours. Erbium Yag is suitable for your face, neck, chest, and hands.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery

The Erbium Yag recovery time is approximately seven to 14 days. Redness is expected in the first 48 hours. Dryness, crusting, tightness, itching, inflammation, and flaking are the most frequently reported after-effects. This signals your skin is healing and responding to the treatment as expected. During this time, avoid sun exposure, saunas, and active skincare products. Your Pretty Please laser specialist will provide you with aftercare instructions. If you have any questions, contact the office for assistance.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing Results

Studies consistently show the Erbium Yag laser reduces wrinkles and improves the look of sun-damaged skin. In addition, after a series of treatments, most people see a noticeable reduction in rhytides and dyschromia. The full course of treatment generally consists of three sessions spaced one month apart, although your individual treatment plan may vary.

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Schedule your Laser Skin Resurfacing consultation with Pretty Please Aesthetics

When you think of traditional skin resurfacing lasers, you may picture an extended recovery time and risks. Today, it is possible to resurface your skin with a gentler laser treatment that has a recovery of just one to two weeks.

Discover your laser skin resurfacing options. Our skilled aesthetic specialists will walk you through the various treatments and help you determine the treatment that will bring you optimal results. Schedule your consultation today. The laser specialists at Pretty Please Aesthetics are highly trained in the safe and effective performance of the Erbium Yag Skin Resurfacing Laser. Use the booking link on this page to schedule your consultation for Laser Skin Resurfacing at one of our two medspas in Granite Bay and Sacramento.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Erbium Laser Resurfacing cost in Sacramento and Granite Bay, CA?

Laser Skin Resurfacing with the Er:YAG costs less than conventional CO2 lasers, although it requires approximately three treatments for optimal results. For the most accurate cost of Erbium Yag Skin Resurfacing, come in for a consultation to speak with the laser specialists at Pretty Please Aesthetics.

Does Laser Skin Resurfacing hurt?

The Erbium Yag laser feels similar to a rubber band snapping along with gentle heat. While it's not as relaxing as a facial, the results are outstanding. Your provider at Pretty Please Aesthetics is highly experienced with the controls of the laser and can adjust your treatment as needed to ensure maximum comfortability. They also apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to your laser treatment to reduce sensation.

Are there any risks with Laser Skin Resurfacing?

All lasers carry a certain amount of risk, which may include hyperpigmentation, hair loss, scarring, loss of pigment, or prolonged skin irritation. In addition, darker skin tones are more likely to experience side effects. Compared to more aggressive lasers, the Erbium Yag has considerably fewer adverse risks and side effects. Your laser specialist at Pretty Please Aesthetics can assist you with choosing the ideal laser treatment for your skin type to minimize associated risks.

Say “yes” to a fresh start. Say “yes” to taking care of yourself. Say “yes” to a more confident you. Say “yes” to feeling incredible! Schedule a consultation today at our Sacramento or Granite Bay offices and say “yes” to Pretty Please!