ErbiumIntroducing the Erbium YAG Laser

The Erbium YAG Laser has been introduced as the next step in laser resurfacing and offers the benefits of less pain during treatment and recovery along with significantly faster healing times than any other resurfacing laser. Dr. Farzad R. Nahai and his team of skincare experts at The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C. in Atlanta, GA uses the Erbium YAG Laser to remove and decrease wrinkles and improve the overall color and skin texture of the face, neck, and hands.

Although treatment results vary,  with few exceptions, you can expect an improvement in the texture and quality of your skin.

Candidates for Treatment

  • Fine wrinkles
  • Color irregularities
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun and age spots

About the Procedure

The Erbium YAG Laser light is absorbed by the water in your skin cells. The absorption, in turn, causes the instantaneous vaporization of the cell. As the laser light is passed over the skin, a mere 30 millionths of an inch of tissue is removed at a time. This incredible control allows treatment only as deeply as needed, from removing wrinkles to refreshing your overall skin appearance. After the damaged skin is removed, new skin quickly re-grows in its place. Your aesthetician will spend considerable time before the procedure explaining the process and preparing your skin.

Patients treated with an Erbium YAG Laser feel only mild discomfort during treatment and usually require only a topical/local anesthesia or none at all. Patients enjoy the tremendous benefits of healing within only a matter of days to a few weeks, instead of months. Typically, the procedure is repeated 2 to 4 times, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, but several procedures may be needed to achieve the desired result.

Aftercare and Recovery

Of course, everyone will heal at various rates depending on the depth of treatment, the particular areas treated, and your own healing rate. Noticeable results are typically seen in a few days, with complete healing in only a few weeks. Light resurfacing around the eyes and lips, in general, takes only a few days. A deep full facial resurfacing may take longer before you feel aesthetically comfortable to return to your normal activities. Camouflage makeup can conceal the redness until the healing is complete.

Depending on your specific treatment, you will be provided with detailed skincare instructions. After the procedure, your skin care expert recommends long-term maintenance using medical- grade products to assist in healing and continued improvement in the months after treatment.

Every patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.


Call or contact The Center for Plastic Surgery at Metroderm, P.C. today to discuss how the Erbium YAG laser can help your skin.  Dr. Nahai’s office serves all of metro Atlanta, GA, Cumming, Roswell, Johns Creek, and Dunwoody.

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