Prior to the Erbium treatment, we may ask that you take a course of hydroquinone to suppress melanin. We may also ask you to discontinue some of your usual skincare products. Following your Erbium treatment, you may experience pain, swelling, redness, and peeling/flaking. We will ask that you keep the treated area(s) moist with Aquaphor for a period of time after the Erbium treatment. We will also give you other post-treatment instructions, and tell you when you can resume your usual skincare regimen.
The Erbium treatment is safe on the neck, chest, hands, and arms, as well as the face.
In some cases, a patient will need more than one treatment. There are also times when we recommend a combination of laser treatments to achieve the results you desire.