The Preferred Clinic for Erbium Laser Resurfacing in Portland

If you're dealing with deeper wrinkles or sun damage, erbium laser resurfacing is a powerful option to consider. As a trusted provider of laser skin rejuvenation treatments, you can count on our experienced aesthetic professionals to give you smoother, younger-looking skin.

What Is Erbium Laser Resurfacing?

Erbium laser resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that uses a fractional ablative laser to eliminate superficial signs of aging. The erbium laser can be used to treat the skin of the face, neck, or chest.

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What Can Be Treated With Erbium Laser Resurfacing?

Erbium laser resurfacing has been FDA-approved for resurfacing the epidermal layer of skin and treating various skin conditions, such as:

  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin laxity
  • Scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Rough skin

How Does Erbium Laser Resurfacing Work?

The erbium laser resurfacing device delivers a focused beam of ablative laser light to the targeted skin, gently heating and removing the outermost layer of damaged, aging skin. The heat from the erbium laser also stimulates increased production of collagen, which is an essential protein that provides long-lasting benefits to the skin’s health and firmness. Overall, the treatment leaves the targeted skin tighter, firmer, and more radiant.

How Much Does Erbium Laser Resurfacing Cost?

At MD Beauty Lab in Portland, the cost of your erbium laser resurfacing procedure will depend on the areas of your body you’re having treated:

Full Face, Neck, or Chest - $900

Face & Neck - $1,300

Face, Neck, & Chest - $1,600

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What to Expect During Your Erbium Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Depending on the specifics of your treatment, your laser skin resurfacing at MD Beauty Lab should take between 30 minutes and an hour. Before your treatment, you’ll sit down for a consultation with one of our skin renewal specialists to discuss your aesthetic goals, concerns, and medical history.

To ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure, you’ll likely be given protective eyewear and have your skin treated with a cooling gel. You'll be able to drive yourself home immediately after your treatment.

Does Erbium Laser Resurfacing Treatment Hurt?

You should only feel a mild stinging sensation at most during your erbium laser procedure as the cooling gel should minimize discomfort.

Is There Any Downtime Required After Erbium Laser Resurfacing?

Most patients choose to take two or three days to recover after their erbium laser resurfacing treatment. After that, you should be able to return to work and resume your normal routine.

For the first one to two weeks after your treatment, you’ll need to be gentle with your skin and avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible. When you do spend time outside, be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Additionally, you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for at least three days.

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Am I a Candidate for Erbium Laser Resurfacing?

If you’re looking to reduce signs of aging skin, you could be a good candidate for erbium laser resurfacing. This treatment is typically effective for anyone dealing with issues such as sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and rough skin texture.

Generally, erbium laser resurfacing is not ideal for people with very dark skin tones. We also do not recommend this treatment if you’re currently pregnant, breastfeeding, experiencing an active skin infection, or dealing with an active acne breakout.

Book Your Erbium Laser Resurfacing

When you go with MD Beauty Lab for your Erbium laser resurfacing treatment, you’ll be under the care of our team of expert skin rejuvenation specialists. To book your Erbium laser resurfacing appointment, call us at (503) 987-3513 to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our aesthetic professionals.

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Common Questions

How quickly will I see results after erbium laser resurfacing?

You should start to see improvements in your skin texture and complexion within a week after your treatment. It will take at least a few weeks, however, to see the final results.

How long will the results last?

If you practice a healthy skincare routine and protect your skin from the sun, you can expect your erbium laser resurfacing results to last for several years. To best maintain them, we recommend getting regular treatments every couple of years.

What are the side effects of erbium laser resurfacing?

Erbium lasers cause fewer side effects than CO2 lasers, but this treatment can still lead to certain symptoms, such as swelling, bruising, redness, and peeling.

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