Erbium : YAG (Er:YAG) Laser Treatment

Erbium : YAG (Er:YAG) Laser Treatment

What is Erbium?

Erbium Yag is a non-ablative laser fractional technology employed to treat stretch marks, open pores, scars, saggy skin, wrinkles etc. The treatment does not destroy the skin cells completely, though the treatment is named as ablative. It leaves some normal skin area in between and thereby reducing the skin cell destruction to improve the speed of healing, minimizing the downtime, eventually.

Erbium Yag Laser treatment can efficiently treat sun spots, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, acne scars, skin pigmentation, open pores, loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles and yield better results, having almost no or minimum time for recovery.

Erbium: YAG Laser Treatment Procedure

The procedure called Erbium Yag Laser involves the stimulation of the skin so that collagen production can be developed without any harm or literally no skin damage. As the production of collagen increases, the skin appears more even, looks tighter and finally looks youthful than before. Emitting of the laser beam is done through very tiny dots and it is done for only small fraction of the skin. Since the dots are very tiny, skin damage is quite low and eventually, recovery time becomes minimum.

During the procedure very tiny dots are imposed and eventually, no pain or minimum pain is experienced. However, topical cram is recommended to apply before starting the procedure. swelling and reddishness are quite little, which is transient and disappears the same completely.

Most commonly 3 to 4 treatments are needed and recommended by the dermatologists and this number varies according to the type of the skin and intensity of the problem. The treatment is a safe lunch time procedure. It takes about a month to enjoy optimum results. From second sitting onwards the optimum evenness and glow can be expected and the results are permanent. After the procedure, it is important to protect the skin from sun exposure and ensure that day to day sunscreen is applied. After 3 days of treatment, regular day and night creams are necessary to apply.

Side Effects

Most commonly there are no minimal or no side effects experienced after the treatment procedure, when the procedure is undergone by an expert and experienced dermatologist. When the standards are not followed or expertise is missing to conduct the procedure or if the skin is too sensitive, swelling and redness may occur for the skin. This swelling lasts for only 1 to 2 hours.


Erbium Yag Laser treatment procedure is safe and easier to undergo. Most importantly the results are instant and last for very long time.