Erbium YAG Laser Skin Resurfacing

Erbium YAG Laser Skin Resurfacing2018-08-08T19:08:16+00:00

YAG laser for a variety of conditions

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. MetroDerm, P.C. in Atlanta, GA, and their team of skin care experts, use 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 will vary depending on various considerations, with few exceptions, you can expect an improvement in the texture and quality of your skin. Patients can receive this laser treatment at the Johnson Ferry/Perimeter and Hiram locations.

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 skin care expert at MetroDerm, P.C. 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.

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


If you want to make a real difference in your skin texture and color, the YAG laser is an amazing treatment.  MetroDerm, P.C. doctors use this laser to reduce wrinkles, scarring, age spots, and color irregularities.  Call or contact us today to see discuss how the YAG laser could help your skin.  MetroDerm, P.C. has offices to serve all of metro Atlanta, GA, and cities such as Dallas, Hiram, New Hope, Seven Hills, Buckhead, Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, and Smyrna.