Erbium:YAG Laser Peel in Las Vegas

You can make time for more beautiful skin

Work or school, hitting the gym, time with friends, not to mention sleep. There’s not enough time in the day as it is—and maybe your skin has paid the price. Fine lines, large pores, roughness, and sun spots are all evidence of the aging process that can sneak up on us, until one day you look in the mirror and think, “is this really how I look?”

These signs of aging don’t appear overnight, and they won’t disappear overnight either. However, you don’t necessarily need to spend hours each day on a skin routine or days recovering from a cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate your appearance. During a “lunchtime” laser peel, our advanced Erbium:YAG laser can help minimize fine lines, balance skin tone, and brighten the complexion with quick treatment and minimal downtime.

  • Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Laser peels are effective in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth.
  • Improved Skin Texture: The treatment can smooth the skin’s texture, making it softer and more uniform.
  • Scar Reduction: It’s beneficial in reducing the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other skin irregularities.
  • Treatment of Sun Damage: Laser peels can address signs of sun damage, including age spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Reduced Pore Size: Laser resurfacing can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
  • More Even Skin Tone: The treatment can help even out skin tone, reducing the appearance of blotchiness or discoloration.
  • Immediate Visible Results: Unlike some treatments that take time to show results, the effects of a laser skin peel are often noticeable soon after the procedure.
  • Customizable Treatment: The depth and intensity of the laser peel can be customized to the individual’s specific skin needs and concerns.
  • Rejuvenated Appearance: Overall, laser skin peels can give the skin a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
  • Reduction of Acne: For some individuals, laser resurfacing can reduce the occurrence of acne and improve the appearance of acne-related skin issues.
  • Ablative Laser: A type of laser used in skin peeling that removes the outer layers of skin, creating a controlled injury to promote new skin growth. It’s effective for more significant skin issues.
  • Collagen: A protein in the skin that provides structure and elasticity. Laser skin peels can stimulate collagen production, leading to improved skin texture and firmness.
  • Epidermis: The outer layer of the skin, which is typically targeted in laser skin peels to remove damaged skin cells and promote rejuvenation.
  • Erbium:YAG Laser: A type of laser used for skin resurfacing. It is less aggressive than CO2 lasers, making it suitable for more precise treatments with a shorter recovery period.
  • Fractional Laser: A laser technique used in skin peels that treats a fraction of the skin at a time, creating microthermal zones that heal faster with less overall damage.
  • Laser Resurfacing: Another term for laser skin peel, referring to the process of using laser technology to remove the top layers of skin, thereby improving skin texture and appearance.
  • Laser Skin Peel: A cosmetic procedure using laser technology to remove the outer layers of skin, improving texture, tone, and appearance of the skin.
  • Lunchtime Peel: A colloquial term for a quick and minimally invasive laser peel that requires little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to normal activities shortly after the procedure.
  • Melanin: The pigment in skin that gives it color. Some laser peels target melanin to treat pigmented lesions or for hair removal.
  • Non-Ablative Laser: A type of laser used in skin peels that heats the underlying skin tissue without harming the surface, leading to collagen production and skin rejuvenation.
  • Recovery Period: The time it takes for the skin to heal after a laser skin peel, which can vary based on the intensity of the treatment and the individual’s skin type.
  • Skin Rejuvenation: The process of making the skin look and feel more youthful, a common goal of laser skin peels.
  • Skin Texture: The surface quality of the skin, which can be improved with laser skin peels by addressing issues like roughness, wrinkles, and scars.
  • Skin Type: The classification of skin based on its characteristics and reaction to external factors, such as oily, dry, or sensitive skin. Skin type is an important consideration in determining the suitability and intensity of laser skin peels.
  • Sun Damage: Harm to the skin caused by UV radiation, often manifesting as age spots, wrinkles, or rough texture, which can be treated with laser skin peels.

How the Erbium:YAG laser peels work to rejuvenate your skin

While most laser resurfacing procedures are considered non-surgical, many use intense heat or ablate the skin (remove several layers deep). While such lasers can produce impressive results, they can also require several days of healing time. Not everyone needs that level of treatment to see the improvements they want. Many common skin flaws occur close to the surface and can be noticeably reduced through less invasive treatment.

What can a laser skin peel treat?

Our Erbium:YAG laser concentrates on the skin’s surface, improving discoloration, fine to moderate wrinkles, and dullness with very little downtime after treatment. We can spend the treatment time honing in on specific problem areas, or provide a more general treatment to brighten the complexion. Our patients choose the “lunchtime” laser peel to address a number of common signs of aging:

  • Fine lines around the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Brown spots, redness and pigmentation problems
  • Dullness and textural imperfections
  • Surface-level skin aging on the face, hands, chest, or neck

What to expect during your “lunchtime” laser peel

As you likely have guessed, Erbium:YAG laser treatments are designed to take place in a convenient, 60-minute appointment. Very little preparation is required on your part; just arrive at the office without make-up and your prescribed numbing cream applied to your face. After reviewing the treatment goals discussed during your skincare consultation, we will have you wash your face. The Erbium:YAG laser wand is then applied to the skin and traced over the treatment area to deliver the laser energy. Total treatment time depends on the size and location of the treatment area.

Following treatment, you may experience mild redness and sensitivity in the treatment area, and you will need to keep your skin well-protected from the sun. Wearing a high-quality sunscreen is a must. You should avoid strenuous exercise for a day or two, including swimming. Most other daily activities can be resumed shortly after treatment.

While some patients are happy with the results of a single treatment, most find that a series of 2 to 4 treatments, spaced about 3-4 weeks apart, offers the most satisfying results. We will help estimate the number of treatments you might need during your skincare consultation.

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Find out more at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas

The best way to determine if a “lunchtime” laser peel is right for you is to talk to an experienced skincare professional. We offer consultations, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form. We will be happy to help evaluate your needs and explain your options for getting more youthful, radiant skin.

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