It may sound like a House of the Dragon character, but Erbium YAG is in fact a highly effective and efficient laser treatment for smoother, tighter and younger-looking skin.
When paired with a skilled professional aesthetician, laser Erbiam YAG ablative skin treatment offers the best of every world when it comes to laser procedures: It’s quick and efficient, but minimally invasive, less painful, and requires less downtime and recovery than other laser skin treatments.
And while traditional CO2 lasers work by triggering the body’s natural healing abilities, this kind of skin damage carries an innate risk of delayed healing and/or pigmentation changes. (These pigmentation risks are especially pronounced for darker skin tones.)
Erbium YAG treatments, on the other hand, rely on gentle, highly specialized lasers that will yield marked results with minimal skin damage, so long as they are properly targeted and wielded by trained aesthetic professionals.
Best of all, Bellagena now offers Erbium YAG in Bradenton with the brand-new, state-of-the-art Alma Harmony Pro multifunctional laser. So you’re getting the optimal laser treatment with ideal high-tech equipment, performed by highly trained and experienced local aestheticians. Win-win-win!
Here’s a breakdown of how and why they work.
What does Erbium YAG laser resurfacing do?
Simply put, Erbium YAG treatments use precise points of heat to vaporize the water contained in individual skin cells, tightening the existing collagen while also promoting further collagen production. The tightening effect is two-fold: Skin cells shrink to pull wrinkles taut, while also plumping with additional collagen.
What is an Erbium laser?
An Erbium laser provides advanced laser skincare treatments with next-level precision. Part of the key to Erbium technology is the way it controls heat, so that the laser can be focused on very specific points of skin with little-to-no damage to the surrounding tissue.
And precision matters when you’re treating the face, as any aesthetician will tell you. Not only is your face one of the most prominent and expressive parts of your appearance; facial skin contains more cells in a smaller area than other parts of your dermis.
Erbium is so gentle and precise, in fact, that the same technology has been used in cataract surgeries.
What does YAG stand for?
YAG stands for Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet, the elements that combine to generate the laser itself within the Erbium technology.
What does “ablative” mean?
You’ll often see aesthetic laser treatments labeled as either “ablative” or “non-ablative.” These terms indicate what kind of procedure you’re getting, and where on the skin it primarily takes place.
Ablative refers to lasers that focus on the outermost cells—hence the importance of ablative lasers in resurfacing treatments. (Non-ablative treatments bypass the superficial cells for deeper changes that can shape the skin’s base structure but also take longer to produce results.)
The advantage of ablative lasers like the Erbian YAG is that they offer immediate and potentially more dramatic skin corrections. Ablative treatments can also drastically improve skin conditions that exist solely or primarily on the skin’s surface—including sun damage and acne scars (whereas non-ablative treatments would bypass these conditions altogether).
Is Erbium YAG right for you?
If you’re in Bradenton and want to learn more about what Erbium YAG could do for your skin, you’re in luck: Bellagena’s new Alma Pro Harmony laser is among the very latest machines on the market to provide this technology, while also offering an additional, full menu of other laser options should you need them.
By consulting with our friendly aestheticians at Bellagena in person, together we can determine what works best for your skin, your skin’s history, and your goals. Give us a call today to get your transformation started: 941-554-7546.