What is Erbium laser resurfacing?
Erbium is a type of laser wavelength. There are many different erbium lasers however. Erbium lasers all target the water molecule in the skin and so are useful for generalized skin resurfacing. These lasers are usually either fully ablative or fractionated, eg. Fraxel. The fully ablative laser will remove a variable thickness of sun damaged, wrinkled skin, depending on the number of passes made. The fractionated version usually penetrates more deeply with one pass, but leaves a variable amount of skin untreated to allow for faster healing times.
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