What is the downtime for Erbium Laser Resurfacing (Micropeel)?

Erbium laser resurfacing treatments involve some downtime – meaning the amount of time before someone feels comfortable to return to their usual activities such as work or school.  As with all ablative laser resurfacing procedures, downtime must be factor considered when choosing the appropriate laser treatment plan.

With the Erbium laser resurfacing (micropeel, most people require five to seven days of downtime to recover completely from the procedure.  After the first 72 hours, we prefer the term “social downtime.”  This implies that the skin has progressed nicely; however, one may not be comfortable with their appearance for the next few days.  In our experience, most patients return to work/school on days 4 and 5.

 

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Although Erbium laser resurfacing results in extreme redness immediately following the treatment, the redness progressively fades with each passing day which enables most to return to their activities within 5 days.  When preparing for any ablative laser resurfacing procedure, make certain that you are provided with the necessary information to plan your schedule accordingly to fully recover.  Observing photos of how you may look during the healing phase is also a good idea.

One word of caution, even though your skin may be completely healed and several days (if not weeks post-treatment), do not forget to be diligent with sunscreen and sun avoidance to protect your investment – your skin.

 

Lori Haney, RN, MEP-C

Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer

 

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What is the downtime with the Erbium MicroLaserPeel treatment?

Erbium MicroLaserPeel laser resurfacing is an excellent treatment for many conditions to improve the texture, tone, and color of the skin.  The Erbium laser is a tried and true laser technology, and we are pleased with the consistent, predictable outcomes the treatments offer. 

 

With the Erbium MicroLaserPeel treatment, the recovery period is often referred to as “social downtime” which refers to the time away from usual activities such as work and outdoor activities.  Social downtime implies that, although one is healing, they may not be comfortable with their appearance and may wish to forego public activities for a certain period after the laser resurfacing treatments.  In our experience, most patients that undergo Erbium laser resurfacing treatments will return to work or school within 5-7 days.  More patients are closer to the fifth day than the seventh.

 

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The healing process after Erbium laser resurfacing is generally uneventful with redness and peeling resolving dramatically with each passing day.  The skin care regimen in the first 3 days takes some diligence and adherence to it will directly improve and hasten the healing process.

 

Lori Haney, RN, MEP-C

Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer

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