ERBIUM LASER
SKIN RESURFACING

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Erbium laser skin resurfacing is designed to remove the appearance of surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest.

Learn more about Erbium Laser – read our FAQ’S

HOW IT WORKS


The Erbium laser is one of the two most commonly used lasers in laser resurfacing (along with the CO2 laser). The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. 

IF YOU FIND YOURSELF CONCENTRATING ON PARTICULAR FINE LINES AND SCARS ON YOUR SKIN, BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION AT LONGEVITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS AND ALLOW US TO HELP YOU LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN!

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BEFORE & AFTER

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DR. BIRO RECOMMENDS

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THIS TREATMENT TO IMPROVE…

FINE LINES AROUND EYES AND/OR MOUTH
SHALLOW SCARS FROM ACNE
WRINKLES ON FACE, HANDS, NECK AND CHEST

CONDITIONS

TESTIMONIALS

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"I would like to share my personal experience about the treatments I had at Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Clinic in Qualicum Vancouver Island B.C. From the moment I walked through the door I was met with a warm welcome by two of the friendly staff Shannon and Krista."
- Elaine Chaperon

*Individual Results may vary

"This is a note to let you know how pleased I am with my Micro-fractional laser treatment given by Dr. Biro. I found it to be nearly painless during the treatment of about one hour or so and of course no pain at all with the healing process."
- Carollee

*Individual Results may vary

I've been seeing Dr. Andy for botox and facial treatments since 2011. As a person, he is very considerate and caring; capable of interesting, lively banter - a nice to know individual. As a professional, he is quite disciplined and knowledgeable. His clinical approach is cautious and discerning - using the most appropriate treatment of the many options and products offered by his practise. He does good work and I trust him. I do not look anything like a 60+ woman - I look 40-ish.... which is quite empowering.
- from: ratemds.com

*Individual Results may vary

Dr. Biro and and the Longevity Medical staff are fantastic. I had my consult done with Shannon and she was so informative and gentle. It was liking having a heart to heart with a good friend. I had several treatments done by Dr. Biro and the results exceeded my expectations. He was knowledgeable and explained everything very well. Not only is his work excellent but his bedside manner was fantastic too,. I highly recommend Dr. Biro You will be amazed at your results.
- from: ratemds.com

*Individual Results may vary

Doc Andy is the best. Doesn't make you feel insignificant for wanting to look your best. The best part is he won't allow you to pump yourself up with more than you need like some will because its all about the money. You will have a great experience. The staff are friendly and super helpful. Book early. He's so popular here in Qualicum Beach it takes time to get into see him.
- from: ratemds.com

*Individual Results may vary

I have also had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Andy Biro and he was among one of the nicest men I have ever met. I can hardly wait to go to him for my first Botox treatment. I have heard countless good things about his work and practice and am SO excited to go and see him!
- from: ratemds.com

*Individual Results may vary

FAQ’S ABOUT ERBIUM LASER SKIN RESURFACING

How should I prepare for Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Tell the doctor if you get cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. Laser skin resurfacing can trigger breakouts in people who are at risk. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic beforehand to prevent bacterial infections and also an antiviral medication if you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters.

What should I expect during treatment?

The doctor may treat individual wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, or forehead or treat your entire face. For small areas, the doctor will numb the areas to be treated with a local anesthetic. The doctor may also sedate you. You may get general anesthesia if your whole face is being treated. 

Following the laser procedure, the doctor will bandage the treated area. Starting 24 hours after treatment, you will need to clean the treated area four to five times a day. Then you’ll need to apply an ointment, such as petroleum jelly, to prevent scabs from forming. This wound care is intended to prevent any scab formation.

How long does the treatment take?

If the doctor is just treating parts of your face, the procedure will take about 30 to 45 minutes. A full-face treatment takes up to two hours.

Are there any side effects?

It’s normal to have swelling after laser skin resurfacing. Your doctor may prescribe steroids to manage swelling around your eyes. Sleeping on an extra pillow at night to elevate your head can help ease swelling as well as using an ice pack. You may feel itching or stinging for 12 to 72 hours after the procedure. Five to seven days after laser resurfacing, your skin will become dry and peel. It is very important to keep your skin moisturized and protected from the sun. 

Once the treated areas have healed, you can wear makeup to hide the pink to red colour that is typically seen after laser skin resurfacing. People with darker skin tones are more likely to get darker pigmentation.

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