How is the Action Erbium laser unique?

Our First Erbium Laser With Many Uses

Contour Dermatology is home to many state-of-the-art laser treatments available to help treat medical skin conditions, restore skin beauty, and even remove scars and tattoos

Contour Dermatology is home to many state-of-the-art laser treatments available to help treat medical skin conditions, restore skin beauty, and even remove scars and tattoos. Unique among these lasers is the Action II Erbium laser. Dr. Timothy Jochen praises the Action II Erbium laser for its ability to perform skin resurfacing with minimal pain and downtime. It is a multi-functional 2940 nm laser that primarily provides resurfacing with the option of three additional modes.

Its full name is the Lutronic Action II Er:YAG Laser. Er is short for erbium, and YAG stands for Yttrium Aluminum Garnet which is a synthetic crystalline doped in aluminum that can then emit infrared light, absorbing up to 12x better than the CO2 laser. Better absorption by the skin means better ablation of the tissue with minimal thermal damage to the outside of the skin.

Within Contour Dermatology’s family of lasers, the Action II Erbium laser has a target treatment and effectivity falling somewhere in between the innovations of the CO2 and Fraxel lasers. The CO2 laser is an approximately 20-minute treatment aimed at improving lines under the eyes and around the lips, shrinking pores, reducing pigmentation, and tightening skin. Fraxel is also an approximately 20-minute treatment that combines the ablative laser with a gentler approach of a non-ablative laser. This means that Fraxel only targets a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of small laser beams.

With Action II Erbium laser, you get the best of both lasers! Some of its showcase benefits include the “shining” Hollywood peel, facial rejuvenation, lip tint rejuvenation, and even tightening of loose vaginal tissue. This laser has various modes, including normal pulse, long pulse, and fractional to dual fractional. The dual fractional mode produces overall facial rejuvenation.

Now you can get Hollywood-quality skin without the professional makeup team and constant touch-ups. The “shining peel” creates a brighter, fresher complexion that is complemented by luminous or “shiny” skin. It works by using micro-laser peeling which reduces the appearance of large pores and wrinkles while brightening the new skin. You’ll look red carpet ready after using the Action II Erbium laser!

This laser also offers a lip tint treatment which reverses the symptoms of aging lips that are losing their youthful hue, wrinkling, or frequently experiencing flaky skin. With the Action II Erbium’s dual fractional mode, color can be restored to your lips through a short pulse micro-peeling treatment.

Common skin conditions such as lentigines (brown spots), Seborrheic Keratosis, acne scars, surgical scars, photo damaged skin, large pores, and skin laxity are just a few skin conditions the Action II Erbium laser can erase from your skin. The 650 nm red diode aiming beam can be adjusted to accurately fit each patient’s unique skin needs.

During treatment, the laser delivers controllable thermal energy, minimizing discomfort and overall treatment time. Post-treatment has a lower risk of bruising, swelling, and skin reddening than other lasers. You will also experience minimal downtime which means you can get back to doing what you love quicker than other laser treatments.*

If you’re looking for a safe laser that can remove the lines of time while rewarding you with refreshed skin, the Action II Erbium laser is for you! Schedule an appointment with Contour Dermatology today and ask for the Action II Erbium laser.

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Dr. Timothy Jochen Medical Director, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

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