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What is erbium laser resurfacing?

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Erbium laser resurfacing is designed to remove surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest. One of the benefits of erbium laser resurfacing is minimal burning of surrounding tissue. This laser causes fewer side effects -- such as swelling, bruising, and redness -- so your recovery time should be faster than with CO2 laser resurfacing. In some cases, recovery may only take one week. If you have a darker skin tone, erbium laser resurfacing may work better for you.

From: Laser Resurfacing WebMD Medical Reference

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

FDA. 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2017

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