We recently had the pleasure of training one of our new customers with laser expert Dr. James Gordon, an Oculoplastic Surgeon in White Plains, NY. During the training, Dr. Gordon demonstrated his expertise of laser skin resurfacing with the Era on a number of patients presented with a variety of deep wrinkles, large pores, sun damage and dyschromia. One of the subjects presented for treatment had deep wrinkles and extensive aging around the periocular region. After a 20 minute procedure, which reached a depth of 100 microns, the patient was administered Aquaphor over the treated region and was sent home. Within 5 days of the procedure, the patient showed remarkable facial rejuvenation with the eradication of both wrinkles and other aging elements, full skin re-epethelialization, and complete resolution of erythema and edema. The amazing transformation can be seen within the pictures on this page.
With the Era, a new generation of ablative skin rejuvenation is made possible. The Era is like any other laser within the industry and is able to achieve such profound rejuvenation in a single treatment with so little downtime. Fractionated lasers have received a lot of buzz within the laser industry with the claim of little downtime for facial rejuvenation, but a typical protocol for fractionated lasers is 4-5 treatments spaced over a 4-6 months, with 2-3 days of downtime after each treatment. This means that the patient really has 8-15 days of total downtime after multiple treatments. Not only does this mean a prolonged treatment and recovery time to see results, but also means that the practitioner must devote multiple appointments for the full course of treatment. Even after the full course of treatments, a fractionated laser will have a difficult time replicating the wrinkle reduction the Era achieves.
Not only does the Era allow deep ablation for the treatment of deep wrinkles, but the unique precision and control over the depth allows the Era to perform micro peels and sub ablative procedures for a full range of facial rejuvenation services.
Dr. A. Jay Burns, one of the practitioners at the forefront of skin resurfacing, concludes that at 6 months post-treatment, when collagen production and remodeling is finally complete, the average wrinkle improvement is as follows1:
- 80% improvement with erbium laser resurfacing
- 30-50% with CO2 Re:pair fractional ablative
- 15-30% improvement for Re:store fractional non-ablative
1. Burns, Dr. A Jay. “Dr Burns – Dallas’ Best Plastic Surgeon for Breast Augmentation and Facelifts | Dr. Jay Burns, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute | Dallas, TX.” Dr Burns – Dallas’ Best Plastic Surgeon for Breast Augmentation and Facelifts | Dr. Jay Burns, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute | Dallas, TX. Dr. A Jay Burns, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2013.