The Fractional Erbium Laser is brand new -- and Beverly Hills Dermatologist Ronald Moy is the first in the Los Angeles area to offer it to patients.
"The main advantagae of the the new laser is it can tighten the skin and help resurface especially this crinkly skin under the eye and help with the brown spots from sun damage," Dr. Moy explained.
And the healing is much quicker. Only two days compared to the seven days that follows treatment with the Fractional CO2 laser.
Dr. Moy says the Fractional Erbium Laser goes as deep but doesn't cause as much damage.
"It's really the wavelength of the laser is such that it doesn't cause as much thermal destruction, or burning," Moy said.
And that means less pain. Moy says he can use the laser on the chest, arms, and neck and it's the first laser he can do this with that doesn't require anesthesia.
A full-face treatment with the Fractional Erbium Laser can run $550. A treatment just around the eye area would be less.