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what exactly is erbium fully ablative

These laser names are confusing--dr lim uses this a lot, but what exactly is this laser? Is it the sciton profractional? 

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@dirigo39 "fully ablative erbium" just means it's like a peel that can be controlled in depth and intensity. Fractional means less damage. We use fully ablative for slight textural issues once the scars are completely raised. TCA peels can be used as well. This alone won't fix scars unless other scar work is done unless you only have slight surface issues. 

Sciton is the brand, yes look for this, not all Dr's will do this service as it takes skill so call. 

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On 1/6/2019 at 11:28 AM, beautifulambition said:

@dirigo39 "fully ablative erbium" just means it's like a peel that can be controlled in depth and intensity. Fractional means less damage. We use fully ablative for slight textural issues once the scars are completely raised. TCA peels can be used as well. This alone won't fix scars unless other scar work is done unless you only have slight surface issues. 

Sciton is the brand, yes look for this, not all Dr's will do this service as it takes skill so call. 

 

Alright but how do i search for it from this site https://sciton.com/find-provider/

what am i suppose to fill in for products? what skill do they need anyway? and what setting should it be on?

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@dirigo39 It does not work like that. They may have the machine and be clueless with how to perform acne scar resurfacing, it's really a art Dr Lim has with this. You need someone very experienced. It's one thing to do set it and forget it and other to do customized laser work. I have a feeling you will just have to do many of their standard laser peels you can get by anyone who has the machine, otherwise it's a surgeon who overrides settings. You can also do acid peels by a experienced plastic and derm like Rullan and get the same thing. No I don't need to tell you settings, ... I am not your Dr, feeling your skin, taking background and treating... please see a board certified specialist. Dr Sue Kilmer in Sacramento, Dr Chris Zachary at UC Irvine, UCLA has a dermatology department, Stanford College. There is a Dr in San Diego who is also good with lasers, forget his name, but his whole practice is about lasers, he wrote several books on them. Dr Rox Anderson invited some types of lasers. Or Dr Weiner in Flordia. Or go off the provider finder and do peels with the Sciton.  Look at reviews on Real Self.

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