Erbium: (Er: YAG) laser skin resurfacing is an effective technique for superficial cutaneous conditions and lesions. Its main indications include treatment of photoaging, rhytids, and solitary benign and malignant cutaneous lesions.
Erbium-YAG lasers have been used for laser resurfacing of human skin. Example uses include treating acne scarring, deep rhytides, and melasma. Skin resurfacing with Erbium is not recommended for everyone, and there are about 7-10 days of downtime associated with this treatment.