Arbutus Laser

Erbium YAG Laser

A global, comprehensive approach is key to achieving desired outcomes.

Skin Rejuvenation & Resurfacing


At Arbutus Laser, we have been at the forefront of skin resurfacing laser treatments since they were first introduced in the early 90’s. Our experience and expertise with laser technologies allow us to provide exceptional results for our patients.

We obtained BC’s first Erbium YAG laser in 1995 and used it successfully for skin resurfacing and skin remodeling.

Our highly skilled team has undergone extensive training in resurfacing treatments and stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. We have literally performed thousands of laser treatments, with satisfied patients. When you choose Arbutus Laser for your laser or resurfacing treatments, you can trust that you are in the hands of experienced professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your desired skin goals.

"Discover the power and precision of Erbium Laser"

Healthy Skin,
is Beautiful Skin.


WHAT IS an Erbium YAG Laser?

The Erbium YAG Laser enables the removal of a very thin layer of skin. This laser is often used to smooth the skin after a mole removal to reduce the appearance of a scar. It can also flatten any raised skin lesions and treat uneven textured skin, especially those with acne scarring.

Areas of treatment & benefits include:


5-30 minutes depending on treatment area and condition


10-14 days, Careful and thorough home care is required during this period.


4-6 weeks


1-3 treatments depending on the condition, spaced 8+ weeks apart.


Moderate to Managed

Our Approach to ERBIUM YAG LASER

The Erbium YAG laser emits light at a wavelength that is highly absorbed by water molecules in the skin. As a result, the Erbium YAG is well-suited for skin resurfacing and treating various skin lesions, particularly those on the surface or superficial layers of the skin.

Generally we can see results in one treatment session, however, more may be needed depending on the skin condition. Multiple treatments would be spaced 8 or more weeks apart.


Must avoid sun exposure after treatment. Not suitable for tanned or darker skin types.


Pricing for our Erbium YAG laser treatments will vary based on the treatment area and the concerns being treated. The minimum cost for Erbium is $250 per session.


Consultation is necessary to determine if Erbium YAG Laser is the best device for your skin condition. Consultation fee is $125 and is taken at the time of booking your consultation. Consultation fees may be applied to services.

Arbutus Laser Centre offers a selection of laser and resurfacing treatments, which expands our ability to cater to individual preferences. Different types of laser and resurfacing treatments have slightly different benefits, and our team will consult with you on the best treatments for your specific skin needs.

Have more questions?

We have answers! 

Our experienced team is ready to help.


Q: Can the Erbium YAG laser be used on all skin types?

A: The Erbium YAG laser is considered safe for most skin types, but it is not suitable for very dark skin tones. A consultation will help determine if it is the right treatment for your specific skin type and concerns.

Q: Can the Erbium YAG laser be used on areas other than the face?

A: Yes, the Erbium YAG laser can be used on various areas of the body, such as the neck, chest, hands, and arms.

Q: Can the Erbium YAG laser improve the appearance of surgical scars?

A: The Erbium Yag laser is not our first choice for improving the appearance of surgical scars. A consultation will help determine if it is the right treatment for your specific skin type and concerns.

Q: How long do the results of Erbium YAG laser treatments last?

A: The results of Erbium YAG laser treatments can be long-lasting depending on the condition being treated. However, the natural aging process and lifestyle factors may impact the longevity of the results.

Q: Is the Erbium YAG laser safe for use around the eyes?

A: Yes, the Erbium YAG laser can be used safely around the eyes. Eye shields may be used if treatment is within the peri-orbital bone.

Q: Can the Erbium YAG laser be used to treat melasma?

A: Erbium is not used to treat melasma, it is too aggressive for this sensitive condition. Other treatment options can be discussed during consultation.

Q: Is there any special preparation needed before Erbium YAG laser treatment?

A: It is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen in the weeks leading up to the procedure to minimize the risk of adverse reactions.