Erbium: YAG Lasers are solid-state lasers that work by emitting a wavelength of high-energy light which focuses on a certain skin condition by creating heat and destroying diseased cells. It is capable of treating skin disorders such as atrophic acne scars, herpes simplex scars, smallpox scars, sun-damaged skin, facial wrinkles, uneven pigments, seborrhoeic keratosis, non-melanoma skin cancers, and birthmarks.
The output of an Erbium: YAG Laser is strongly absorbed by water. They are widely used for medical procedures when deep penetration of the tissues is not desired. Erbium: YAG Laser is also used for medical aesthetic procedures such as the laser resurfacing of human skin.