Erbium iPixel Pro is an advanced fractional ablative laser treatment that effectively targets deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Erbium iPIXEL Pro Laser Treatments in South Africa


The Erbium iPIXEL Pro is an advanced fractional ablative laser treatment designed for comprehensive skin renewal.

This laser treatment effectively targets deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve texture.

What Is the Erbium iPIXEL Pro Laser Treatment?

The Erbium iPIXEL Pro is a cutting-edge laser treatment designed for skin resurfacing. It is a part of the Harmony XL Pro platform, renowned for its advanced technology in aesthetic treatments.

By stimulating collagen renewal, the Erbium iPIXEL Pro helps to reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, large pores, and rough skin texture, leading to skin that looks youthful and refreshed.

Find out more about our approach to the Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment, or book a consultation with Dr Nerina + Associates today.

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Erbium iPIXEL Pro Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

How we approach Erbium iPIXEL Pro laser treatments

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we customise Erbium iPIXEL Pro laser treatments to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Before scheduling any procedures, we conduct a detailed assessment, including a VISIA Skin Analysis, to craft a personalised, effective treatment plan and accurately monitor progress.

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Nerina Wilkinson and our skilled team, we uphold a high standard of personalised care. Leveraging our extensive knowledge and cutting-edge medical technology, we consistently achieve exceptional results. We invest heavily in the best equipment and products to ensure a safe, luxurious setting where we can effectively address all your skincare needs.

What is the Erbium iPIXEL Pro?

The Erbium iPIXEL Pro is a popular Harmony XL Pro treatment. It is a fractional ablative laser treatment that resurfaces the skin and targets concerns such as skin texture, pigmentation, sun damage and much more.

It is highly effective for treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, large pores, and rough skin texture by stimulating collagen renewal for a refreshed rejuvenated look.

What is an Erbium laser?

An Erbium laser is a type of laser used primarily for dermatological and cosmetic treatments. It emits a wavelength of light that is highly absorbed by water in the skin, making it particularly effective for precise skin resurfacing and rejuvenation.

How does the Erbium iPIXEL Pro work?

The Erbium iPIXEL Pro fractional ablative laser treatment delivers precise beams of energy in a pixel-size formation to target specific cells. The heat from the energy destroys the injured or damaged cells and stimulates collagen production to remodel and fill the treated area with new healthy cells.

Can Erbium be used for laser skin resurfacing?

Yes, the Erbium iPIXEL Pro is perfect for fractional skin resurfacing. It helps improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.

Who is the ideal candidate for the Erbium iPIXEL Pro?

The Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment is well-suited for patients looking to address:

  • Rough/uneven skin texture
  • Pigmentation issues
  • Acne & acne scars
  • Fine and deep lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks

Begin with a professional consultation with our qualified and experienced specialists to assess your facial features and understand your skincare concerns and objectives. This process helps identify the most effective treatments for your unique expectations.

Book our detailed VISIA Skin Analysis today to explore and assess your skincare needs. Our team of experts will offer tailored advice and develop a personalised treatment plan for you.

What areas can be treated with the iPIXEL laser?

Erbium laser treatments are non-surgical and can be used to rejuvenate, smoothen, and firm the skin on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.

What are the benefits of the Erbium iPIXEL Pro?

The Erbium iPIXEL laser treatment by Harmony XL Pro can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, rough or uneven skin texture, fine and deep lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and scarring of the face, neck, décolletage, and hands, leaving a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance.

How many Erbium iPIXEL skin treatments are required to see results?

The Erbium iPIXEL laser skin resurfacing treatment will leave your skin looking radiant and revitalised. For the best results, we recommend a course of 5 treatments, once every 4 – 6 weeks. We might also recommend a monthly treatment to maintain healthy, glowing skin and to combat the signs of ageing.

Combining treatments is highly recommended to help achieve optimal results, your Skincare Specialist might therefore either combine various technologies available within the Harmony XL Pro system or combine it with other treatment modalities.

However, after your initial consultation, you will receive a comprehensive skincare plan outlining the recommended treatments.

How long do results from Erbium iPIXEL pro treatments last?

The effects of Erbium iPIXEL treatments can be sustained as long as you like with regular maintenance sessions.

To maintain vibrant, youthful skin and mitigate ageing signs, we suggest a monthly treatment. For optimal results, a series of five treatments, scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks, is recommended.

How long does it take to perform an Erbium iPIXEL laser treatment?

Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment time can vary between 60 – 120 minutes.

How long is the recovery period for an Erbium iPIXEL treatment?

Swelling and redness will be visible but will subside within 5 – 7 days. Occasionally small grid-like scabs may appear and should not last longer than 10 – 14 days.

You will however receive a box of post-treatment home care product minis and instructions on how to use these products in the days following your treatment.

Are Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatments painful?

Discomfort with the iPIXEL treatments is minimal due to the application of a topical numbing agent that is applied before the treatment begins.

How much does an Erbium iPIXEL treatment cost?

Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment costs start at R 5 200 per treatment.

You will be quoted accordingly during your first consultation. The cost will include an aftercare pack to aid the recovery of your skin post-treatment.

For the best results, we recommend a course of 5 treatments spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.

What are the possible risks and complications associated with Erbium iPIXEL treatments?

The risks are significantly reduced when an Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment is conducted by a qualified Skincare Specialist in a sterile medical setting.

However, potential side effects of an iPIXEL laser treatment may include swelling and redness, which are noticeable but typically subside within 5 to 7 days. Occasionally, small grid-like scabs may form, but these should clear up within 10 to 14 days.

Erbium iPIXEL Pro: Before and After

We are committed to educating our clients about safe and effective treatments. To ensure tailored outcomes, each Skincare Treatment Plan is uniquely designed to deliver optimal results. The process begins with a computerised VISIA Skin Care Analysis that objectively assesses and maps your skin. This is followed by an in-depth consultation with your Skincare Specialist, during which your specific concerns are identified and discussed.

What to do before an Erbium iPIXEL Treatment

Before your treatment, you will receive a pack of special topical creams to apply to your skin 4 – 6 weeks prior to treatment. This prepares your skin and helps to reduce the chance of developing pigmentation areas afterwards. Below are some tips to follow before your Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatment:

  1. Refrain from using any intense at-home facial treatments or exfoliating the week before your appointment.
  2. Stay away from any sun exposure, including tanning, for five days before your treatment.
  3. Be aware of the skincare products you use at home, and compile a list to bring with you, as this will help your Skincare Specialist recommend appropriate products.
  4. Inform your Skincare Specialist about any medications, medical conditions, or past skin issues you have; knowing about over-the-counter medications is also crucial as they can impact your skin.
  5. If you are gearing up for a significant event and have not previously experienced a skincare treatment, schedule your initial appointment four weeks prior to the event, with a subsequent appointment closer to the date. This allows time to manage any adverse reactions and optimise treatment outcomes.
  6. Come ready to discuss your skin concerns and objectives. Your Skincare Specialist is a certified expert who will outline a precise plan to effectively meet your specific goals.
  7. Avoid undergoing any aesthetic procedures, including Botulinum Toxin, Facial Fillers, and Threads, two weeks before and after any minimally invasive skincare treatment.

On the day: Erbium iPIXEL treatment

If this is your first treatment at the Skin Clinic, you will need to fill out a brief medical questionnaire. This will assist your Skincare Specialist in choosing the best treatment protocol for you. You will be asked to change into a robe beforehand so that your Skincare Specialist can access your face, neck, and shoulders during the treatment.
The treatment will include:

  • Cleansing
  • Numbing agent application (30 minutes)
  • Erbium iPIXEL treatment
  • Crystal fibre mask application (if needed)
  • Application of moisturiser and SPF

After an Erbium iPIXEL treatment

Swelling and redness will be visible but will subside within 5 – 7 days. In some instances, small grid-like scabs might form, which typically disappear within 10 to 14 days. You will also be provided with a box of miniature post-treatment home care products, along with instructions on how to use them in the days after your treatment.


Your Skincare Specialist will recommend an appropriate skincare regimen to enhance your results:

  • Apply an SPF 50 twice daily.
  • Refrain from facial waxing for 21 days after treatment.
  • Minimise sun exposure for 14 days following treatment.
  • It is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for 7 days post-treatment.
  • Avoid any aesthetic procedures (including Botulinum Toxin, Facial Fillers, and Threads) for 2 weeks prior to any skincare treatment and for 3 – 6 weeks following the iPixel Skin Resurfacing treatment.

Where are Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatments performed in Cape Town?

Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates provides advanced Erbium iPIXEL Pro treatments at their state-of-the-art facility, located in the esteemed V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. This private and luxurious clinic is a pinnacle of excellence in aesthetic treatments. Trust Dr. Wilkinson’s House of Aesthetic Couture and Skin Science for your Erbium iPixel Pro treatments, all conducted within Dr. Wilkinson’s sophisticated clinic.


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About Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates

We pride ourselves on affording our patients the best service through their journey with us. Whether you are having a skin treatment with one of our skincare experts, aesthetic medical treatments, or cosmetic surgery, the team at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates will be there for you, every step of the way.

Skin Science & Aesthetic Couture

As an all-female team, we understand the importance of naturally beautiful-looking skin. Known as leaders in the skincare industry, we have pioneered industry-changing rejuvenation techniques and signature procedures such as 3D Microneedling™, Forma Hydralyft™, and Glow Getter™.

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An excellent team who will tailor make a skin treatment plan for you. They are all extremely knowledgeable and professional and use all the latest anti aging technologies and treatments. Amazing attention to detail from the beautiful space to the follow up care kits and check in emails from the therapists. Really a five star experience.

J Anastasopoulos

I have been with Dr Nerina Wilkinson and her team since 2021 and the level of professionalism is unmatched. So are the treatments, they truly have a solution for almost every skin or aesthetic concern. Could not love them more!

A Davids

My experience at Dr Nerina Wilkinson has been nothing but significant! I feel that for the first time, I understand my skin. Thanks to the lovely Louné, that has created a specific skin plan and routine for me. I am 39 years old and struggle with Pigmentation and Skin ageing. Our goal is to make my skin look as fresh, natural and glowing as possible. I have the utmost confidence in Louné to reach my goal. I started my journey with them in January 2023 and my results after doing a Meline Peel are already proofs that I am on the best plan. I am excited and confident to reach my goal and cannot wait for my next appointment! I would definitely recommend their professional opinions.

T Strauss

This is my honest review. I was very sceptical when I made an appointment at Dr Nerina Wilkinson and Associates, I thought like every other place that has influencers going there that it wouldn’t hold up to its reputation. I was wrong! Very wrong. Dr Cindy Kerbel was incredible, she took her time to explain not only my skin but all the available options for my skin. She has such a warm and kind energy. You immediately feel cared for. Honestly you won’t regret going here. I cannot wait for my next appointment. Thank you!

J Bentel

To avoid prolixity, you know your people are undeniably unbeatable when arguments relating to your age arise in conversations (read online dating apps). Despite clinging to the ‘wrong side’ of 30, I’ve made peace with those who assume I am still at varsity. Between Marisa and Bernice (with a shout-out to Natalie (as well as the rest of the team)) my skin and jawline (and the rest) have never looked more delicious. And when the Finance and Facility Manager is also a vibe, you know you’ve found a gem of a team! In short, I’m addicted (hypothetically, of course) to the needles (in a healthy wholesome way, naturally) and am never looking back (in particular at old Facebook photos when youth was allegedly in my favour). Thanks for keeping my aesthetic *ish together.

A Wright

I am so glad that, at the age of 30, I finally decided to come here! Such a warm and professional atmosphere, and Chantel made me feel so comfortable and excited for this journey. After my in-depth skin analysis and consultation, I was very happy with the first treatment, and for what has been planned ahead. Thank you!

F Badenhorst

I’ve gone for 2 appointments so far and 1. the service is incredible, such friendly and professional staff, 2. I had my skin analysed and then also went for a skin treatment and my skin is thanking me for it. I cannot wait to go back for more treatments. Highly recommend.

N Jacobs

I recently went to Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates to help me with my Rosacea. Walking into their beautiful, tranquil space is transforming alone. I love that they have a signature scent, which smells amazing. Each member of the team is passionate about what they do and incredibly knowledgeable, whilst always staying informed with the latest in skincare, technology etc.

B Georgiades

During my extended stay in Cape Town, I (Black American female), visited Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates to maintain my skincare regimen while abroad. I was fortunate to work with my skincare specialist to develop a tailored skincare treatment. Not only did I receive great service, but she also provided detailed insight into the current state of my skin and offered additional recommendations for overall skin health. Chantel was excellent, demonstrating both kindness and informative expertise, and the facility was beautiful. And overall, I did see improvement in my skin’s texture and evenness, but I still have a ways to go.

C Okpara

Growing up I did not pay much attention to looking after my skin properly, but after starting my journey with Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates it has become one of the most important steps in my daily routine and I am loving it thanks to their delightful, informed and supportive team. I have always struggled with broken capillaries and dehydration, but have never known how to go about treating it and preventing further damage in the future. I had my first IPL session last week and I am absolutely shocked by the amazing results thus far. I was very wary about leaving my home during the COVID19 pandemic, but the team at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates not only made me feel incredibly safe but I was also treated like a true queen during my session. After the treatment I received a ‘lucky packet’ of aftercare products and Bernice was there at my every beck and call (as I had many questions which were answered in such a timely and gracious manner). She also recommended products that have made my face feel softer and more youthful than ever before and I can already start seeing/feeling a difference. I am so grateful to the incredible team and I look forward to a future of beautiful care and loving myself in my own skin.

K Fourie

Growing up in the US, I went to dermatologist after dermatologist, and each one said the same three things: I have acne, it’s genetic, and it could be a lot worse. When I moved to Cape Town a few years ago, I heard from a friend that I needed to go see the women at the Nerina Wilkinson skin clinic, so I made an appointment – but I didn’t expect anything different. I left their office after my first appointment with Kim and I had some real hope for my skin to improve. She changed my home care, worked out a long term plan for me, and even gave me her personal cell number so I could message her if things weren’t working. It’s been over two years now and I have never been so happy with my skin. Kim and the other women at the skin clinic form the kindest and most caring team of professionals and I can’t thank them enough. From scalp PRP treatments for thinning hair, to lasers and peels for my rosacea, I’ve tried my fair share of treatments at this office and every single one of them has been worth it – I can honestly say these women have helped me feel like the best version of myself!

A Newell

“I have spent too much money over the past 10 years in hope to sort out my pigmentation and skin texture. Visited many (un)professionals and bought the most mediocre skincare. I heard about Dr Nerina via a friend. My last hope and the best decision I made. I was introduced to the Me Line peel and their skincare…this is now my go to as my skin has never looked this good and healthy ever. Extremely professional team, Bianca was my therapist. If you are looking for skin changing results and are serious about proper skincare, you should visit them. It’s worth all the money you will spend. An investment worth it…”


“Thank you to the wonderful ladies at your skin clinic. I have always suffered from problem skin. They have over the last few months advised me on the correct skincare and through their dedicated treatments I am now proud to show my skin without wearing too much makeup.”

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“Every day I look in the mirror, I can’t believe that this new skin in mine! I reached a point in my life where I thought that I would have to live with the consequences of the severe sun damage I have caused myself through years of surfing. Not only have you given me new skin Nerina, you have actually given me a new life.”

L.S, CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment

“My grateful thanks to you all for everything you do for me, and I mean that from the heart of my bottom!”

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With our tailored approach to skincare, we’ll personalise the Erbium iPIXEL Pro laser treatment to achieve outstanding results. Contact us to begin your journey towards healthier-looking skin with the Erbium iPIXEL Pro fractional ablative laser treatment.