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Laser Rejuvenation

Discover personalized laser rejuvenation at La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center. Our exquisite laser treatments are designed to meet your unique needs, providing the perfect solution for your skin concerns. Alleviate the negative effects of sun damage, aging, wrinkles, and facial skin issues.

How Do Cosmetic Lasers Work?

Our cosmetic lasers emit a highly focused wavelength of red, blue, or green light to heat specific unwanted skin targets known as chromophores (absorbing molecules) so as to selectively destroy them. The laser is designed to delicately remove that target without damaging the surrounding skin. As an example, since the hemoglobin in blood vessels absorb green light wavelengths, a green light laser would be utilized to selectively remove broken capillaries and blood vessels without damaging the surrounding skin. The choice of laser wavelength depends on the specific skin condition being treated. Your aesthetician will help you achieve your aesthetic goals through personalized laser treatments.

What Type of Cosmetic Laser Treatment is Appropriate for You?

There are so many different types of lasers on the market today that it’s important to have an evaluation with a cosmetic dermatologist to determine the best laser treatment for your skin concerns and skin type. Cosmetic lasers can be divided into two categories: ablative and non-ablative.

Ablative lasers disrupt the outer superficial skin layer, heating the underlying dermis to stimulate new skin regeneration, and boost collagen.

Non-ablative lasers use light that passes through the skin without affecting the surface layer and directly heat specific targets in the deeper skin layer, the dermis.

BBL (Broad Band Light) Non-ablative

BBL uses broad-band spectrum light wavelengths in brief pulses to heat specific targets in the skin selectively removing them. BBL stimulates new collagen and addresses various aspects of sun damage including:

  • Brown spots
  • Sunspots
  • Broken capillaries
  • Discoloration
  • Weathering skin changes from sun exposure

Possible side effects include temporary swelling, redness, and lifting of sunspots that appear darker for a few days before falling off.

The results are permanent and long-lasting, making this a popular choice for effective skin rejuvenation. Following the treatment, your body continues to age naturally so the length of results vary depending on lifestyle factors, genetics, and how well you take care of your skin.

It is important to avoid the sun for at least 2-4 weeks prior to laser treatment. Starting on retinol 6 weeks before treatment will enhance results and promote faster healing.

Halo Laser

Halo Laser resurfacing treatment uses both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to smooth skin texture and wrinkles, treat scars, minimize pores, and remove pigmentation. One laser goes deep to tighten the skin while the other has a superficial approach to smooth the skin’s surface. This laser also treats abnormal skin cells and pre-cancers stimulating new healthy skin cells to replace damaged skin. Patients attain smoother, brighter, and healthier skin as a result.

Possible recovery side effects may include some redness, swelling, and little black dots called MENDs that fall off in 3-6 days.

The results of the Halo laser are long-lasting. Following your treatment, your body will naturally continue the aging process so the results may vary depending on lifestyle factors, genetics, and how well you take care of your skin.

It’s important to avoid the sun for 2-4 weeks prior to your treatment, as well as for one week following your treatment. Starting retinol 6 weeks before treatment will enhance your results and promote faster healing.

The ProFractional™ Laser

The ProFractional™ Laser energy creates thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin. The zones of untreated skin invigorate the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the production of new collagen. Extensive research on the advantages of new collagen indicates its effectiveness in plumping up the skin, smoothing out wrinkles, lines, and scars, as well as alleviating other irregularities.

Delivering laser energy deep into the dermal tissue stimulates fibroblast activity which activates collagen production and plumps up the skin from the inside out. Experience smoother, tighter, and brighter skin with this powerful treatment.

The V-Beam Laser (Pulse Dye Laser)

This vascular laser has proven to be a dermatologist’s workhorse. It treats many skin conditions and concerns, such as discoloration, broken capillaries, scars, keloids, birthmarks, rosacea, sun damage, and sun spots. It has also been show to speed up the healing of bruises.

Possible side effects may include minimal, temporary swelling, redness, and possible bruising.

The results of the V-Beam Laser are long-lasting, giving you relief from a variety of skin concerns. Following treatment your body naturally continues the aging process, so results may be affected by lifestyle factors, genetics, and how well you take care of your skin.

Carbon Dioxide Laser (CO2) Laser Resurfacing and ActiveFX laser

We proudly offer this treatment, known as one of the most powerful ablative laser resurfacing treatments available. This laser targets both the superficial and deep skin layers. These effective laser beams penetrate the skin and reach various depths of the dermis to create microscopic areas of thermal damage. This stimulates the skin to form new collagen and rebuild vital skin structures to replace the old damaged skin selectively removed by the laser. This technology has been compared to reptiles losing their tail and growing new ones, due to the regenerative power of these lasers. Patients have been shown to grow new, healthier, smoother, tighter, and brighter skin following their treatment.

CO2 Laser resurfacing and ActiveFX laser Treats:

  • Scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Texture imperfections
  • Sun damage
  • Brown spots A
  • Age spots
  • And more

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