Laser Skin Treatments

Plastic Surgeons Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara & Nearby South Bay, California

happy woman with a hand on her chin and on her cheekTime, heredity, sun exposure, stress and certain lifestyle choices can take a toll on the texture and appearance of your skin. Just as exercise and nutrition are essential to achieving a healthy, attractive appearance, it is also necessary to take proactive steps toward achieving the healthiest and most beautiful skin possible.

Whether you want to maintain your skin’s youthful beauty, address the effects of aging or prevent problems from developing, the laser skin rejuvenation procedures available at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery can help achieve your goals.

If you live in the the Silicon Valley or Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, and want to find out more about our advanced laser treatments, please call us today at 650-934-7020.

Benefits of Laser Skin Rejuvenation

There are a variety of ways to achieve vibrant, youthful-looking skin. Depending on your goals and lifestyle, you may benefit from non-invasive options such as chemical peels or dermal fillers.

Using state-of-the-art technology, laser skin resurfacing is a completely safe approach to skin rejuvenation that offers a number of benefits, such as:

  • Improved pigmentation
  • Quick, painless procedure with minimal downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improvement to deep depressions in the skin
  • Stimulates collagen growth
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Tightens skin after a single treatment

Our knowledgeable team of board-certified plastic surgeons and laser technicians can help you determine which approach is best for your unique goals and skin type.

Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Widely considered the premium standard of skin treatments, fractional CO2 laser skin treatments can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and correct skin imperfections such as:

  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Spider veins
  • Sun damage
  • Mild discoloration
  • Enlarged pores
  • Wrinkles and creases

before and after - laser acne scar removal for young womanDuring a completely safe procedure that usually lasts less than an hour, CO2 laser skin treatment can improve the texture and tone of your skin and leave you with refreshed, radiant skin. Laser skin treatment stimulates the production and replenishment of collagen to provide beautiful, long-lasting results. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve your unique goals.

HALO Ablative Laser

The HALO laser allows us to provide a fully individualized treatment based on the unique needs of your skin and with faster downtime. This innovative technology can remove outer layers of damaged skin while also delivering heat to deeper layers to eliminate old pigmented cells. This treatment tightens skin, stimulates collagen and can address issues such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pores
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Age spots
  • Mild scars

IPL Photofacial

Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials address a variety of skin blemishes and imperfections through the process of photo rejuvenation. This advanced procedure provides an entirely safe and precise solution that is customized to your individual condition and skin type, delivering exceptional aesthetic results.

During an approximately hour-long treatment session, IPL technology can address a variety of problems, including:

  • Birthmarks
  • Sun damage
  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Broken capillaries or spider veins

Which Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatment is Best?

Several laser skin resurfacing treatments are available today, but none are ideal for every person. At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of laser skin resurfacing options, allowing us to address the specific concerns of each individual.

The laser treatments we offer are predictable and consistent, and have been selected due to their safety and proven efficacy. The best way to learn which will help you achieve your goals is through a consultation with one of the plastic surgeons at our comfortable Los Altos office.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Laser Skin Rejuvenation?

Laser skin resurfacing is non-surgical and does not require significant downtime, but redness, swelling, and skin peeling are all common in the days following treatment. For less invasive treatments, it may only take one to two days to feel back to normal, but more intensive treatments may cause slight discomfort for five to 14 days.

How long your recovery takes depends on your body’s natural healing response, the type of treatment performed, the issues being corrected, and the care you take of your skin post-treatment. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help ensure your brief recovery period is as comfortable as possible.

Will I Need More Than One Treatment?

Some lasers, such as HALO, can produce results after one to two treatments. However, IPL Photofacial and ablative laser rejuvenation may require four to six treatments for optimal results.

If more than one session is required, they will be spaced three to six weeks apart, giving your skin plenty of time to heal. During your initial consultation, we will carefully assess your skin to help you determine how many visits you will need to achieve the best results.

Are Results from Laser Skin Resurfacing Permanent?

Laser skin rejuvenation can produce remarkable results for several years. Some issues, such as scars, and stretch marks, can be permanently eliminated with laser skin resurfacing. However, lines, wrinkles, skin irritation, broken capillaries, and other issues accompanying age can reappear as time progresses.

Depending on the issues being treated, we can help you determine how long your results can be expected to last and even schedule touch-up treatments in advance to help prevent issues from reoccurring.

Are There Risks With Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Possible risks associated with laser skin rejuvenation include:

  • Skin redness and irritation
  • Swelling and skin tightness
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Scarring

While generally safe for all skin types and tones, some risks can accompany laser skin resurfacing. This is one reason to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for your treatment. Having a medical professional oversee your treatment helps reduce risks by ensuring the appropriate treatment is utilized.

Schedule Your Laser Skin Rejuvenation Today

You deserve to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. If you would like to learn more about how our advanced laser technology can help you look more youthful and refreshed, please contact Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery today online or at 650-934-7020 to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve patients from the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, California.