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Laser Skin Care San Diego

Laser skin care treatments are an effective, non-surgical method of refreshing the complexion. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, laser skin resurfacing is a popular treatment for erasing sun damage, restoring a healthy glow, and resolving a range of common skin conditions.

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Erbium pixel laser skin resurfacing at Fontaine MD in San Diego is used to provide a more youthful look to your skin and can aid in skin tightening and rejuvenation as well. It does so by removing part of the top layer of your skin and tightening the deeper layers. This removes sun damage and smooths fine lines. This procedure is less invasive than a full-thickness skin ablation and has a downtime of two to five days.
    Skin resurfacing with our Erbium laser can treat a variety of skin symptoms:
  • Sun Damage
  • Fine Lines
  • Acne Scars
  • Skin Texture
Before undergoing laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Fontaine may suggest that you do not take certain medications or dietary supplements, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or vitamin E, which could increase bleeding and bruising. If you smoke, stopping for a couple of weeks beforehand can enhance the healing process. You will also need to stop all retinol or retinoid products for seven days prior to the procedure and may benefit from pre-procedure hydroquinone. If you have a history of cold sores, a prescription for an antiviral will be given.

Following Erbium pixel skin resurfacing, patients should expect 2-5 days of downtime. Depending on your schedule, the skin resurfacing procedure can be done once with more downtime or split into a series of 2 or 3 treatments with only 1-2 days of downtime following each procedure.

To ensure an optimal recovery, you should not go out in the sun or wear make-up until otherwise directed by Dr. Fontaine. Following any laser procedure, it is a good idea to keep your skin well-moisturized by applying a gentle lotion after washing your face or showering.

Unlike lasers, radiofrequency is color blind and can be used on all skin types. Our Alma v-Shape pixel RF handpiece can also be used for facial skin rejuvenation. This procedure is also known as a MicroPlasma Peel.

The focused radiofrequency energy creates a microscopic perforation on the surface of the skin, allowing energy to be delivered to the deepest layers of your skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. This technology leaves the skin surrounding the micro-wound intact, which promotes healing and a return to a more natural, youthful appearance.

*Individual results may vary.

How Much Do Laser Treatments Cost?

The cost of Erbium pixel laser skin resurfacing varies from patient to patient and depends on the number of sessions involved and the degree of correction required to achieve the ideal results. Dr. Fontaine will work closely with you to develop the ideal treatment plan for your needs and will discuss pricing details during your consultation.

Good Candidates for Laser Treatments

Cosmetic laser resurfacing treatments are optimized to suit the specific needs of each individual. It’s an excellent solution for almost anyone who desires an improvement in the look and feel of their skin without the need for invasive surgery. Dr. Fontaine will assess the quality of your skin to help determine which treatment is most suitable for you. You should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations to be considered for the procedure.

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Laser skin care is an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your skin without the hassles of invasive surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about laser skin resurfacing in San Diego, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim Fontaine today!

I’ve been going to Dr. Fontaine for a series of IPL treatments and am very pleased with my results. I highly recommend Dr. Fontaine. He is very personable and wants the best results for you. The office is beautiful and the staff is warm and friendly.

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