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Several laser devices have been developed to address cosmetic concerns such as unwanted hair, sun damage, and loss of elasticity. We are pleased to offer all of the services our patients need to feel more vibrant and confident in their skin.

Who Is a Candidate for Laser Skin Treatments?

Candidates for laser skin treatment want to look younger and more radiant without undergoing surgery. Our providers commonly treat candidates bothered by visible imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Candidates should be in good general health and have reasonable expectations of treatment.

To find out whether you are a good candidate for laser skin treatment, and to determine the procedure that is right for you, please schedule a consultation at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic.

What Does Laser Treatment Accomplish?

We offer several revolutionary laser platforms to minimize the appearance of common skin blemishes and help our patients recapture smooth, soft, youthful skin. With our available treatment systems, we can address the following:
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Other discoloration or pigmentation problems
  • Acne scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Vascular lesions like telangiectasia and angiomas
  • Facial redness
  • Stretch marks
  • Unwanted birth marks

Laser resurfacing with Dr. Christopher Crosby

Have you felt that your skin is discolored; starting to get fine lines and wrinkles? Check with Dr. Christopher Crosby M.D., PH.D., F.A. A. D. from Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Grossmont Skin Center Treatment Center at La Mesa, CA to learn about Laser resurfacing Treatment which allows you to have glowing skin. What can you achieve with Laser Resurfacing? - Dramatic improvements in skin tone - Removing or improving dark spots - Remove discolorations on skin - Dramatically reduce the fine lines and wrinkles - Control the tone of hyper pigmentation and texture of skin.
Video Transcript
What is Laser Resurfacing?

There are several types of laser resurfacing which allows us to correct many aspects of the skin that concerns people. They can be any discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles that develops over time or with sun exposure etc.

Laser resurfacing, depending on the type of device that we use really allows to address almost all of these concerns very well.

Who is the best candidate for this procedure?

Most patients can be treated with Laser Resurfacing.

The type of laser that we use and what we treat varies somewhat on skin type. So anyone is a candidate for laser resurfacing as long as we use the right type of device and the correct protocol.

What can be achieved by Laser Resurfacing?

Through Laser Resurfacing you can achieve the following:

- Dramatic improvements in skin tone
- Removing or improving dark spots
- Remove discolorations on skin
- Dramatically reduce the fine lines and wrinkles
- Control the tone of hyper pigmentation and texture of skin

Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic offers solutions to your cosmetic concerns. Learn more about laser treatments by scheduling your consultation with us.

Laser Treatment Options Available

Active FX / Total FX™

This high-energy fractional CO2 laser improves the appearance of acne scars, brown spots, rough texture, and fine lines and wrinkles in just one treatment. The laser light is absorbed by dermal tissues creating near immediate tightening as collagen fibers contract. In the months following treatment collagen production is stimulated creating ongoing rejuvenation. The skin's surface is also affected, and may flake or peel for about a week. During this time, no makeup or harsh products should be applied. We will discuss post-treatment skin care during your consultation for laser treatment. With sun savvy practices such as wearing sunscreen every day, patients may lengthen the life of their beautiful skin by several years.

M22 Laser

M22™ is a modular multi-application platform for the treatment of over 30 skin conditions. It encompasses:

IPL for photo rejuvenation. Our unique IPL technology gently and effectively eliminates spots, discolorations and unwanted blood vessels, offering remarkable results on a range of skin concerns such as age and sun spots, freckles, birthmarks, rosacea and broken capillaries.

ResurFX, The only True fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing, with CoolScan™ technology.

PhotoFractional - Most of our patients benefit from combining IPL and ResurFX technologies, as a way of treating both skin textural irregularities and skin pigmentation. The results include a boost in collagen and more uniform skin tone while reducing pigment (brown spots from age, sun damage or scarring), redness and broken capillaries.

Q-Switched Nd:YAG Homogenous beam profile for enhanced treatment safety and efficacy, designed for skin toning, melasma and dark tattoos removal.

Multi-Spot Nd:YAG, Multiple Sequential Pulsing (MSP™) for the treatment of vascular lesions

GentleMax Pro Rejuvenation System®

Another minimal downtime laser treatment, the GentleMax Pro™, is an excellent treatment option for individuals who want to correct issues such as discoloration, sun spots, and age spots.

Iriderm Laser

We may suggest the Iriderm laser for the treatment of vascular lesions such as telangiectasia and angiomas. Broken capillaries on the face respond to heat from this laser by closing off and fading away in a matter of days. Aside from slight stinging during the procedure, there are no lingering side effects from treatment. Patients can go right back to work or other activities.

Vbeam® Laser

This laser device may be used to address concerns such as redness in scars, facial veins, rosacea, vascular birthmarks, red stretch marks, and angiomas. Essentially, any marks on the skin that are red can be treated with the Vbeam® pulsed dye laser. It works by sending yellow light directly to vessels beneath the skin. This causes coagulation and the subsequent fading of the redness.

Noticeable Results with Little or No Recovery Downtime

Most of the laser treatments we offer produce noticeable results with little or no downtime. In many cases, patients are able to resume work, exercise and activities of daily living almost immediately after treatment.

Depending on your recommended treatment, we can discuss a timeline for recovery and advise when you will be able to see results.

Improve Your Scars with Laser Resurfacing

In this video, Dr. Crosby explains how Laser resurfacing works on various types of scars. To discuss how it will work on your skin and scars call Dr. Christopher Crosby from Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic La Mesa, CA to learn more about Laser Resurfacing treatment.
Video Transcript

Can we improve scars using laser resurfacing?

Another common problem that we treat with laser resurfacing is improving scars. People have scars for many reasons, whether they had an accident, or they may have scars from other surgical procedures or acne.

Does laser resurfacing help with acne scars?

Acne scarring is a very large problem that I see in the practice and laser resurfacing is extremely valuable in improving those scars. We can get improvement with the types of pitted acne scars that patients have on their forehead, cheeks after having a history of severe acne.

Does laser resurfacing help to get rid of stretch marks?

It can certainly improve the types of stretch marks that patients have when they gain or lose weight, post-pregnancy, perhaps bodybuilder people that have changed their musculature, develop these stretch marks. We can get improvements in the appearance of the stretch marks with certain forms of laser resurfacing as well.

Does laser resurfacing improve Keloid scars?

Other types of scars patients can get are keloid scars, these are scars that increase in size from a relatively minor injury. We can use laser resurfacing to flatten or improve the texture and appearance of these scars. Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic offers solutions to your Scars. Learn more about Laser resurfacing by scheduling your consultation with us. Call (619) 462-1670.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatment

How does fractional CO2 laser resurfacing work?

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing uses pulses of laser light to vaporize layers of damaged skin in a specific pattern, leaving columns of tissue untouched throughout the treatment area. The fractionated method reduces the risk of side effects and promotes faster healing than other types of laser resurfacing.

How can I prepare for laser skin treatment?

The first step toward youthful, glowing skin is to consult with a trusted provider about your reasons for seeking treatment and your goals. Your provider will perform a physical evaluation of the areas you wish to improve and inquire about your health and medical history. Based on the information discussed during your consult, the provider will create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.

Once you have your treatment scheduled, avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen when going outside. If you smoke, you should quit prior to your treatment.

Can laser skin treatments be combined with other procedures?

Yes, laser skin treatments can be combined with other anti-aging procedures such as Botox or filler injections for more transformative results. Our qualified providers can advise you as to exactly how you should combine procedures for the safest and best outcomes.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of treatment sessions you will need to see results depends on your specific skin condition, treatment goals and the technology used. Some technologies require more treatment sessions than others to produce the desired results.

How long do the results of laser skin resurfacing last?

Laser skin resurfacing is designed to produce lasting results. You can protect your newly rejuvenated skin by wearing sunscreen whenever going outdoors, drinking lots of water, eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of sleep.

Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic offers solutions to your cosmetic concerns. Learn more about laser treatments by scheduling your consultation with us.

Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center Staff

Grossmont Dermatology is committed to providing patients with excellent quality skin treatments to help them preserve their youth. They use the latest technologies and treatment modalities to provide patients with the most effective services suiting their individual needs.

The team of professionals at the practice comprise:

  • Paul B. Dean, MD, MPH, FAAD – Specializes in general dermatology, mole and lesion removal, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and skin cancer treatments.
  • Maki Christine Goskowicz, MD, FAAD – Expertise includes general, cosmetic and laser dermatology, and skin cancer surgery and Botox treatments.
  • Christopher Crosby, MD, PhD, FAAD - Specialist in Mohs surgery and reconstructive dermatologic surgery for skin cancers.
  • Shinko Lin, MD – Specializes in general, cosmetic and laser dermatology, skin cancer treatments, and PDT.
  • Helene Jolly, PA-C, MPAP – Performs cosmetic dermatology, acne and skin rash treatments, and mole removal among other tasks.
  • Kira A. Tellache, PA-C – Performs general dermatology including acne and skin rashes as well as cosmetic dermatology and mole removal.
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