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Alexandrite Laser in San Diego

The Alexandrite laser is a 755 nm wavelength device that can function in a variety of ways based on the duration of the laser pulse, all of which are FDA-approved to selectively target stubborn pigmented lesions, tattoos, and unwanted hair quickly, safely, and effectively.


Banish unwanted pigment & hair

Alexandrite laser can treat:

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Sun damage

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Vascular lesions

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Uneven skin tone and texture

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Fraxel and Alexandrite lasers to treat sun damage on chest by Dr. Groff. Two months after treatment, brown spots are minimized and skin is visibly smoother and clearer.
Fraxel and Alexandrite lasers to rejuvenate the skin and treat sun damage by Dr. Boen. After treatment, brown spots are gone and the skin is smoother and more youthful.
Fraxel and Alexandrite lasers to rejuvenate the skin and treat sun damage by Dr. Boen. After treatment, brown spots are gone and the skin is smoother and more youthful.
alexandrite laser treatment before and after
Before and after oblique image of Fraxel treatment on a female's face performed by Dr. Groff at our San Diego medical spa



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I have been to Dr. Groff for a few different laser treatments and have been highly satisfied with the results. He’s very knowledgeable on the many choices of lasers available. He’s honest and does not recommend procedures that are unnecessary. This is something I really appreciate.

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Why the Alexandrite laser?

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Suitable for most skin types

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Extreme precision that leaves the surrounding skin untouched

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Safe and comfortable hair removal for the face and body

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Fast treatment with minimal downtime


What is an Alexandrite laser?

An Alexandrite laser has a wavelength of 755 nm which makes it highly effective for targeting melanin, the pigment found in hair and certain skin lesions. Its ability to deliver high-energy pulses to melanin-rich areas allows for precise treatment of hair removal and pigmented lesions. This selective approach minimizes damage to surrounding tissue and enhances comfort and safety.

Which areas of the body can an Alexandrite laser treat?

The Alexandrite laser can treat multiple areas, including the:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Forearms
  • Back and chest
  • Bikini area
  • Hands and feet
Is the Alexandrite laser painful?

Treatments typically feel like quick pinching or snapping sensations. We offer topical or injectable anesthetics and cryogen spray or cooling air to ease discomfort throughout the procedure.

How much downtime can I expect?

You may experience swelling, redness, and tenderness around the treatment sites, but these side effects typically subside within 24 hours. You can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream twice daily to the treated area to alleviate these symptoms. Expect minor darkening or crusting of brown spots for a few days after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatment sessions depends on what we are treating. Most skin concerns treated with the Alexandrite laser require at least three sessions, spaced a few weeks apart, to enjoy long-lasting results. Your dermatologist will recommend the number of treatments that are best for your skin type and concern.

How long do results last?

Results from laser hair removal with the Alexandrite laser can last for several years, but your dermatologist may recommend maintenance treatments. Results from treating tattoos or pigmented lesions usually last forever.

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