Skin Texture Overview

San Diego Skin Rejuvenation

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists in San Diego have extensive training and experience using a range of cutting-edge procedures to smooth out rough or uneven skin texture.

As leading experts in the field, each of our five physicians are uniquely qualified to administer the latest, most effective skin care treatments for a variety of skin textures. They have also participated in numerous clinical trials and research studies for the development of new procedures, particularly involving cosmetic lasers. Our dermatologists have also published textbooks on cosmetic laser therapies that are widely used around the world.

Treatment Options

Skin Texture Treatment in San Diego

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has a comprehensive and versatile range of more than 50 laser therapy treatments that safely rejuvenate the skin, providing stunning results through high-intensity pulses of light. Depending on the device, some treatments can precisely target superficial skin concerns, while others can penetrate deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production and reveal more dramatic results.

Our range of cosmetic lasers include the following:

Clear + Brilliant

The Clear + Brilliant laser skin resurfacing safely rejuvenates skin and results in clearer, firmer, and healthier-looking skin for several different conditions that cause texture, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity.

Intense Pulse Light Photorejuvenation (IPL)

IPL, developed by Dr. Goldman nearly 20 years ago, has a strong track record of providing beautiful results with almost no downtime. IPL is ideal for treating fine lines and wrinkles due to sun damage, hyperpigmentation, fine blood vessels or diffuse redness, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone.

CoolTouch III

The CoolTouch III gently and effectively diminishes the appearance of superficial wrinkles, deep lines, and acne scars. It also goes deep to stimulate the production of new collagen for a more youthful-looking appearance.

Fraxel Repair

For more dramatic results, patients often turn to a fractional CO2 laser resurfacing called Fraxel re:pair. It is designed to smooth the skin and ramp up collagen production for firmer skin. The Fraxel laser is safe and gentle enough to improve uneven skin tone, deep lines and wrinkles, and other skin irregularities.

Infini RF

Infini RF is an innovative treatment that restores lost volume and skin tightness through fractional radiofrequency microneedling technology. The fractional radiofrequency technology heats the treatment area in multiple zones at once through micro-fine needles, which can be also be customized to address different levels of the dermis for comprehensive results.

Lumenis Active FX

An ablative CO2 fractional laser, the Lumenis Active FX is high-energy skin resurfacing treatment. Its ultra-precise properties treat a fraction of the targeted area instead of all of it for quicker healing and regrowth. It rejuvenates the skin and stirs collagen production for diminished fine lines and deep wrinkles, acne scars, and more.

Lumenis Deep FX

The Lumenis Deep FX laser is micro-ablative and targets just a fraction of the targeted area. It penetrates deeply to support the foundation of the skin and results in quicker healing and recovery. Its skin resurfacing properties help improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots, sun damage, and more.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

PDT safely treats acne issues on people of all ages and various skin types. The light precisely targets acne as well as early forms of skin cancer without damaging surrounding tissue for improved skin tone and smoother skin texture. The non-invasive PDT also safely treats sun damage for smoother texture and clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Specific-Use Laser Therapy

The following laser treatments are usually designed for one specific use:

  • Vbeam and Cynergy Pulse Dye Laser
  • CoolTouch III
  • Blu-U Blue Light Treatments
  • Aktilite Red Light PDT
  • Infini Microneedle radiofrequency

Sun damage, such as brown spots or age spots:

Chemical Peels

chemical peel can be tailored to treat superficial or deep skin issues. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which eventually peels and is replaced by a new, fresher layer. Chemical peels are often combined with other aesthetic treatments, such as a custom facial, in order to achieve a balanced skin tone, a smoother texture, and diminishes imperfections.


A microdermabrasion treatment is effective for damaged, dull, or rough skin. It gently removes the damaged top layer for the emergence of the newer, fresher skin below. It also stimulates faster collagen production to help the skin become smoother and tighter for noticeable skin rejuvenation.

Often referred to as a “lunchtime facial,” a microdermabrasion session is quick and convenient with virtually no downtime. It is safe and effective for any type or color of skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, enlarged pores, and acne scars.

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Microneedling is a highly effective skin treatment for a rough skin texture that involves using ultra-fine needles to create microscopic injuries in the surface of the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the skin’s recovery process, producing more collagen and elastin for improved elasticity and firmness. A topical skin care solution with nourishing ingredients is often applied following a micro-needling treatment in order for the solution to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to deliver refreshed, soft skin and improved pigmentation.


2 Months After Laser Skin Texture Treatment
Before and After Skin Facial Treatment
PDT Treatment for Acne Scarring and Redness
Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatment for Uneven Texture and Scarring
2 Months After Laser Resurfacing and Botox Treatment
Take10 treatment using combination laser resurfacing and Botox injections by Dr. Groff
Skin rejuvenation and pigmentation treatment using the Alexandrite laser by Dr. Groff
Alexandrite laser treatment to correct sun damage and reduce brown spots by Dr. Groff
Alexandrite laser treatment to rejuvenate hands by Dr. Groff
Anti-aging and skin rejuvenation using laser skin resurfacing by Dr. Groff
Anti-aging and skin rejuvenation using laser skin resurfacing by Dr. Groff
Anti-aging and skin rejuvenation using laser skin resurfacing by Dr. Groff
Skin rejuvenation and facial sculpting using CO2, Erbium Yag and microlipo by Dr. Boen
Skin rejuvenation and facial sculpting using CO2, Erbium Yag and microlipo by Dr. Boen
Skin rejuvenation and facial sculpting using CO2, Erbium Yag and microlipo by Dr. Boen
Laser resurfacing of the lower face by Dr. Groff
Combination laser treatment to address aging symptoms by Dr. Groff
Combination laser treatment to address aging symptoms by Dr. Groff
Combination laser treatment to address aging symptoms by Dr. Groff
Use of Picoway laser and IPL to treat sun damage by Dr. Butterwick


Winter Skincare Survival Guide (5:56)
Microneedling with Aesthetician Farzaneh (1:13)
Dr. Wu Talks about Laser Resurfacing (2:50)
ResurFX Laser Treatment with Dr. Fabi (2:42)


Q: What Affects Skin Texture?

A: Environment, sun exposure, daily habits, and aging all contribute to rough skin texture, which can manifest in the following ways: wrinkles, creases, and lines, skin discoloration like brown spots, scars, sun and age spots, redness and splotchy, uneven skin tone.


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