Human skin is designed to protect us throughout a lifetime. However, the aging process, the sun’s harmful rays, environmental factors, countless repeated facial expressions, and even daily habits (smoking or not eating right, for example), can result in a variety of skin abnormalities that can make skin texture look unhealthy and feel uneven and rough. Fortunately, 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 available in San Diego and have participated in numerous clinical trials and research studies involved in 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.
For a complimentary consultation*, contact our San Diego practice today. We discuss each patient’s goals and assess his or her skin condition in order to devise a customized skin care treatment plan.
What Affects Skin Texture?
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 such as brown spots
- Scars (e.g., from acne or injury)
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Splotchy or uneven skin tone
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Laser Skin Rejuvenation
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 is an innovative treatment that restores lost volume and skin tightness through fractional radio frequency 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.
Visit our Before & After Gallery to see the amazing results our patients have received with our skin texture treatments in San Diego.
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:
- Intense Pulsed Light
- Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
- Sciton Er:YAG
- Fraxel re:pair
- Fraxel re:store Dual
- Lumenis Active FX/Deep FX
- Clear + Brilliant
A 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 diminished 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.
Read more about microdermabrasion treatments at WebMD.com.
Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to Improve Skin Texture
Rough skin texture can occur for many reasons but there are numerous ways to improve the look and feel of such skin. Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego to schedule a consultation about the best procedures for rough skin texture. Contact us online or call (858) 943-2113.
* Dr. Mitchel Goldman offers consultations for a $250 fee that will go toward any treatment he provides.
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