Laser Treatments

Laser/IPL/Radiofrequency

Discover our exciting energy-based treatments, designed to quickly transform your look for naturally beautiful results. After learning more about your unique skin care needs and concerns, Lisa Leung, our San Francisco aesthetic nurse practitioner, will recommend a specific treatment protocol to help you achieve your goals.

Skin Rejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment

Color Correction – Treat Pigmentation and Redness

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment is used to improve the appearance of pigmented lesions such as freckles and sun spots, as well as vascular lesions such as broken blood vessels and redness from rosacea.

During IPL treatment in our San Francisco office, bi-polar radio frequency and light energies are delivered to the skin. After IPL treatment, the pigmented areas temporarily darken before flaking away within 1-2 weeks. You will see dramatic improvement in your complexion and skin tone.

Treatment is not painful and does not require any downtime. As we deliver the energy to the skin, we will simultaneously cool the surface of the skin to minimize any discomfort. You may feel heat/warmth during and/or after treatment, and can expect mild redness. However, after treatment, you can immediately return to work or your normal activities.

For the best results, we recommend a series of 3-5 treatment sessions, spaced about 4 weeks apart. We will advise the exact number of treatments after examining your area(s) of concern and determining your skin’s condition.

eMatrix Sublative Treatment

Improve Skin Tone and Texture

Sublative treatment is designed to improve the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles and irregularities in skin texture.

During treatment radiofrequency energy is directed at the skin in a matrix pattern. Untreated skin surrounding the matrix dots helps to speed up the skin’s natural healing process. The result is more collagen and healthier, younger skin in the treated area. Over time, you will see improvements in both skin tone and texture.

During the procedure, you may feel a warm or prickly sensation in the treatment area, as energy is delivered into the deep layers of your skin. We will use a topical anesthetic cream and cool air to minimize discomfort, and treatment will not be painful. You may notice a mild pink or red sunburn-like appearance of the skin after treatment.

We recommend a series of Sublative treatment sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. We will suggest the exact number of treatments based on your skin’s condition.

Acne Scar Treatment

Fractional energy is the most effective way to permanently improve the appearance of “indented” acne scars. By stimulating new collagen, the Sublative treatment can help raise these indented areas and create smoother skin. Because Sublative utilizes radiofrequency, rather than light/laser energy, it can safely be used for darker skin types with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation.

Sublime™

Skin Tightening and Contouring

Sublime skin tightening treatment uses combined bi-polar radiofrequency and light energy to heat the dermal tissue and trigger the body’s natural production of collagen. As the body generates fresh collagen, the skin starts to look smoother in the treatment area. Facial contours improve and the complexion looks more even. Sublime treatment is gentle and does not require any downtime. After your treatment, you can return to work and the rest of your normal activities immediately. We recommend a series of Sublime treatments for the best results.

Learn more about lasers

Learn more about how we can safely restore a youthful, healthy appearance to your skin with energy-based technology. Book your complimentary, personalized skin consultation today. Please contact our practice by calling (415) 773-0800.