Laser Skin Resurfacing in San Diego, CA

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Laser skin resurfacing at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of light to exfoliate damaged skin cells one layer at a time. The treatment is great for addressing facial wrinkles and lines and for improving skin blemishes, including acne scars, pigmentation, spots, and other issues. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered an effective procedure for patients desiring clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on the needs of the skin type, the laser may be customized for the best results. There is little downtime associated with most laser skin resurfacing procedures. Any concerns or questions may be discussed with San Diego, CA, board-certified physician Dr. James D. Fontaine during the assessment and consultation.

Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent solution for almost anyone who desires an improvement in the look and feel of their skin without the need for invasive surgery. If you see skin damaged by the sun, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, pigmentation, or redness issues, this treatment may be needed to improve these cosmetic flaws. Also, laser skin resurfacing works effectively for patients who have rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems. This treatment is not suggested for anyone who has very dark skin or active acne. Additionally, it is important to understand that there is a recovery period associated with laser skin resurfacing. Some patients, depending on their skin condition, may require up to 2 – 3 weeks to fully heal. Dr. Fontaine will assess the quality of your skin to help determine which treatment is most suitable for you. Ideal candidates should be in good overall physical health and have realistic expectations to be considered for the procedure.

I don’t give out 5 stars that often and especially to doctors.Had my fair share theses last two years having just recovered from throat cancer. Anyway , I found Dr.Fontaine to be very down to earth and friendly  which gave me a lot of confidence in him. I visited the facility to get the health check for anti aging and living forever pills . After a full review of my blood test it was decided more tests were needed. I really did not expect to hear from him much after that as my prognosis was not what I expected.To the contrary he followed up with e-mails of advice, another tele conference to go through more test and we have a plan in place to fight the normal aging issues of cholesterol, body fat etc while I deal with the extra tests I needed.The simple fact is that the blood test that Dr. Fontaine performed on me were more detailed than the ones your primary care physician does. Theses test found a problem that I probably would not have found for years and maybe by then it would have been too late. In short , probably saved my life. Wow

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I cannot say enough amazing things about this place. Doctor Fontaine and the other amazing staff create the most welcoming, comfortable environment. They truly care about you and the results of their patients. Will forever recommend this place to anyone.

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I can’t thank Dr.Fontaine enough! Menopause is certainly a subject that is not talked about enough it changes lives and for some it destroys them. I was at a point in my life during menopause where I was ready to die, that’s how bad I felt, only six weeks later after Dr Fontaines program based on MY blood, MY hormones! Not a generalized version for every woman! 🤬WTF is that? I feel better than I have since 2017 which is when I began menopause. Why menopause is not talked about and not covered by insurance for this kind of treatment is beyond my comprehension but I am grateful for people like Dr. Fontaine and his staff! Life changer. If you are on the fence, do it!!!

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Okay so I have been doing Botox and fillers for years. I have never considered doing fillers for my under eyes as I was always nervous to. But naturally with age things have started to droop. Finally I decided to bite the bullet and go in for a consultation. I met nurse Sam and after a detailed consultation I felt enough confidence to jump forward with the treatment. Sam made the entire experience fun, comfortable and educational. Not to mention the results are EXCEPTIONAL. I was afraid of looking fake or overfilled which Sam ensured me that I would not and that I would only look refreshed. Everything she said from the start to finish of what I should expect was on point! Her skill level of technique was so advanced and she made the treatment easy. I couldn’t be happier with my results and my overall experience. Sam isn’t just a nurse, she becomes your friend who will make you look and feel your best. Can’t wait for her to treat me again.

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Dr. Fontaine has been amazing! I have seen several similar doctors in his field prior to seeing Dr. Fontaine, he is by far the best. I highly recommend Dr. Fontaine and his staff is also very professional and knowledgeable. Two Thumbs Up!!

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How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?

The cost of Erbium Pixel laser skin resurfacing varies from patient to patient and depends on the number of sessions involved and the degree of correction required to achieve the ideal results. Our team in San Diego, CA, will work closely with you to develop the ideal treatment plan for your needs and will discuss pricing details during your consultation.

What can laser skin resurfacing treat?

Skin resurfacing with our Erbium laser can treat a variety of skin symptoms: 
• Sun damage 
• Skin discoloration 
• Fine lines and wrinkles 
• Acne scars 
• Rough skin texture 
• Age spots 
• Blood vessels and capillaries 
• And more . . .

How should I prepare for my laser skin resurfacing treatment?

Before undergoing laser skin resurfacing, our team may suggest that you do not take certain medications or dietary supplements, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or vitamin E, which could increase bleeding and bruising. If you smoke, stopping for a couple of weeks beforehand can enhance the healing process. You will also need to stop all retinol or retinoid products for seven days prior to the procedure and may benefit from pre-procedure hydroquinone. If you have a history of cold sores, a prescription for an antiviral will be given.

How long is recovery after laser skin resurfacing?

Following Erbium pixel skin resurfacing, patients should expect 2 – 5 days of downtime. Depending on your schedule, the skin resurfacing procedure can be done once with more downtime or split into a series of 2 or 3 treatments with only 1 – 2 days of downtime following each procedure.

What if I am not a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Unlike lasers, radiofrequency treatments can be used on all skin types. Our Alma v-Shape pixel RF handpiece can also be used for facial skin rejuvenation. This procedure is also known as a MicroPlasma Peel. The focused radiofrequency energy creates a microscopic perforation on the surface of the skin, allowing energy to be delivered to the deepest layers of your skin and stimulating collagen remodeling. This technology leaves the skin surrounding the micro-wound intact, which promotes healing and a return to a more natural, youthful appearance.

Get Clearer, Healthier, and Younger-Looking Skin

Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine laser skin resurfacing sessions offer excellent results if you are looking to get a clearer, healthier, and younger-looking appearance. If you are thinking about a laser resurfacing treatment and want to learn more, along with information about other nonsurgical procedures at our San Diego, CA practice, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. James D. Fontaine.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.