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Laser skin resurfacing can treat poor texture and tone of aging skin in La Mesa, CA area patients

Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by Dr. Christopher Crosby

Even when we take care of our skin day in and day out, it is still exposed to the daily elements. Over time, the skin can become dull, discolored, and exhibit poor texture and tone. Some environmental concerns, including sun exposure, can also cause early aging skin. La Mesa, CA area patients who are considering ways to enhance their skin and combat the elements are encouraged to ask their doctor about laser skin resurfacing treatments at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Poor texture and tone of the skin can cause it to look dull, tired, and aged. Men and women interested in the rejuvenation of their facial skin can discuss with their doctor the advantages of laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing is a special anti-aging treatment that can be used by adult men and women to achieve better texture and tone. Laser skin resurfacing can also address a wide range of common skin concerns, including:

  • Acne blemishes
  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage / sunspots
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Dry/oily skin
  • Large pores
  • Skin laxity

Using laser light, the treatment penetrates deep into the skin of the face and helps in stimulating the skin’s natural process of collagen and elastin production to tighten the skin and give it a more youthful appearance. At the same time, the laser can treat the upper layer of the skin and allow for new skin cells to come forth. With both increased collagen and elastin and treatment of the superficial layer of skin, patients will experience a complete transformation in the appearance and health of their skin. Acne and Acne scarring are reduced, sun damage is improved, and the skin’s texture and tone are balanced and beautiful.


Who is a candidate for laser skin resurfacing?

Most adult patients who want to improve the appearance and health of their skin are invited to call Dr. Christopher Crosby of Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic to determine if treatment is right for their needs. A wide range of conditions can be treated with this one procedure, making it a versatile option for many reasons.

What types of laser light treatments are available at Dr. Christopher Crosby’s practice?

Laser resurfacing can be achieved with a wide range of treatment options at our practice. We offer a variety of devices that are used to address imperfect skin, including:

  • Active FX / Total FX
  • Aurora RF
  • Polaris WR
  • GentleMax Pro Rejuvenation System
  • Iriderm Laser
  • Vbeam Laser

Determining the one right for a patient is decided during a consultation visit. The doctor will evaluate the patient’s skin, speak to the patient about what they would like to achieve with treatment, and a recommendation will be made. All these treatments have their pros and cons, so selection should be made with a knowledgeable professional.

Is there downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing?

Is there downtime associated with laser skin resurfacing in La Mesa CA area

This depends on the type of laser treatment obtained and the level of treatment the patient chooses. More aggressive laser treatments can provide more dramatic results with fewer sessions, but also require patients to take time off work, school, and social activities to allow the skin to heal properly. However, less aggressive laser treatments may require a day or two of downtime before returning to regular activities. Patients should discuss the aftercare of the treatment they choose to understand better what is expected afterward.

Why choose Dr. Christopher Crosby?

Dr. Christopher Crosby is a dedicated professional who is certified by the American Board of dermatology. He is also one of the few Fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeons in the area of La Mesa, CA. He is joined by his team of professionals, including Drs. Paul Dean, Maki Christine Goskowicz, Shinko Lin and Helene Jolly. Combined, these providers bring decades of experience to the table and can assist patients with their medical and cosmetic dermatology needs under one roof. Choosing Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic for your laser skin resurfacing needs is the easiest decision our patients will make!

Schedule your visit today!

La Mesa, CA area patients interested in laser skin resurfacing treatments are invited to request an appointment with Dr. Christopher Crosby of Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center. Call [phone] and visit us in Suite 300 at 8860 Center Drive.


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