Skin Resurfacing


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Modern technology provides a variety of successful resurfacing treatments for improving conditions of the skin to include acne, aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, scars, or poor nutrition.  Resurfacing treatments are safe and efficient, requiring little downtime to provide effective results.


PICO GENESIS™ –  A New Era in Skin Revitalization

PICO Genesis™ is a non-thermal way to skin revitalization by combining dual wavelengths with ultra-short pulses to safely achieve dramatic skin improvement in much fewer treatments.  This intense, photomechanical disruption works to shatter the target without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue.   The lack of thermal damage makes this safer in patients prone to melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.  Benign pigmented lesions are shattered to produce overall skin brightening.  And by inducing laser induced shockwave for dermal disruption and remodeling, collagen production is stimulated for overall skin revitalization.  We recommend 2-3 treatments for overall skin improvement and then maintenance every 6-12 months.


Cutera’s Laser Genesis™ stimulates the skin’s natural processes to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage to promote a vibrant, healthy looking complexion.  It employs thousands of pulses of Nd:YAG laser light energy to stimulate new collagen formation to improve pore size, skin texture, redness, and brown discoloration.

Laser Genesis™ is an ideal treatment for the face and neck, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of aging, sun damage or scarring.  Four to six treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time.  Laser Genesis can fit into your busy schedule and is considered the perfect lunchtime procedure.

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The latest advance in skin tightening for the face and neck combines the gentle nature of microneedling with the deep skin tightening of radiofrequency energy.  Fractora™ delivers targeted bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to various selectable depths in the skin.  Fractora™ meets and exceeds the results of fractional CO2 without the associated downtime, prolonged redness, and pigmentation drawbacks.  Fractora™ achieves full-scale treatment depths with customizable fractional energy to improve superficial skin tone problems (photodamage) to deep textural concerns (wrinkles and tightening).

After the application of topical anesthetic cream, there is a slight pressure sensation as the needles are inserted.  After treatment, the areas may be red and swollen for one to two days.  Makeup can be applied after twenty-four hours and patients can return to regular activities immediately.  Patients may see improvements in skin tone and texture within a week or two of treatment, however the most impressive results are progressively seen several weeks to months after the treatment as new collagen continues to build.  Over time, the skin looks tighter, smoother, more even, and radiant.  Radiofrequency microneedling treatments can be used to improve sun damaged skin on the face and neck, skin laxity, acne scars, and stretch marks.

With less downtime, reduced discomfort, and fewer treatments, Fractora can improve:

  • Sagging skin along the jawline
  • Acne scars or pockmarks on the cheeks or forehead
  • Fine lines or laxity in the neck

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Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Centralia, Shelton, Federal Way & surrounding areas in Washington.

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