Laser Treatments

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Laser Treatments San Diego, CA

A laser skin treatment is an innovative procedure that can address a wide range of concerns, offering patients the opportunity to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Specialized procedures, including radiofrequency (RF), can also offer patients hair removal, vein removal, sweat reduction, and vaginal rejuvenation. At FACES+, under the skilled expertise of Dr. Steven R. Cohen, our laser and skin specialists offer a comprehensive selection of laser treatments to cater to your specific needs and desires.

We offer personalized consultations at our San Diego office. Get in contact with us at (858) 453-7224 to schedule your appointment and discover the transformative possibilities of laser skin treatments.

Fraxel Laser

The Fraxel Laser offers a wide range of benefits for those seeking skin rejuvenation and facial enhancement. This innovative laser treatment utilizes fractional laser resurfacing to address various cosmetic concerns. Before Fraxel, CO2 lasers were considered the “gold standard” in skin resurfacing. However, these ablative lasers required longer downtime. Fractional technology allows providers to achieve the same results as an ablative laser with reduced downtime. (1)

As a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure, the Fraxel Laser targets specific areas of the skin to improve texture, tone, and overall appearance. It is an effective anti-aging solution that can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, making your skin look more youthful and radiant.

There are 3 Fraxel lasers, each with a different specialization:

  • Fraxel DUAL: DUAL addresses pigmentation issues, increases epidermal cell turnover, and can treat skin in numerous areas of the body.
  • Fraxel re:store: The original Fraxel treatment, re:store improves the appearance of scars and wrinkles, sun spots, and actinic keratosis.
  • Fraxel re:pair: The re:pair treatment focuses on skin tightening and correcting the effects of more severe sun exposure. It can be seen as a pre-emptive measure before patients opt for a facelift.

Laser Genesis

Collagen is a protein that provides structural support to the skin, giving it firmness and elasticity. As we age, our natural collagen production decreases, leading to the formation of wrinkles and other signs of aging. In fact, there’s a 1% decrease in collagen for every unit area of the skin surface every year. (2) Laser Genesis is an effective, non-invasive treatment that utilizes a high-powered laser to gently heat the upper dermis of the skin without damaging the epidermis. This controlled heating stimulates collagen production, which is crucial for maintaining youthful and healthy-looking skin. 

During a Laser Genesis session, energy is delivered to the targeted areas of concern, penetrating deep into the skin without causing any harm to the surrounding tissues. The heat generated by the laser triggers a series of biological responses within the skin, promoting collagen remodeling and encouraging the growth of new cells. This process helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, while also improving skin texture and tone.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has become increasingly popular as a cosmetic treatment. Unwanted hair is a source of frustration and self-consciousness for many individuals. Traditional methods of hair removal such as shaving, waxing, or plucking are temporary and can often lead to skin irritation or ingrown hairs. Fortunately, advancements in laser technology have provided a safe and effective solution for permanent hair reduction – the Nd: YAG laser.

The Cutera Nd: YAG laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. This energy is converted into heat, effectively destroying the hair follicle without causing damage to the surrounding skin. The procedure is precise and customizable, allowing us to target hair follicles of various colors and sizes with great accuracy.

Laser Vein Removal

The Cutera vascular laser is an effective solution for those seeking non-invasive or minimally invasive options to address their vein concerns. Whether it’s the removal of unsightly spider veins or the treatment of larger varicose veins, FACES+ is well-equipped to provide advanced vein removal techniques using state-of-the-art laser technology.

Laser vein removal is an efficient procedure that can be completed in a relatively short amount of time. Dr. Cohen’s expertise ensures that the treatment is swift and precise, allowing you to return to your daily activities promptly.


Renuvion, formerly known as J-Plasma, is an innovative and advanced medical treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of energy to achieve remarkable results in skin tightening and body contouring. Usually performed as part of a liposuction procedure, Renuvion delivers a unique combination of helium gas and radiofrequency energy beneath the skin’s surface. This dual-action approach creates a controlled and precise release of plasma energy, which gently heats the subdermal tissue. As a result, it stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer, tighter skin and improved overall contour.

In addition to skin tightening, Renuvion also offers significant improvements in skin texture. The precise delivery of energy promotes cell turnover and stimulates the production of new, healthy skin cells. This leads to smoother, more radiant skin with a noticeable reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and other textural irregularities.

RF Treatments


Thermilift is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that utilizes advanced radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production almost anywhere in the body. This cutting-edge procedure has become increasingly popular in the field of plastic surgery as it offers patients a highly effective and minimally invasive solution for facial rejuvenation.

As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and firmness, resulting in the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermilift addresses these concerns by delivering controlled thermal energy deep into the layers of the skin, causing the existing collagen fibers to contract and stimulating the production of new collagen. This process leads to tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

What is a Marionette Thermilift?

The Marionette Thermilift is a cutting-edge non-surgical procedure that targets marionette lines and sagging skin in the face available only at FACES+! As an “in-between” treatment for facial aging, it offers patients an effective way to tighten and replenish skin as a preemptive alternative to a facelift or mini facelift.


Thermi250 is an advanced and innovative non-surgical procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. This cutting-edge treatment is known for its ability to address a wide range of concerns, including sagging skin, wrinkles, cellulite, and body contouring.

One of the key benefits of Thermi250 is that it is a quick and comfortable treatment. Unlike traditional surgical procedures, there are no incisions, anesthesia, or extended recovery periods involved. Patients can expect minimal discomfort during the procedure and can resume their daily activities immediately afterward. Additionally, Thermi 250 produces gradual and natural-looking results, allowing for a subtle transformation that enhances your natural beauty.


Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, causing embarrassment and discomfort. If you find yourself struggling with this condition, there is a solution that can provide long-lasting relief: ThermiDry treatment.

ThermiDry is an advanced and FDA-approved technique that effectively reduces excessive sweating by targeting the sweat glands underneath the skin. This minimally invasive procedure utilizes the power of radiofrequency energy to selectively heat and deactivate these sweat glands, leading to a significant reduction in sweat production.

Thermi RF

ThermiRF works by delivering radiofrequency waves through a small handheld device that gently heats the targeted areas of the skin. The precise temperature control ensures maximum comfort for the patient while effectively targeting problem areas. The heat energy penetrates deep into the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen fibers and tightening existing collagen strands, leading to improved skin texture and firmness.

Safe for all skin types, this minimally invasive procedure offers numerous benefits for those seeking aesthetic improvement. ThermiRF can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and improve the overall contour of the body. It is particularly effective in treating areas such as the face, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.


Vaginal rejuvenation is an increasingly sought-after procedure, and for good reason. As women age, they may experience a variety of changes in their vaginal area, including decreased collagen production, urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, and even diminished sexual satisfaction. These concerns can be further exacerbated by factors such as childbirth, menopause, and hormonal fluctuations.

ThermiVa offers a safe and effective solution to these issues without the need for surgery or downtime. This groundbreaking treatment harnesses the power of controlled radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen remodeling and tighten the vaginal tissues, resulting in improved tone and elasticity. By addressing both external and internal concerns, ThermiVa can provide comprehensive results, restoring confidence and enhancing overall well-being.


Laser Treatments San Diego, CA

Ultherapy is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that has become increasingly popular in the field of plastic surgery. It offers patients a wide range of benefits, from skin tightening and collagen stimulation to facial contouring and wrinkle reduction. 

This treatment can provide a non-surgical facelift, making it an attractive option for those who wish to avoid invasive procedures. By utilizing ultrasound energy, Ultherapy stimulates the production of collagen deep within the skin, resulting in a natural lifting and tightening effect. This stimulates the body’s natural regenerative processes, leading to a rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery or extensive downtime.

In addition to its remarkable lifting capabilities, Ultherapy is also highly effective in treating various other areas of concern. It can be used to tighten and firm the skin on the neck and décolletage, addressing common signs of aging such as sagging or wrinkling in these areas.

Cost of Laser Skin Treatments in San Diego

The cost of your treatment will be determined after your personal consultation at our La Jolla office. To book your appointment to discuss a procedure you are interested in at FACES+, call (858) 453-7224 or schedule using our simple online form.

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