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Reveal Your Best Skin Yet

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive treatment that uses a laser to remove the outer layers of damaged skin, revealing smoother, healthier-looking skin underneath. This procedure can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and sun damage and improve skin texture and tone. We use the Sciton JOULE platform, which delivers precise and controlled laser energy to the treatment area, resulting in minimal discomfort and downtime.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing Corrects:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Acne scars and other types of scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull, tired-looking skin
  • Stretch marks (in some cases)

The Science Behind Laser Skin Resurfacing

We offer ProFractional laser resurfacing in San Diego that uses a high-energy laser to precisely remove the outer layers of damaged skin. This stimulates the production of new collagen, a protein that helps maintain the skin’s structure and elasticity. As the new collagen forms, it smooths out wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections on the skin’s surface. Additionally, the heat from the laser energy can break up unwanted pigmentation, like age spots or sun damage, helping you achieve a smooth and radiant complexion.

Why We Use The Groundbreaking JOULE Platform

At South Coast MedSpa, we use the groundbreaking JOULE platform from Sciton for our laser skin resurfacing treatments. This platform stands out from other laser technologies because of its versatility and precision. With multiple laser modalities, the JOULE platform can be customized to each patient’s unique skin concerns and goals, allowing for targeted treatments and optimal results. Additionally, the JOULE platform offers advanced cooling technology that helps minimize discomfort during the treatment and reduces downtime afterward. Experience the JOULE platform of laser skin resurfacing in San Diego.

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Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing:

  • Smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Stimulates collagen production for firmer, more youthful-looking skin
  • Minimally invasive with little to no downtime
  • Customizable to each patient’s unique skin concerns and goals
  • Safe and effective with advanced laser technology
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Your Complete Laser Skin Resurfacing Experience

To prepare for your laser skin resurfacing in San Diego, you should avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before the procedure. You should also stop using retinoids and other exfoliating products a few days before the treatment. Make sure your skin is clean and free of any makeup or lotions on the day of your appointment.

During laser skin resurfacing, our expert medical professionals will begin by thoroughly cleaning your skin. We will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Using the Sciton JOULE platform, we will deliver precise laser energy to your skin. The session length will depend on the size and number of areas being treated.

Side Effects
After laser skin resurfacing, you may experience some redness, swelling, and minor discomfort. These side effects are normal and typically subside within a few days. You may also experience some peeling and flaking as your skin heals. Our medical professionals will provide you with aftercare instructions to minimize any side effects and ensure a smooth recovery.

After laser skin resurfacing, you can expect a few days of downtime and recovery. You may experience redness, swelling, and minor discomfort for the first few days. Your skin will also peel and flake as it heals. You should avoid direct sun exposure and use broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin during the healing process.

After laser skin resurfacing at South Coast MedSpa, you can expect to see results within a few days. Your skin will improve over the following weeks as new collagen is produced. Results can last for several years with proper skincare and sun protection.

The number of laser skin resurfacing treatments you need depends on your skin concerns and goals. Most patients achieve optimal results with one to three treatments spaced several weeks apart. Follow-up treatments of ProFractional laser resurfacing in San Diego may be recommended to maintain results and address new skin concerns as they occur.

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Tighten, Tone, and Revitalize Your Skin With Minimal Downtime!

Actual SCMS Patients

Abigail Zaldivar

Great customer service, very professional and responsive. I’ve gotten laser hair removal and laser scar removal treatments and had good results with both. Will continue using south coast MedSpa in the future.


I got my second laser treatment and I love the improvement in my scars I'm on the day 7th after the 2nd and I'm getting better, the service is great! Thank you!

Evelyn Smith

South Coast Med Spa is the place to go hands down!! If you have darker skin and deal with painful ingrown hairs, this is the place. I had the worst facial hair as a woman and was always tweezing, waxing or shaving. After 6 treatments my face has healed completely and is smooth as a ever. I don't have embarrasing bumps or scars left. This was also very affordable with in home financing and great staff!!

Bianca B.

My experience at South Coast MedSpa has been wonderful. They are extremely professional and friendly. Within a few sessions the difference was astonishing. The physician used multiple methods to make sure I was comfortable and not in pain. I would definitely recommend them...

Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

How much does skin resurfacing cost in San Diego?

The cost of laser skin resurfacing in San Diego can vary depending on factors like the type of laser used, the area being treated, the extent of the treatment, and the number of sessions needed. Please consult our aesthetic providers to discuss your goals and receive a personalized quote for your treatment.

How long do the results from skin resurfacing last?

The duration of results from skin resurfacing can vary from person to person. On average, the effects can last anywhere from 1 to 5 years. Maintenance treatments and proper skincare can help extend the longevity of the results, making them more sustainable over time.

How painful is skin resurfacing?

The level of discomfort during laser skin resurfacing varies. Typically, patients experience a mild to moderate burning or stinging sensation, which is managed with topical anesthesia or cooling devices. After the procedure, there may be some discomfort akin to a sunburn.

Does your face peel after laser skin resurfacing?

Yes, after laser skin resurfacing, peeling and flaking of the skin are common. This is a natural part of the healing process as the old, damaged skin is replaced with new, smoother skin. Proper post-treatment care and moisturization help alleviate discomfort and reduce peeling.

What is the best age for laser skin resurfacing?

Typically, laser skin resurfacing is recommended for people in their 30s to 50s who have concerns about wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, or uneven skin tone. However, you must consult our aesthetic providers to discuss your specific goals and determine your candidacy.

Why Choose South Coast MedSpa For Laser Skin Resurfacing?

South Coast MedSpa is the premier medical spa in San Diego, led by experts in the field of laser skin resurfacing. Our compassionate and friendly team has performed over 200,000 laser treatments, helping patients achieve their desired results. If you’re interested in laser skin resurfacing or our other treatments such as RF skin tightening, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your skin concerns and goals and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your best skin. Contact us to schedule your consultation for laser skin resurfacing in San Diego!

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