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Laser Facial Rejuvenation: Finding the Right Treatment for Your Skin Concerns

Laser Facial Rejuvenation: Finding the Right Treatment for Your Skin Concerns

You’re unique, and so is your skin. Each blemish, wrinkle or imperfection tells a story, but sometimes, you might wish to turn a new page. Laser treatments offer this opportunity, providing tailored solutions for multiple skin concerns. Just as you should carefully choose skincare products based on your needs, laser treatments require the same, if not more, consideration. 

These advanced procedures, which can tackle everything from pigmentation issues to visible veins, require expertise and precision. In this guide, you’ll discover how different lasers address specific skin issues and learn which treatment might be the right choice for you. The key to successful outcomes lies in the hands of experienced specialists like those at Senza Aesthetic Medicine, who can tailor these treatments to your unique skin profile.

Understanding Your Skin Concerns

When it comes to addressing your unique skin concerns, understanding the causes is just as important as understanding the available treatments. This section will explore various skin issues, each accompanied by a list of your laser treatment options. After that, as you continue reading the section below, you’ll find detailed explanations of each laser device and how it works. 


Acne – it’s not just a teenage dilemma. This persistent skin issue affects adults too. Acne develops when pores become clogged with oil, dirt or dead skin cells. This clogging is what leads to the formation of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a type of bacteria that commonly lives on the skin and also plays a role in the development of acne. It can proliferate in clogged hair follicles, leading to red, swollen and painful acne lesions.

Acne lasers target the underlying causes of acne, reducing oil production and destroying bacteria directly through thermal damage. 

Laser Treatment for Acne

  • AcneZap

Pigmentation Problems

Do sun spots, age spots, melasma or birthmarks color your complexion with unwanted tones? You’re not alone. These common pigmentation issues, known as hyperpigmentation, arise from various factors, including sun exposure and genetic predisposition. 

The key to addressing these is selecting the right laser treatment. Specific wavelengths target the brown pigment directly, efficiently breaking down these discolorations for a clearer, more uniform skin tone.

Laser Treatments for Hyperpigmentation

  • Fraxel Thulium
  • excel V 
  • MedLite

Enlarged Pores or Oily Skin

Enlarged pores and oily skin are often caused by increased sebum production from the sebaceous glands. Factors like hormonal changes, genetics and environmental conditions can contribute to this overproduction. Additionally, aging and sun damage can reduce skin elasticity, making pores appear larger.

If you’re struggling with enlarged pores or overactive oil glands, maintaining a matte, poreless complexion might feel like a never-ending battle. But fear not; laser technology can help. 

Laser Treatments for Enlarged Pores and Oily Skin

  • Fraxel 
  • AcneZap


Scars, whether from acne or another type of skin injury, can leave a lasting imprint. They form as part of the natural healing process when the skin repairs wounds. During healing, the body produces collagen fibers to mend the damage, resulting in a scar that often has a different texture and quality compared to the surrounding skin.

With fractional laser treatments, there’s hope for smoothing those scars. These lasers work by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. The result is a more even skin texture, with a visible reduction in scarring.

Laser Treatments for Scars

  • Fraxel

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

We understand how frustrating it can be to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your skin. These changes often result from the natural aging process, as our skin gradually loses its elasticity due to decreased collagen and elastin production. Factors like sun exposure, repeated facial expressions and lifestyle choices such as smoking can accelerate this process.

Laser resurfacing treatments are particularly effective here, delicately removing layers of skin to reveal a younger, more vibrant complexion beneath.

Laser Treatments for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Fraxel

Visible Veins

Visible veins, such as spider veins, develop due to weakened or damaged valves within the veins. When the valves don’t function properly, it leads to blood pooling and increased blood pressure in the veins, causing them to enlarge and become visible through the skin. Factors that contribute to the development of spider veins include genetics, aging, hormonal changes, prolonged standing or sitting, obesity and pregnancy. These veins are more prominent in areas where the veins are close to the skin’s surface, such as the face and legs.

Fortunately, these visible veins are no match for our advanced lasers. They target the blood vessels directly, causing them to collapse and gradually fade from view.

Laser Treatments for Visible Veins

  • excel V

Exploring Your Laser Treatment Options

Now that you have a better understanding of the skin issues that might be bothering you, let’s take a closer look at the laser treatments offered at our Redlands office and how they work to rejuvenate and restore your skin. 

AcneZap: Laser Acne Treatment With Photothermolysis

AcneZap is a proprietary approach to the AviClear acne treatment, which offers a revolutionary solution to acne. This FDA-cleared treatment targets blemishes at their source, using specific light wavelengths to fight bacteria and reduce oil production. As the light is absorbed by the sebum (oil) in your sebaceous glands, it heats the glands and effectively reduces their ability to overproduce oil (a process known as selective photothermolysis).

AcneZap is an efficient and effective way to reclaim your clear complexion with just three treatments, offering long-term results and no downtime. 

DEKA DOT: Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing (Ablative)

The DEKA DOT is a fractional ablative CO2 laser designed to effectively reach the deep layers of skin. It stands out for its ability to treat significant texture irregularities, such as pronounced wrinkles and deep acne scars, as well as pigmentation concerns. 

Fractional Ablative Technology

Utilizing fractional laser technology, the DEKA DOT targets only a fraction of the skin at a time, creating thousands of microscopic channels. This selective approach leaves the surrounding tissue intact, fostering quicker healing compared to treatments that address the entire skin area. As an ablative laser, the DEKA DOT works by removing the top skin layer (epidermis) and heating the underlying layer (dermis) of each targeted microchannel, stimulating a robust healing response that includes the production of new collagen and elastin.

The intensity of the DEKA DOT laser can be customized, allowing for treatments to be tailored to specific skin concerns and desired recovery periods. This laser strikes a balance between effective treatment results and manageable recovery time, significantly improving skin texture and appearance. However, due to its ablative nature, it typically requires more downtime than non-ablative laser options.

Fraxel: Fractional Laser Resurfacing (Non-Ablative) 

The Fraxel laser is your go-to for a gentler approach to laser skin resurfacing. It’s highly effective for a range of skin conditions, including textural concerns like fine lines and scarring as well as pigmentation problems like dark spots and melasma. 

Fractional Non-Ablative Technology

Like the DEKA DOT, Fraxel uses fractional technology to treat a fraction of the skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. It creates thousands of microscopic laser columns in the skin, each just a fraction of the diameter of a hair follicle. However, Fraxel is a non-ablative laser, meaning it works by heating the underlying skin without damaging the surface layer. This approach stimulates the body’s natural healing process to promote new collagen growth, leading to improved skin texture and tone with a shorter recovery time compared to ablative lasers.

Fraxel Thulium

This is a specific type of Fraxel treatment using a 1927 nm wavelength, known as the Fraxel Dual laser. It specifically targets superficial skin layers, making it effective for treating pigmentation, sun damage and superficial signs of aging. It is less intense compared to some other Fraxel treatments and is usually chosen for more superficial skin issues.

MedLite C6: Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser (Non-Ablative)

The MedLite laser is a versatile laser system known for its efficacy in treating a variety of dermatological conditions, including hyperpigmentation. This laser utilizes Q-Switched Nd:YAG technology, which means it emits high-energy light pulses in very short durations. These pulses are absorbed by pigmented lesions, effectively breaking down the excess pigment in the skin without harming the surrounding tissue. 

This targeted approach makes MedLite an effective treatment for various forms of hyperpigmentation, such as age spots, sun spots and other types of skin discoloration, leading to a more even skin tone with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Excel V: Dual-Wavelength Laser (Non-Ablative)

Excel V by Cutera is an advanced non-ablative laser system designed to treat vascular and pigmented lesions. This laser is the gold standard solution for redness, known for its efficacy in addressing spider veins, rosacea, age spots and acne scars.

Dual-Wavelength Technology: 532 and 1064 nm

The excel V laser operates using two different wavelengths: 532 nm and 1064 nm. This dual-wavelength system effectively targets and treats superficial and deeper veins and pigment concerns while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue and surface skin. The laser energy is absorbed by abnormal blood vessels or pigmented areas, causing them to heat up, collapse and be gradually and harmlessly absorbed by the body.

Does Senza Offer Other Types of Laser Treatments? 

Yes, in addition to lasers for skin rejuvenation, we offer laser treatments for removing unwanted hair and tattoos. 

  • SPLENDOR X Laser Hair Removal Device by Lumenis: This device specializes in treating unwanted hair for those with darker skin tones and larger treatment areas. It uses BLEND X technology, delivering synchronized Nd:YAG (1064nm) and Alexandrite (755nm) wavelengths, allowing customization for various skin tones​​​​​​.
  • Laser Devices for Tattoo Removal: Senza Aesthetic Medicine employs advanced laser technology for tattoo removal, including the PiQo4, Picosecond laser, MedLite C6 and Ruby laser. These lasers are effective in fading tattoos, requiring fewer sessions overall compared to older laser devices for tattoo removal​​​​.

Discover Your Best Skin Yet With Laser Treatments in Redlands

Laser treatments are a marvel of modern dermatology, offering tailored solutions to a range of skin concerns. As with any medical treatment, the expertise of your laser practitioner is crucial. Always choose a highly trained, experienced specialist for your laser treatments.

If any of these skin concerns resonate with you, don’t hesitate to reach out for a personalized consultation. Our team of specialists is ready to guide you to the best treatment for your unique skin needs, helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.

Call Senza Aesthetic Medicine in Redlands at 909-793-3563 to book your consultation today!