Fall Skin Treatments at Our Laser Center

Now that summer is over, it’s time to focus on fall activities and the fast-approaching holiday season. You probably aren’t thinking about getting ready for next summer, or even what kind of toll the hours in the sun during the past few months have taken on your skin. At Umansky Plastic Surgery, we’ve got you covered. Whether you need to treat sun damage from this summer, or get your legs ready for next summer, we have the treatments you need.

Laser technology for skin care has expanded to include treatments for nearly everything from facial skin resurfacing to tattoo removal. At Umansky Plastic Surgery, we have three lasers available that can address just about any skin concern or need with minimal downtime and beautiful results.

Fractional CO2 Laser

The fractional CO2 laser is ablative, meaning that it completely removes the outer layers of skin, revealing new tissue underneath. Not only does it get rid of dead, dull surface skin cells, but it stimulates collagen production in your body, resulting in smoother, tighter skin. This treatment requires some downtime – about five to ten days – but you will see noticeable results after just one treatment. The fractional CO2 laser is a great choice for treating:

  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage
  • Shallow scars (due to acne or chicken pox)

Icon Laser

The Icon laser is non-ablative, meaning it uses heat energy to provide a non-invasive option for skin resurfacing. It is suitable for virtually any skin type or color, and requires no downtime. For optimal results, Dr. Umansky typically recommends three treatments spaced about six weeks apart. The Icon laser is extremely versatile and can be used for:

  • Treating fine lines, rough skin texture, age spots and sun damage
  • Hair removal from the face, legs, bikini line, underarms, back, and chest
  • Reduction of visible scarring or stretch marks
  • Treatment of spider veins


PicoSure is a laser treatment that uses a different kind of energy to get rid of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, as well as remove tattoos. It uses fast bursts of energy focused on the treatment area that shatters the unwanted pigment or tattoo ink. There is no heat, and no damage to surrounding tissue. Once the pigment is destroyed, it is safely and naturally absorbed into the body, resulting in a more even tone and color on your face. Because the treatment affects melanin, which is what gives skin its pigment, PicoSure is not recommended for everyone. The number of treatment sessions you may need will depend on the skin issue you are addressing, but once complete, your results are long-lasting. There is no recovery time needed after your treatment, and in as little as ten minutes, you can be on your way to rejuvenated skin.

If you are looking to treat yourself after a summer of activity and fun in the sun, Umansky Plastic Surgery has the laser treatments to get you ready for fall and beyond. Call us today at 858-281-4560 to schedule a consultation, and experience the power of lasers to give you beautiful, more youthful skin.