When Should I Start Facial Laser Treatments? AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

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Facial Laser treatments are designed to induce the body’s natural healing processes, stimulating collagen production to remodel surface skin and strengthen its underlying structure. With highly developed safety protocols and proven long-lasting results, lasers offer a myriad of benefits for men and women of all skin types and conditions.

Given the customizability of laser skin treatments, from your 20s on, there is a laser for you that can reveal your healthiest and most radiant complexion at every age and stage of life. The best time to start laser treatments? There’s no time like the present. Discover some of the amazing results you can enjoy from a laser procedure at any age:


Your skin is integral to your appearance – it is never too early to treat it right. To maximize your enjoyment of your skin in its prime, laser treatments like an IPL FotoFacial or Laser Genesis can help you address tone and texture concerns, for a smooth and radiant complexion. They can address the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that teenage acne left behind, shrink the appearance of large pores, and even reduce the redness associated with skin conditions like rosacea, with little to no downtime required.

Beyond these instant benefits, undergoing laser treatments in your 20s will strengthen the dermal structure, staving off the aging process for a longer period. The great habits you pick up to protect your skin after a laser procedure, like applying sunscreen and a hydrating moisturizer daily, will also protect and nourish your face to ensure its beauty and vitality in the future. With no interruptions to your daily routine, a laser treatment at this age can help you achieve an enviable glow while also laying a good foundation for wrinkle prevention.


Your skin can change dramatically in your 30s, as collagen and elastin production slow down, and cellular turnover gets more sluggish. Many patients notice the effects of sun damage emerging, while others may see their skin starting to lose its glow. A laser treatment that’s scientifically proven to kickstart new collagen production like Laser Genesis can help smooth away any fine lines that have formed, while PicoSure skin rejuvenation can gently target and break down sun damaged skin without harming surrounding tissue.

At this age, in just a few sessions the right laser procedure can smooth away imperfections, and also restore the vitality that starts to diminish in your 30s. The result is a rejuvenated skin tone and a clearer, brighter complexion.


Collagen and elastin production dips even more significantly in your 40s. Signs of aging can range from fine lines, lax skin and enlarged pores, to more severe sun damage, melasma or rosacea. Aging also takes its toll not just on the face, but on your neck, décolleté and the back of the hands too. Fortunately, there are various laser treatments available to target different conditions and address the symptoms of aging on various parts of the body. Undergoing laser treatments in your 40s can also help to tighten loose skin and revitalize facial contours.

At this age, a SmartSkin CO2 laser can address the cumulative effects of sun export and regenerate lost supporting structures in the deeper layers of the skin. Whether you opt for one deep treatment or a series of lighter sessions for less downtime, with proper sun protection and a good skin care regime, the results of this treatment can last for years.


Many women and men in their 50s are after fuller skin resurfacing treatments that can provide a lift to their features without the need for surgery. Women going through menopause may also notice more pigmentary irregularities beginning to form on the skin. For patients in their 50s, a deeper laser procedure that can address a variety of skin concerns including wrinkles, discoloration, and skin laxity would be recommended. The aim of laser treatments at this age is to address the face holistically. This includes destroying damaged tissue in a targeted manner and restoring radiance by encouraging the body to restart collagen production.

Entering your 50s is an ideal time to rediscover your youth with laser treatments. Fraxel lasers produce numerous deep microchannels in the skin, intensively treating the area to remove unwanted pigment and induce skin tightening. Fresh new epidermal skin develops within 24 hours after each treatment, for a healthier and lifted complexion with little to no social downtime.

60s and beyond

Beautiful skin is for all ages. Laser procedures in your 60s are not only about rejuvenating and tightening your skin but also restoring faith in your beauty; it’s about creating a complexion that reflects your true spirit and attitude towards life. While laser treatments on their own cannot completely address volume loss or zap away deep wrinkles, they can be a great complement to other procedures by revitalizing the quality of your skin from within.

For people would like a “lift” without the need for anesthesia, surgery, or lengthy downtime, we recommend the Titan Laser to improve skin laxity. Beyond the face, neck and chest, patients with loose skin on their upper arms and abdomen can also benefit. Because light energy is delivered only to tissue in the deeper layers of the skin, it is also suitable for patients of all skin types.

Contact Dermacare To Book Your Complimentary Consultation

At Dermacare, we strive to reveal the natural beauty within all our patients. Led by the aesthetic vision and expertise of Dr. Jeff Birchall, we offer women and men of all ages a range of laser treatment options, personalizing each one to the needs and aesthetic goals of each patient. As the superior option for skin rejuvenation, laser procedures are a safe, effective and minimally invasive way to achieve healthy skin.

At Dermacare, we believe that feeling confident and beautiful is integral to every stage of life. From mild, no-downtime lasers to more aggressive ablative techniques, there is an option available for patients of all ages and skin types. To learn more about our laser procedures, contact us today at Dermacare in Rancho Bernando at (858) 943-2443 or contact our clinic in Carlsbad at (760) 472-5088. Begin your journey to beautiful skin with Dermacare.