Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology

Treating skin conditions using the most effective methods

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Treating skin conditions using the most effective methods

The cosmetic and laser dermatology team at Scripps is ready to address the complete range of skin-related concerns, from straightforward to complex. Whether patients desire an enhanced appearance for personal reasons or hope to correct skin problems, we offer effective skin laser treatment methods and comprehensive patient support.

We also have expertise in diagnosing and treating a variety of medical skin conditions, such as skin cancer, vitiligo, psoriasis and eczema.

Skin conditions treated with laser therapy

  • Skin tightening
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Hair removal
  • Treatment of acne, surgical scar tissue, vascular malformations and brown or red spots
  • Tattoo removal
  • Scar revision
  • Spider vein treatment
  • Armpit sweat reduction

State-of-the-art laser technology

Scripps Clinic is well-known for using the most advanced treatments to meet each patient’s specific need and uses a variety of the latest FDA-approved lasers, including:

UltraPulse ActiveFX fractional laser

With minimal down time, this laser reduces wrinkles and fine lines, improves skin tone and stimulates collagen production.

Fraxel laser

This technology provides smoother, healthier looking skin with improved tone and texture; improved acne or surgical scars; and reduced age spots, sun spots, brown spots, melasma and wrinkles around the eyes.

Pearl laser

This is the newest skin rejuvenation system for brown spots and wrinkles.


This versatile intense pulsed light (IPL) laser is capable of fractional resurfacing, reduction of pigmented and vascular lesions and hair reduction.

Excel V

This high-powered green laser is capable of treating a variety of vascular and benign pigmented skin conditions.


This new device helps with neck and arm skin tightening.

Cutera Prowave and YAG laser

Both of these advanced lasers provide skin tightening, hair removal and removal of vascular lesions.


This extremely versatile laser with Q-switched and long-pulse green capabilities provides treatment of vascular or pigmented lesions and tattoo removal.


This blue and red light source device is capable of supporting photodynamic therapy for light-based acne treatment and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer.


This venerable CO2 laser provides a broad range of resurfacing applications.


This venerable CO2 laser provides a broad range of resurfacing applications.


This technology provides reliable removal of port wine stains and other vascular lesions and also reduces redness associated with scars.

Fractora FIRM

This is the latest technology in skin rejuvenation, delivering benefits to combat the most common symptoms of aging skin, such as deep wrinkles, irregular pigmentation and loss of elasticity.

LightSheer and GentleMax

These dedicated hair removal devices are capable of treating a broad range of hair and skin types for fast, effective results.


This is the only non-invasive medical device cleared by the FDA to dramatically reduce underarm sweating and provide lasting results with minimal downtime.

DermaSweep MD System

This non-invasive system provides state-of-the-art exfoliation and skin resurfacing.


This innovative treatment uses thermal energy to stimulate collagen production, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improves sagging skin, and treats acne scarring and other scars.

Before and after laser treatment

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Before and after broken vessel laser removal

Results after 2 laser treatments

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Before and after brown spots laser removal

Results after 2 laser treatments

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Before and after tattoo laser removal

Results after 4 laser treatments

Other cosmetic procedures

  • Hair restoration and transplantation
  • Tumescent liposculpture
  • Botox
  • Fillers to diminish wrinkles and scars and to increase facial volume
  • Chemical peels for facial rejuvenation and discoloration
  • Sclerotherapy spider vein treatment
  • Micro-needling with Eclipse MicroPen Elite
  • Nonsurgical facelift using Kybella
  • Facial contouring using Silhouette InstaLift

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