Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fractional laser skin resurfacing will light the way to a younger you! The laser’s semi-ablative, fractionalized beam will sweep away old and dying skin cells at the surface. But, in their passing, the cells slough off and make way for a truly stunning resurgence in younger, smoother skin. The fractional laser does more than remove the obstacles to exciting new growth. Its beam actually supercharges the healing process. Even your old, worn scars will start to fade when your body’s natural powers of regeneration are unleashed. 

The young skin that appears after laser skin resurfacing is not a cosmetic trick or some other aesthetic illusion. It is your real skin looking more smooth and supple than it has in years. Laser skin resurfacing helps bring your best self to the surface and sets your young passions free to reclaim their place in the world. Dr. Joshua Korman will help curate your personal renaissance.   

Reach out to any of Dr. Korman’s San Francisco Bay Area offices to schedule your personal consultation. Contact us to set your appointment in Silicon Valley, California, so that the doctor can review your candidacy for the broad spectrum of benefits of fractional laser skin resurfacing. Call 408-831-6229 and begin an important conversation that can change your whole outlook.

So look out! We offer complimentary Virtual Consultations all interested parties. Recent advancements in seamless remote conferencing allow you to consult with Dr. Korman from the secure comforts of home.

About Light-Based Skin Therapy

About Light-Based Skin Therapy

Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a new way to refresh the surface of your skin on a microscopic level. Dr. Korman will target old and damaged skin cells and expose them to the relentless, fractionalized power of the laser beam. 

Frationalized means the beam’s creative destruction is not total. It will leave some skin cells undamaged and untouched. Our patients who have tried fractional resurfacing love its relatively short recovery time. People can barely contain the excitement in their positive reviews. They say their skin seems brighter and more alive after the treatment.[1]

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This is an amazing option for the eccentric citizens of Silicon Valley, some of whom are seeking to permanently defer the cumulative effects of aging. Some even dream of a day not far off when we will reverse our advancing years and perhaps even conquer death?  While certainly no “fountain of youth,” your revitalized, young skin will truly appear to have come from another time when your face had fewer fine lines and more of the sincere nonchalance of uncorrupted innocence. 

Laser resurfacing removes age spots, acne scars and deep wrinkles. Because it targets such fine areas, Dr. Korman can use intensive energy lasers that allow his patients to flaunt their rejuvenated skin almost immediately.

Safe Skin Rejuvenation

Safe Skin Rejuvenation

Laser resurfacing is a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment that restores raw vitality to your face, neck, chest and hands. The laser is a catalyst that awakens new energies in your skin.[2] Your reinvigorated cells are abuzz in the rosy-cheeked essence of life. Even old scars start to heal as if picking up where they left off many years ago. You are temporarily granted increased capacities for regeneration in the treatment area. Your signs of aging are simply undone by the relentless onslaught of constant renewal.  

Benefits of Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

  • Visibly reduces scars and wrinkles in as little as one treatment
  • Stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to produce new and vibrant cells 
  • Sweeps away old and damaged skin cells, including scar tissue 
  • Inspires collagen production to boost your supple skin 
  • Stronger settings can rejuvenate more resilient skin on the hands, neck and décolletage
  • Effective on darker skin tones
  • Fractional laser technology shortens downtime compared to ablative laser resurfacing 

Moreover, laser resurfacing with the Sciton ProFractional laser allows for incredible results with minimal downtime. Patients can typically return to work right away after treatment. The redness usually takes three days (or less) to fade. 

For this reason, patients sometimes choose to schedule their appointments on a Friday, giving them more time to recover from their treatment. They will emerge, reborn, from their dim bedrooms on Sunday morning. Having been purified by the semi-ablative beam of fractionalized laser skin resurfacing, they now appear resurrected and renewed as fresh-cut tulips on Easter. 

Qualified Candidates

Both men and women with visible flaws on the outermost layer of their skin may be good candidates for laser skin resurfacing. Common areas where the laser is applied include the face, neck, chest and hands. However, it can be used almost anywhere on the body.

skin rejuvenation candidates

Patients should be non-smokers, since smoking can affect the patient’s ability to heal. Laser resurfacing depends on the skin’s ability to heal following treatment. If the patient does smoke, then they will need to commit to quitting prior to the treatment and during the recovery time.

Laser skin resurfacing will tighten the skin to an extent, but isn’t generally for use on patients with more extensive sagging or drooping skin. These patients may want to consider a more comprehensive procedure, such as a facelift.

In order to determine whether or not one would be a good candidate for ProFractional laser resurfacing, contact our one of our offices today and schedule an appointment.

Your Private Consultation with Dr. Joshua Korman

Dr. Joshua Korman is an innovator in the plastic surgery space. He is s a celebrated healer and a trusted teacher who finds fulfillment in giving back. As a Stanford Professor, he guides young medical residents and aspiring plastic surgeons through the trials of initiation. Professor Korman beams with pride every time he sees a new class of students finally cross the threshold into the venerable fellowship of medical doctors, each bound by the ancient words they swore in the Hippocratic Oath. 

Contact Dr. Korman to set your appointment in California’s wondrous Silicon Valley.

You and the doctor must confer on your candidacy for fractional laser skin resurfacing. It is a transformative technology that employs rarified rays of pure light to restore youth to your skin. 

Dr. Korman’s trio of offices are situated throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to best meet your needs. You may contact any of them to get the conversation started

  • San Jose 
    • 408-831-6229
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea 
    • 831-656-9331 
  • Mountain View 
    • 650-254-1200
  • Virtual Consultations 
    • World Wide Web

Telemedicine for the Twenty-First Century 

We are excited to add Virtual Consultations to our contact options so that Dr. Korman’s wisdom will be more widely available. Whatever your reasoning, if you prefer to confer at a distance, the doctor is eager and able to accommodate your request. His high-tech communication tools empower his plastic surgery practice to extend its efficacy beyond mere physical boundaries. Happily, Dr. Korman reaches across remote distances to engage with interested patients throughout Nothern California and beyond! 


Once you complete a consultation, you will receive instructions regarding your preparation for laser skin resurfacing. You may be advised to maintain a specific series of skin treatments or to discontinue the use of certain medications. If you have any questions regarding your preparation for your laser treatment please do not hesitate to call Dr. Korman’s office.

laser skin rejuvenation procedure

Your fractional laser skin resurfacing will be administered under local anesthesia to maintain your comfort during the procedure. You will be given protective eyewear, and your skin will be cleansed. 

Next, based on the specific skin issues you discussed with Dr. Korman, the fractional laser is applied to ablate your damaged, discolored and aging tissue. The laser energy will also reach to the depth of the skin where the collagen production has diminished and expose the tissue to the temperature required to jumpstart the creation of new collagen, safely. The skin will become smoother and fuller, with minimal damage done to the surrounding tissue.  

Depending on the scale of work that the patient would like done, this treatment can take from between 30 minutes to one hour. 

Most patients only need one treatment to achieve their ideal transformation. If patients are unsatisfied with the results of their first laser resurfacing procedure after the two months of recovery, they can undergo a second resurfacing treatment and take their skin to its ideal, clear and radiant appearance. 

Laser Skin Treatment Aftercare

Laser skin resurfacing achieves impressive results because it is capable of penetrating deeper into the dermis. This not only results in long-lasting improvement of skin irregularities and discolorations, but it also achieves optimum rejuvenation of your collagen and deep skin health. 

Recovery time will depend on the depth of the patient’s laser treatment.

In the days following the treatment, patients’ skin will be pink or flushed. The sensation will feel similar to a sunburn. The treated skin will peel for roughly two weeks. The skin will continue to be flushed for up to three to six weeks, but most patients are able to safely cover their skin with makeup after one week of recovery.  

What Does Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Silicon Valley?

What Does Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost in Silicon Valley?

Everyone’s experience with a cosmetic procedure is completely unique. Dr. Korman understands. He is ready to listen and eager to help. Your personal consultation is an opportunity to ask the Stanford professor some probing questions. After he reviews your medical records and conducts a brief physical examination, Dr. Korman will provide you with an accurate cost estimate for laser skin resurfacing. 

Dr. Korman serves his profession by preparing the next generation of surgeons for life in the field. He serves his Silicon Valley community with revivifying laser energy to rejuvenate the face. Regardless of the context, Dr. Korman strives to bring fresh, new life to his every enterprise. 

You can’t put a price on that. 

Financing options are available for those who qualify. Watch our specials page for package deals.


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  2. Aslam, A., & Alster, T. S. (2014). Evolution of Laser Skin Resurfacing. Dermatologic Surgery, 40(11), 1163–1172. doi: 10.1097/01.dss.0000452648.22012.a0
  3. Metelitsa, A. I., & Alster, T. S. (2010). Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Complications: A Review. Dermatologic Surgery, 36(3), 299–306. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01434.x