Laser Treatments

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Environmental damage is a primary cause of age-related skin conditions, such as wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and rough skin texture. In Palm Springs and Palm Desert, laser skin resurfacing is chosen to visibly erase the unwanted effects of environmental exposure and sun damage, as well as for the treatment of conditions such as acne and facial veins. With each successive treatment, your skin will look healthier, younger, and more radiant.

Our laser nurse specialists and estheticians are highly trained in the correct use of laser technology and will properly assess your skin type in order to recommend the most effective treatment. Request a complimentary consultation online or call 760-837-0364 to discuss your options for laser skin resurfacing near Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Riverside.

Our Approach

At Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we take pride in our work and strive for continuous medical education. Our healthcare professionals remain up-to-date with the newest technological advancements in order to provide the highest level of service to our clients. Our proven leadership in laser technology continues with over 15 lasers to treat virtually any skin condition. Whether you are concerned with improving the look of sun spots, acne, wrinkles, or skin quality in general, our talented team can provide the appropriate laser treatment to revitalize your appearance.

To view real results from some our laser treatments, visit our photo gallery.

Your Choices

What options are available?

We offer more than 15 different types of laser options. Two of the most popular include Levulan Blu-U® treatments and the Sciton® erbium laser.


What can lasers treat?

With the variety of lasers available at Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we can treat virtually any concern. Some common conditions we see in our office include:

  • Brown spots
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Facial veins
  • Acne

How do I know which laser treatment to choose?

During your consultation, you will receive a thorough skin examination in order to assess your skin type. Our full-time laser nurse specialist will then recommend the proper treatment to ensure the best possible result.


What other skin resurfacing options are available?

Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers several options for improved skin care, including particle-free microdermabrasion, peels, oxygen therapy, and dermaplaning. We also feature pharmaceutical-grade skin care and cosmetic products to optimize your daily skin care routine.

About Our Doctors

Plastic surgeons Dr. Mo Zakhireh and Dr. Clark Taylor balance art and science using innovative procedures with skillful execution. Under their experienced direction, you can become the best version of yourself.

Dr. Taylor Dr. Mo Zakhireh Request your consultation View Before and After Photos


What to Expect

Your individual session will depend on the laser treatment chosen for your needs. Typically, the skin is cleansed and a topical anesthetic ointment may be applied for additional comfort. Local anesthesia is not generally needed for laser procedures for most patients, but is available. A nurse specialist directs the laser beam at the treatment area and emitted heat energy then vaporizes the surface layers of the skin. One session may take anywhere between 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the procedure.

After treatment you may be provided with sterile bandages and pain medication. The recovery time will vary from a few days to 2 weeks. Most patients describe the after-effects as similar to a sunburn. You will be asked to avoid sun exposure and apply a healing ointment such as Vaseline daily. Your skin will begin to peel after a few days and will reveal healthy, new skin below within a couple of weeks.

Enhancing Your Look

The results of laser skin resurfacing can be maintained using proper skin care. Many patients also choose to have BOTOX® or dermal filler injections to correct the look of deeper facial creases.

For additional videos on specific procedures and the practice, please visit our Video page.

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