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Laser Treatment


A laser treatment might be just what you need! Residents of San Jose, Palo Alto, and the surrounding California communities have affordable access to achieving the look they have always wanted thanks to Mittelman Plastic Surgery in Los Altos. Led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Harry Mittelman, MD, Mittelman Plastic Surgery is proud to offer laser rejuvenation treatments to those patients desiring renewed, younger, and more radiant-looking skin.

At Mittelman Plastic Surgery, only the most advanced skin rejuvenation procedures are used. Designed to reduce fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, and signs of aging, these cutting-edge laser treatments are non-invasive and require no downtime. Achieving gorgeous skin has never been easier! Cosmetic laser enhancement procedures were designed to address a number of skin issues, including:

  • Tattoo removal
  • Minimization of acne scarring
  • Fading of age and liver spots
  • Correction of uneven skin tone and texture
  • Repair of past sun damage
  • Reduction in the signs of natural aging, including the appearance of skin creases, wrinkles, and fine lines

Dr. Mittelman will meet with you during a complimentary, one-on-one consultation to discuss your personal needs, skin concerns and cosmetic goals. At this initial meeting, Dr. Mittelman will evaluate all information gathered to help you decide if laser skin rejuvenation is the best treatment option for you.


A firmer, younger-looking appearance is made possible through the reconstruction of the natural proteins in a patient’s skin. This is accomplished with a high concentration of laser light exposure to the skin to resurface the top layer without harming any surrounding healthy tissue. The laser rejuvenation system used at Mittelman Plastic Surgery offers precise treatment to correct the areas of damage while stimulating the underlying healthier tissue to increase its production of collagen.

While some laser resurfacing procedures may require multiple treatment sessions in order to obtain the best results, the process is gentle enough that downtime is minimized, and in most cases, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities quickly. Any side effects experienced, such as swelling or redness at the treatment site, fades quickly, and any other discomfort associated with side effects or recovery can be relieved with the use of topical creams.




Facial lines and wrinkles most often develop near the mouth and eyes as a result of the natural aging process. The advanced laser treatments at Mittelman Plastic Surgery can be precisely controlled by Dr. Mittelman so that only the specific area of concern is targeted. Those patients with olive, brown, or black skin tones are at a greater risk of pigmentation changes, therefore, cosmetic skin resurfacing may not be the best option. Dr. Mittelman takes his time to assess each patient’s individual needs and goals to make a personalized recommendation for the best course of treatment.

It is important to remember that laser resurfacing treatments do not prevent the skin from continuing through the natural aging process nor provide prevention of future skin concerns. In addition, facial flaws cannot be eliminated completely, but rather, are minimized as much as possible. Many patients report improvements in their confidence and self-esteem as a result of their renewed appearance. In addition, further treatments may be needed in the future as the following natural, daily movements of the face cause new lines to form:

  • Chewing
  • Talking
  • Blinking
  • Squinting
  • Smiling

Dr. Mittelman suggests daily sunblock usage and following other skin protection methods in addition to undergoing maintenance treatments and following a daily skin care routine in order to maintain results of the laser resurfacing treatment. Before the decision is made to undergo laser resurfacing, you must consider your expectations and goals of the treatment, as well as your individual skin type and needs. Dr. Mittelman will work one-on-one with you to help determine the treatment which is right for you.


The cost of laser resurfacing treatment will vary, depending on the total number of treatment sessions needed to obtain optimal results and the extent of the area to be treated. Mittelman Plastic Surgery is proud to offer many flexible payment options including cash, check and credit card. Financing options are also available.


You should expect the new skin that is revealed as a result of the laser treatment to appear bright pink or red for a few weeks following your procedure. Dr. Mittelman may prescribe topical medications to help decrease the appearance of this side effect more quickly. Approximately two weeks post-treatment, you may apply makeup to the treatment area to gently conceal any temporary changes and side effects to the skin. For some patients undergoing this procedure, the pink color in the treatment area can remain for up to six months.

In a few cases, patients may develop sensitivity to certain cosmetics they used before undergoing the laser resurfacing treatment and must avoid these products or brands during the healing process.

The most important recommendation for post-treatment recovery is to protect the treated skin from sun exposure until the area has completely healed. Applying sunblock with a minimum SPF of 15 will help reduce the chance of suffering new sun damage to the skin and helps to maintain treatment results. It is also recommended that patients wear sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB filtered lenses every time they are outside in order to protect the skin around the eyes. Wide-brimmed hats are also recommended to help shade the face.


Final results may not be visible for several months, but after the redness of the skin fades, the skin will appear smoother and younger looking.

It is important to remember that the new skin that results from laser resurfacing is not immune to the effects of natural aging. The results of treatment can be realized long term with the correct aftercare and sun protection. Over time, a patient’s face will naturally begin to develop new expression lines caused by natural facial movements. This is unavoidable but can be minimized with further laser treatments.

By following the skin care regimen assigned to you by Dr. Mittelman as part of your post-treatment care, along with taking the necessary precautions with sunlight exposure, your new, rejuvenated appearance can be maintained for long-lasting results. Any future damage that may occur can be treated with further laser resurfacing sessions.

Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on laser treatments or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.

Read Our Reviews

“I have been going to Dr. Mittelman for various procedures since 1999. He is personable, easy to talk to and absolutely sane about what to do and when. I appreciate his calm advice as much as i do his surgical skills, which are_the best_ A special note about the staff – they are considerate and…”

Hank B.

“I had my upper eyelids done by Dr. Mittelman. I was expecting improvement, but I think the results are fabulous. Dr. Mittelman and I talked a lot about what I was hoping to get out of the surgery and what he thought was possible. I had some wrinkles and heavy “hooding” that made me look…”

Mary S.

“Over the years I have had different procedures done by Dr. Mittelman. I prefer to have the smaller surgeries as I go along the way, they are less invasive and provide more natural results. Dr. Mittelman has delivered excellence in professionalism each and every single time. H is an excellent plastic surgeon, more like a…”

Jaqueline D.

“Dr. Mittelman, the master of administering BOTOX with fabulous results! His staff is super friendly and their office is extremely diligent in providing a safe, sterile, and clean environment, particularly during these unprecedented times – COVID-19”

KM from Monte Sereno

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