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Laser services for wrinkles and aging skin

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, we use Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant laser technology to smooth wrinkles and tighten and rejuvenate skin, without general anesthesia or extensive downtime.

Fraxel laser for wrinkles and aging skin


Considered to be the original fractional laser, Fraxel is a non-invasive laser therapy to address signs of aging, such as deep lines and wrinkles. Fraxel’s advanced fractionated CO2 laser is one of the most effective skin rejuvenating procedures available in cosmetic dermatology. Fraxel-customized treatments work below the skin’s surface to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production, rejuvenating skin cells below the surface to help smooth creases and pockets that cause wrinkles. Fraxel’s precise technology is able to treat a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving surrounding areas untouched. Results are immediate and progressive over time. Smooth, more radiant skin is immediately noticeable. After a period of months, skin rebuilds natural collagen, filling deep pockets and scars, and promoting even, radiant tone. Most patients see results in one to five treatments, each lasting 15 to 45 minutes.


Learn more about this procedure:

Access our Patient Consent Form and learn about expected side effects of Fraxel laser treatment.

Learn more about Fractional laser technology.

Treatment of early signs of aging

Clear + Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle, non-invasive fractional laser technology to treat early signs of aging including sun damage and superficial wrinkles. This gentle, infrared fractionated laser targets millions of microscopic treatment zones in the upper layers of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue. With minimal downtime, Clear + Brilliant improves tone and texture, reduces the appearance of pores, and leaves skin firm, radiant and smooth. This is an ideal way to address and help prevent early signs of aging without more aggressive laser resurfacing treatments.

Results can be seen immediately and over time, with a series of 1-5 treatments usually recommended. Treatments take approximately 20 minutes.

Clear + Brilliant

Access our Patient Consent Form to learn about expected side effects.

Cutera Laser Genesis


With quick treatment and no down time, Cutera Laser Genesis is an ideal and gentle treatment for the face and neck, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of aging and sun damage. Cutera Genesis promotes a vibrant, healthy looking complexion by delivering micro-pulses of laser energy, activating collagen production to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, unwanted brown spots and facial redness.


What to expect

Treatment lasts approximately 20 minutes and does not require an anesthetic. During treatment, you may experience some gentle warmth as well as tingling as the laser moves across your skin. After treatment, you may notice a slight redness which will resolve within a few hours. Apply sunscreen and makeup, and return to your normal daily activities immediately.

Results are subtle at first, and increase with time as collagen levels promote new, smooth skin. A series of four to six treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance may be recommended.

Access pre and post-treatment guidelines to learn more.

Your physician may recommend cosmetic fillers and neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport in conjunction with laser treatment to enhance rejuvenation. Learn more about these cosmetic treatments.





Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


Billing office
Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456