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San Francisco Laser Skin Resurfacing

Years of sun exposure can leave your skin looking dull with fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots that just don’t seem to get better no matter what you try. Laser skin resurfacing treats the entire spectrum of sun damaged skin from a light touch up that will improve your skin’s natural texture to a deep total resurfacing that will leave you with a more youthful and brilliant glow.*

Dr. David Sieber has advanced training in the latest laser technologies and understands the unique improvements that each can deliver. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sieber will analyze your skin, and recommend a customized laser skin resurfacing treatment plan to best suit your individual needs.

Laser skin resurfacing can improve:*

  • Customizable treatments to precisely target skin damage
  • Improvement in the appearance of tone, texture, fine and coarse lines, and wrinkles
  • Reduces pore size and increase reflectivity and glow
  • Flexibility in treatment levels and downtime
  • Fine lines
  • Pigmentation
  • Tone & texture

Contour TRL can improve:

  • Fine lines
  • Deep wrinkles, including those around the lips and eyes
  • Deep sun damage
  • Poor skin texture

To find out more about laser skin resurfacing with Dr. David Sieber at Sieber Plastic Surgery, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.

Quick Facts

  • Length: 15-90 minutes
  • Anesthesia: Topical, local, or general
  • Inpt/Outpt: In office or outpatient
  • Side effects: redness, burning sensation, peeling
  • Recovery: 1-14 days depending on type and depth of treatment

Laser Skin Resurfacing Technique

Most laser skin resurfacing procedures can be performed in an office setting. However, if your skin requires deep resurfacing, Dr. Sieber may recommend that you do so under general anesthesia for improved comfort.

Preparing for Laser Skin Resurfacing

If BBL laser is to be done then you will want to refrain from any excessive sun exposure or sunless tanning products for at least 7-10 days prior to your procedure. If you are on a topical vitamin A product such as Retin-A, Tretinoin, or Tazorac, these need be stopped 7 days prior to your laser procedure.

Recovery from Laser Skin Resurfacing

For lighter procedures such as a Nanopeel, your skin will be red for about 24 hours. For a deep treatment such as a Microlaser peel, the degree of redness and peeling will depend on the depth of the treatment, but can range from 1-7 days. A deep resurfacing procedure will yield the greatest possible improvement in skin quality, but may require 7-14 days of downtime.*


Q: What will happen during the procedure?

A: The treatment area is cleaned and your eyes are protected with safety shields. Dr. Sieber then positions the laser over the skin while a computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam over the designated treatment areas. The procedure usually lasts 15 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

Q: Will it be uncomfortable?

A: The level of comfort varies from patient to patient depending largely on the depth of the treatment. For shallow treatments, the procedure is well tolerated with the use of a topical anesthetic. For deeper treatments, Dr. Sieber may administer a local anesthetic or perform the procedure under general anesthesia.

Q: How long will it take to recover?

A: Complete healing depends largely on the depth of the treatment. Healing times for shallow treatments are typically 2-4 days.* For deeper treatments, you should discuss realistic expectations for recovery with Dr. Sieber, but it will typically take 1-2 weeks for a complete recovery.* You may experience some degree of pinkness to your skin for up to 3-6 months after treatment.*

Q: What aftercare do I need?

A: You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure so you will need to do the following:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed
  • Always use some level of sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin
  • For at least 2 months post-laser treatment or series, use skin protection containing a high percentage of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. This acts as a physical barrier to the sun’s damaging rays. After this early healing period, wear a daily sunscreen with both UVA and UVB spectrum protection.
  • Give your skin protection from the sun using sunglasses, wide-brimmed sun hats, and cover-up clothing to protect shoulders and chest.
  • Adopt an effective daily anti-aging home skin care routine. Dr. Sieber or his staff can recommend which skin care products would best fit your needs.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.


I couldn’t be more pleased and excited about the refresh Dr. Sieber did on my face using a combination of botox and fillers. I had a baby a year ago and my face looked completely deflated. It felt to me that I looked like I had aged 5 years instantly by having a baby over 40. Dr. Sieber looked closely at my face and listened to my desires and fears in terms of the results I was seeking. I really liked that he took a conservative approach and followed up to check in and tweak things once the fillers and I had time to settle in.*

Dr. Sieber is a caring, friendly and talented doctor. I had two long consultations (free of charge) before scheduling my BBL (Brazilian butt lift). The staff and Dr. Sieber made me feel calm and relaxed the day of surgery. The results are amazing. Dr. Sieber understands a woman’s body and totally changed the shape of mine. I could not recommend him highly enough. I now go to him for my Botox and Juvederm.*

Dr. Sieber was fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he was patient with my questions and never made me feel pressured about making a decision. Once deciding that I was going to move forward with a breast augmentation, he made sure that I understood the process of the procedure and what I could expect post-surgery. I could not be happier with the results!*

Dr. Sieber is the best. I interviewed with numerous doctors. He pays close attention to detail. He called and checked on me and my results on a regular basis. My tummy procedure exceeded my expectation.*

Dr Sieber was very kind, knowledgeable and patient. He was able to answer all of my questions and put me completely at ease during the consultation as well as during the actual procedure. He made sure that I understood each part of the process which went a long way in alleviating my fears…after all, this is my face!*

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results. All images feature models except for before and after images.

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Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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