Palomar Laser Treatments

As our skin ages or experiences environmental damage, our complexion can lose the firmness and healthy glow that’s characteristic of youthful skin. Kaufman Plastic Surgery offers advanced laser skin care treatments for men and women interested in a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation method that can restore collagen to the skin, improve skin laxity and correct uneven pigmentation.

Please call us at 916-983-9895 to schedule an appointment and visit our Folsom, CA plastic surgery office in person.

Why Choose Us

  • Kaufman Plastic Surgery is a well-known cosmetic surgery practice in the Sacramento community, and we’ve been helping men and women like you meet their facial rejuvenation goals for nearly a decade.
  • Keeping an eye on the latest cosmetic innovations and options is a priority for us. That’s why we offer not only laser treatments for the face, but also a full range of med spa services to help you look and feel your best.
  • We perform a high volume of laser treatments each year, so you can feel comfortable trusting us with your facial rejuvenation needs.

What to Expect

At Kaufman Plastic Surgery, we use the StarLux® 500 Laser from Palomar Medical Technologies for all of our facial rejuvenation procedures. This laser technology allows us to offer the Tri-lux™ process for skin rejuvenation:

  • Photo-Rejuvenation for hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions
  • Skin Resurfacing for fine lines, skin tone and texture
  • Skin Tightening for skin laxity


The Palomar photo-rejuvenation process improves hyperpigmentation in sun-damaged areas of the face, neck, chest, shoulders and back. It can also address rosacea, spider veins and individual blood vessels that can be red, blue or purple in color.

The special hand piece can be used on most areas of the face and body except directly around the eyes. Through the use of a special hand piece that emits pulses of light into the skin, lesions and spots in the skin should gradually fade after absorbing light from the laser.

This photo-rejuvenation process provides safe, comfortable and effective photo facials with little to no downtime. Our quick appointment times allow you to return to your normal schedule immediately after your treatment. Patients typically see the best results after a series of treatments.

Skin Resurfacing and Tightening

Some skin resurfacing devices, such as CO2 lasers, use an ablative method to remove the epidermis and some of the dermis. While ablative laser resurfacing can lead to good results, it involves a higher risk of infection and longer downtime, as well as redness and rawness of the skin following treatment.

We use a fractional, non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment that uses light pulses confined to narrow columns to penetrate the skin in small sections, surrounded by areas of unaffected skin. This fractional method promotes faster healing and quicker results.

Special Laser Treatment Packages

While all of our laser treatments are available individually, we also offer laser treatment packages to encourage the best possible results. Our laser packages are a strategic combination of photo-rejuvenation, skin resurfacing and skin tightening treatments along with skincare products plus enhancing treatments such as dermal fillers. Combining these treatments can further improve your appearance and reduce signs of aging.

Our packages offer exceptional value and require a total of 3 to 12 months to complete.

Tri-lux Package I

  • 6 facial laser treatments customized to your needs
  • 1 facial
  • Post procedure cream (1-tube)
  • 1 sunscreen product

Platinum Tri-lux Package II

  • Skincare consultation
  • 6 facial laser treatments customized to your needs
  • 2 Dysport treatments (120 units)
  • 1 Restylane® or Perlane® treatment (1 cc syringe)
  • 2 facials
  • microdermabrasion treatments
  • Post procedure cream (1-tube)
  • 1 sunscreen product

Tri-lux programs must be completed within 1 year of the first treatment. Financing is available on approved credit. Packages are non-transferable, and are not valid with any other specials.

Recovery & Results

Your exact recovery and results will vary depending on the best approach needed for your skin enhancing treatment.

After photo-rejuvenation treatments, you may experience a mild sunburn-like sensation, which may be accompanied by minor swelling. This should subside within 2 to 24 hours and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs. Sunspots should darken after treatment and then naturally shed from the skin within 1 to 2 weeks. Hyperpigmentation should subside within a week following treatments, and spider veins may disappear completely after treatment, or they may appear darker before they fully or partially fade within 10 to 14 days.

After non-ablative skin resurfacing, you may experience redness, warmth, swelling or tightness in the treated area, which should fade within a few hours after treatment. The skin usually has a pinkish tone for 1 to 2 days, with the possibility of lasting up to one week. Most patients do not require downtime for skin resurfacing treatments, and can achieve the best results after a series of sessions spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart.

Please call us at 916-983-9895 to schedule an appointment or request a consultation online.