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Wednesday : 2pm - 6 pm

Thursday : 2pm - 6 pm

Friday : 2pm - 6 pm

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Laser and Light Treatments


The centerpiece of the GentleWaves® system of skin rejuvenation is the LED Photomodulation® device. This machine uses over 2,000 low-powered light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and skin that has been prematurely aged by the sun. Unlike other laser and pulsed light skin treatments, GentleWaves® does not use heat to accomplish its rejuvenation, so there is no burning, reddening, or peeling involved. The procedure is quick and utterly painless.

GentleWaves® is a fully-integrated skin enhancement


Dr. Heimer is proud to offer Portrait®, a revolutionary, non-invasive procedure to smoothen wrinkles and enhance both skin tone and texture. Unlike other treatments that rejuvenate at the skin’s surface, Portrait® initiates regeneration in the skin’s underlying layers. Results are noticeable shortly after treatment and continue to improve over time.

Portrait® technology works by directing plasma energy to the treatment area without directly contacting the skin. Therefore, the outer layers of skin are preserved and serve as a protective covering until the new skin regenerates. This process stimulates an increase in collagen growth, which tightens and smoothes the skin for a more youthful appearance.

Portrait® has been clinically tested and proven safe and effective. Treatment typically takes about an hour and is performed under local anesthesia. There are two different options availabe: a low energy option which is done three to four times and has about 5 days of down time. The second option is a higher energy setting which is done once and needs seven to ten day of down time.

The Rhytec Portrait is far superior to other resurfacing procedures. The Fraxel does not produce as much of a tightening effect. Thermage is a much longer treatment protocol and it does not address skin

“Thanks for recommending the Portrait PSR laser treatment. The results are more dramatic than any other treatment I have had previously. My skin is tighter, smoother and I have less fine wrinkles.”           J.C. Grasela, San Diego


ReFirme is a FDA cleared non-invasive Skin Tightening procedure* featuring the revolutionary elōs™ technology that enables you to comfortably achieve a more youthful, toned and lifted appearance without enduring downtime.

What Does Refirme Treat?

ReFirme is a complete anti-aging solution for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including:

  • jowl and neck laxity,
  • sagginess under the eyes,
  • saggy brow lines, and
  • nasolabial folds

Unlike conventional laser skin tightening treatments that are time and treatment intensive, and often too painful for many patients; ReFirme offers virtually painless and fast treatment for sagging and wrinkled skin.

Is Refirme Safe?

ReFirme is a safe and effective industry-leading medical aesthetic technology with a great safety profile.  No drugs are used and only minimal downtime after treatment.

Getting Refirme Treatment

The Refirme treatment regimen consists of a set schedule described below:

  • 3-5 total treatments spaced approximately 3-4 weeks apart (Dr. Heimer will determine the best frequency for you)
  • Supporting and maintenance treatment – approximately every 6 months

At the end of the treatment regimen: Fine wrinkles are reduced, noticeable lifting can be observed on sagging skin and the texture of your skin becomes smoother, more luminous and toned.

Skin Rejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a highly effective way to give sun-damaged skin a more youthful appearance, reducing the appearance of age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigmentation, and blotchy redness in the skin. The popularity of IPL is on the rise, because it is effective, quick, and requires no down time – you can get back to your life immediately after treatment!

An IPL treatment basically consists of broad-spectrum light, which your doctor carefully directs at the areas of your skin in need of treatment. IPL can be used on virtually any part of the body that is exposed to the sun, including face, hands, chest and neck. A noticeable improvement is usually achieved after four to six IPL treatments.

“I am very pleased with the Kerastick/IPL photofacial treatment performed on my face. My skin feels rejuvenated, my chances of skin cancer have been reduced, and all the rough, scaly and itchy patches have been removed.”          D. Junk, Del Mar

Laser Scar Revision

Any time skin is damaged, scarring can occur. This damage can result from wounds, or from acne, chicken pox, or other diseases that attack the skin. These scars can come in the form of depressions, raised hypertrophic scars, or even large, bulbous keloid scar tissue.

Dr. Heimer can greatly improve the appearance of many different types of scarring by resurfacing the scarred area using a special laser. With the laser, Dr. Heimer can remove layers of scarred skin, leaving just the fresh, clear skin beneath.

ActiveFX / DeepFX

The goal of fractional laser treatments is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. The primary targets of ActiveFX and DeepFX include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles of the face, especially around the upper lip, cheeks and forehead
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Pucker marks (smoker’s lines) and frown lines
  • Brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin tone
  • Scars, especially acne scars

ActiveFX and DeepFX treatments produce a dramatic effect on the skin:

  • Cause immediate collagen contraction
  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and soften deeper frown lines
  • Noticeably improve skin tone and texture
  • Stimulate new collagen formation and plumps the skin

The results of the treatments are dramatic and, with proper sun protection, can last for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others—such as new collagen formation— build up gradually and result in continued smoothing over time. Therefore, most people continue to show improvement up to six months after the procedure.

What are “Fractional” Laser Treatments?

ActiveFX and DeepFX are laser procedures performed in a single treatment with minimal downtime. During the procedures, a high-energy beam of laser light interacts with the skin’s surface, causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, healthy skin. The laser also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen, which results in continued improvement in skin texture over time.

With ActiveFX and DeepFX, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.

How It Works

Recognized as the gold standard of laser resurfacing systems, the UltraPulse® CO2 laser delivers thousands of tiny laser pulses in a spaced pattern over the skin. Each pulse heats a column of tissue eliminating pigment discolorations at the surface and creating a deep zone of heating in the tissue. Unique to the UltraPulse, these zones of heating shrink collagen in the skin immediately. In addition, deep tissue heating stimulates collagen remodeling, improving the skin further over the months following the procedure.

Find below the list of our laser and light treatments:

  • Refirme Skin Tightening
  • IPL Photofacials 
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Scar Revision 
  • Refirme Skin Tightening
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Gentle Waves 
  • Portrait

For more information on laser and light treatments in the San Diego area call Hillcrest Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology at (760) 613-3933 today!