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Laser Surgery

OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare -  - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon

OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons, Plastic, Microvascular, & Hand Surgeons, and Surgical Oncology located in San Diego, CA, Temecula, CA, & Encinitas, CA

If you’re tired of aging skin, excess body hair, or stubborn fat pockets that make you self-conscious, plastic surgeon James Chao, MD, offers simple solutions. He uses aesthetic laser surgery to restore your youth and beauty at OasisMD in Encinitas, San Diego, and Temecula, California. To learn more about noninvasive laser surgery, call OasisMD for a consultation or use the online scheduler today.

Laser Surgery Q & A

What is laser surgery?

Laser surgery is a noninvasive, innovative cosmetic procedure that improves the way you look and feel. At OasisMD, Dr. Chao uses numerous state-of-the-art lasers, such as:

  • Fractional Erbium laser
  • VelaShape laser
  • Harmony XL laser
  • Fractional CO2 laser
  • Syneron laser

The laser that’s right for you depends on the type of aesthetics procedure you choose. Dr. Chao might recommend a photofacial for skin rejuvenation, body contouring treatments to decrease stubborn body fat, or laser hair removal to get rid of unsightly body hair.

What are the benefits of laser surgery?

Laser surgery is a revolutionary aesthetics treatment that offers quality cosmetic results. Its benefits include:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Few side effects
  • Little to no downtime
  • No incisions
  • Little to no discomfort during the procedure
  • Superior results
  • A younger-looking appearance 

Because laser surgery is noninvasive, you can resume normal everyday activities on the day of your procedure. You’ll reap the skin therapy benefits without cutting, needles, or anesthesia.

What happens during laser therapy?

Before your treatment, Dr. Chao reviews your medical history and completes an exam to determine which type of laser surgery best matches your needs. He might recommend:


During a photofacial, also known as an intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial, Dr. Chao uses pulsed light energy to rejuvenate your skin, reduce sunspots and other pigmentation, and make skin look evenly toned. Photofacials are safe, gentle, and produce gradual skin improvements over a series of treatments.

Laser hair removal

Dr. Chao uses laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted body hair in areas it doesn’t belong. He removes hair from your underarms, face, upper lip, legs, back, chest, bikini area, or other areas embarrassing body hair appears. 

He applies a hand-held laser to your skin, allowing the laser energy to pass through the skin into hair follicles. The laser destroys the follicles to inhibit future hair growth. You might feel a sensation of warm pinpricks during the procedure.

Body contouring 

Body contouring is a noninvasive procedure Dr. Chao uses to get rid of stubborn fat pockets and reduce loose, saggy skin that remains despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. He applies a laser to the affected areas of your body. 

The device heats up fat cells to destroy them. Over a period of several months, your body naturally eliminates damaged fat cells and you’ll notice improvements in body contours with noticeable decreases in fat pockets.

If you’re unhappy with aging skin, loose or bulging skin, or unwanted body hair, schedule an appointment with Dr. Chao at OasisMD by phone or online today.