Fractional Specialist

Gould-Jacobson Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Menlo Park, CA

When fine lines, wrinkles, and a dull complexion have you looking older than you feel, fight against the signs of aging with a fractional laser treatment. At Gould-Jacobson Dermatology, Elizabeth Gould, MD, and Sarah Jacobson, MD, use state-of-the-art fractional laser skin resurfacing to rewind the hands of time and make your skin look young and beautiful. If you live in the Bay Area, call their office, conveniently located in Menlo Park, California, and be one step closer to having the skin you’ve always wanted. You can even book your appointment online.

Fractional Q&A

What is fractional laser resurfacing?

Fractional laser resurfacing is an anti-aging skin treatment that reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and imperfections while restoring your skin’s health and moisture. This innovative procedure can also balance your skin tone, improve texture, and tighten loose skin.

You may opt for fractional laser resurfacing to eliminate:


  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars
  • Blemishes


When you improve your skin’s health and reduce its imperfections, your skin looks youthful and has an underlying glow that makes you look refreshed and revitalized.

How do fractional lasers work?

Fractional lasers combine the effectiveness of carbon dioxide lasers, often referred to as CO2 lasers, with an innovative application technique to bring you the best skin treatment possible. You get the effectiveness of CO2 ablation with skin protection that outperforms its competition.

CO2 fractional laser therapy at Gould-Jacobson Dermatology creates micro-abrasions in your skin, stimulating the skin’s natural healing response. This draws growth factors and proteins, such as collagen and elastin, to the skin’s surface, making it stronger, more elastic, and more youthful looking.

With today’s technology, these lasers don’t damage the top layers of your skin, but rather those underneath, reducing your recovery time and minimizing the risk of side effects.

What can I expect after a fractional laser treatment?

After your fractional laser treatment, you may experience a few side effects. Your skin may slightly swell or look red for a few days. If you have a dark complexion, a fractional laser treatment may lighten your skin’s natural pigmentation.

It can take 2-3 weeks after your resurfacing for your skin to fully heal and the final results to appear. During this time, you may need to avoid certain activities to reduce your risk of infection. This can include swimming and working out in the gym.

Once your skin heals, you can expect it to look, feel, and function better. The signs of aging should be significantly less noticeable, and, with the proper care, the results can last for years to come.

If you’re ready for younger, healthier looking skin, find it at Gould-Jacobson Dermatology. Call or go online to book your initial consultation today.