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young womanWhile skin is naturally influenced by heredity and age, it remains at the mercy of multiple other forces. From sun exposure and harsh environments to health and lifestyle, stress levels and other personal habits, many individuals experience fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and discoloration concerns. Even so, others develop precancerous lesions, as skin loses elasticity and appears increasingly thin due to thinner blood vessel walls. With a philosophy centered on preserving the unique characteristics of each individual, Dr. Evan Ransom places a high value on the latest laser procedures and treatments to provide the ultimate in facial rejuvenation.

While lasers have become a mainstay of non-surgical treatment of facial wrinkles and loss of skin tone related to sun exposure and ultraviolet damage, clinical enhancements using new-age laser technologies are fast unfolding, with distinct mechanisms that allow for dermal remodeling without disturbing the skin’s surface. Thus, for patients that are not candidates for superficial ablative laser resurfacing or for those that are seeking facial rejuvenation with little to no downtime, non-ablative laser resurfacing such as Cynosure Icon Palomar 1540 and the Erbium: YAG 2940 provide significant advantages over traditional systems, with less risk of adverse reactions. In essence, the laser delivers heat into the skin through thousands of narrow, deep columns. The heat stimulates the production of collagen, which causes the skin to appear tightened and refreshed. In addition to improving the tone and texture of facial skin, non-ablative laser resurfacing diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, acne and surgical scarring, stretch marks, melasma and pigmentation concerns.

Similarly, patented advancements in the performance of pulsed-light treatments are producing superior results in regards to diffusing redness, smoothing uneven skin textures, closing large pores and targeting wrinkles by accelerating collagen production. The MaxG Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser is optimized to clear vessels, as well as vascular and pigmented skin lesions. With dual-band filters and a Dynamic Spectrum ShiftingSM, the MaxG IPL takes facial rejuvenation to the next level by using a higher concentration of near-infrared light with longer pulse widths. As a more versatile IPL treatment, the MaxG closes the resistant smaller vessels (telangiectases), as well as the mid- to large-sized vessels.

Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, also referred to as Fraxel, utilizes a laser to create zones of heat that effectively stimulate the production of collagen. Given that treatment is fractionated, or delivered in alternating zones, healing and downtime are significantly lessened. Yet, providing a refined, state-of-the-art platform for personalized treatment, fractional laser resurfacing with the Lutronic eCO2 system contains interchangeable tips. Thus, a complete ablative skin resurfacing procedure can be provided for deeper, more severe wrinkles and precancerous lesions (actinic keratosis). However, the same device and technology can be utilized to provide superficial treatments to address aging, acne scarring and other skin irregularities.

As the gold standard for the treatment of age-related changes in the face, along with sun-damage, pigmentation concerns, scarring and more, ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing treatments can be combined with other laser and/or injectable treatments for optimal results and facial rejuvenation. For instance, for a patient with significant sun damage and precancerous lesions, combining an IPL treatment with fractional laser resurfacing can maximize their outcome.

As director of the San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery, Dr. Evan Ransom is a dual-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving San Francisco, Mill Valley and the Bay Area communities. Given Dr. Ransom’s personal and artistic approach to facial rejuvenation, patients feel confident and at ease with their treatment and the results that they will achieve.

To learn more about laser treatments at the San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.

Our Patient Reviews

San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery

5 / 5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Christina G.

I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!

Tk I.

I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!

Joey B.

I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.

Edward T.

Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.

Lisa C.

Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.

Cheryl H.

Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.

Jill P.

I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.

Arielle C.

Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.