Laser Procedures

Laser Cosmetic Procedures To Enhance Your Natural Beauty

Little things can go a long way toward helping you look and feel your best. Whether you want Dr. Fredric Stern to restore damaged; wrinkled skin, tighten and flatten your abdomen, slim your thighs, or just treat yourself to a little “me” time with one of our fabulous aestheticians, The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery, serving the greater Seattle area from Bellevue, offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures to boost your confidence and enhance your natural beauty.

From deep laser peels and aesthetic procedures, to laser assisted cosmetic surgery, with Dr. Fredric Stern and the Stern Center you know you’ll look and feel your best.

What Concerns Can Laser Procedures Treat?

Laser cosmetic procedures are a safe and effective way to eliminate imperfections and improve the overall appearance of your skin. Without the need for a long recovery, laser procedures can benefit patients by helping them eliminate the following concerns:

  • Age spots
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Scars from birthmarks
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Cosmetic Procedures?

The ideal candidates for laser cosmetic procedures are adults who are in overall good health and looking for a minimally invasive way to improve the appearance of their complexion and skin. Candidates should be non-smokers and free from any underlying medical conditions that may interfere with laser treatment. All candidates should also be able to maintain realistic expectations regarding the results of their treatment.

Despite its wide range of treatments, laser cosmetic procedures aren’t for everyone. You may not be a suitable candidate for laser cosmetic procedures if you:

  • Have taken acne medication within the past year
  • Have a weak immune system
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have had radiation therapy to the face
  • Are prone to cold sores
  • Have darker-toned skin
  • Have excessive or sagging skin
  • Deep wrinkles

How Long Does It Take to Recovery from Laser Cosmetic Procedures?

The recovery time after a laser cosmetic procedure will depend on the type of treatment you have done. If an ablative laser was used in your treatment, this means the laser focuses on the removal of your epidermis to improve the skin. Procedures done with an ablative laser are the most aggressive but still very minimal compared to surgery. These treatments require an overall healing time of one to two weeks.

Laser treatments that are done with a nonablative laser are much less invasive. These procedures will use laser and light technology to stimulate collagen growth, which then improves the skin’s appearance. The downtime for treatments like these can typically be one to three days.

How Does Laser Treatment Compare to Chemical Peels?

While chemical peels and laser cosmetic procedures can both improve the appearance of your complexion, eliminate facial imperfections, and provide the skin with anti-aging benefits, laser treatments involve a faster approach in both procedure and recovery time. Chemical peels take up to seven days to fully heal, while most patients heal from laser treatments within three days. Chemical peels also involve peeling of the skin, making it difficult for patients to be seen or in public. The most common side effect of a laser cosmetic procedure is redness, which should disappear on its own. If you are still determining which treatment would benefit you and your skin the most, Dr. Stern will be happy to help you find out. Click here to schedule a consultation.


HALO™, the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser, is revolutionizing resurfacing. HALO delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone, giving patients results they love without the discomfort or downtime they expect.

Time to up your skin care routine...MOXI is the easy way to “prejuvenate” your skin.
Moxi comfortably delivers non-ablative laser energy to revitalize your skin by correcting the initial signs of sun damage and aging, regardless of season or skin type. You’ll love that this lunchtime procedure can fit into your active lifestyle any time of the year.

SkinTyte™ uses BroadBand Light (BBL)™ technology to deeply heat dermal collagen. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during and after each laser pulse, making the procedure comfortable and safe.

For as long as women and men have been concerned about aging, there have been promises of younger looking skin. Contrary to popular belief, creams and lotions can’t penetrate the skin’s surface.

Forever Clear BBL is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine.

Forever Bare BBL (BroadBand Light) is the revolutionary new treatment that takes hair removal to the next level.


What is ClearSilk®?

ClearSilk® is a non-ablative 1064 NdYAG laser that can be utilized to treat unwanted diffuse redness, rosacea, inflammation of acne, reduces discoloration of scars, both surgical and non-surgical.  In addition to treating redness, ClearSilk® is also a “go-to” treatment for correcting hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, minimizing the appearance of pores and tightens the skin. Treatment is safe for all skin types and can also be done year around. Patients do not have any downtime and may resume daily activities immediately following treatment.

How does ClearSilk® work?

How many sessions do I need?

ClearSilk® heats up the dermis and stimulates fibroblasts which stimulates the body’s natural repair process resulting in a decrease in fine lines, wrinkles, diffuse redness, and revitalizes the skin. By keeping the skin heated up at a desired temperature for certain amount of time, this is what activates the repair process and gives the skin a fresh new glow.

Depending on the individuality of each skin condition, it is recommended that 3-6 sessions one month apart will deliver results. ClearSilk® can also be combined with other treatment options on the same day in order to maximize your results.

ClearV® Laser

What is ClearV®?

ClearV® is a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser that effectively and safely targets and treats facial and body blood vessels, spider veins and broken capillaries. ClearV® is also appropriate for treatment of other unwanted vascular lesions such as Venous Lakes, port wine satins, cherry and spider angiomas, and periorbital veins.  By applying targeted heat to stimulate the body’s natural processes of healing, it clears away vascular imperfections on the face and body.

How many ClearV® treatments will I need?

The majority of results are seen after 3 sessions about 4-6 weeks apart. A series of treatments is always recommended.

Is there any downtime for ClearV®?

Though downtime is very minimal, the goal of treatment is to simulate the blood within the vascular lesion. Expect redness and darkening of the lesions, veins may have the appearance of a “cat scratch.” Depending on the size and surface are of the treatment site, you may also experience the sensation of a mild sunburn for about an hour after treatment.

Today we are excited to offer the most comprehensive menu of laser treatments available in the Puget Sound Region using our state-of-the-art Sciton Profile™ Laser system.

For those wanting simple tightening and smoothing of wrinkles, age spots, traumatic scars and acne scars without resurfacing and with little to no down time, we can use the revolutionary, state-of-the-art ProFractional® laser. The ProFractional® uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin which are surrounded by areas of healthy, untreated skin.

Since only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser at one time, healing is quick and downtime is short. In addition, besides the face just about any area of the body can be treated with the ProFractional® laser, including the neck, chest and hands!

For those with deep wrinkles and extensive sun damage, Dr. Stern uses state-of-the-art lasers to rejuvenate the skin through laser resurfacing. In treating a mild to moderate amount of facial sagging, these lasers may be the preferable treatment over a face lift. Not only can wrinkles and sun damage be reduced or eliminated, but the skin tightens simultaneously. The healing process takes about 10 days, with glowing skin becoming more attractively tighter and smoother.

About Stern Center

press media e1493246483936

Press & Media

Dr. Stern discusses U-Autologous, the pioneering personalized stem cell skin care line he helped develop, with Jean Enerson from King 5 News Healthlink.


advanced lasers e1493246996902

Advanced Laser Techniques

Dr. Stern has been a leader in state of the art cosmetic laser treatments for over 20 years.  From the most advanced laser for tattoo removal to sutureless laser eyelid surgery and facial rejuvenation treatments,  our goal is to enhance your appearance naturally with minimal downtime.


commission certified e1493247358161

Joint Commission Certified

In 2001 The Stern Center was the first surgical practice in the Northwest to be accredited by the Joint Commission and continues to be certified under this high standard of accreditation today.


With Dr. Fredric Stern, you’re in good hands

Dr. Fredric A. Stern has been a Northwest leader in state of the art cosmetic and laser treatments for over 20 years.

Book An Appointment

  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
    Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

25years Stern Logo White Full

Contact Us

Accessibility Toolbar

Scroll to Top