Currently, the office is open and fully operational...
During this unsettling time we would like to assure you that providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff is our top priority. Read in Detail
For the protection of our staff and patients, as of June 1, 2021 we will require all adults wishing to enter our office to present proof of vaccination, or a written medical excuse explaining why they cannot be vaccinated. Covid Vaccination Policy
Over time, our skin is exposed to environmental toxins, our lifestyle choices, and the aging process. These factors put stress on the skin causing the development of lines, wrinkles, scars, or generally unhealthy skin. Rejuvenating treatments help patients regain their youthful, glowing skin. Many patients have asked, “How does skin rejuvenation work?” With offices in Stockton, Lodi, and Elk Grove, Dr. Gerald Bock offers answers and a range of treatments including laser resurfacing, skin tightening, microdermabrasions, Botox, and dermal fillers to help patients look their best.
Our skin is our largest and most visible organ. We must protect and properly care for it. Cosmetic rejuvenation treatments can be integrated into a skin care regimen to keep the skin healthy. Custom treatment plans are available for men and women of all ages and skin types.
Laser skin resurfacing
Laser procedures have become a popular way for patients to refresh, repair, and rejuvenate without the need for invasive surgery. Laser skin resurfacing precisely removes the top layer of the skin. As the body works to repair and to heal itself, new skin cells form. New collagen is produced. The tissue forms a tighter surface. The treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Laser resurfacing also treats unwanted pigmentation, brown spots, and age spots. The end result is smoother, brighter skin.
Skin rejuvenation through laser resurfacing forces the body’s response system to kick in and heal itself. Through this process, collagen production is stimulated. Collagen is one of the building blocks of the skin. It is a fibrous protein that gives the skin its structure and support. The aging process breaks down collagen leading to lines and wrinkles. Rebuilding the body’s collagen is an important part of restoring natural beauty.
Patients who are considering skin rejuvenation should schedule a consultation with Dr. Bock. This gives patients a chance to discuss their questions, concerns, and expectations. Dr. Bock can determine the appropriate treatments to help patients meet their goals.
Laser resurfacing is a popular option to reverse the signs of aging. Through this treatment, old, damaged skin cells are eliminated to stimulate the production of new, healthy collagen. Lasers can be used on nearly any area of the body. For resurfacing, commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest, and hands. Small areas such as wrinkles around the eyes may be addressed or larger areas such as the entire face may be treated. A treatment plan is customized based on the patient’s unique needs.
Before the procedure, patients may be asked to avoid certain medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Laser skin resurfacing is performed in the office. The treatment area is numbed first to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. The laser is passed over the targeted area creating tiny wounds in the skin and triggering a healing response. Through the healing process, the damaged skin cells are eliminated and collagen production is stimulated. Patients are given specific instructions to care for their skin after the procedure. Side effects such as redness and swelling are common. It is important to protect the skin with sunscreen after it heals and to follow the skin care guidelines for long-lasting results.
Benefits and results
Patients who undergo laser resurfacing can expect an improvement in tone and texture as the skin heals. The result is smoother, younger-looking skin. When performed under the direction of a medical professional, the treatment has minimal risks. It is safe and effective.
Benefits of laser treatments include the following:
Laser resurfacing addresses issues such as lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, age spots, and brown spots.
Although the results are immediate, the skin continues to improve as it heals. Full results are found about 2-3 months after the final treatment at which point, the new collagen and elastin have replaced the damaged tissue.
Results include smoother skin, improved tone and texture, and smaller pore size.
Laser procedures can be part of a treatment plan that includes other skin rejuvenating procedures such as microdermabrasions, Botox, and dermal fillers to improve the quality and youthfulness of the skin.
Dr. Gerald Bock is a board-certified general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatologist serving patients in the following California, United States communities: Lodi, CA; Stockton, CA; and Elk Grove, CA. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology and is a pioneer of cosmetic surgery in the Central Valley. Dr. Bock’s goal is to provide services that enhance an individual’s beauty without making them look like they have had anything done. He is committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals with innovative treatments that deliver ageless results.