Today, there are revolutionary non-invasive rejuvenation treatments that can improve the skin’s appearance. For those seeking a non-surgical restorative treatment in Marin County and Sonoma County, Dr. Miguel A. Delgado, one of San Francisco’s leading board-certified plastic surgeons, recommends Cynosure’s SmartSkin®+ laser resurfacing.


SmartSkin®+ in San Francisco is an advanced micro-ablative CO2 laser device that can deliver a powerful, yet refined laser treatment. When the laser energy is emitted, it enters the skin in microscopic columns. The thermal energy reaches the deep layers of the skin, prompting tissue repair and new collagen formation.

The device’s parameters can be precisely controlled, thus treatments can be designed according to the needs of a patient’s skin. Some advantages to SmartSkin®+ are:

  • Customizable laser pulse
  • Control over the density of treatment

Smartskin procedure Video


Dr. Delgado’s two locations are easily accessible to patients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County, Napa Valley, and Santa Rosa, Sonoma County.

During your SmartSkin®+ treatment, Dr. Delgado and his team of Registered Nurses will deliver laser energy to the skin using the device’s hand piece. By adjusting the power settings, Dr. Delgado can determine the depth that the heat energy will reach: the higher the power, the deeper the micro-ablative laser columns will penetrate into the skin. A deeply penetrating treatment is excellent for treating moderate-to-severe wrinkles and creases, but may also result in greater downtime. Dr. Delgado will calibrate treatment based on your specific aesthetic goals and downtime considerations. His aim is to optimize results and minimize recovery time.

To ensure your comfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream will be applied before starting the SmartSkin®+ treatment. A single session takes about 25-40 minutes to complete. Although significant improvement can be seen after one treatment, multiple treatments can be scheduled to obtain best results.

Comfortable chairs


After the treatment, you can expect to experience some redness and swelling. The recovery time associated with SmartSkin®+ is shorter than that of a fully ablative resurfacing procedure. Downtime will vary patient to patient, depending on the extent of the treatment. However, the majority of patients can return to their normal routines 48-72 hours after the procedure. Schedule your SmartSkin®+ consultation with Dr. Delgado by contacting us today.


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San Francisco’s first known occupants were the Ohlone people before they encountered Spanish explorers led by Don Gaspar de Portolá in 1769. Soon after, Spanish missionaries arrived and founded Mission Dolores and the Presidio of San Francisco. As it passed to Mexican rule, San Francisco became a center of coastal trade with privatized agricultural development in the form of ranchos. Finally, in 1849, the discovery of gold brought on the California Gold Rush which more than doubled the population of San Francisco within a short amount of time. Since then, San Francisco has been a major urban center in California except for substantial damage sustained by the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. San Francisco is home to Dr. Miguel Delgado, a board-certified plastic surgeon located in the Union Square district as well as 28 miles north in Novato, Marin County.

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