Cosmetic Laser

Advanced Cosmetic Laser Procedures in Vista

Our laser is performed by our physician staff, Dr. Amanda Steinberger and Dr. Heidi Busch and can be used to treat the entire body, including face, neck, upper body, back and legs for a variety of skin conditions.

We offer a variety of laser treatments to meet each individual’s needs. Lasers and light technology are used to treat a variety of skin conditions from broken blood vessels to sun spots, precancerous spots, and wrinkles and enlarged pores. This allows improvement in rosacea, telangiectasias, sun damage, skin textural changes and brown sun spots. We address each individual’s skin concerns and the treatment plan is customized by the physician. Sometimes, a combination of different laser types is used, depending on the desired results.

Laser skin resurfacing: wrinkles and rejuvenation

Skin Resurfacing: The treatment of choice is Erbium for those wanting to achieve dramatic improvement in their skin appearance with minimal downtime. In fact, the procedure removes surface pigmentation and mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles on different body parts, such as the face, hands, neck, and chest.

Many patients experience adverse aesthetic changes on the skin due to factors such as aging, sun damage, and hormonal changes. Indeed, laser skin resurfacing is an effective treatment for reducing and removing wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, and other skin imperfections.

The Spectrum Laser device has an Erbium Yag Laser handpiece specifically designed to address this problem in specific areas. One of the best things about the Erbium Yag treatment is that it offers minimal downtime and achieves impressive results for mild to moderate skin wrinkling and discoloration.

laser ipl face
laser ipl face

Blood Vessel and Red Discoloration Treatment

Vascular Reduction: The Yag energy can heat and damages blood vessels, which causes them to collapse. We are able to treat unwanted broken blood vessels, red discoloration, vascular lesions, such as a cherry angioma and rosacea.

In addition, spider veins are a relatively common aesthetic problem caused by sun damage, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and aging. People who sit or stand for extended durations of time may also experience this aesthetic issue. The Rohrer Spectrum laser comes with a Long Pulsed Yag Laser handpiece designed to get rid of unsightly spider veins and reveal a smoother and youthful appearance.

This handpiece matches the laser wavelength to the hemoglobin color in areas with unwanted spider veins. The system will then discharge longer pulses to heat the veins and cause them to close off. In addition to spider veins, this setting can also address various vascular lesions.

It is important to note that this treatment works best for smaller veins of 3mm or less. This device can treat various colored veins, but most effective for treating red veins. It will take approximately 3 – 5 sessions for them to disappear for blue, purple, and darker-colored veins.

laser for spider veins
laser for spider veins

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

The Intense Pulsed Light includes 4 filters that can be used for a multitude of non-ablative procedures, including hair reduction, acne reduction, and the removal of vascular and pigmented lesions. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a broad-band light source used to treat a variety of skin conditions including rosacea, sun spots, photodamage, and melasma. IPL targets brown and red discoloration in the skin, and is considered a “no downtime” source of photorejuvenation. IPL is sometimes referred to as a “photofacial.”

This handpiece is not technically a laser. However, it simultaneously uses a wide variety of laser wavelengths. The device comes with filters that plastic surgeons and aestheticians can use to deliver different non-invasive treatments ranging from acne reduction to vascular issues, hair reduction, and removal of sun damage and aging spots.

One of the best things about Spectrum IPL treatments is that they are gentle and non-ablative. Patients can relax and enjoy the versatility and efficacy of this treatment to reveal healthier and youthful-looking skin.

laser face treatment copy
laser face treatment copy

Who Should Receive Laser Treatments?

A lot of people are qualified to receive spectrum laser treatments. However, the following are not good candidates for spectrum laser treatment, which include:
  • Pregnant women
  • Have significantly tan skin
  • Have severe acne or dermatologic conditions
  • Those who are taking certain acne medication

Nonetheless, the specialists will examine the skin type and tone and advise whether this treatment suits best.

Pigmented lesions require a consultation with our dermatologist prior to treatment. Patients can usually use insurance for the dermatology consultation if there is question about if the skin lesion is a medical concern or not.

Treatment is not performed on the same day as the consultation, so a thorough treatment plan can be formulated.

How Long Does it Take For Results To Show?

Spectrum laser treatments are minimally invasive, and results are almost immediate. Following the first treatment session, improvements are already noticeable.
However, the desired results may be achieved within 2 – 4 weeks or after the 4th treatment session. Results typically continue to refine within the weeks following the treatment cycle.

How Is Recovery After Spectrum Laser Treatment?

Spectrum laser plastic procedures have minimal downtime and few side effects. However, it is essential to note that some patients may experience swelling and a certain degree of skin irritation.

In that case, avoiding sunlight exposure before and after the laser treatment is best. Also, use sunscreen to protect the treatment areas and promote healing.


5 star reviews by actual patients

Dr De Young is personable and thorough in his explanations. Exceptional. 

James R.

I am pleased to recommend La Jolla Vein & Vascular. I am in the process of receiving treatment there. The entire medical staff are super friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Everyone is courteous, including the physicians. I’ve had one doctor follow my case. He’s the one who always treats me at appointments and closely follows my health. I am very comfortable going there. Would go again if needed and encourage anyone who’s thinking of making an appointment to do so asap. You’ll see what a wonderful experience it is. It’s the people who make it so special!

Monica M.

The office is exceptional, from front desk, to exam staff to the physicians. They have created a welcoming, relaxing environment, and take their time in examining and consulting with you to provide the best outcome. I highly recommend La Jolla Vein & Vascular for the assessment and treatment of your vein and vascular function.

Nancy F.

We were early and didn’t have to wait at all. The tech that did my husband’s ultrasound, Monica, was very accommodating with my husband’s Parkinson’s. Doctor Lucas whom we hadn’t seen before, came to us instead of making my husband walk down to another office. She spent a lot of time getting caught up on Steve’s background issues/conditions. I was impressed by this medical group before, so I was surprised that the staff was even better this time around; I honestly didn’t think there was room for improvement! 

Linda N.

I have been having leg treatments for several months now La Jolla Vein Care. Every time I go to an appointment; the staff is so friendly and takes such good care of me; always informative; not in a rush and always friendly (especially Alejandra & Anna to name a few). Of course Dr. Lucas is amazing. The treatments have changed my life. Overall this has been an incredible experience. 

Brigid Z.

Beautiful facility! I walked in without an appointment and they took me right away! It was even the end of the day…I was so grateful…Every single person was soooo pleasant! Super impressed ❤️ 

Susan M.

Highly recommend! Entire staff are warm& friendly, professional and accommodating. The doctor took the time to thoroughly explain everything and encouraged me to ask questions. I never felt rushed. Significantly better experience than the other 2 vein clinics I’ve been to on the east coast. I wish I could’ve just come here from the beginning. 


The staff members that I interacted with were all professional, conscientious and empathetic to my complaints and discomfort. I was taken into the ultrasound room a few minutes before my appointment time. I did not have a long wait before the ultrasonographer came and ran the machine. It was also a short wait before Dr. Steinburg came into the room with a warm, welcoming smile. We discussed my ultrasound and the things I was experiencing . I scheduled another appointment for next year and was offered a bottle of water upon leaving the office. All in all, I thought it was a very satisfactory appointment.

Renee P.

The staff kept you informed as to when you would be seen and the wait was not too long. Emily took care of my ultrasound and was very accommodating giving me an extra pillow and playing a video to watch. The office is very courteous and professional- Nadia answered our questions and offered us a bottle of water. I have been seeing Dr. Bunke, but now Dr. Lucas and will continue coming to La Jolla Vein Care! 

Rebecca D.

La Jolla Vein care has the best staff ever. They are so nice, accommodating and professional!! Dr. Bunke is the best doctor that I ever seen. She is so friendly upfront and has the best bed side manner. I thank this office for letting me be their patient. 💜. Plus they are so careful with COVID which I really appreciate!!! 

Darlene H.

Everyone here is so nice! Usually front desk medical personnel are so rude. The front desk ladies Alejandra, Anna, and I think her name is Liz, went above and beyond to take care of me and my insurance issues. The techs are great too! Rachel and a male technician assisted me…both of them implemented different techniques to make me feel more at ease during an uncomfortable and painful process. These procedures were rough…and I am grateful everyone was so sweet to me. Thanks again. 

Melissa B.

The staff at La Jolla Vein Care Center are outstanding. They are friendly and helpful. Dr. Lucas and my ultrasound tech were both very thorough, kind and answered all of my questions. The new office was beautiful. I feel very confident that I am in good hands and that any up coming treatments will be successful. Thank for for making me feel so comfortable.

Ginger T.

From my greeting at the front desk to the ultrasound and visit with the doctor, I received excellent care. It’s clear they care about their patients and all the staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. I also appreciate how much time the doctor spent with me to explain the results and the next steps. I would definitely recommend this office to friends with vein issues. 

Anne S.

I had the best experience at La Jolla Vein Care. Dr.Bunke is an amazing doctor with the best bedside manners, she truly cares about her patients, she explained everything to me. My procedures where so easy I was impressed how painless and fast my appointments. Anna M was very helpful scheduling my treatments and checking on me to make sure all of my questions were answered. I am very pleased thank you !!! I truly recommend La Jolla Vein Care!

Henda S.

When I arrived for the first time, I could barely walk. My legs were red and swollen. After my treatments, I can now walk again. I’m so thankful to the doctor and his staff. They are caring, supporting and knowledgeable about my issues. Five Stars all the way!!!! 

Pamela M.

Make An Appointment

To make an appointment or to inquire about how we can help you understand your treatment options
La Jolla – Text us or Call 858-550-0330
Vista – Text us or Call 760-249-7007