Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego

Welcome to the website of Dr. Eugene J. Nowak, a Cosmetic Dermatologist in San Diego. Dr. Nowak knows that a beautiful look is comprehensive: the shape of your body, the tone and texture of your skin and the features of your face! You can trust Dr. Nowak to provide you with the most up-to-date cosmetic treatments available to his patients including laser liposuction, facial fillers, CoolSculpting, and Botox in the South Bay.


Fraxel Laser Treatment San Diego

Dr. Nowak offer Fraxel ® Laser skin treatments to San Diego residents and beyond California, Fraxel ® offers a revolutionary approach to laser skin resurfacing and it is one of many safe and effective choices for skin rejuvenation offered at Nowak Aesthetics

Brown spots, acne scars, sun damage, and discoloration can cause your skin to look old, tired, and unhealthy. You don’t have to be unhappy with the skin you’re in – help is here! If you live in San Diego or Chula Vista, a laser skin care treatment called Fraxel® could be just what you need.

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is a safe, non-invasive, and highly effective procedure that removes age spots and other unwanted pigmentation, smoothes acne or surgical scars, reduces wrinkles, and dramatically improves the tone and texture of your skin.

How It Works

Under the top layer of your skin is a network of collagen and elastin, proteins that keep your skin bright and youthful-looking. As you age, those proteins break down faster than your body can rebuild them, causing your skin to look damaged, discolored, rough or wrinkled.

In Chula Vista or San Diego, laser skin treatment aims to improve the appearance of these conditions.

Fraxel laser skin resurfacing uses microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep under the skin, activating your body’s natural healing response. This triggers the production of collagen and elastin, rebuilding your skin from the inside out.

The result is smoother, fresher, more youthful-looking skin.

What to Expect

Whether you live in Chula Vista or San Diego, skin rejuvenation starts with a comprehensive evaluation to determine which of several Fraxel treatment options is right for you. Once you have decided on a treatment plan, the Fraxel procedure will take place conveniently right in Dr. Nowak’s office. A topical anesthetic will be applied to ensure maximum comfort.

The procedure can take from 30 minutes to an hour depending upon the option selected.

After treatment, you can expect some skin redness and tingling similar to that of a sunburn.

You can return to routine activities in as little as one hour or, depending on the type of treatment selected, a few days. Results are visible very quickly and continue to improve over time.

Some patients require only one treatment while others may require a series of treatments, depending on their desired results and if we’re treating for pigmentation, fine lines or wrinkles, or acne scar.

Our patients who have enjoyed success with Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing have also had excellent results with other services such as Thermage® and injectable fillers.

Full financing for your Fraxel treatment is available. Simply apply online for financing from CareCredit. With convenient monthly payment options, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees, you can start treatments whenever you’re ready.


Repairing aging and sun-damaged skin: pixel by pixel, spot by spot. With today’s emphasis on active, healthy lifestyles, most men and women feel a lot younger than they look. Aging and sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and brown spots often mask their inner beauty. Fortunately, there is a new aesthetic laser solution that provides a fresh chance to turn back the clock on aging.

Dr. Eugene Nowak and the Nowak Aesthetics team is pleased to be one of the first physicians in the world to offer Fraxel Laser Treatment. This new science was developed at Harvard University’s Wellman Laboratories in connection with breakthrough technology from Reliant.

Fraxel Laser Treatment improves both the top layers of skin by eliminating wrinkles around the eyes and pigmented lesions such as sun spots and age spots, as well as affecting the deeper skin layers by giving the supporting tissue a boost to help the skin feel softer, smoother and tighter.

To appreciate the benefits of Fraxel Laser Treatment, think of a family portrait or digital photograph in need of high-quality restoration or touch-up. Just as a damaged painting is delicately restored one area at a time, or a photographic image is altered, pixel by pixel, the Reliant Fraxel Laser improves your appearance by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of microscopic laser spots.

It’s like PhotoShop® digital software for your skin! “The unique ‘fractional’ approach is a huge step forward in providing significant cosmetic results with no downtime,” says Dr. Nowak. “This advanced treatment is the first cosmetic laser to provide an effective, gradual procedure that creates new healthy tissue by stimulating the body to naturally repair aging and photo-damaged skin without significant risks or recovery time.” The Reliant Fraxel Laser is FDA-cleared to treat wrinkles around the eye and improve pigmented lesions, including age spots and sun spots.

The procedure can be performed in our office using topical anesthesia. Treatment takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area(s) being treated. Because the procedure does not ablate or remove the outer skin layer, patients can resume routine activities right after treatment. The skin will have a pinkish tone for 5-7 days. Swelling is minimal and generally resolves in about 2 days.

For optimal improvement, a series of 3 to 5 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart has been shown to be most effective. Results are immediate and progressive, with noticeable, beneficial effects accumulating over one to three months .

For more information or to schedule a private consultation please call 619-420-1840.

Before & After Photos

This 32 year old wife, mother, and Navy Sailor, midsection was treated with ThermaLipo / Liposuction and Thermage on her abdomen. The amazing results are shown in the photos taken before her treatment and only 6 weeks after. You san see how her stretchmarks are nearly gone and how she lost 4 inches around her waist and 3 inches on her hips!
R.S. is a 64 year old female patient. Her midsection was treated with ThermaLipo / Liposuction and Laser LipoSculpture and her abdomen with Thermage. She lost 4.5 inches off of her waist and 8.5 inches off of her hips!
This 31 year old mother of 4 had a combination of Laser LipoSculpture and ThermaLipo / Liposuction in her midsection and Thermage on her abdomen. Her wonderful result is seen in her before and after pictures taken 6 weeks after the procedure.

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Watch the video above to hear a Fraxel patient’s story

Fraxel Laser News Segment with Nowak Aesthetics (Spanish)


Keri’s Testimonial

Selma’s Testimonial

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