Laser Specialist

ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon located in Warrendale, PA & Monroeville, PA

Laser treatments are a safe, state-of-the-art method for rejuvenating your facial skin. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Warrendale and Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, MD offers laser treatments that reduce skin pigmentation and resurface your skin. Laser treatments can be used alongside a variety of other cosmetic procedures to enhance your complexion. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez has the expertise you need to achieve top-quality results. To learn more about laser treatments at ReNova, call today or book an appointment online.

Laser Q & A

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments offer a noninvasive method of correcting skin imperfections, removing unwanted hair, tightening loose skin, and more. These cutting-edge treatments use targeted pulses of light to produce clearer, firmer, and smoother skin.

Laser treatments take place inside your doctor’s office or clinic. No surgery or overnight hospital stay is required. Laser treatments are ideal for healthy adults looking to improve their appearance without painful surgery or lengthy recovery times.

What cosmetic concerns do laser treatments address?

Laser treatments can help correct a wide range of skin imperfections. These treatments can:

  • Resurface and rejuvenate facial skin
  • Remove unwanted hair on the face and body
  • Erase acne scars and stretch marks
  • Smooth away wrinkles and baggy skin
  • Fade pigmentation caused by aging and sun damage
  • Clear up spider veins and rosacea


The laser treatments performed at ReNova are FDA-approved and administered by qualified medical professionals. Most healthy adults can safely use laser treatments.

How do laser treatments work?

Laser treatments take place at ReNova's state-certified surgical facility. Most procedures use topical anesthetic creams or local anesthesia. You remain awake and alert during your procedure.

During the treatment, the ReNova team delivers targeted pulses of light to the affected area. Most patients report little to no discomfort during their procedure. Afterward, your skin can feel slightly irritated or inflamed, but these side effects usually disappear within a week.

Procedure time can vary based on your treatment goals. Some treatments take less than 30 minutes, while others can last over an hour. No matter which laser procedure you choose, you can rely on a speedy recovery. Laser treatments require no stitches, no bleeding, and no significant downtime.

What kind of results can I expect?

Your skin will need time to heal and regenerate after each procedure, so full results might not appear until you've finished your final treatment. Many patients, though, notice an improvement in their skin tone after their very first procedure.

How much do laser treatments cost?

Costs can vary depending on which procedure you chose and how many procedures you need. Laser treatments in the Pittsburgh area typically range from $150–$3,000.

Ready to find out if laser treatments are right for you? Call ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today or book a consultation online.