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From fine lines to acne scars, a range of conditions are treated with laser resurfacing to reveal healthier-looking skin

Laser resurfacing to reveal healthier-looking skin

Are you familiar with the term “skin resurfacing”? All approaches to resurfacing intentionally damage the skin in a controlled manner. The resulting injury makes way for a rejuvenated appearance as new, healthy skin grows back. The technique is low-risk, because it occurs in a professional setting and in the hands of Dr. Lee and a team so recognized for their expertise that patients travel the world to visit them.

Traditionally, skin could be resurfaced with dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser therapies.

Dermabrasion involves mechanically abrading the skin to slough off damaged tissues. The controlled application of customized chemical solutions also abrades damaged tissues.

Lasers have seeming boundless medical applications. In dermatology laser procedures provide noninvasive ways to treat a number of concerns, including:

  • Fine creases
  • Deeper furrows
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scarring
  • Warts

CO2 or carbon dioxide lasers are a well-established way to treat benign and malignant growths. The “latest generation” CO2 laser uses short pulses of light energy.

Laser devices eliminate skin in the target treatment area while leaving the surrounding, healthy tissue untouched. The heat safely affects underlying areas and layers that give structure to the skin. It can also stimulate the production of firming collagen protein, so you can enjoy skin tightening benefits along with spot correction and other improvements.

CO2 lasers may also use continuous beams of light in a scanning pattern. These “fractional” procedures create small holes in the treatment area. As the area heals, the production of collagen fills in the areas between those holes, resulting in tighter and younger skin.

Dr. Lee uses the Lumenis CO2 laser to perform the most popular ActiveFX, DeepFX, and TotalFX for a range of problems from fine lines on the upper layers of skin to deeper wrinkles and scars. Lumenis CO2 represents one of more than 40 lasers offered by The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute

Like other types of procedures, the length of each treatment session and associated downtime depends on the case, such as where the laser is used and the device’s setting. Recommendations for resurfacing depend on each patient’s needs, including the problem to be treated, the severity of that problem, and patient skin health and overall health.

There are many benefits of skin resurfacing in Walnut Creek. Discover these benefits firsthand by partnering with an internationally-recognized laser expert and inventor: Dr. Christine Lee. Schedule a consultation by calling (925) 528-0117.

Dr. Christine Lee

Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee

Dr. Christine Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist with sub-specialties in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, facial plastic reconstruction, and dermatologic surgery. She leads The Skin And Laser Treatment Institute as its Director and serves as Clinical Faculty for the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Patients travel from across the globe for her expertise, and Dr. Lee has trained thousands of stateside and international doctors.
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