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Bay area patients discover the CO2 laser for skin resurfacing

CO2 laser for skin resurfacing

As the author of “The Best Skin Ever: Lasers” and a laser and scientific committee advisor, Dr. Christine Lee excels in laser procedures. At The East Bay Laser & Skin Care Center, Inc., Bay area patients are in the hands of one of the best physicians for fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

What is a CO2 laser?

A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser was one of the first gas lasers used, and is still the highest power continuous wave laser available. For skin resurfacing treatments, the laser removes the outermost layer of damaged skin to reveal the smoother, younger looking skin underneath. This laser produces effects similar to a chemical peel or microdermabrasion; however, skin is removed without the use of harsh chemicals or a sanding device.

Utilizing the Lumenis CO2 laser, Dr. Lee is equipped with advanced technology for fractional skin resurfacing. While being powerful, it is also one of the safest lasers available. The Lumenis laser utilizes short pulses of heat combined with a cooling sensation for patient comfort and safety. A topical anesthetic can be used if needed.

Advantages of using a CO2 laser for resurfacing

Fractional lasers are gentle enough to treat the delicate skin around the eyes and mouth while powerful enough to treat thicker skin along the forehead and cheeks. CO2 lasers have been used to treat the following facial problem areas:

  • Deep wrinkles
  • Skin textural changes due to sun damage
  • Skin blotchiness
  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Scars from trauma

At The East Bay Laser & Skin Care Center, Inc. in the Bay area, Dr. Christine Lee uses CO2 lasers to reverse the signs of aging. As an expert in lasers, you can trust you are in good hands. To schedule your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Lee, call (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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