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CO2 laser treatment for stretch marks in Walnut Creek

Women who have experienced pregnancy often suffer from skin imperfections such as stretch marks. They can also affect men and women who have gained a lot of weight in a short period of time. Stretch marks may also be noticeable on the skin of teenagers who have experienced rapid growth spurts. These marks are caused by deep tears in the dermis layer of the skin. It creates a thin later on the upper layer of the skin known as the epidermis. This textural irregularity and surface changes can look white and are normally permanent.

However, Dr. Christine Lee of the East Bay Laser and Skin Care Center, Inc. welcomes patients to her practice to learn about using CO2 laser therapy to address stretch marks. Patients in the Walnut Creek area can use this treatment to treat these imperfections most anywhere on the body. The most popular areas for treatment include the breasts, abdomen, and thighs. Co2 laser therapy has been shown to be much more effective than other methods that patients try to reduce their appearance such as topical medications and creams.

The fractional CO2 laser therapy is the best, most aggressive option for treating stretch marks on the skin. It resurfaces the skin by making small punctures in the skin to stimulate skin cell turnover and the development of necessary collagen to improve the thickness and firmness of the skin. Patients will find that several treatments spaced several months apart will result in the best results.

Treatment is done with topical lidocaine applied to the skin to help numb it before the device is used on the skin. Patients may also be advised to take oral pain medication before their appointment to enjoy optimal comfort. After treatment, patients are advised to protect their skin from the sun.

Men and women in the Walnut Creek area seeking assistance in targeting unwanted stretch marks on the skin are welcome to visit the East Bay Laser and Skin Care Center, Inc. to speak with Dr. Christine Lee and determine if fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is the most appropriate choice of treatment.

CO2 laser treatment for stretch marks
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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