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Fractional Laser & Resurfacing

Many of the signs of aging can be improved without going through the downtime of full CO2 resurfacing. New advances in fractional resurfacing have made it possible for patients to get the results they want with only minimal impact on their lifestyle.

Fractional Laserand Resurfacing, Walnut Creek

Using a pixelated scanner to deliver “microspots” of thermal energy, Dr. Lee can improve the look and feel of your skin while minimizing the downtime. These microspots are little areas of injury to the skin that are interspersed with untreated skin areas, sometimes referred to as “bridge” therapy. This “bridge” approach is less painful than traditional CO2 and results in faster healing while still providing excellent results.

Dr. Lee is trained and specializes in both full and fractional laser resurfacing. The most popular fractional resurfacing procedures are the ActiveFX, the DeepFX, and the TotalFX. The FX treatments are performed using the Lumenis CO2 laser, the gold standard CO2 laser. Each of the treatments results in visible immediate results while collagen formation continues for up to 6 months to a year.

The ActiveFX is specifically suited to address the upper layers of the skin. The ActiveFX can improve wrinkles, fine lines and soften deeper frown lines. It helps improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and scars, helping to restore the skin to a more healthy youthful look. It stimulates new collagen growth and lightens the brown spots and other dark areas.

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Alma lasers have taken skin care to an all-new high with their multiple lasers to help you truly enjoy the gift of youth for as long as you possibly can! Now, you can feel young and look young to compliment yourself by smoothing out uneven textures, clearing out odd skin tone patches on your skin, and even addressing lesions and veins that protrude on the skin’s surface.

Skin the first line of defense against free radicals such as stress pollution and UV rays and the first to reveal signs of ageing. Introducing the most complete solution to aging skin. My Image My Choice: Color Tone and Texture by Alma Lasers. Turning back the clock on aging skin. With different technologies in one platform; My Image My Choice: Color Tone and Texture is the most comprehensive treatment of all signs of aging skin. iPixel the world’s fastest and most effective erbium laser hides the most comprehensive skin resurfacing solution available today. ClearLift a non-ablative q switched laser improves skin tone and texture. Unique Dye VL technology removes vascular lesions. With these different technologies complimenting each other in perfect harmony the My Image My Choicetreatment will make skin look and feel 10 years younger, in 8 week and 5 to 6 quick sessions. My Image my choice, turning back the clock on aging skin.

The more intensive DeepFX is preferred for individuals who are looking for improvement to the appearance of deeper wrinkles and lines. The DeepFX treats the overall skin tone and texture and can dramatically improve the appearance of scars. It is especially beneficial for those experiencing peri-oral rhytids, which are the deep wrinkles that can occur around the lip area of patients.

The TotalFX treatment combines the DeepFX along with the ActiveFX to simultaneously treat the deeper wrinkles and scars along with helping improve the lighter wrinkles, skin tone and texture, and improving collagen production.

We also offer patients the newest in laser resurfacing innovations, with the Harmony XL Pro with Dye-VL, ClearLift and Dye-SR handpieces laser. The Harmony XL Pro treats a variety of aesthetic concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Broken capillaries
  • Wrinkles
  • Spider veins
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Brown spots
  • Vascular lesions

What makes the Harmony XL Pro so exciting is the speed of treatment. Each session is only approximately thirty minutes, which makes it more convenient for you. Also, optimal results are achieved quickly with only three or four sessions necessary to a glowing, younger looking you. Downtime is minimal after a facial rejuvenation treatment from this laser.

This laser is appropriate for treatment on all areas of the body, all skin types, and is also appropriate for treatment of the aesthetic concerns of any age. We can tailor treatment to your very specific aesthetic needs with the versatility of the Harmony XL Pro.

The Harmony XL Pro has been cleared by the FDA for over 65 treatable conditions. It has a proven safety record after an extensive clinical study period.

The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute is invested in providing you, the patient, with treatments that are innovative and effective. We work hard to keep your comfort as one of our top goals.

Dr. Lee is one of the world’s leading experts on CO2 and fractional laser resurfacing. She is a laser and scientific committee advisor to numerous laser companies. She has performed numerous FDA studies and is constantly sought out for her expertise in this area. Dr. Lee discusses many of the laser treatments in her book “The Best Skin Ever: Lasers”.

Fractional resurfacing is a quick and effective way to address the aging appearance of your skin. Dr. Lee’s fractional resurfacing techniques are the perfect way to restore that younger, healthier looking skin. A fresh face is just an appointment away!

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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