Walnut Creek, CA dermatologist offers photofacial treatment
At the practice of Dr. M. Christine Lee, patients in the community of Walnut Creek, CA often ask their dermatologist about the treatments offered for enhancing the skin. Many of our patients take the time to learn about one solution for facial skin with poor texture and tone, including the IPL photofacial.
Dr. M. Christine Lee uses a lot of technology in her practice to help patients achieve healthier, more beautiful skin. With the use of IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacials, patients can alleviate a variety of issues on the skin with this noninvasive treatment. Using visible light that is administered with precision, the dermatologist is able to improve the skin from the inside out! Many of our patients use this type of light therapy for the treatment of:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Facial redness
- Poor texture and tone
- Age spots
- Hyperpigmentation concerns
- Large pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
In most situations, patients will use an IPL photofacial on
the face, neck, or décolleté. Patients may see improvement with just one
treatment, but it is recommended that patients undergo several
treatments to obtain the results they desire. This may mean anywhere
between four to six treatments spaced several weeks apart. Patients will
see improvements over time, as this particular treatment helps in
stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, which can take weeks
or months to achieve optimum results. Patients will also notice better
skin texture and tone, and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles or
Sometimes, patients may want faster results and are willing to undergo some downtime to achieve them. This is when our dermatologist may suggest a more aggressive type of IPL photofacial that can show more dramatic results in a shorter period. However, these patients may want to consider some social downtime following their procedure, as this more aggressive treatment results in more peeling and redness of the skin through the healing process.
Are IPL photofacials right for me?
Dr. M. Christine Lee works closely with her patients to make sure she
is providing appropriate treatments for their needs. Many patients of
all skin types and textures may benefit from IPL photofacials and should
ask about them during their initial consultation appointment. However,
our practice employs some of the most advanced techniques and treatments
in the area, ensuring patients enjoy the technology that can give them
the best results. If IPL photofacials are not deemed appropriate for an
individual, we can make recommendations regarding other services that
may be beneficial for a patient. Additionally, some patients like to
combine a variety of treatments to get the most dramatic results!
What can I expect during my dermatology appointment?
Learning about treatments we offer in our practice starts
with a consultation appointment. Dr. M. Christine Lee evaluates the
patient’s skin and talks to them about what they would like to address
and improve. We listen closely and take into consideration the desires
of an individual when developing a unique treatment plan. If patients
decide to undergo IPL photofacial treatments, we then begin the process.
The skin is cleansed to eliminate makeup and bacteria on the surface.
Then, using a special device that emits precision light, the
dermatologist will administer the IPL photofacial while patients relax
in the treatment chair. The areas of concern are treated with light
therapy, and then patients are given aftercare instructions. Patients
who undergo the more aggressive IPL treatment will need to take a few
days off work and other social activities because of the excessive
peeling and redness that can occur, while patients who have a milder
treatment may be able to wear makeup and return to their day.
Contact Dr. M. Christine Lee to learn more about photofacial treatments
If you are interested in enhancing your skin and improving its appearance and texture, we welcome you to The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute of Walnut Creek, CA to learn about solutions available with Dr. M. Christine Lee. Patients can call the office at (925) 528-0117 and visit the practice conveniently located in Suite 125 at 370 N. Wiget Lane. Our practice is currently accepting new patients for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.