Walnut Creek, CA dermatologist offers photofacial treatment

Anti-aging treatment, IPL laser, photo skin therapy

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.

Understanding photofacials

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:

  • Rosacea
  • 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 pigmentation concerns.

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.

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