East Bay area dermatologist explains laser resurfacing treatment and the benefits it provides
Dr. Christine Lee of the East Bay area provides a variety of treatment
for patients who want to improve their skin and body. With a wide range
of services, patients find that she is able to assist with nearly any
dermatological concern. Patients who want to fight the signs of aging
and improve their skin may ask her about laser resurfacing treatments.
Laser resurfacing treatments are done to improve the skin’s appearance. It may reduce noticeable changes in the skin or address minor flaws and imperfections. It is typically performed on the face with an ablative or non-ablative laser, depending on the patient’s needs and desires. Many patients can have this treatment completed with little to no recovery time while seeing dramatic results.
Patients who want to address the overall appearance of their skin, including texture and tone, may benefit from fractional laser resurfacing. It can assist with:
- Damage caused by sun exposure
- Evening the skin’s tone and texture
- Reducing the appearance of age spots, liver spots, and sun spots
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
During laser resurfacing, patients are often given a local
anesthetic to numb the skin to ensure their comfort. A device is used
across the area that delivers laser energy. There are two types of
lasers: ablative and non-ablative. Non-ablative laser energy treats the
skin in a less aggressive way, and typically requires less downtime than
ablative laser treatments. Patients may experience some redness and
swelling for approximately 24 hours after their treatment, but this is
minor and goes away quickly. Ablative treatments may require up to a
week of downtime as it can result in blistering and require more
attentive skin care regimens afterwards.
Dr. Christine Lee of the Walnut Creek area has a wide variety of lasers available in her practice and can help patients choose the one best for their skin care needs. At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, we focus on ensuring patients see the results they want with a treatment they can afford.