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A photofacial procedure may be what the doctor in Walnut Creek orders to refresh a tired appearance

Sun damage comes in many types and forms. Lucky for this sun-worshiping part of the country, there are options to repair what ultraviolet light took away: even tone, a radiant complexion, and soft texture. One of the most effective methods to combat these effects is with, of all things, light. As a globally-known educator and authority on laser- and light-based treatments, Dr. Christine Lee and her team at The Skin and Laser Institute provide the best place to benefit from the latest effective technology. The photofacial procedure in Walnut Creek CA involves the use of advanced devices, such as Intense Pulsed Light, to transform the look, feel, and health of your skin.

Photofacial procedure

Using light to restore healthy skin

While photofacials aren’t synonymous with IPL, many use this technology for good reason. Similarly to lasers, the IPL device is directed to the treatment site. High-intensity pulses of light precisely target areas of discoloration, such as age spots, birthmarks, broken capillaries, or rosacea patches. Since IPL emits a broad-spectrum light, it rejuvenates dull, lackluster, and “tired” skin. Many patients “awaken” their overall complexion after several treatments. One of the benefits of light-based treatments is their ability to produce energy that stimulates the production of fresh collagen below the skin’s surface.

In Dr. Lee’s and her professional team’s hands, the usual side effects from treatment such as swelling and discomfort are minimized. IPL photofacials are safe and well-tolerated enough that Dr. Lee may recommend combining them with other light-based technologies such as laser devices, or with other types of nonsurgical therapies like Exilis, which uses controlled heat from radiofrequency energy to improve sun damaged-skin and signs of aging. Customized treatment plans are designed to get optimal results. The specific treatments and number of sessions required to achieve your goals depend on factors such as:

  • Skin tone
  • Extent and type of damage
  • Existing medications and medical conditions

Tired of looking tired? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee. Call (925) 528-0117.

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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