Friday, October 21, 2011

Dr. Sheena Kong Discusses Fraxel Acne Scar Treatment in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Dr. Sheena Kong says that the Fraxel fractionated laser treatment can be effective to reduce the appearance of acne scars for women and men of all skin types and especially those with darker skin tones, who have not been good candidates for laser treatment.

"African-American, Hispanic and Asian skin types generally have more melanin, or pigment than Caucasian skin, so they've traditionally been at a higher risk for discoloration and scarring with conventional laser treatments," says Dr. Kong. "However, Fraxel laser treatment precisely targets water in the skin, not melanin, and therefore may be safe and effective for all skin colors."

Dr. Kong had acne scars herself, which she has had treated with the Fraxel laser. She was so impressed with her results that she decided to offer Fraxel treatments to her patients.

According to Dr. Kong, "Fraxel re:store laser treatment is capable of quickly rejuvenating the skin, correcting acne scars and other imperfections—all without interfering with one's daily routine."
Fraxel re:store treatment has FDA clearances for:
▪ Wrinkles around the eyes
▪ Acne scars and surgical scars
▪ Age spots/sunspots
▪ Melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose)
▪ Actinic Keratoses (precancerous lesions)
▪ Skin resurfacing

Dr. Kong says that Fraxel treatments can result in smoother, younger-looking skin with improved tone and texture. Brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are reduced and the appearance of acne scars is noticeably improved.

Treatments take 20 to 25 minutes for a full face, and most people can return to their routine activities the very next day. patients usually experience immediate results and will see the most benefit in three to five treatments.

For more information on Fraxel re:store treatments visit San Francisco Internal Medicine Associates website at or call 415.673.7600.

About Sheena Kong, M.D.

Dr. Sheena Kong is a board certified Internal Medicine physician with extensive clinical experience in treating a wide variety of acute and chronic medical conditions and diseases. Dr. Kong graduated from Smith College magna cum laude. She attended Harvard University where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences. Dr. Kong graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Kong is also fluent in Mandarin, as she was born in Shanghai, China.
Dr. Kong is highly trained and certified in the administration of Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers and Fraxel resurfacing laser treatment. She was recognized with a Yellow Diamond Award for her commitment to the Fraxel laser treatment.

Dr. Kong is on the active staff of California Pacific Medical Center, St. Francis Memorial Hospital and Chinese Hospital.

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