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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Michael M.
    M Christine Lee, M.D.
    Right Quote Definitely no one better in the bay area. I have been so impressed with her bedside manner and most of all with her results. If you want results then you should make an appointment right away. Right Quote
    Reviewed by ~ Michael M. Best in Town
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By M.B.
    Right Quote Words can not describe how grateful I am to Dr. Lee for saving my face and honestly I would say my life. She's an absolute master and genius at what she does. I wouldn't even be able to show my face in public now if it weren't for her. I had the worst scars on my face that were so bad they scared other people. These scars were caused by a doctor who burned my face with a laser. I would have been happy just looking a little better but Dr. Lee was able to make my face look almost normal again. I can cover most of what's left with make-up now and most people can't tell what had happened to me. I still have internal scars from what that other doctor did but at least the outside scars are pretty much gone. I wish I had never had to go thru all this but I'm just grateful that there was someone like Dr. Lee who could help me get my face back. Right Quote
    ~ M.B.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Sue R.
    Right Quote Absolutely the best results. I wish I had gone to her first instead of wasting my money with no-nothing nurses are doctors who talk a good game but are merely dabblers. I got the results I needed and now look 15 years younger. She is a miracle worker! Right Quote
    ~ Sue R.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Tiffany Z.
    Right Quote She's the best doctor!

    Dr. Lee treated my moles and also the moles on my 2 young girls with laser. They were very scared but Dr. Lee did a great job getting them to trust her. She was very patient and kind. AFter the first time, my daughters thought it was no big deal and were no longer scared. She did a great job removing the moles and we're all so happy! I wouldn't trust anyone else to treat me or my family. She's the best! Right Quote
    ~ Tiffany Z.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By D.G.
    Right Quote The only doctor who helped my rosacea

    I have really bad rosacea and sensitive skin and haven't been able to find any doctor who can help me...that is, until I found Dr. M. Christine Lee. I've seen several other very well-known derms and spent tons of money trying to get my rosacea under control. I've had fotofacials, IPL, VBeam, you name it, I've had it. Nothing has really made a difference. I almost gave up until I found out about Dr. Lee from the online rosacea support group. I heard great things about a laser procedure she developed. I started seeing her over a year ago and have gone thru several treatments and I am THRILLED!!!! I feel like a normal person for the first time in my life. No more redness and burning. Her treatment has been a miracle for me. All I can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Right Quote
    ~ D.G.
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About Dr. Lee
Dr.Christine Lee
Min-Wei Christine Lee, M.D., M.P.H. is Board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and further sub-specialized by completing a distinguished fellowship in Laser Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery/Skin Cancer/Facial Plastic Reconstruction, and Advanced Dermatologic Surgery from University of California, San Francisco.

Microneedling

Microneedling has been hailed as the “next big thing” to regain what age, sun damage, and other environmental and lifestyle factors have taken away: the firm, supple, smooth, and radiant skin of youth.

Yet, microneedling is a more established process than many advertisements or news articles may lead you to be believe. This process transcends the hype and can really work to dramatically improve your appearance, especially when in the trusted hands of a globally-recognized leader in minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, Dr. Christine Lee.

The science

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, this technique was first described in the 1950s and was first used to treat scars in the 1990s.

The idea behind microneedling is to use a handheld device containing many fine needles to create tiny, controlled punctures in the skin. Surrounding skin remains untouched.

These safe injuries trigger a process, whereby the body fills these microscopic wounds with the firming collagen and springy elastin that decreases with age.

As this restorative process occurs in the days and months following treatment, you’ll notice a more glowing and smooth complexion, and reduced appearance of scars, pores, stretch marks, uneven tone and pigment, and wrinkles and lines.

How it works

After anesthetic is applied to the skin for comfort, Dr. Lee will gently roll the Eclipse MicroPen™ over your skin. This medical-grade device is equipped with a dozen micro-needles, which feel like sandpaper brushing over the treatment area due in part to their small size.

The entire process takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

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After treatment

You may notice an immediate “glow.” You may also notice some redness, which typically subsides within 4 days. Skincare products recommended by Dr. Lee such as the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System™ can speed healing.

Results

You will continue to see visible improvements over the next six months as collagen and elastin production continues.

If you have deeper wrinkles or more advanced photoaging, stretch marks and scars, Dr. Lee may suggest additional treatments every 6 weeks or so.

Optimizing results

Dr. Lee also offers EclipsePRP™, which stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma.” These platelets in the blood are beneficial for healing. Dr. Lee will take a very small sample of your blood. The platelet-rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood. A portion of this PRP blood is then safely applied to the skin.

The micro-channels created by the Eclipse MicroPen™ provide ways for the PRP to enter the deeper layers of skin. Cells and collagen production are reenergized, resulting in increased plumpness and overall skin rejuvenation.

Mild to moderate swelling typically resides within 12 to 24 hours. Some tingling occurs as cells are reactivated. Since Dr. Lee is using your own blood, side effects and risks are limited. There is no fear of toxicity. Additional sessions may be needed to achieve goal results.

Can it work for you?

Microneedling is not just for the face. It can be used to treat the décolletage, arms and hands, legs and abdomen, and back.

The technique can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, both hypo- and hyper-pigmentation, acne and other traumatic scars, and stretch marks. It can also improve skin’s texture and radiance.

Dr. Lee can discuss any conditions and medications that may affect your tolerance for these and other procedures. She and her team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute have a number of devices and techniques to address every need, including the latest in fractional laser resurfacing and Radio Frequency resurfacing products.

Call (925) 500-1180 to schedule a consultation in Walnut Creek.

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