M. Christine Lee, M.D.
The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute
370 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 125, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | Get Directions
(925) 500-1180

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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Michael M.
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    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.

What acne scar treatments might Walnut Creek area dermatologist recommend?

Acne scars that are left behind from past breakouts can be an unwanted reminder of past skin concerns. When patients in the Walnut Creek area have addressed active acne lesions, they may be left with acne scars. Many patients visit the practice of Dr. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to ask about effective acne scar treatment.

Before patients address their acne scarring, they must speak to a dermatological professional to determine the type and severity of the acne scars. Some may even resolve over time, while others are permanent and they must be addressed with treatment. The most common types of acne scars include macules, tissue loss, tissue scarring, and skin discoloration (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).

Once the type of scarring has been determined during an initial examination with Dr. Christine Lee, patients can then speak with her about the proper methods of removal. In addition, a dermatologist can also discuss with patients the ways in which they can prevent future acne blemishes that can result in further acne scars.

Common acne scar treatments may include:

Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are popular solutions for acne scar treatment. These treatments use a brush (dermabrasion) or a very small crystal spray (microdermabrasion) which can help remove the upper surface of the skin, thus reducing the depth of scars. Patients may require downtime after these procedures but will see almost immediate results.

Chemical peels
Peels are used to reduce acne scar depth while also treating any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These are administered by a dermatological professional and different strengths can be used based off the severity of scarring.

Laser therapies
To help heal acne lesions and address acne scars, some patients may benefit from skin rejuvenation through laser therapies. Dr. Christine Lee has over 40 lasers in her state-of-the-art practice that can be used to remove the upper layer of skin and renew one's overall appearance.

Dermal fillers
For deep scars, patients can use certain dermal fillers to add volume and reduce the depressed appearance of the scar itself. Dermal fillers are not permanent but can last several months. They may also help in a more long-term fashion by stimulating collagen to the area or adding hyaluronic acid to the scar, which can attract water and maintain volume.

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