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
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  • 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.
Dr. M. Christine Lee and the staff at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute provide treatment for a variety of skin and body conditions

Learn about effective acne treatment with a dermatologist in the area of Walnut Creek, CA


Dr. M. Christine Lee and the staff at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute provide treatment for a variety of skin and body conditions, including medical and cosmetic concerns. Patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area who are dealing with acne want effective solutions. Our practice is equipped to help patients with the treatments needed to achieve results and reduce or even eliminate stubborn acne.

Acne explained

There are many misconceptions regarding acne. It used to be considered a condition only experienced by teenagers due to hormonal changes. People also believed that acne was caused by eating chocolate or greasy foods. These myths have perpetrated for years, and have made it difficult for patients to truly understand the condition. Acne is actually caused by blockage in the sebaceous glands, which causes pimples. This blockage can cause bumps, including:

  • Pustules
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Pimples

Patients who deal with acne are often very self-conscious about their appearance. Many women try to hide their acne behind cosmetics, which can sometimes cause oily skin that contributes to the condition. Instead, it is important for patients to work with a board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. M. Christine Lee to learn about ways to care for the skin and treat the condition.

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Proper skin care

First, it is important for patients to develop a skin care regimen that works for their skin type. Some patients have oily skin while others have dry skin. Some have combination skin with both dry and oily areas. When patients want to address their acne, it starts with a proper foundation. Patients can work with their dermatologist to learn more about gentle cleansers to clean the skin. Toners help address pore size, and moisturizers can keep the skin hydrated to avoid overproduction of oils on excessively dry skin. Additionally, many patients find that over-the-counter or prescription-strength topical medications can treat the active acne that is present on the skin. By combining these into a single skin care regimen, many patients find relief from even severe acne.

Solutions for acne-prone skin

Dr. M. Christine Lee and her staff and to take care in protecting the skin from sun exposure.

In addition to developing a skin care routine that works best for each patient, individuals can ask about treatment options that can be combined with proper skin care regimens. These include:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser/light therapies
  • Topical medications

Protecting the skin

Another way for patients to take control in protecting their skin is with the use of a high SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen. Some patients believe that exposing the skin to the sun can help reduce acne. This is a myth that many patients wrongfully believe. Instead, it can cause the skin to overproduce oils because the skin dries out. This, can clog the sebaceous glands even more, resulting in worse acne than before. Instead, we encourage patients to follow their skin care routine developed by Dr. M. Christine Lee and her staff and to take care in protecting the skin from sun exposure. Not only can it worsen acne, it can also put patients at risk for skin cancer.

Taking care of acne-prone skin

After acne is under control, it is important for patients to maintain their skin care regimen to ensure the condition stays addressed. This includes the use of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and topical medications. Some patients may even be prescribed oral medications, which can help control the infection from the inside out. Patients should take great care in using products on their skin that are dermatologically approved, including cosmetics and sunscreens that may otherwise contribute to pore blockage and acne.

Schedule a visit with Dr. M. Christine Lee and her staff today!

At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, patients in and around the Walnut Creek, CA area are welcome to speak to a Board-certified dermatologist to learn about effective treatment options available for acne

At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, patients in and around the Walnut Creek, CA area are welcome to speak to a Board-certified dermatologist to learn about effective treatment options available for acne. Whether you are a younger patient struggling with acne or an adult who has been looking for ways to address this concern, we encourage you to call for an evaluation and consultation appointment. Call the office at (925) 500-1180 and visit Suite #125 at 370 North Wiget Lane in Walnut Creek, California.

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