M. Christine Lee, M.D.
The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute
370 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 125, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | Get Directions
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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
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  • 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.
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Walnut Creek, CA area patients ask, how do Botox injections work?


Botox injections are growing in popularity over the years as more and more patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area realize how affordable and effective they can be in restoring a more youthful appearance. Many patients visit with Dr. M. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to discuss, how do Botox injections work?

Understanding Botox

Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that has been around for many, many years. In fact, it started out as an injection used for other medical conditions including chronic headaches and migraines, cervical dystonia, hyperhidrosis, and even overactive bladder. However, it was also determined that the active ingredient in Botox, botulinum toxin type A, was also effective at smoothing folds and wrinkles in the skin around the area it was injected. This particular medication is injected into muscles of the body to keep them from contracting and tightening. When injected into certain muscles of the facial area, it could turn back time and provide a more youthful look!

This particular injectable is different from dermal fillers and collagen stimulators also used in dermatology practices. This is because it is used to treat the muscles, not just fill fine lines and wrinkles or stimulate collagen and elastin. This is what sets Botox apart from many other injectables in dermatology. Dr. M. Christine Lee also understands the benefits of using Botox along with other injectables for a “liquid facelift,” ensuring noticeable results.

Who is a candidate for Botox?

Most patients are appropriate candidates for Botox. There is little risk of allergic reaction, and it is not a permanent treatment. Patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area are welcome to book a consultation appointment with Dr. M. Christine Lee and discuss this and other injectables to determine which is best for their specific needs. Most patients who are considered best for candidates are those with:
  • Glabellar lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead folds
These are the areas in which Botox works best. However, it can be used in other areas of the face and body depending on a patient’s specific and unique dermatological needs.
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How much does Botox cost?

Many patients are unsure about Botox because they fear that it is so expensive that it can only be obtained by the Hollywood elite. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Botox is a treatment that can be used for many patients because it is affordable. Our team charges for Botox injections by the vial and the number of vials needed will vary from patient to patient based on their needs. This is why patients are encouraged to visit the practice of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to consult with Dr. M. Christine Lee and get a more accurate price quote for care.

Is Botox painful?

Pretty woman against a grey background with copyspace The idea of having injections done in the facial area can be off-putting for many patients who are seeking non-surgical ways of turning back the hands of time. When patients consult with Dr. M. Christine Lee, they often ask about pain. Injections of any type can cause some discomfort but compared to the invasiveness of surgical procedures such as a facelift, injections of Botox are simple and relatively comfortable. Patients can ask about topical anesthetics to use in conjunction with their cosmetic injectables to improve comfort, but this is not always necessary.

How long does Botox last?

Botox, along with many other cosmetic injectables available at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, will last approximately six to nine months in most areas of the face before reinjection is needed. Reinjections should be scheduled if patients liked their treatment and want to maintain the results. We cannot completely stop the signs of aging, but we can slow the process with routine cosmetic injectables.

Book an appointment at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute of Walnut Creek, CA today

Dr. M. Christine Lee and her professionals are available to help Walnut Creek, CA area patients with a wide range of dermatological services in her state-of-the-art facility. If you live in or around the community and are interested in discussing the benefits of Botox injections for turning back the hands of time, we welcome you to book an appointment by calling (925) 500-1180 and visiting the office at 370 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 125.

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