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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Dermatological procedures and treatment options available for correcting acne scarring for Pleasant Hill patients

Cystic acne blemishes that have occurred on the skin may leave scars. These can vary in size and appearance. There are two common types of scars, including atrophic scars (shallow) and "ice pick scars" which are typically deep and very narrow. Patients may also notice pigmentation changes and redness, depending on the ethnicity of their skin.

Picking, squeezing, and the application of Vitamin E can make some acne scars even worse, patients should speak to a dermatologist about a specific treatments for their blemishes to help facilitate the healing process and take care of the skin's appearance and texture long-term. Patients should also protect their skin by using sunscreen every day to reduce damage caused by the sun's UV rays.

When acne scars occur, many patients seek assistance from a dermatologist. At the East Bay Laser and Skin Care Center, Inc., we have a variety dermatological procedures available to help patients improve acne scarring.

Time

For some patients, time and patience is all that is needed to await the fading of acne scars. Not all acne scars are permanent. However, if patients notice an acne scar for a year or longer, they may benefit from appropriate treatments with Dr. Christine Lee.

Creams

Cortisone cream and topicals that can fade pigmentation are often used on acne scars. However, if patients are dealing with atrophic or ice pick scars, they may need a more aggressive method of treatment to reduce their appearance and depth.

Laser Therapies

Fractional lasers can provide skin-resurfacing benefits that help in reducing the depth of scars by increasing the body's natural collagen production. Pigmentation concerns may also be addressed with laser treatments, which can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and other skin concerns.

Dermal Fillers

Patients can fill in deeper scars with the use of specific dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is injected directly into the scars to add volume by attracting water molecules to the area.

Subcision

Subcision is a treatment used to release deep scar tissues that are pulling down on the skin's surface. This can reduce the depth of deep scars and almost eliminate the appearance of shallower scarring.

Dermal Grafting

With this treatment, patients may have skin from another part of the body, commonly the skin behind the ear, transplanted to the area of concern to create a smooth surface.

Many of these dermatological procedures can be performed by Pleasant Hill area dermatologist, Dr. Christine Lee.

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