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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.
M Christine Lee, M.D.
Rating: 55 Star Reviews, M Christine Lee, M.D.
Dear Dr. Lee, Steve, Michele, & Teresa,
Each of you, in your own special way, goes far beyond the "extra mile" to provide expert treatment and take gentle care of D_ and me. D_'s case is so serious & challenging yet you all never make us feel that we are a burden. Words cannot adequately express our appreciation and gratitude for all you do.

Fractional Laser & Resurfacing

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Beautiful Woman Face Close Up Many of the signs of aging can be improved without going through the downtime of full CO2 resurfacing. New advances in fractional resurfacing have made it possible for patients to get the results they want with only minimal impact on their lifestyle.

Using a pixelated scanner to deliver "microspots" of thermal energy, Dr. Lee can improve the look and feel of your skin while minimizing the downtime. These microspots are little areas of injury to the skin that are interspersed with untreated skin areas, sometimes referred to as “bridge” therapy. This “bridge” approach is less painful than traditional CO2 and results in faster healing while still providing excellent results.

Dr. Lee is trained and specializes in both full and fractional laser resurfacing. The most popular fractional resurfacing procedures are the ActiveFX, the DeepFX, and the TotalFX. The FX treatments are performed using the Lumenis CO2 laser, the gold standard CO2 laser. Each of the treatments results in visible immediate results while collagen formation continues for up to 6 months to a year.

The ActiveFX is specifically suited to address the upper layers of the skin. The ActiveFX can improve wrinkles, fine lines and soften deeper frown lines. It helps improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and scars, helping to restore the skin to a more healthy youthful look. It stimulates new collagen growth and lightens the brown spots and other dark areas.

The more intensive DeepFX is preferred for individuals who are looking for improvement to the appearance of deeper wrinkles and lines. The DeepFX treats the overall skin tone and texture and can dramatically improve the appearance of scars. It is especially beneficial for those experiencing peri-oral rhytids, which are the deep wrinkles that can occur around the lip area of patients.

The TotalFX treatment combines the DeepFX along with the ActiveFX to simultaneously treat the deeper wrinkles and scars along with helping improve the lighter wrinkles, skin tone and texture, and improving collagen production.

We also offer patients the newest in laser resurfacing innovations, with the Harmony XL Pro with Dye-VL, ClearLift and Dye-SR handpieces laser. The Harmony XL Pro treats a variety of aesthetic concerns including, but not limited to:
  • Broken capillaries
  • Wrinkles
  • Spider veins
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Brown spots
  • Vascular lesions
What makes the Harmony XL Pro so exciting is the speed of treatment. Each session is only approximately thirty minutes, which makes it more convenient for you. Also, optimal results are achieved quickly with only three or four sessions necessary to a glowing, younger looking you. Downtime is minimal after a facial rejuvenation treatment from this laser.

This laser is appropriate for treatment on all areas of the body, all skin types, and is also appropriate for treatment of the aesthetic concerns of any age. We can tailor treatment to your very specific aesthetic needs with the versatility of the Harmony XL Pro.

The Harmony XL Pro has been cleared by the FDA for over 65 treatable conditions. It has a proven safety record after an extensive clinical study period.

The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute is invested in providing you, the patient, with treatments that are innovative and effective. We work hard to keep your comfort as one of our top goals.

Dr. Lee is one of the world’s leading experts on CO2 and fractional laser resurfacing. She is a laser and scientific committee advisor to numerous laser companies. She has performed numerous FDA studies and is constantly sought out for her expertise in this area. Dr. Lee discusses many of the laser treatments in her book “The Best Skin Ever: Lasers”.

Fractional resurfacing is a quick and effective way to address the aging appearance of your skin. Dr. Lee's fractional resurfacing techniques are the perfect way to restore that younger, healthier looking skin. A fresh face is just an appointment away!

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