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.

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What are the risks associated with fractional laser treatments and which patients in the Lafayette area should avoid undergoing this procedure?

Dr. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute offers a variety of dermatological services through her practice. With over 40 laser devices available, she can help patients with a variety of problems. A popular treatment provided in her practice that can help patients with skin conditions such as aging skin, sun spots, and uneven texture and tone is fractional laser treatments. Patients in the East Bay, Walnut Creek, and Lafayette communities travel to see Dr. Lee for their dermatology needs.

Fractional laser treatments have increased in popularity due to the effectiveness they provide. However, as with many treatments offered by a physician or board certified dermatologist, patients may experience some mild to moderate side effects. There are risks associated with fractional laser treatments, including:
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Pigmentation issues (hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation)
  • Increase in acne blemishes
  • Itching
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Redness
  • Blistering
  • Scarring
Dr. Lee is open and honest with her patients about the potential risks and side effects associated with treatments. With this in mind, she conducts a thorough medical background interview and an examination to determine one’s candidacy for treatment.

There are specific individuals who should not have fractional laser treatment completed on his or her skin. This includes those who:
  • Are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have diabetes
  • Have diseases that compromise the immune system
  • Have had radiation therapy in the treatment area
  • Have taken isotretinoin within the last 12 months
  • Have keloids
If a patient is a good candidate for fractional laser treatment, they will be educated on what to expect before, during, and after their treatment. Educating patients is part of the consultation appointment with Dr. Lee, and ensures patients understand the advantages and disadvantages of their treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about laser skin resurfacing, call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute today and schedule your initial appointment with Dr. Christine Lee. She is happy to assist new and existing patients in the Lafayette area and welcomes those who want to improve the way they look with advanced dermatological services.

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