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.
Anti-aging treatment, IPL laser, photo skin therapy

Walnut Creek, CA dermatologist offers photofacial treatment


At the practice of Dr. M. Christine Lee, patients in the community of Walnut Creek, CA often ask their dermatologist about the treatments offered for enhancing the skin. Many of our patients take the time to learn about one solution for facial skin with poor texture and tone, including the IPL photofacial.

Understanding photofacials

Dr. M. Christine Lee uses a lot of technology in her practice to help patients achieve healthier, more beautiful skin. With the use of IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacials, patients can alleviate a variety of issues on the skin with this noninvasive treatment. Using visible light that is administered with precision, the dermatologist is able to improve the skin from the inside out! Many of our patients use this type of light therapy for the treatment of:
  • Rosacea
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Facial redness
  • Poor texture and tone
  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation concerns
  • Large pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
In most situations, patients will use an IPL photofacial on the face, neck, or décolleté. Patients may see improvement with just one treatment, but it is recommended that patients undergo several treatments to obtain the results they desire. This may mean anywhere between four to six treatments spaced several weeks apart. Patients will see improvements over time, as this particular treatment helps in stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, which can take weeks or months to achieve optimum results. Patients will also notice better skin texture and tone, and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles or pigmentation concerns.

Sometimes, patients may want faster results and are willing to undergo some downtime to achieve them. This is when our dermatologist may suggest a more aggressive type of IPL photofacial that can show more dramatic results in a shorter period. However, these patients may want to consider some social downtime following their procedure, as this more aggressive treatment results in more peeling and redness of the skin through the healing process.
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Are IPL photofacials right for me?

Happy beautiful girl holding her cheek Dr. M. Christine Lee works closely with her patients to make sure she is providing appropriate treatments for their needs. Many patients of all skin types and textures may benefit from IPL photofacials and should ask about them during their initial consultation appointment. However, our practice employs some of the most advanced techniques and treatments in the area, ensuring patients enjoy the technology that can give them the best results. If IPL photofacials are not deemed appropriate for an individual, we can make recommendations regarding other services that may be beneficial for a patient. Additionally, some patients like to combine a variety of treatments to get the most dramatic results!

What can I expect during my dermatology appointment?

Learning about treatments we offer in our practice starts with a consultation appointment. Dr. M. Christine Lee evaluates the patient’s skin and talks to them about what they would like to address and improve. We listen closely and take into consideration the desires of an individual when developing a unique treatment plan. If patients decide to undergo IPL photofacial treatments, we then begin the process. The skin is cleansed to eliminate makeup and bacteria on the surface. Then, using a special device that emits precision light, the dermatologist will administer the IPL photofacial while patients relax in the treatment chair. The areas of concern are treated with light therapy, and then patients are given aftercare instructions. Patients who undergo the more aggressive IPL treatment will need to take a few days off work and other social activities because of the excessive peeling and redness that can occur, while patients who have a milder treatment may be able to wear makeup and return to their day.

Contact Dr. M. Christine Lee to learn more about photofacial treatments

If you are interested in enhancing your skin and improving its appearance and texture, we welcome you to The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute of Walnut Creek, CA to learn about solutions available with Dr. M. Christine Lee. Patients can call the office at (925) 500-1180 and visit the practice conveniently located in Suite 125 at 370 N. Wiget Lane. Our practice is currently accepting new patients for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.

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