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.

Tell me more about IPL treatment in Walnut Creek

What is "IPL?" It is three little letters that can make a big difference in your complexion and your self-esteem.

IPL is short for "intense pulsed light." It is similar to laser technology, but focuses high-intensity light energy for short intervals of time.

IPL is used in dermatology:
  • To eliminate hair (as a more economical alternative to laser hair removal)
  • To gently remove unwanted pigmentation (sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, and birthmarks)
  • As an alternative to chemical peels and microdermabrasion to even out blotchy skin tone
  • For treatment of acne
  • For relief of the redness of rosacea
  • To remove spider veins
  • For skin renewal through photorejuvenation
In a procedure that takes about 30 to 60 minutes (depending on the area of your body being treated) IPL goes to work on the epidermis – the topmost layers of the skin. It does not penetrate deep enough to cause harm to the lower dermis layer. Since the light energy is precisely focused, damage to surrounding tissues is minimal. The IPL wand contains filters to protect you from ultraviolet emissions so there is no chance of skin damage from UV rays. IPL therapy is comfortable because the pulses of light are of extremely short duration (about 2.5 milliseconds).

What does this mean to you, as a patient? Dr. M. Christine Lee and the dermatology team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute take every precaution to ensure that you have a relaxing experience. Therefore, it means that you are likely to feel only a bit of stinging during or right after an IPL treatment – similar to mild sunburn –, which dissipates quickly. There is no downtime with IPL. You are on your way and back to your normal routine quickly.

It means you'll see improvement in your skin right away, with full resolution after three to six treatments. Following Dr. Lee's home care advice and wearing sunscreen daily means your results will last up to a year!

Talk with The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to learn even more about how those three little letters can leave your skin refreshed, renewed, and clearer than you thought possible. Call today for an IPL consultation.

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