M. Christine Lee, M.D.
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    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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    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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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.

Why dermatology laser treatments help patients near Walnut Creek look younger

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Collagen and the body

In recent years, we have learned more about the role of collagen as it pertains to the skin. This protein is integral to the overall strength and structure of the skin, tendons, muscles, and bones. Because collagen is essential to numerous functions, the natural depletion that occurs with age can lead to several different concerns – sagging, drooping skin being just one of them. Because we now know that the production of collagen slows dramatically in mid-life, scientists have developed a number of ways to supplement this vital protein.

Interesting facts about collagen
  • Approximately 20 percent of your body mass is collagen protein.
  • More than 16 types of collagen have been discovered. However, it is types I, II, and III that make up 80 to 90 percent of the human body.
  • Gram for gram, Type I collagen is more sturdy that steel.
  • In addition to providing structure and strength to the skin, collagen is also involved in cellular turnover, in which dead cells are replaced with healthy new ones.
  • In addition to the physiological process of aging, collagen depletion also occurs as a result of UV exposure and other environmental factors.
  • Lotions and creams formulated with collagen do nothing to restore or rebuild this protein. Due to the size of collagen molecules, absorption through the skin is not possible.
  • Research has shown the positive effects of laser therapy and retinoic acid on collagen stimulation in the skin.

Dermatology laser treatments

Walnut Creek dermatologist, Dr. Christine Lee, has extensive familiarity with numerous laser devices. She has developed the LaserLite Facial, a rejuvenating treatment combining KTP & Nd:YAG technology. Laser devices promote the production of collagen by stimulating fibroblasts with thermal energy. As these cells heat up, they naturally produce more collagen. Additionally, existing strands of collagen that have become weak and frayed over time contract as they absorb heat from laser light. The results of laser rejuvenation occur gradually as the remodeling of collagen continues. With periodic treatments, it is possible to substantially slow the progression of aging on the skin.

Learn more about laser skin rejuvenation. Call (925) 500-1180.

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