Dr. Lee is UCSF fellowship trained in all the most advanced cosmetic and laser surgical procedures. Listed below are just some of the procedures that Dr. Lee offers her patients.
NON-INVASIVE LASER REJUVENATION - THE LASERLITE FACIAL
Dr. M. Christine Lee is a leading pioneer of non-invasive, non-ablative, no downtime laser rejuvenation of the skin. Dr. Lee is the inventor of the dual KTP & Nd:YAG combination procedure - The LaserLite Facial! She published the first clinical studies and went on to travel the globe training physicians in this exciting and effective procedure. The dual laser procedure is highly effective for treating age and sun spots, visible pigmentation problems, rosacea, facial veins, and acne. The laser treatments also promote collagen stimulation and skin toning and tightening of light wrinkles and fine lines. More effective than IPL (intense pulsed light--also known as “Fotofacial”) or pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatments, the LaserLite Facial can be used to treat any part of the body - neck, chest, hands, etc. Dr. Lee worked with the engineers at Laserscope in the development of the Gemini laser (dual KTP & Nd:YAG lasers). The Gemini laser has become the gold standard in the industry for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions.
INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL) OR PHOTOFACIAL
Dr. Lee has many different IPL devices from the leading companies available to help make the skin look healthier and younger via a process called photorejuvenation. This is the process of removing sun damage such as freckling, age spots, red and brown discolorations, and broken blood vessels on the face, neck, chest, or any part of the body. Superior results can be achieved by combining IPL treatments with various lasers.
Dr. Lee has a wide array of nonablative lasers that when used on the face or body stimulates collagen production through a process called collagen remodeling. A person’s natural collagen starts to thin out gradually over time due to aging processes and is accelerated greatly by long term sun exposure. Many noninvasive lasers help to stimulate the skin’s own ability to form new collagen which promotes improved texture, tone and firming of the skin. Regular treatments with these lasers help to slow down the aging process. Combined with either IPL or LaserLite Facial, the end results are removal of sun damage along with younger, healthier and more radiant skin.
FACE BY THERMAGE, EYES BY THERMAGE, BODY BY THERMAGE
Dr. Lee was one of the early adopters and pioneers of the FDA approved revolutionary noninvasive radiofrequency skin tightening procedures by Thermage. Deep dermal heating created by specially developed and proprietary monopolar radiofrequency tips cause contraction and tightening of the skin and deep tissue and muscles of the face and body which result in tighter, firmer, more youthful skin. The new treatment tips are much less painful than the earlier tips. The new “Eyes by Thermage” tips were recently approved by the FDA for treatment of the upper eyelids and Dr. Lee was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to receive approval to use these tips. Dr. Lee has performed clinical studies for Thermage and has presented these studies at academic and scientific conferences.
TITAN XL BY CUTERA
Dr. Lee performed clinical studies for Cutera using the Titan 1100-1800nm Infrared device to deep dermal heating and tightening of the skin. It is effective for skin tightening on the face and body. She has presented these studies at academic and scientific conferences, and has written a research paper summarizing the study for the company.
CO2 (CARBON DIOXIDE) LASER RESURFACING
Laser resurfacing is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes, and deep wrinkles. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions. Often, the procedure is done in conjunction with another cosmetic operation, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Laser resurfacing is performed using a beam of laser energy which vaporizes the upper layers of damaged skin at specific and controlled levels of penetration. Laser resurfacing offers a number of advantages over other resurfacing methods: precision, little (if any) bleeding and less post-operative discomfort. First, the outer layers of damaged skin are stripped away. Then, as new cells form during the healing process, a smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin surface appears.
ERBIUM LASER RESURFACING
A “Lighter” version of resurfacing is available through Erbium Laser Resurfacing. The downtime for Erbium resurfacing is much less than for CO2, making it a more attractive option for many people. Multiple treatments may be necessary for optimal results.
DeepFX & ActiveFX - Fractional Resurfacing
Deep FX, the latest in fractional treatment offered by Dr. Lee., joins the already popular ActiveFX as a powerful way to treat wrinkles, scars, skin tone and texture in as few as one or two treatments with minimum downtime.
ActiveFX targets the epidermal and papillary dermal layers of the skin and is ideal for treating conditions that manifest in the upper layers of the skin, including fine lines, dyschromia, and textural irregularities. DeepFX targets the deep dermal layers of the skin, and provides exceptional results on deep wrinkles, scars, and peri-oral rhytids.
Dr. Lee has multple devices available to perform fractional laser treatments. Using a pixelated scanner to deliver “microspots” of thermal energy in a process called fractional photothermolysis. These are little spots of injury to the skin with interspersed undamaged skin areas. This is a fraction of the injury produced by traditional resurfacing but also results in a fraction of the results.
M Christine Lee, M.D.
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.
Reviewed by ~ Michael M. Best in Town
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.
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!
~ Sue R.
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!
~ Tiffany Z.
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!!!
About Dr. Lee
Laser Surgery & Treatments
Walnut Creek Laser Treatments
M. Christine Lee, M.D
Laser and Cosmetic Surgery
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Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery
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