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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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    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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    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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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.

Walnut Creek dermatologist discusses tumescent liposuction


tumescent liposuction procedure from Dr. Christine Lee in Walnut Creek area
Usually, techniques, products, and therapies are justifiably popular. When you hear about that miracle cream, you may wonder: "If this product really worked that well, everybody would be using it!" Tumescent liposuction in Walnut Creek and beyond is time-tested and wildly popular at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute.

The power of “tumescent”

The name of this common liposuction method refers to “stiff and firm tissues.” A sterile tumescent solution is injected into treatment areas for comfort, safety, and effective fat removal. The solution contains local anesthetic, salt water, and epinephrine. Together, they cause blood vessels to constrict and fatty areas to firm up, which allows Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lee, to have more control over contouring.

Unlike earlier techniques that used large cuts to access and remove fat, tumescent liposuction’s small incisions don’t leave unsightly scars. A skinny tube or cannula is inserted into these incisions painlessly. An attached vacuum sucks out fat, which is transported through the cannula.

Many patients can finally reduce diet- and exercise-resistant fat with tumescent liposuction. But, as with all procedures, not every patient is a viable candidate:
  • Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. Generally, patients should already be within or around a healthy weight range.
  • All surgeries carry some level of risks, but today’s lipo is overall far safer and can treat many more patients than earlier techniques that required general anesthesia.
  • Many patients are alert and function just fine afterward, without feeling groggy or nauseous. Dr. Lee encourages walking around soon after to encourage healthy healing.
  • It’s normal to notice some lumpiness, numbness, and swelling.
  • You may return to work within a few days, if your job doesn’t require heavy labor.
  • Regular exercise can usually be resumed within a week.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Call (925) 500-1180.

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