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.

East Bay dermatologist offers may proven, precise ways to treat skin cancer

East Bay Skin Cancer - Skin Examination Dr. Christine Lee spends most of her time on surgical procedures, treating patients who travel from all over the world for her specialized expertise.

Skin cancer

One of every 3 cancers diagnosed is either a melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. One in every 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in his or her lifetime. Closer to home, 2 Californians will die from melanoma each day.

Skin cancer is highly preventable and highly curable if caught early. Dr. Lee offers many different surgical procedures, which have a reputation for being precise ways to treat even recurrent or complex cancers.

The surgical approach recommended for you depends in part on:
  • Type of skin cancer present
  • Stage of cancer
  • Location of tumor
Perhaps the most well-known types of surgeries are simple excision and shave excision. For the simple surgery, the tumor is cut out along with a small amount of surrounding tissue. For the latter option, the affected area is shaved off with a small blade.

Lasers may also be used in place of a scalpel to cut tissue and remove lesions such as tumors. Since a narrow beam of intense, focused light is precisely directed to the treatment site to cut through tissues, laser surgery is also known as a bloodless alternative to excisions that use scalpels. Bloodless surgical alternatives are generally less traumatic to surrounding tissues and require less healing than conventional surgical tools. Plus, Dr. Lee trains others on more than 40 types of lasers. This level of access and experience ensures that you have a comfortable, customized experience and get desired results from treatment.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Not every dermatologist in the East Bay is equipped to offer Mohs Micrographic Surgery, a highly precise way to treat the most common types of skin cancer and even some melanomas.

Dr. Lee has obtained certification and appropriate experience to earn membership in the American College of Mohs Surgery. She will expertly remove cancerous skin cells in progressive steps. This in-office surgical procedure will start with the doctor cutting the visible tumor. After this surface tumor is removed, the tissue and its edges will be viewed under a microscope. If Dr. Lee still sees cancer cells, the process is repeated again with another small layer of tissue removed. These steps will be repeated until no more cancer cells are seen.

Due to this precise approach, Mohs Micrographic Surgery has a potential cure rate of up to 99 percent. Patients appreciate that this technique also spares otherwise healthy tissue. For these reasons, it is considered the preferred method to treat large, complex or recurrent cancers, or cancers on the face and other visible or sensitive areas.

Don't delay to schedule a professional skin check at East Bay Laser and Skin Care Center. Call (925) 500-1180.
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