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
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  • 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
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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
    ~ 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.

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Walnut Creek area dermatologist answers FAQ’s on skin cancer surgery

Dr. Christine Lee of Walnut Creek often answers FAQ’s on skin cancer and skin cancer surgery. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions:

What is skin cancer?

Skin cancer is a cancer that forms on the skin but may run deep. It is one of the easiest types of cancer to diagnose because it is visible. When patients schedule regular skin cancer screenings each year, they can have areas of concern biopsied and treated as necessary if such problems develop.

What can be done for skin cancer?

Skin cancer is often treated by simple removal. This may be done as an outpatient treatment such as excision or even a more precise treatment known as Mohs micrographic surgery. Only highly trained and certified professionals can perform this particular type of surgery, and Dr. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute has the requirements to achieve desired results. She is certified with extensive training and is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS).

Is surgery painful?

As with any surgery, our practice offers proper sedation and anesthetics to ensure optimum comfort. Mohs micrographic surgery only requires local anesthetics. Patients are awake but do not feel any pain during the procedure.

Will Mohs micrographic surgery affect my appearance?

Smaller areas of skin cancer will leave less of a scar after the procedure, though larger areas may need to take more of the skin structure from the body for optimum results. Patients who undergo Mohs micrographic surgery may later have cosmetic surgeries done to reconstruct the area depending on how it heals following the procedure.

How much does Mohs micrographic surgery cost?

Treatment varies from patient to patient as there are many unique factors that are considered when deciding the final cost of surgery. An evaluation with our team can help in determining an accurate quote for treatment.

Dr. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute works closely with patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer to discuss possible treatment options with them—including Mohs micrographic surgery. Contact our practice today to speak with a dedicated professional who is trained and certified to perform this procedure and help patients restore their health and quality of life after a skin cancer diagnosis.

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