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.

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Why did I get skin cancer?

Skin cancers are "neoplasms," or abnormal growths in skin tissues. All skin cancer is serious – prevention, early detection, and effective treatment are vital, as the degree of malignancy of each type can vary.

Basal-cell carcinoma is very common on the face and neck, especially on Caucasians. It can be disfiguring. It is considered malignant because, untreated, it spreads to surrounding tissues. However, it rarely metastasizes (becomes life-threatening).

Squamous-cell carcinoma occurs because of mutated cells in the body cavity. It can affect the skin, lips, mouth, and other bodily organs. Risk of metastasis is higher than with basal-cell cancer, and this type has a high rate of recurrence.

Melanoma is pigmented tumors, usually on the skin. Melanoma can spread throughout the body via the blood and lymph vessels.

Many factors, environmental and hereditary, can increase your chances of getting skin cancer.
  • Exposure to the sun.
  • UV radiation from tanning beds.
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV), linked to squamous-cell cancer.
  • Compromised immune system from illness or medical treatment.
  • Gender – melanoma is more common in women than men.
  • Ethnic background. Fair-skinned races are more susceptible.
  • Genetics; for example, melanoma tends to run in families.
There is good news regarding skin cancer. We know more today than ever before about the need for prevention. Preventive products, like sunscreen, are inexpensive and readily available. Public education and awareness improves daily. Medical breakthroughs like the vaccine for HPV are underway. And treatment options have never been better.

Mohs micrographic surgery is one of those options. This microscopically controlled, or chemographic, surgery is a preferred treatment for cosmetic areas (face and neck); recurring tumors; carcinoma near existing scar tissue; and cancers that are large, have undefined borders, or are fast-growing.

Mohs surgery is available to Walnut Creek residents. Dr. M. Christine Lee at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute has a specialized fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery.

The success rate is high, and your cure starts with a simple consultation. Call today.

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