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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Who performs Mohs surgery close to the San Francisco Area?

A skin cancer diagnosis can be scary. Patients hear the word “cancer” and immediately become concerned about how the process of treatment will go. Fortunately, though skin cancer is one of the most diagnosed of cancers, it is one of the easiest to diagnose and treat. This is because skin cancer is visible on the surface of the skin, making it easier to detect. When patients come to Dr. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute for a skin cancer screening or for a specific area of concern on their body, they can have a biopsy done for fast and easy diagnosis. Once it has been determined that a mole, skin tag, or other growth on the skin is cancerous, patients can take action.

There are many methods of removing skin cancer from the body, including traditional excision. However, for patients who have skin cancer that has redeveloped numerous times, or for patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer on a part of the body or face that is extremely noticeable, alternative treatments such as Mohs surgery may be suggested. Dr. Christine Lee is a dermatologist who performs Mohs micrographic surgery for patients in the San Francisco area.

Mohs micrographic surgery is a treatment option that is available for patients who have reoccurring cancer or cancer that has developed on a highly visible area of the body. This treatment may be suggested because it leaves as much healthy tissue as possible and helps remove cancer that may be deep within the skin. Cancer can have “roots” and burrow deep into the skin, and patients who have simple excision may not be able to remove all the cancerous cells with this traditional treatment. This is when Mohs micrographic surgery may be suggested.

Mohs is done by removing the skin layer by layer and examining it for cancerous skin cells before removing more. This method delves deep into the skin to remove all cancerous roots and ensure there are no more cells left that can cause the condition to reoccur. Patients will be left with smaller scars than with traditional methods of removing skin cancer, which is why it is also suggested for visible areas.

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