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.

Lafayette area dermatologist describes Mohs micrographic surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery has become the most popular and effective method of removing skin cancer. Dr. Christine Lee of the Walnut Creek and Lafayette area believes that patients can enjoy the benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery's 97% cure rate at her practice, The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute.

Dr. Christine Lee uses Mohs surgery on patients who have cancerous skin cells on some of the most exposed areas of the face, as it requires the removal of the least amount of healthy skin compared to alternative solutions. This method is commonly used:
  • Around the eyes
  • Nose
  • Lips
  • Ears
Depending on the size of the skin cancer removed, many patients can heal without the need for reconstructive surgery after Mohs has been done. However, surgical restoration can be done to repair areas for a more aesthetic appearance after the removal of skin cancer.

The process of Mohs micrographic surgery is relatively simple. Patients are numbed with a local anesthetic that is injected into the immediate area before the procedure begins to ensure patients are comfortable and pain-free. Then, the initial growth is removed from the skin. This is done with a special scalpel and it may include the removal of a small portion of surrounding skin. This skin is examined through a microscope immediately to check for areas of cancer. Dr. Christine Lee removes skin layer by layer in very thin portions and continually monitors for cancerous skin cells to ensure removal of only the abnormal growth and not the healthy skin. By doing this, it reduces the amount of healthy skin removed from the area, which in turn lessens the scar left behind. Mohs micrographic surgery is also one of the best methods of removing areas of deep cancer as the doctor can essentially "tunnel through" the skin to remove all cancerous cells.

Are you faced with a skin cancer diagnosis? Are you interested in learning more about how Mohs micrographic surgery can help in improving your health? Contact The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to consult with Dr. Christine Lee about this revolutionary and highly effective method of addressing areas of skin cancer with little to no removal of healthy surrounding skin.

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