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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  • 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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Bay Area dermatologist describes Mohs surgery scar healing

Mohs micrographic surgery is a technique used to excise cancerous skin cells from the body or face. This particular method was developed back in the 50’s by a surgeon named Dr. Frederic Mohs who performed the technique in order to provide better cure rates and effective removal of all cancerous skin cells. This method is done under local anesthetics or oral sedation while patients are made comfortable during the surgery. This method goes deep into the skin to ensure the “roots” of the cancer are addressed, which greatly reduces the risk of redevelopment of cancer down the road. It also has one of the highest cure rates of skin cancer.

Another benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery is the ability to reduce surgery scars. The healing is done over the course of time after the area is stitched up following the procedure. Bay area patients who have had Mohs micrographic surgery will have minor scarring depending on how large the treatment area is. However, it causes much less scarring than traditional methods of excision used to areas of concern.

There are many methods available for patients who need to reconstruct the treatment area afterwards. If Mohs micrographic surgery is performed on places such as the face or other visible areas, patients will want to consider ways of dealing with the scars left behind. Some options available for reconstruction include:
  • Granulation (local wound care and allowing natural healing)
  • Grafting (harvesting skin from elsewhere on the body to cover scarring)
  • Flat closure
  • Tissue expansion
Dr. Christine Lee of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute will discuss with her patients post-operative care such as caring for the wound and appropriate changing of the dressings. Once the area has healed, patients can discuss with their dermatologist the options available for reconstructing the area if they so desire.

Our practice encourages patients to be proactive about skin cancer by booking annual skin cancer screenings. This is the perfect time to catch problems early enough for appropriate intervention to keep the cancer from spreading and becoming larger and more problematic.

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