M. Christine Lee, M.D.
The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute
370 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 125, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | Get Directions
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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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How can Bay Area dermatologists remove skin cancer from the nose?

Skin cancer can be a scary diagnosis. Patients who have been told by their dermatologist that cancerous skin cells have been found on their body or face may feel unsure as to how to proceed with their care. Patients in the Bay Area may be concerned that the removal will cause disfigurement. Thankfully, patients can choose from many methods of removal and can work with the team of The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to determine which treatment is most appropriate.

The methods of removing cancerous skin cells vary and a number of treatments and techniques are available including:

Excision

Using a scalpel, Dr. Christine Lee can remove the entire growth that has formed along with a safe margin of surrounding skin to ensure all areas or addressed. The surgical site is closed with stitches and approximately 92% of patients who undergo this method of removal are cured.

Electrosurgery

With electrosurgery, the skin cancer growth is removed with a curette and heat produced by electricity is used to destroy the rest of the tumor and control bleeding. This is often done several times to ensure the deeper layers of the skin are addressed. This type of removal is often avoided on areas of the face and body that are exposed.

Cryosurgery

Instead of heating the area, another method of removal is cryosurgery, during which the skin cancer growth is frozen with liquid nitrogen. This comfortable procedure does not require any anesthetics and it can be completed without any cutting or bleeding. Patients may enjoy a cure rate of 95% or higher over the course of five years after cryosurgery has been completed.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

The most commonly recommended technique for removing cancerous skin cells is Mohs micrographic surgery. This method removes skin layer by layer while analyzing for cancerous cells. This keeps as much remaining healthy skin as possible while removing even deeper areas of skin cancer. This has an approximate cure rate of about 97%.

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