Patient Reviews
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Michael M.
    M Christine Lee, M.D.
    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
    Reviewed by ~ Michael M. Best in Town
  • 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.
ASDS Logo
Skin Melanoma Banner
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.

Walnut Creek, CA specialist discusses how symptoms vary by skin cancer type


By

skin cancer diagnosis from Walnut Creek Dr.Christine Lee

All effective skin cancer treatments start with an accurate diagnosis. If you’re worried about a spot, schedule an appointment with Dr. Christine Lee. Dr. Lee will be monitoring for changes during annual skin checks. These exams allow an early diagnosis so critical to successful treatment.

If it’s worrisome to you, it’s worrisome to Dr. Lee. Skin cancer symptoms identified and treated in Walnut Creek CA at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute vary by the type of cancer. Some symptoms:

  • Actinic Keratoses— These precancerous growths resemble scaly, dry pink or red patches. They’re likely to form on the head, neck, hands, and forearms due to years of cumulative sun exposure.
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma — Untreated AKs can evolve into SCCs, which often look like firm red bumps or scaling, and patches or growths that never seem to fully heal. These cancers have the potential to spread, and cause damage and disfigurement.
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma — The most common type of skin cancer, BCCs are flesh-colored bumps or pink patches that frequently develop on the head, neck and arms but can appear most anywhere, including the legs and belly. They, too, can spread, and without treatment may invade surrounding tissues, nerves, and bones.
The deadliest of skin cancers, melanoma, has its own list of symptoms. They’re often summed up with the ABCDE’s. Have you noticed new spots or recent changes to existing moles? Warning signs include:
  • A - Asymmetry – one half doesn’t mirror the other.
  • B - Borders that are irregular, or poorly-defined
  • C - Colors that vary, such as brown, black, red, and blue shades
  • D - Diameters of six millimeters-plus, roughly pencil eraser-sized
  • E - Evolving size, shape, color, or behavior
Dr. Lee has advanced techniques to treat skin cancers, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery for complex or recurrent growths. Call (925) 500-1180.

Related Articles


Back to Skin Cancer Surgery Home Page
M. Christine Lee, M.D
Laser and Cosmetic Surgery
Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery
Dermatologic Surgery
Total Skin Care
Health Tap
Real Self
FC Awards 2016 Dr. M Christine Lee
Appointment Request
Please note this would be regarded as a request and not a confirm appointment until we get in touch with you