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    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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    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
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    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
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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 dermatologist explains Mohs surgery as a treatment for skin cancer


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Skin cancer treatment from Walnut Creek Dr.Christine Lee

Your skin is one of the most common places for cancer to occur. When patients come into office with symptoms of skin cancer, we begin the process by taking a complete medical history including your level of sun exposure and whether you have a family history of skin conditions. We will want to know when the spot developed and if it has changed in size or color. We will perform a thorough skin exam and check the surrounding lymph nodes.

A biopsy can be done to confirm if the spot is cancerous. This involves surgically removing a portion of the growth under local anesthetic. We send the specimen to a pathologist for evaluation. If the pathologist confirms a cancer diagnosis, we will make recommendations for the best treatment based on the type of cancer.

Some of the most common treatments include:

  • Curettage – This is often the chosen treatment for basal cell carcinomas that are considered low risk (small, superficial, and have a well-defined edge). Treatment includes using a spoon-shaped sharp instrument to scrape away the cancer. An electric needle is used to minimize bleeding and destroy adjacent cancer cells.

  • Surgery – This is often suggested for high-risk tumors. Surgical excision includes removal of the tumor along with a margin to ensure all cancer has been extracted.

  • Mohs Surgery – During this procedure, the doctor will remove the tissue one layer at a time and evaluate it for tumor cells before continuing the next layer. Mohs surgery can be time consuming, but ensures the entire tumor is removed, scarring is minimized, and it has the highest cure rate of all the therapies.
If you are in the Walnut Creek area and have noticed any suspicious areas on your skin, call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute today to schedule a skin cancer evaluation.

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