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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    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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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.

Exploring skin cancer treatment with your Walnut Creek dermatologist

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Individuals who suspect they may have skin cancer expect to be handled with gentleness and thoroughness. At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, this is what you get. Dr. Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a trained Mohs surgeon, and a physician who takes a personal interest in helping each patient. To discover your options in skin cancer treatment, schedule a visit to our Walnut Creek practice for an in-depth examination of your skin.

Options for skin cancer treatment


Standard excision is a method that has been used for many years. It is appropriate for basal cell and squamous cell lesions in many cases, but may not be suitable for every patient. Excision is an outpatient procedure that is performed with local anesthetic. The growth, as well as a small amount of surrounding tissue is removed via discreet incisions. Standard excision requires stitches to close incisions, which may result in scarring. In instances when the growth is quite large, reconstructive surgery may be necessary.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

The Mohs technique has become the new standard in skin cancer surgery. This outpatient procedure is known for its focus on tissue preservation and its consistently high cure rate. Dr. Lee has expanded her specialty as a dermatologic surgeon by completing the arduous training to become a Mohs Surgeon. Because cancer cells are removed and examined one layer of tissue at a time, this method often results in minimal scarring.


Some skin cancers may be treated by freezing them, although this method of removing cancerous cells is only used occasionally and only on small, superficial lesions. If it is suspected that deeper tissues are affected, either Mohs or standard excision is the more appropriate treatment protocol.

Topical chemotherapy

Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas that are superficial and very new may be treated with topical chemotherapy. This method requires a weeks-long commitment to daily application of a medicated solution that may cause skin irritation and flu-like symptoms. The downside to topical chemotherapy is there is a lack of margin control, which makes it difficult to confirm complete removal.

The right approach is a tailored approach

There is no single skin cancer treatment that is right for every situation. It is only through a personal approach to each growth that the desired outcome is reached.

Is it time for your skin cancer screening? Call (925) 500-1180.

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