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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    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.

Mohs specialist effectively treats common, high-risk cancers in Walnut Creek CA

Not all dermatologists in Walnut Creek have the specialized training, certification, and experience to offer the "gold standard" treatment for the most common skin cancers: Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

Dr. Christine Lee is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and member of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). She may determine you are a candidate for the Mohs procedure, should you be diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma or Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Mohs boasts an unprecedented cure rate of at least 99 percent for BCCs, and of at least 94 percent for SCCs.

Mohs may also be recommended should your cancer:
  • Have a high risk of recurring
  • Return after treatment
  • Be present in obvious or sensitive areas, such as the face
  • Be present in scar tissue
  • Be aggressive
  • Have hard-to-define borders
  • Be unusually large
  • Grow rapidly
Mohs is increasingly accepted as a treatment for a rare yet particularly lethal type of skin cancer, melanoma. New stains have been developed which help Mohs surgeons like Dr. Lee better identify melanoma cells under the microscope.

Mohs is a preferred treatment for these and other challenging or aggressive cancers due to, partly, to its precision. This procedure is based off of the idea that many skin cancers resemble the roots of a tree. Tumor cells often grow down and out, like a tree's roots. While these "roots" can't be seen with the naked eye, they can be seen with a microscope.

A sample of tissue is removed and viewed under the microscope. If the microscopic roots of your cancer are seen another layer of tissue is removed. The procedure is repeated until no more cancerous cells can be seen upon further inspection.

Since only the tissues containing cancerous cells are removed, damage to otherwise healthy tissue is minimized. This precise approach also minimizes the odds of the cancer returning due to some cells being left behind.

Mohs is considered such an effective treatment when other approaches may have failed, because of how the tissue samples are microscopically examined. This method helps to achieve "clear margins," which is another way of saying all the tissue around the tumor is free of cancer cells.

As skilled cosmetic surgery professionals, East Bay Laser & Skin Care Center team is also skilled at restoring the appearance of the treated area back to its healthy, pre-cancer condition following Mohs. Prevention is always the best approach, and daily sun protection and avoidance, and professional skin checks are vital to keep your skin healthy and looking its best.

To schedule an appointment with your Mohs specialist in Walnut Creek CA, call (925) 500-1180.

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