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.

Safe, effective scar removal in Walnut Creek

"Scar" might be defined as a permanent, unwanted mark. The kind of scars that mar your complexion may be caused by acne, disease, injury, surgery, or removal of a tattoo. They range in color from white to angry red or purplish. They may be shiny or rough, raised and ropey, or depressed, such as “ice picks” and pockmarks. Scarring can occur anywhere on your body. The worst part is that, in addition to blemishing your skin, scars flaw your self-image and the perception others have of you. They scar your self-confidence, too.

Scarring occurs as part of a natural healing process within your body. The same collagen that makes normal skin smooth and supple forms a random weave of fibers to close a wound. That fibrous protein matrix may attach to underneath tissues, pulling skin down into depressed (atrophic) scars. Alternatively, it may build up just under the surface of the skin creating raised (hypertrophic) scars. Damage to skin can cause over production of melanin resulting in hyperpigmentation (darkened coloration), or hypopigmentation – white scars from too little melanin. Even stretch marks may be considered a form of scarring.

Very superficial scars may respond to treatment with vitamin E oil or strong fade creams. However, additional measures are usually required to remediate noticeably raised or depressed scars. Dr. M. Christine Lee has just the prescription – scar revision techniques utilizing chemical peels, injectable fillers, resurfacing, and laser skin surgery.

Historically, surgical scar revision involved cutting to loosen or remove fibrous tissue. As a pioneer in the development of many lasers and laser techniques, Dr. Lee prefers this less invasive method. She uses a number of different ablative and non-ablative lasers to customize a scar revision plan as unique as each patient. Utilizing laser technology, she is able to artfully smooth the epidermis for raised scars, loosen connective fibers to release depressed scars, and lighten pigmentation for more even skin tone in the area of scarring.

Laser treatment is personally performed by Dr. Lee at our modern medical facility. It is safe and well tolerated by most patients. Maximum revision of significant scarring may require a series of treatments over a period.

You don't have to suffer the embarrassment of unattractive scars. Call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute today to learn more about modern methods of scar removal. Walnut Creek residents are enjoying smoother complexions and improved self-esteem thanks to laser skin surgery!

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