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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  • 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
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  • 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.

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Understanding the benefits of SmartLipo in California

For years fitness experts have led us to believe that gorgeous flat abs and contoured bodies could be ours if we'd just do a few more crunches or another cardio workout. Of course, it is important for your overall wellness to stay in good shape, and toned muscles look great. However, in truth, fat deposits depend on two things – calories consumed and genetics.

When you take in more calories than you burn, the excess energy is stored in the body as fat. Nature designed us this way so that we have a stockpile to utilize during times when not enough food is available. However, in our culture, that rarely happens, so we have to increase activity to expend more calories.

Where the fat builds up depends to a large degree on heredity (and to a lesser extent on your age and gender). Your gene pool determines your body shape, as well as whether you'll build stores of fat around the mid-section, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, or elsewhere. Targeted exercise will burn calories all over, but no workout will dictate where that fat comes off.

Are you then destined to live with unsightly bulges? Of course not! Dr. Christine Lee's skill and experience can rescue you from stubborn fat and restore shapely contours to your body using a relatively new technique called SmartLipo.

SmartLipo, FDA approved in 2006, combines the fat reduction benefits of traditional liposuction with the science of laser technology. It is well suited to localized areas of fat that aren't extensive, for example on male breasts, back fat, arms, neck, jowls, and face.

The treatment area is numbed with local anesthetic and Dr. Lee makes a tiny incision (about the same as the thickness of a dime). A thin tube is inserted, which contains a laser fiber. The laser is moved in a sweeping motion through the fat deposit, just beneath the skin. As it contacts the fat, heat from the laser ruptures the cells. Small amounts of this liquefied oily byproduct are harmlessly absorbed and excreted by the liver. The doctor may suction out larger amounts.

Because this method is less invasive than traditional liposuction, there is reduced risk, less discomfort, and a shorter recovery period. There's another big benefit to SmartLipo – its laser energy also stimulates the body to produce a substance called collagen. Collagen is the protein that gives structure and strength to your skin. So, while SmartLipo literally melts away fat, it also firms and tightens skin tone for a more attractive outcome.

When you're ready to take a stand against tenacious fat that won't respond to diet and exercise, call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to find out more about SmartLipo.

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