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 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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    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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
Dr. M. Christine Lee and her dedicated team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute are excited to offer an alternative known as Smartlipo.

Enjoy alterative treatment to liposuction in Walnut Creek, CA practice with Smartlipo


Patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area who are dealing with unwanted fat on the body that is not responsive to diet and exercise often believe that traditional liposuction is their only treatment option. Fortunately, with continued changes in the medical field, patients now have more options than ever! Dr. M. Christine Lee and her dedicated team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute are excited to offer an alternative known as Smartlipo.

Understanding Smartlipo

Smartlipo is a newer procedure that has been used in the world of cosmetic surgery to address unwanted fat deposits on the body. This treatment, sometimes referred to as “smart liposuction” or “laser liposuction” is a method of removing fat by transforming it into a liquid and then removing it through very tiny incisions. This is done with laser technology, which heats the cells and liquifies them for smoother, faster, and more uniform removal. The cannula used to suction the liquified fat out of the body is much smaller than a cannula used in traditional liposuction. This means:
  • Less bleeding
  • Smaller incisions
  • Smoother, more uniform fat removal
  • Less bruising
  • Faster recovery
  • Optimum precision
  • Natural look
Dr. M. Christine Lee is a dermatologist who is trained and experienced with the Smartlipo procedure and has helped many patients regain their confidence by providing this and other fat removal and body contouring procedures in her state-of-the-art facility.
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Who is a candidate for Smartlipo?

The best candidates for Smartlipo are patients who are in good mental and physical health and have reached a healthy weight for their body size with diet and exercise. This specific procedure is not meant as a weight loss solution but rather a body contouring option, allowing patients who are not overweight to target smaller areas of fat that are troublesome and difficult to remove.

How long does the procedure take?

Image of a Young Lady with a shape Body When patients consult with our dermatologist about the benefits of Smartlipo, they may also want to learn more about how long the procedure will take. One of the primary benefits of this procedure is how fast it can be performed. Most patients are in and out of the office in less than an hour or so, depending on the size of the treatment area. This outpatient procedure is done without the need for general anesthesia, though local anesthetics are used for patient comfort. Patients are awake during the entire procedure and can transport themselves back home following treatment with little to no interruption in their daily schedule and routine activities.

What is expected during the recovery period?

Though Smartlipo is far less invasive than traditional liposuction, there is some downtime and recovery needed following treatment that patients will have to take into consideration. Every patient responds differently to their Smartlipo procedure, and those who have smaller areas treated will recover faster than patients having large areas addressed. Most patients will experience some mild to moderate discomfort in the treatment area, including slight swelling and overall sensitivity around the incision sites. Patients may be recommended to wear special compression garments or take over-the-counter pharmaceuticals to address any pain and discomfort during this time. In most cases, patients will experience some discomfort for two weeks or less, and then the swelling will go down and the results will be seen!

What about scarring?

Image of a Lady who applied Smartlipo Many patients are worried about any scarring that is left behind. However, because the size of the incisions needed to insert the cannula are small, most patients will have little to no scarring. Some scars will fade over time, but with this treatment, they will be minimal if noticeable at all!

Ready to find out if Smartlipo is right for you?

Connect with Dr. Lee at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to discuss your options for body contouring and fat removal using today’s amazing technology! Our team of professionals can assess your needs and make recommendations based on your goals. We welcome new patients to contact our office at (925) 500-1180 and visit us at 370 North Wiget Lane, Suite 125 to learn more about Smartlipo and other liposuction alternatives!

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