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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  • 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
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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
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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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Treatment combines lasers and liposuction to effectively remove fat with less risk

Walnut Creek SmartLipo Procedure - Smartlipo ProcedureDr. Christine Lee has written the definitive patient-friendly book on light-based therapy to improve appearance, The Ultimate Guide for the Best Skin Ever: LASERS. Dr. Lee offers a wide range of therapies that use laser light energy for patients who travel from every corner of the globe to visit her. Laser-assisted liposuction is a natural fit for The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute team. They safely offer this preferred lipo treatment from the new office on North Wiget Lane off Ygnacio Valley Road.

Laser benefits


Lasers are used to treat many different types of medical conditions and as part of many different procedures for good reason. Lasers generally provide a less invasive alternative to surgical cutting and other treatments. Minimally-invasive treatments are less risky. There is less trauma during the procedure and less healing time and risk of complications afterward.

Laser-assisted lipo advantages


Until the introduction of the “SmartLipo” laser device, tumescent liposuction represented the biggest breakthrough since this fat-reducing technique was developed in the 1960s.

After injecting a fluid mixture to numb and prepare the treatment area, tumescent lipo involves using a small tube or cannula connected to a vacuum to suction out fat.

By using the SmartLipo laser, the low-energy waves delivered from this device break up fat cells, effectively melting these unwanted pockets. The fat is then suctioned out with a small tube or cannula, just like it is with tumescent lipo.

Traditional techniques have been associated with bruising, swelling, and longer recovery periods. SmartLipo minimizes these side effects. Minimal trauma to the surgical site during the procedure means less recovery time and discomfort, and faster healing. SmartLipo also costs about 30 percent less than some older liposuction methods.

Medical-grade lasers outside of liposuction are used to tighten skin by stimulating collagen production. In this case, you may notice not only a more sculpted body with targeted fat reduction but also smoother skin as laser energy heats and affects other tissues.

As with other procedures offered by Dr. Lee, liposuction is evolving all the time. SmartLipo patients in Walnut Creek can benefit from the Triplex™ by Cynosure laser body sculpting workstation, which offers 3 distinct wavelengths used alone or in blended mode for optimal results. Additional techniques include ultrasound-assisted liposuction.

Regardless of the technique used, keep in mind this procedure is not a replacement for all-over fat loss or weight management. It is a proven way to reduce stubborn fat pockets. To find out more about today’s liposuction alternatives, call (925) 500-1180.

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