Walnut Creek Dermatologic Surgeon
370 N. Wiget Ln., Ste. 125
Walnut Creek, California 94598 US
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"Liposonix has truly kickstarted my metabolism and combined with my workout routine and healthy eating habits (which is still very important to maintain), my muffin top has disappeared and I’ve lost 6 pounds!..." "I can not stress how happy I am to this day with the results." "The best in the business - I couldn't have been happier with my treatments!"

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox and Fillers Done Right - Walnut Creek, CA

The best in the business - I couldn't have been happier with my treatments!

5 out of 5 stars Liposonix

No More Muffin Top! - Walnut Creek, CA

All my life, I’ve always been active and a healthy eater but over the years especially during my 30’s I noticed my weight was not coming off as easy and feeling very discouraged that no matter what I did, my abdominal area was continuing to get bigger. I was not about to starve myself either since I love food way too much and know in the end the weight would just come back even faster. But at the same time, I didn’t want my body to start looking like it’s older. I was not willing to go through liposuction due to the risks involved and recovery period from the invasive procedure and also heard that it can leave you with lumps and unwanted scars. I started wearing looser fitting clothing and would cover myself up more to hide my dreaded muffin top and was getting very depressed especially with my 40th birthday approaching this year. Then a miracle happened… I saw Dr. Christine’s Lee Liposonix procedure featured on ABC News. I have been a long time patient of Dr. Lee and knew this procedure must be effective since she’s always on the cutting edge of technology and I was convinced when I heard the results her clients experienced where they lost at least 1 inch within 8-12 weeks. So I decided to treat myself to an early 40th birthday present! Why not, I thought I have nothing to lose especially since there’s no downtime. The procedure at first felt like a hot poker and it doesn’t help that I have an very low threshold for pain to begin with but Dr. Lee was excellent at making sure I was comfortable at all times and I was never in extreme pain. Plus it made me feel good that the laser was working its magic at melting the fat away :0). After the procedure, I experienced some light bruising around my abdominal area and was sore in that area for 2 weeks but I was able to fully function in everyday activities. I started seeing results in as little as 1 month where I lost 3 pounds and clothes were starting to fit better. Then at the 2 month mark, I went to Dr. Lee’s office for measurements and I was so shocked to hear I lost 4 inches around the waist!! I’m fitting back in clothes that I haven’t worn since I was 30! Liposonix has truly kickstarted my metabolism and combined with my workout routine and healthy eating habits (which is still very important to maintain), my muffin top has disappeared and I’ve lost 6 pounds! For the first time in 10 years, I’m able to tuck in my shirts into my pants and skirts! I would have NEVER been able to achieve this on my own and am so glad I got this procedure done, it’s the best investment I’ve ever made. I’m such a happier person now and feel younger and more confident with my body and have more energy. For the first time, I’m looking forward to wearing a bikini this summer. I’m a true believer of Liposonix and would recommend this to any person that is experiencing the same issue I had. Dr. Lee has changed my life, thank you for the best 40th birthday present ever!! I‘m going to try to get my “before” and “after”photos from Dr. Lee and post them to this site.

5 out of 5 stars Liposonix

Liposonix Treatment - I never could lose the "pooch" I developed over the last 10 years. - Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Lee did a great job on my Liposonix treatment.

5 out of 5 stars Liposonix

No More Spare Tire! - Walnut Creek, CA

I am in pretty good shape but have that annoying spare tire around my belly which was really bugging me, can't work it off, but didn't really want to go thru lipo. This did the trick for me. I went to DR. Christine Lee at the EAst Bay Laser & Skin Center in Walnut Creek. It wasn't too much of a drive and she has a very nice office. She was the only doctor I could find who was...

5 out of 5 stars Liposonix

Liposonix Treatment - The procedure was very easy - Walnut Creek, CA

I had my Liposonix treatment just the other day. The procedure was very easy. I had my lower abdomen (pooch) and my love handles treated. Dr. Lee treated each area with a series "pulses". She offered pain meds before the procedure but I decided not to have them. I could see why some people would want them but I personally found the procedure very tolerable. Each pulse feels like...

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Amazing experiences with Dr. Lee from skin cancer treatments to lasers

Dr. Lee has been such a blessing to me. She discovered various skin cancers on me and performed Mohs surgery a couple of times. She took the extra time and care to make certain that the scar on my nose appeared less noticeable. She followed up with lasers to make it look better and people are amazed when they see how good it looks. Dr. Lee has the biggest heart and cares about her patients....

5 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

Fotona 4D - Walnut Creek, CA

This is a newer laser procedure that smooths, plumps and tightens. Instead of fillers I opted to try the Fotana 4D treatment to plump my nasiolabial folds. The Fotana 4D uses 4 different lasers, thus giving me plumped up nasiolabial folds, fresher looking skin and a reduction in my wrinkles. The initial laser is intraoral. It is used in the oral cavity around the inside or your mouth/cheeks....

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Ultherapy- Upper Face - Walnut Creek, CA

After picking up a pamphlet in Dr. Christine Lee's office, I decided on Ultherapy for my upper face. Specifically, I wanted to address my crepey eyelids and heavy brow. I knew at some point I would have to address the problem of looking incredibly tired all the time. I also knew upper Blepharoplasty was not for me. I can say immediately after the procedure I could see and feel the lift. The...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

LaserLite Facial is Exceptional! - Walnut Creek, CA

Before coming to Dr. Christine Lee I have battled adult acne, pustules and rosacea. I have been through a series of Doxycyclines, prescription face washes and creams. Dr. Lee suggested the LaserLite facial. A dual laser procedure treating my skin imperfections and stimulating collagen production. Thus, the LaserLite Facial will give me improved, healthier looking skin. Her recommended...

1 out of 5 stars Liposonix

Don't Fall for This Procedure! - Walnut Creek, CA

Don't be sold on this just because it is non-invasive. It doesn't work and her bedside manner is horrible! She pushes this technology in order to pay for the laser. If you want something with little down time try SmartLipo and go to an actual plastic surgeon, not a dermatologist! Also, check out the reviews on Yelp and you'll see how few people actually recommend Dr. Lee.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

$75. $105 ($95 if you mention RealSelf.com)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Physiology, University of California, Davis
    Graduate: MPH, University of California, Los Angeles
    Medical: MD, University of Illinois
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine
    Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, and Dermatologic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Treatments offered at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute

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Fraxel Failed to Work on my Acne Scars

What concerns me is your use of the word "disappear". No one should ever tell you that any procedure, no matter how many you do, will cause... READ MORE

What Can Be Done for White Scars?

Some white scars can respond to UVB laser treatment which can help stimulate dormant melanocytes to produce more pigment hence making the white scar... READ MORE

Why Do Alot of People Say Dermal Fillers Are Dangerous?

Fillers are generally safe and results are good when performed by an experienced practitioner. But there are some important risks you need to be aware... READ MORE

Will Ultherapy Really Get Rid of Under-chin Sag?

Ulthera uses ultrasound energy which penetrates very deeply and uniformly into the skin and underlying connective tissue resulting in a nonsurgical... READ MORE

Liposonix Vs Tummy Tuck?

Liposonix just got FDA approved for fat reduction in the U.S. Nov 2011. As of Dec. 2011, I'm one of the first U.S. centers to offer the Liposonix,... READ MORE

Can Liposuction Be an Alternative to Tummy Tuck?

It's best to see a qualified physician who can do a full exam and make the appropriate recommendation. In general, many patients can get... READ MORE

I Had Mohs Surgery Above my Right Eyebrow (On the Forehead) - Itching/Healing?

Itching is a sign of wound healing due to release of chemicals in the skin called histamines. Antihistamines (ie: Benadryl, Allegra, Zyrtec, etc.) and... READ MORE

Removing Vertical Lip Lines Product Advice

Dermabrasion may erase the line but leave behind atrophic (flattened or depressed skin) or hypopigmentation (permanent loss of pigment) skin. Artefill... READ MORE

What Happens to Mohs Surgery Scar when Healed by Itself?

It's amazing how well the skin can heal on its own (called healing by secondary intent). It may possibly be depressed after healing or heal over... READ MORE

What's Best for Large Pores, Obagi Nu Derm or Laser Resurfacing?

Certain topicals such as glycolic acid (which is the #4 or Exfoderm Forte in the Obagi NuDerm sysmte) or retin-A can help with pores. By cleaning out... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.