San Diego DermatologistKimberly J. Butterwick, M.D. received her specialty in Dermatology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1989, and is today recognized as one of the most renowned skin care experts in the country. As a board certified dermatologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, she is considered a leading authority in injectables, filler technology, lasers, and liposculpture.

Dr. Butterwick has been referred to as the nation’s premier “expert injector,” serving on the advisory boards for Allergan’s Juvederm, Medicis—the makers of Restylane and Merz—the makers of facial fillers Radiesse and Belotero. In addition, she is a consultant and national trainer for Sculptra for face volumizing. She further serves on the National Education Faculty for Botox and is the principle investigator for a new filler, Voluma. In 2004, Dr. Butterwick was selected by the American Academy of Dermatology to perform the first-ever live demonstration on facial fillers at their meeting and she has been invited every year to demonstrate her acclaimed techniques to thousands of the top dermatologists in the world.  Dr. Butterwick has also directed numerous teaching workshops in filler and laser techniques.

Dr. Butterwick is renowned for her expertise in tumescent liposculpture. Participating in the first U.S. workshop in 1993, Dr. Butterwick has extensive experience with thousands of patients. Several of her pivotal studies and concepts on tumescent liposculpture have been published and she has served on The Council of Liposuction Safety for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Liposuction Task Force for the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Butterwick has been on the forefront of facial volume restoration. Dr. Butterwick was also elected by her peers to the Board of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Butterwick lectures frequently on new techniques in liposculpture, laser rejuvenation, and skin tightening, including the newest technology, Ultherapy.  She is an authority on non-invasive lipolysis as well, such as cryolipolysis and ultrasound. She has been on the forefront of facial volume restoration, directing the first U.S. workshop in the French technique of fat grafting for the aging face in February 2001. She frequently writes and lectures on key concepts of fat transfer and aesthetic principles of volumizing the face. Dr. Butterwick was also elected by her peers to the Board of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and most recently to the Board of the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

In recognition of her extensive accomplishments and professional experience, Dr. Butterwick has earned the honor of being named one of America’s Top Physicians in 2003 and 2006 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and Best Doctors in America from 2007-2009. Her clinical studies have been published in nearly 50 peer-reviewed medical articles and book chapters. She has given well over 200 academic presentations. Dr. Butterwick has also served as a lead consultant with respected companies such as Olay and Pfizer to launch principal skincare products into the market.

Dr. Butterwick enjoys the unique distinction of having been selected for the American Medical Women’s Association Award for Academic Excellence in 1981, the year of her graduation from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Butterwick completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with academic distinction. She was recently honored with the “Excellence in Education Award” by the ASDS.

Dr. Butterwick’s outside interests include playing with her son, running, and reading good novels. She enjoys traveling and is conversant in Spanish. She and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Scheff, reside in La Jolla with their son, Jacob, now in college.

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