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World-Class Reputation

The combination of seven board-certified dermatologists, a physician assistant, and a medical aesthetician fluent in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Arabic, and Sign Language, along with the latest technology, makes CLDerm one of the most sought-after cosmetic practices in the world.

Innovative Combination Treatments

By blending together multiple dermatology treatments and technologies, it’s possible to provide you with natural and beautiful results without the need for surgery.

Award-Winning Research Center

Our unique in-house research center offers patients free treatments of the latest cosmetic breakthroughs months before they are available elsewhere.




Whether you are looking to erase wrinkles, restore youthful volume, or correct minor asymmetries, injectable treatments can be a good choice. Alternatively, lasers are also one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate the skin, turn back the clock, and address a bevy of skin concerns today.

There are several procedures available to treat a variety of body parts depending on what you are looking for. These include laser hair removal, different types of body contouring, vein removal, and more.

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology works hard to remain at the forefront of laser and cosmetic surgery research while maintaining the highest industry standards. Our studies are conducted by board-certified dermatologists in pursuit of advancing the field of cosmetic and laser dermatology while optimizing the appearance of your skin in the process.

Acne Scars

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego utilizes a range of state-of-the-art laser technology and custom treatment options to reduce acne scars for our patients. with more than 60 laser and energy devices to choose from, we can treat scarring on both male and female patients with any skin tone.


Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging cosmetic treatments in the country. With a long track record of safety and effectiveness, Botox has helped millions of individuals eliminate age lines and wrinkles, achieve a rejuvenated appearance, and restore their self-confidence in their appearance. Botox is a neuromodulator that works by relaxing facial muscles that lead to the formation of lines on the forehead and around the eyebrows and eyes.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our San Diego dermatologists and wrinkle removal experts have well over 100 years of combined experience in bringing you natural-looking results that revitalize an aging appearance. We have a vast array of options to minimize your wrinkles and help you achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin. From injectable fillers and neuromodulators, to laser resurfacing and RF microneedling, we can customize your treatment plan to ensure the best possible results.

Fraxel Dual

Fraxel Re:store Dual is is a fractional laser treatment that effectively treats signs of aging and sun damage. Fractional technology works by creating micro-injuries in the skin that trigger the body’s healing response, creating smoother, healthier skin from the inside out. Our dermatology experts have completed more Fraxel Re:store Dual procedures than any other medical practice in the world. If you are looking for treatment for fine lines or brown spots in San Diego, look no further than the offices of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology!

IPL Photofacial

If you have an active lifestyle that includes a lot of time outdoors in the San Diego sun, an IPL photofacial, also known as a lunchtime laser procedure, might be the ideal skin rejuvenating treatment for you. A minimally invasive procedure that entails little to no downtime, IPL, or intense pulsed light, uses high-intensity pulses of light to penetrate the skin and trigger your natural healing process, resulting in smoother, healthier skin.


Restylane is family of injectable fillers designed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose, mouth, and jawline. Fillers can also be used to restore youthful volume and correct minor facial asymmetries. The entire line of Restylane also works in synchronicity with your body’s natural HA production to provide a more natural, younger-looking appearance.

Sagging Skin

Skin laxity is a natural byproduct of the aging process, caused by a depletion of collagen in the dermal structure. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our doctors offer treatments that restore collagen levels to smooth and firm the skin at a cellular level. With options like fractional lasers, laser resurfacing, and RF microneedling, we can address skin laxity at any stage. We have been involved with many  current clinical trials and research studies behind several groundbreaking dermatologic solutions for skin laxity and volume loss.


At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we offer a variety of cutting-edge, safe, and highly effective skin care products and solutions to suit your unique needs. Our world-class doctors combine over 100 years of dermatologic experience, and we have treated more than 150,000 patients for a vast array of skin conditions at our San Diego office. One of the most important things you can do for your skin and your health is to use sunscreen daily. Sun exposure is one of the most common causes, if not the most common cause, of (prematurely) aging skin. It directly leads to wrinkles, facial lines and creases, brown spots, pigmentation issues, and non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers.

Sun Damage & Brown Spots

Sunspots may be difficult to avoid while living in sunny Southern California. Fortunately, these dark pigmentations can be treated with a number of non-invasive treatments. We offer IPL (intense pulsed light), fractional lasers, and laser resurfacing to treat these telltale signs of sun damage so you enjoy clearer, more youthful skin.


Only found at CLderm, our exclusive Take 10 treatment combines multiple lasers + injectables to take 10+ YEARS off your appearance in ONE TREATMENT, with NO SURGERY! With more than 50 lasers to choose from and a wide range of filler options, your treatment will be precisely tailored to your precise needs and goals for the best possible results.


Exclusively at CLDerm, ThermiSculpt³ is a proprietary treatment that reshapes and tightens the neck and jawline without surgery. It also enhances the chin and jawline for a balanced, proportionate appearance.


Voluma is a dermal filler from the makers of Juvéderm that is specially formulated to add volume to the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. This filler offers improvements that can last up to two years for some patients.


CoolSculpting® is an effective, nonsurgical treatment for reducing stubborn fat on the waist, abdomen, arms, flanks, and other areas of the body. The device uses cryolipolysis (controlled cooling) to freeze the fat cells without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. Cool³, a procedure only available at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, is a proprietary combination of body contouring treatments designed to produce the most dramatic results. While the most common combination is CoolSculpting, CoolTone, and Zimmer Z-Wave, we can also substitute other treatments like liposculpture and ThermiTight to produce an optimal outcome.


Cool³ is a proprietary treatment only available at CLDerm. It involves combining popular body contouring methods such as CoolSculpting EliteCoolTone, Zimmer Z-Wave Acoustic Therapy, as well as liposculpture and ThermiSculpt/ThermiTight reduce unwanted fat and enhance the shape of the body.

Hand Rejuvenation

Our skin specialists can restore your hands to a youthful, healthy-looking state once more. Our hand rejuvenation experts will craft a treatment plan based on your unique needs and goals and work closely with you to develop a long-term regimen for optimal protection and preservation of healthy, youthful skin. With both lasers and injectables as options, rest assured we have the expertise, experience, and treatments necessary to produce excellent results.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an effective treatment that removes unwanted hair without the painful consequences of shaving, tweezing, or waxing. Treatment targets the hair follicles, damaging them so hair falls out. The treatment also makes it difficult for the follicle to grow new hair, ensuring long-lasting results once a series of treatments are completed.


Liposculpture (also known as “Awake” liposuction) is a procedure that removes unwanted fat from the body, helping you attain a slimmer appearance. The procedure uses micro-cannulas to gently suction the fat out of the body. If skin laxity is also a concern, we can combine liposculpture with nonsurgical skin tightening to further enhance your result.


Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective way to eliminate unwanted spider or varicose veins, which can form on the legs. The procedure involves a series of injections into the vein with a sclerosing agent. The agent causes the vessel to seal closed so it can be reabsorbed by the body. Through the skill and technique of our board-certified dermatologists, sclerotherapy safely and effectively cuts off the blood supply to the feeder vein.

Sun Damage & Brown Spots

Even though sunspots may be difficult to avoid while living in sunny Southern California, these dark pigmentations can be treated with a number of non-invasive treatments. The chest is a common area for sun damage to appear on the body. Fortunately, laser and light treatment can effectively eliminate the damage and create clearer skin.


Thermage is an exciting non-invasive skin tightening treatment we offer at our an Diego office that reduces wrinkles and fine lines, providing you with an overall younger looking face. Thermage uses radiofrequency energy, delivered deep into the dermal layers, to constrict tissue and boost collagen production. Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is proud to offer the newest, most advanced version of Thermage that does not require pain medication and gives great results!


Thermi is a nonsurgical skin tightening therapy that can reduce the effects of aging in many parts of your body, regardless of your age. It features innovative radiofrequency technology that firms and tightens skin nearly anywhere on the body. With a Thermi treatment, you can enjoy improved, younger-looking skin regardless of your age or skin tone.


The TotalTat³ system is a proprietary technique by CLDerm that removes tattoo and lip blushing pigment from any part of the body, regardless of skin tone. With an array of lasers on-site, the board-certified dermatologists can remove any shade of pigment, including fluorescent colors.


Ultherapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses the safe and gentle effects of focused ultrasound to tighten facial and neck skin. The focused ultrasound energy targets the deep layers of tissue traditionally targeted in surgical facelifts. Without incisions or damage to your skin, Ultherapy’s ultrasound waves deliver focused heat to a targeted specified depth, which stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in an increased amount of collagen in the skin. As your skin gradually firms and tightens, you end up with a more youthful appearance that looks natural.

Vein Treatments

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our doctors use a variety of treatments to safely and effectively remove unwanted veins. We use lasers for superficial veins on the face and body, while sclerotherapy, laser vein ablation, and phlebectomy successfully treat larger veins on the legs.

Neck Lines

This study aims to improve the appearance of transverse neck lines in females 22 years of age or older.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

For men and women, age 18+. This trial includes using a topical along with photodynamic therapy in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma.

Psoriasis Microneedle Patch

For male or female patients 18+ who have been diagnosed with Psoriasis with the affected area greater than 2 cm in diameter. Patients must be treated with IL-17 (Cosentyx) and IL-23 (Skyrizi/Tremfya/Iilumya) therapy once enrolled.

Actinic Keratosis

For male and female patients 35-85 yrs old who have mild to moderate actinic keratosis on both hands or arms. This trial will compare the efficacy of Ameluz activated by Red Light versus Levulan activated by Blue Light for the treatment of Actinic Keratosis on the Upper Extremities


For men and women, age 25-70. This trial uses Sclerotherapy injections to help treat and improve spider veins in both legs.


Evaluating the safety and efficacy of Ameluz and BF-RhodoLED in the treatment of moderate to severe acne.

Acne Scar

Evaluating the safety and efficacy of combination study treatment of two different medical devices, Picosure and Potenza, for treatment of acne scarring.

What Our Patients Say

What Our

Patients Say

The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are proud to offer our patients the best skin care services in San Diego. Nervous about your treatment? Read reviews from actual patients and learn about their life-changing experiences at our center.


I live in Orange County and drove all the way out to see Dr. Wu because a friend of mine referred him (she had amazing results from her face and neck procedure). Dr. Wu is truly an artist! He made me feel extremely comfortable during my procedure. I was anxious when I got there, but he (and his staff) have such great energy and are so very kind and gentle that you can’t help but feel at ease! The office was immaculate and they adhered to covid rules (sanitizing, temp checks, masks). This is my go-to place from now on and Dr. Wu is my go-to guy! Can’t wait to see my final results! Thank you Phyllis (pre-op) for being so wonderful and informative! You were so very helpful and kind! I’ll definitely be back!

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Kayla K. | Lake Forest, CA

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Leysin and the entire team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are fantastic. They are professional, caring and communicative. The laser treatment was comfortable, efficient and effective! I highly recommend this practice. I definitely will come back and recommend her and Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to my family and friends.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

Laurie G. | San Diego, CA

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Dr. Goldman is amazing! I came here for my permanent eyeliner removal (which is not offered anywhere near me), and they are completely removed in just one session. They use a special contact lens to protect your eyes from the laser, and there are no damages to my eyelashes. The healing was also nice and smooth. They have everything you need. I live almost 3 hours away, but it was totally worth the trip. For anyone who is looking to remove their permanent makeup, this is the right place to go 🙂

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M G | Los Angeles County, CA

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Dr. Butterwick is fantastic, all of her team as well. They make sure your experience is pleasant and painless as possible. My tattoo removal and my injectables look amazing. I highly recommend her for any skin treatment.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

Barbara M. | Palm Desert, CA

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Cosmetic Laser Dermatology was recommended to me by my dermatologist. He recommended Dr. Monica Boen. I’m so glad I took his recommendation. Everyone here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology was super nice and friendly. Very welcoming. I came here for hair removal treatment. I did 4 sessions with Dr. Boen. Dr. Boen made me feel so comfortable and at ease when I talked to her. She explained everything before she did my treatment. I loved that. She was really easy to talk to. I definitely will come back and recommend her and Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to my family and friends.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

Michelle O. | Oceanside, CA

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This office is awesome. My visit today was with Dr. Groff. His bed side manner is so fun and welcoming. He understood my concerns and recommended a treatment plan that I feel was reasonable. I love his staff! They take there time to make sure you understand the treatment and after care. Everyone in the office, from the front desk to the nurses in the back, are so friendly and beautiful. They are very prompt and I trust my care with CLD. I can’t wait for my next visit. See you guys in a few weeks!

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Leilani J. | San Diego, CA

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“Dr. Sabrina Fabi is genius! Her technique is unlike anyone, her eye is precise, and her kindness and caring manner comes from the depth of her soul. She’s simply brilliant! It’s no wonder people travel the country just to be treated by her.”

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Diana A. | San Diego, CA

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I wish I could give them 10 stars! I had such an awesome experience for my first visit and I am referring everyone I know to this office. From the super friendly staff to the state of the art procedures, they are the cream of the crop.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

Dinah | San Diego, CA

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“I came to participate in a research study. All of the Doctors and staff at C.L. Dermatology are very professional, warm and friendly. All our my needs were anticipated and the hospitality of this office is like a five star hotel.”

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

Bill | San Diego, CA

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*Please note: Free in-person consultations are available with Leysin Fletcher, PA-C, and medical aesthetician Farzaneh Momeni-Salami, while all consultations with Drs. Goldman, Butterwick, Groff, Fabi, Wu, Boen, and Loyal are subject to a $250 fee that will be applied towards your treatment. Promotions are not available with Dr. Goldman. We do not accept insurance for any of our procedures. Any questions – feel free to call us at 858.943.2113.