Photodynamic Therapy

PDT is an innovative photodynamic therapy procedure used to treat acne, rosacea, sun damage, pre-cancerous lesions, and for overall skin rejuvenation.

Research Studies

  Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has been a part of many research studies.   SkinMedica / Allergan Principal Investigator: Mitchel P. Goldman, MD Clinical Study: SKM18-HULK-INJ, Open-Label, Randomized, multi-center study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of two topical regimens in subjects with moderate to severe facial photodamage who have received cosmetic injections Sente  Principal Investigator:

Sun Damage Treatment

Many people don’t take enough care to protect their skin from the sun when they are young, leading to sun damage in the form of wrinkles, dark spots, and even skin cancer as they age. Overexposure to UV rays, whether from the sun or tanning beds, is very bad for the skin, but many people

Pre/Post Treatment Guidelines

Being prepared for your dermatology procedures is a valuable part of every successful treatment. Understanding what will happen before, during, and after any treatment will help you to not only be in optimal condition for the process but take proper actions afterward for the greatest degree of success. The team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology values

Why Everyone Needs an IPL Treatment

As warmer weather waltzes in, there’s no better time to revamp your skin for a fresh, healthy look. Spring is the season for renewal, and one versatile cosmetic skin treatment that will refresh your appearance is the IPL photofacial. This procedure helps people of all ages not only achieve better skin tone and texture, but

Unlikely Pairings for Beautiful Results

Just like couples who bring out the best in each other, there are cosmetic procedures that are made for each other when it comes to producing the best outcome. Playing beauty matchmakers are the six board-certified dermatologists, dermatology physician assistant, and medical aesthetician at the #1 medical spa in San Diego CA, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.

Acne and Acne Scars

Acne affects up to 50 million people in the United States, according to aad.org, making it the most common skin condition in the country. Characterized by prominent pustules, papules, and diffuse redness, the condition can severely impact a person’s appearance and self esteem. Fortunately, there are ways to effectively manage this stubborn condition today.  Dr.

Treatments to Make You Look and Feel Your Best For Your San Diego Wedding

Your wedding day will be memorialized in official photos and maybe even video. All your friends and family will be there, and it’s one of the biggest days of your life. Of course, you want to look your absolute best! While professional makeup and hair are a staple of wedding prep, to enhance these effects,

Your Skin. Refresh It. Love It. Protect It.

As the body’s largest organ and the first line of defense against the outside world, the skin is constantly exposed to a number of environmental irritants and stressors, from overexposure to the sun right down to how much sleep we get and food and drinks that we consume. Throw in genetic and hereditary factors, and

Why More Men are Choosing to Have Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic dermatology procedures have long been thought to be mainly the domain of women. While women still make up the majority, the number of men having cosmetic procedures has been rising steadily over the past few years. According to the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, in 2015 over 1 million men received cosmetic procedures such

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*Free in-person consultations are available with Drs. Butterwick, Wu, Boen, and Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. General Dermatology consultations are subject to a fee. Virtual consultations are subject to a fee that may be applied towards treatment. Promotions are not available with Dr Goldman.

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