Photodynamic Therapy

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

Monica Boen, MD

Dr. Monica Boen is a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, CA with specialty training in dermatologic cosmetic surgery through the American Society for Dermatologic  Surgery Cosmetic  Surgery Fellowship program. Known for her patient-forward approach, Dr. Boen is committed to listening to all of her patient’s concerns and finding the right treatments to help them look

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

Is It Ever Too Early to Start Anti-Aging Treatments?

Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a lifelong process that requires the right care from a young age. That’s why it’s never too early to speak with a board-certified dermatologist about your current or future skin concerns. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego our board-certified dermatologists know that skin ages sooner than you might

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.

Free Treatments through Research Studies at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Are you ready for a cosmetic treatment even though your bank account isn’t? Perhaps the solution lies in a research study at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. The team of board-certified dermatologists at our medical clinic participate in numerous studies every year, trying out the newest devices, treatments, and techniques to stay at the forefront of cosmetic

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.

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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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