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

Beyond Skin Deep

Not only is skin on display 24/7, it is also a predominant factor in perceived age and overall well-being. Skin is the largest organ of the body and can be a gateway to what is going on inside the body. Even slight skin tone and texture changes can impact aesthetics, which could be why skin

Retain Your Masculinity or Feminine Charm

The aging process causes changes in the female face that can create a more masculine appearance. In men, age-related changes can make the face more amorphous, losing its character and definition.  In a recent webinar, board-certified dermatologist Sabrina Fabi, MD, from Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, explained how patients can achieve natural-looking results and

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology: A 35-Year Perspective

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has been San Diego’s #1 destination for beautiful skin for over 35 years. With seven board-certified dermatologists and more than 100 years of combined dermatologic surgery experience, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has made a name for itself as one of the world’s leading cosmetic dermatology practices.  But building an over $20 million per

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

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The information available on this website is provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace a medical consultation where a physician’s judgment may advise you about specific disorders, conditions and/or treatment options. We hope the information will be useful for you to become more educated about your health care decisions.

*Please note: Free in-person consultations are available with Dr. Angra, Leysin Fletcher, PA-C, and medical aesthetician Farzaneh Momeni-Salami, while all consultations with Drs. Goldman, Butterwick, Groff, Fabi, Wu, and Boen are subject to a $250 fee that will be applied towards your treatment. All virtual consultations are also subject to a fee that will be applied towards 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.

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