William Groff, DO

Innovator of the Take10

RealSelf “Top Contributor”

Outstanding Training Physician for Injectables and Lasers

“Striving to make a difference in each patient’s life, my primary focus is exceptional patient care and achieving beautiful, natural results. My greatest reward is having patients tell me that my cosmetic and laser procedures have enhanced their confidence and well-being.”

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William Groff, DO

Innovator of the Take10

RealSelf “Top Contributor”

Outstanding Training Physician for Injectables and Lasers

San Diego’s #1 Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetic Surgeon, and Dermatologist

Top Ranking:

Voted #1 Dermatologist, #1 Cosmetic Surgeon, and #1 Cosmetic Dermatologist in San Diego in the respective “Best Of” contests

Research Pioneer:

Participated in numerous clinical research trials that have led to the FDA approval of several cosmetic laser devices and cosmetic injectables

Published Author:

Published over 15 articles in peer-reviewed dermatology and plastic surgery journals

Get To Know Dr. Groff

Dr. William Groff is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery for over 20 years and is considered a renowned authority on face and body rejuvenation. Dr. Groff is recognized as an acclaimed expert with laser procedures, cosmetic injectables, vein therapy, body contouring, liposculpture, tattoo removal, PPP treatment, scar removal, and skin tightening treatments. He also has an excellent reputation for correcting “botched” laser and cosmetic procedures performed by others.


For each patient, Dr. Groff creates a customized treatment plan using cutting-edge procedures to achieve their specific aesthetic goals. His philosophy is to enhance each patient’s natural appearance to make them look rejuvenated along with a natural-looking result with minimal treatment. Men and women choose Dr. Groff because Dr. Groff has the experience you can trust!

Dr. Groff’s mission is to provide his patients with honest, thorough evaluations and to recommend and perform procedures to achieve optimal results. His philosophy is to enhance each individual’s natural appearance to make them look rejuvenated and produce a natural-looking result with minimal treatment.


Dr. Groff sets the standard for excellence in patient care. He feels his patients deserve the highest quality of care and service with each treatment. He strives to give his patients 5-star service!


Additionally, Dr. Groff believes that his availability is critical to his patients. His patients know they can contact him anytime with their concerns. He takes great pride in transforming lives, one patient at a time. He has helped thousands of men and women throughout the United States gain confidence in their appearance and gain a new lease on life.

Dr. Groff’s other notable distinctions include being a fellow with the following organizations:

American Academy of Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

International, National, & Local San Diego Awards

San Diego “Best Of” Readers Polls: #1 Cosmetic Dermatologist, #1 Cosmetic Surgeon, & #1 Dermatologist

2023 San Diego U-T Best Of Readers Poll: Best Cosmetic Dermatologist – winner 6 years, Best Cosmetic Surgeon – winner 6 years

2023 La Jolla Light Best Of Readers Poll: Best Dermatologist – winner 8 years, Best Cosmetic Surgeon – winner 7 years

2022 San Diego Reader Best Of Poll: Best Cosmetic Dermatologist – winner 1 year, Best Dermatologist – winner 1 year

Top Doctor Award, Castle Connolly Medical – since 2018

Patients’ Choice Award, Vitals – Lifetime Achievement

Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals – Lifetime Achievement

Top Aesthetic Doctor Award, Aesthetic Everything – 5 years

Top Dermatologist West Award, Aesthetic Everything – 5 years

Top Body Sculpting Doctor Award, Aesthetic Everything – 5 years

Top 1% America’s Most Honored Professionals Award, Castle Connolly Medical – 13 Years

The Proof Is In The Results

No Other Practice Can Match Our Before/After Photos. All WithOUT Surgery

Vbeam and Acupulse used to treat scar on face of female patient by Dr. Groff. After treatment, scar is virtually undetectable.
Laser treatment to remove tattoo by Dr. Groff. After 7 sessions, tattoo is gone.
Before and after oblique image of laser resurfacing treatment on a female's face performed by Dr. Groff at our San Diego medical spa
Take 10 treatment with laser resurfacing to rejuvenate the entire face by Dr. Groff. Treatment reduces appearance of lines and creates firmer, smoother skin.

You Can Trust Dr. Groff

“Dr. Groff is friendly and patient with the many questions I had at the start of our multi-session treatment. I’ve had a few different procedures done here by him, and I often recommend him to other people.”

“Dr. Groff was wonderful, truly a class act. I was well-informed after my consultation and felt confident in Dr. Groff’s treatment plan. Thank you very much!”

“I was extremely happy with my experience. Dr. Groff is not only extremely professional but so down to earth and kind.”

“I just want to take the time to say THANK YOU Dr. Groff!! He has done amazing work. Just at the beginning of my treatments, but I am already satisfied with the results.”

“Dr. Groff and his staff have been attentive with me. I’m glad I went with him for my skin. He is a great listener. Thank you Dr. Groff!”

“Dr. Groff is a very skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable cosmetic dermatologist. He can do “magic” with lasers. I have been extremely happy with the results of all my procedures.”

More About Dr. Groff

As an innovator, Dr. Groff is a recognized leader for combining various cosmetic dermatology technologies and laser surgery procedures to achieve the very best results. Dr. Groff prides himself on staying on top of the newest techniques to offer his patients cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery procedures. He has also participated in many clinical research trials that have led to the FDA approval of several cosmetic laser devices and cosmetic injectables.

Being an innovator, Dr. Groff has pioneered the development of the latest advances in laser skin resurfacing techniques, including a proprietary procedure called Take10. Take10 is a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. In just one treatment, Dr. Groff is able to rejuvenate the skin and treat the signs of aging, achieving incredible results and making patients look 10+ years younger.

Training Physician & Lecturer

Dr. Groff is well-known among his peers for being an outstanding Training Physician for injectables and lasers. As an advanced cosmetic injector, Dr. Groff serves as a trainer and key opinion leader for Allergan Inc. (Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, Voluma XC, Kybella, Volbella), Galderma (Restylane, Perlane, Dysport, Sculptra Aesthetic), and Merz Pharm. (Radiesse, Belotero, Xeomin). As a master trainer, Dr. Groff teaches other physicians advanced injection techniques using these products.

Having a true passion for cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery, Dr. Groff travels worldwide to lecture on the latest advances in cosmetic dermatology to fellow dermatologists and plastic surgeons. As a leader in his field, Dr. Groff lectures globally on the latest advances in laser surgery, body contouring, and cosmetic dermatology to fellow physicians and has given over 100 lectures in 10 countries on laser resurfacing, cosmetic injectables, and body contouring. Dr. Groff has also published over 15 articles in peer-reviewed dermatology and plastic surgery journals.

Media Spokesperson & Award Winner

Dr. Groff has been featured several times on the nationally televised show, The Doctors, and has appeared on both national and local television news programs. He is also a regular Dermatology Correspondent on Fox News and has been named a “Top Contributor” on RealSelf.

Dr. Groff’s media appearances can be seen on his YouTube channel, which has over 100 videos discussing cosmetic dermatology topics and demonstrating various procedures. Dr. Groff adds new videos to his channel regularly. To be alerted when a new video is released, SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel.

Over his distinguished career, Dr. Groff has won numerous awards and achieved national recognition for his overall Excellence and Exceptional Achievement in Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery. The most meaningful recognition to him is from his patients.

For many consecutive years, Dr. Groff’s patients have voted him the winner in three San Diego “Best Of” contests, and he is Ranked #1 Dermatologist, #1 Cosmetic Surgeon, and #1 Cosmetic Dermatologist in all of San Diego. For 5 years in a row, Dr. Groff has won the prestigious Aesthetic Everything Diamond Crystal Award for Top Aesthetic Doctor, Top Dermatologist West, and Top Body Sculpting Doctor. In addition, Dr. Groff has been named Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical since 2018.

Proudly Served Our Country

Dr. Groff graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in biology and physiology with the goal of becoming a doctor. During medical school at PCOM in Philadelphia, he received the highly-coveted U.S. Naval Health Professions Scholarship Award.

Graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Groff began his postgraduate work and completed a surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. He then attended flight school at the U.S. Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute in Pensacola, Florida. As a Flight Surgeon, Dr. Groff was stationed at MCAS Miramar with VMFA-314 and accumulated over 200 flight hours in the F/A-18 Hornet. He also deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Nimitz, accruing flight time and taking care of the sick and injured.

After completing a 3-year tour at MCAS Miramar, Dr. Groff was selected into the dermatology program at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, where he trained under one of the top cosmetic laser surgeons in the world. Dr. Groff spent two years as the Department Head of Dermatology and Laser Surgery at Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Dr. Groff is extremely proud of his time in the Navy and serving his country.

A Doctor with a Big Heart

Dr. Groff and his wife, Stacey, have resided in San Diego for over 20 years and are proud parents of two daughters, Jenna Alexis and Piper Silk. While on his Naval tour of duty in Japan, Dr. Groff and his family fell in love with the Japanese culture and the people.

On March 11, 2011, the Groffs were devastated to hear about the tsunami that killed many of their Japanese friends and left thousands of children homeless. Even today, residents of Japan are still recovering from this disaster. Since the tsunami, Dr. Groff and his family have worked tirelessly fundraising and supporting Helping Hands for Tohoku, an organization that helps those living in temporary housing following the 2011 tsunami.

Giving back is a priority in Dr. Groff’s life. To help local children, it is a Groff family tradition to support the Marine Corps with fundraising and collecting toys to donate to Toys For Tots.

In his spare time, Dr. Groff enjoys surfing, snowboarding, weightlifting, and international travel.