A dermatologist is a skin specialist. After becoming an MD, they have five additional years of training in diagnosing, treating and preventing conditions that affect the skin, hair & nails before receiving their board certification. Dermatologists also receive training in pathology and surgery. Their education and extensive training may continue throughout their careers, with many dermatologists further specializing (called a ‘subspecialty’) in a specific area of dermatology.
We have three experienced dermatologists, Dr. Jason Rivers, Dr. Marcie Ulmer and Dr. Alexandra Kuritzky as the backbone of our team. In addition to being medical dermatologists, both are trained cosmetic dermatologists.
What are Cosmetic Dermatologists?
A cosmetic dermatologist treats the skin, hair & nails with the goal of improving a patient’s appearance rather than treating a medical condition. In addition to their medical dermatology skills, they also have training in lasers, injectables and other non-surgical treatments. Dermatologists’ unique training in skin issues provides them with the medical knowledge and skills to safely perform cosmetic procedures. This background is in contrast with a “cosmetic physician”, who is usually a general practitioner focussed on performing cosmetic treatments.
As cosmetic dermatologists, the doctors at Pacific Dermaesthetics can offer you comprehensive skin care, where your skin is reviewed for any signs of disease as well as for potential cosmetic enhancements.
The Doctor that Doctors Trust
With over thirty years of experience, Dr. Rivers has become the dermatologist that other doctors trust to refer their patients to. In fact, many of Dr. Rivers’ patients are doctors themselves.
A professor of dermatology, Dr. Rivers teaches other specialists and physicians in cosmetic medicine (fun fact: he was Dr. Ulmer’s and Dr. Ip’s instructor) at institutional and professional levels. He has been at the forefront of research for cosmetic injectables and laser therapy for many years, and is considered a key opinion leader in the field of aesthetic medicine.
Our Skin Care Reinforcement
Our dermatologists are surrounded by a highly-qualified team of skin care experts. Friendly yet professional, our skilled registered nurses, clinicians, estheticians, medical assistants and clinical research coordinators have all been carefully selected to ensure they fit our clinic’s rigorously high standards. Every member’s priority is to provide you with a relaxing and positive experience throughout your visit. Whatever your skin concerns may be, our team will help you achieve your goals and strive to make your experience enjoyable and worthwhile.
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- Dr. Jason Rivers
- Dr. Marcie Ulmer
- Dr. Alexandra Kuritzky
- Dr. Janet Ip
- Our Staff