Del Mar Dermatologic Surgeon
12865 Pointe Del Mar Way, Ste 160
Del Mar, California 92014 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Atkin has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial La Jolla.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, California State University

    Medical: MD, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Dietetics, Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of California, San Diego
    Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation

    Residency: Dermatology, University of Arizona – Dept. Internal Medicine/Dermatology

Treatments offered at Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar

Blog Posts and Articles

When to See a Dermatologist: By Deborah Atkin, MD

Most people know they should consult with a dermatologist when they notice a suspicious lump or spot on their skin – for example, a firm red lump, a new growth, or a mole that is asymmetrical or has uneven borders. However, the field of dermatology is not strictly for identifying and treating skin cancer. Every dermatologist is a Medical Doctor who has extensive training in the diagnoses and treatment of skin conditions. Often times, people may have irritating or debilitating skin...

Laser Hair Removal-It’s Almost Time To Pull Out The Beachwear! Are You Ready?

Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on his or her body. Unfortunately, traditional hair removal routines can be tedious, painful and expensive over time. Shaving may last a day, waxing a couple of weeks and electrolysis is especially painful and can take forever! Therein lies the true beauty of laser hair removal. Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair faster and more effectively than traditional methods. It is also THE MOST safe and effective method for treating large areas...

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2 months: No coolsculpting results?

We have been doing CoolSculpting in our Del Mar, CA office since 2009. On average it can take up to 6 months to see the full benefit, keep in mind... READ MORE

Which is Better for Spot Reduction of Fat - Zeltiq or Ultrashape?

We are fortunate enough to have both these technologies in our office. We perform a number of body contouring treatments in our office every week. We... READ MORE

How much does Botox cost?

We charge by the area in our practice- Example would be crows feet constitutes one area and costs $400. We recommend patients think of botox... READ MORE

How can I reduce the oiliness of my skin and my acne breakouts?

Hello, We treat many patients with this problem in our Del Mar, Ca dermatology practice. Often topical treatments, changing your daily regimens and ... READ MORE

I'm a male wondering if I can use Coolsculpt to remove supra pubic fat?

We have had some request for treating this area, for men and women, in our practice. We have recently had reasonable results with UltraShape. I cannot... READ MORE

Should I Wait Until I Lose the Excess Pounds to Do Cool Sculpting?

CoolSculpting is used for sculpting down the areas where you are preferentially heavier. If you are close to your target weight( it sounds like you... READ MORE

Minocycline for Adult Acne. Will This Interact Badly with Botox?

 There is generally no concern with Botox if you are on Minocycline.  Botox is an amazing wrinkle reducer and I am sure you will be... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Atkin

Deborah Atkin, MD has shared 4 before and after pictures with 7 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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