San Diego Dermatologist
9850 Genesee Avenue #480
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Treatments Are Great for MINOR Skin Imperfections - It is Not Aggressive Enough for Major Skin Repair

History:  I am 5'6", 120lb.  I have trained horses all my life and suffered tons of sun exposure as a job hazard.  I have hated my turkey neck for two decades. Approx 4 weeks ago I went to a La Jolla doctor for  consultation to have a necklift, short scar facelift and also breast augmentation.  The doctor, whom I would recommend to anyone who asks, is fabulous...

1 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Horrible experience! Permanently scarred!

Beware! I received cool sculpting here from Robert, who supposedly has worked for cool sculpting themselves prior to working under Dr. Stuart. I received my first treatment in 2016. After seeing no results from Robert, I received a second treatment a few months later. Following my second treatment I had a huge rectangular shaped mark on my lower abdominal area clearly due to being burnt!!! ...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox at La Jolla Skin with Dr. Stuart - La Jolla, CA

Very professional and great bedside manner. Dr. Stuart is genuine and totally made me feel at home.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Stuart has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Duke University
    Medical: MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Mercy Hospital Medical Center
    Residency: Emory University
    Fellowship: Pediatric Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center

Treatments offered at La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology

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What Are the Post Treatment Instructions After Botox?

A big part of the appeal of BOTOX is the fact that it doesn't require any downtime or major activity restrictions. With only a few limitations, BOTOX... READ MORE

Fraxel Side Effects

Part of the appeal of Fraxel is that it's much less intense than other types of resurfacing lasers. After a treatment, you can expect some redness,... READ MORE

Is it normal to have horizontal lines on the forehead at age 20?

Hi LaurenB12. Horizontal forehead lines are actually quite common and appear at different ages for different people. Many different factors contribute... READ MORE

I have a gummy smile. How long do I need to notice any change?

As effective as BOTOX is for a number of conditions, including a gummy smile, it does take a bit of time for the results to appear. In most cases, my... READ MORE

Restylane: Why can't I have a glass of wine? My Doc said "no alcohol!". Why is this? What would happen? (photo)

Hi there, and thanks for your question. Alcohol enlarges blood vessels, which can make you more susceptible to bruising, swelling, and bleeding after... READ MORE

Just looking to get rid of the lines under my eyes. I'm assuming Botox would be my best bet? (Photo)

For lines around the eye such as "crow's feet" that become more pronounced with facial expression, BOTOX is very effective at diminishing... READ MORE

Headache after 42 units of Botox

It's not uncommon for patients to develop a headache after BOTOX treatment, regardless of how many units were injected. A headache can persist for 3... READ MORE

Can I have Botox injections if I do contact sports?

Thank you for your question. The tissue surrounding your injection sites absorbs the botulinum toxin right away, so there's no need to worry about it... READ MORE

My face looks older and more droopy after fillers and botox treatment that was received two weeks ago. (photos)

Judging from your photos, it would appear that the photo on the far left is the source of your dissatisfaction. This could be caused by the BOTOX... READ MORE

What is the difference between regular Botox, and Dysport?

Thank you for your question. Both BOTOX and Dysport contain botulinum toxin A as the chemical that works to achieve the same end result. The... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.