Manhattan Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
1312 Hermosa Ave.
Hermosa Beach, California 90254 US
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4 out of 5 stars Tattoo Removal

Hurts, but Pain is Only Temporary Right? - Beverly Hills, CA

I've had 11 sessions so far.. yes, they hurt like hell but the nurses @ Dr T in Beverly Hills are very good at making you feel comfortable. I'm asian so I scar easily.. I had 2 shaded in stars on my waist but only about 80% of it is gone. It also has white holes penetrating the stars... because of the laser treatments. However, I buy bleach creams ($50 per tube..damn!) to lighten the...

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation - Hermosa Beach, CA

I couldn't be happier with my lip augmentation by Dr. Kirby. I genetically have extremely small lips. As I age they seem to get smaller and smaller. As you can see Dr. Kirby made them look astonishing natural and the perfect size and shape I wanted. I brought a couple photos with me of what I wanted and he did exactly what I wanted. I absolutely love them. He is the best around hands down.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Memberships

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

$150. Consultation fee is put toward any cosmetic procedure so the consultation fee is subtracted from final procedure price.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Emory University College of Arts & Sciences
    Medical: DO, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Residency: Dermatology, Western University, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach

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Picosure for Black Tattoos? (photo)

Black ink responds best to an Nd:YAG (1064nm) and the red/orange will require a 532nm. Green responds well to an Alexandrite (including the PicoSure).... READ MORE

PicoSure Laser for Quicker Tattoo Removal?

Black ink on white skin often looks gray so tattoo artists often mix in blue ink to give the tattoo a darker look. I believe that is what happened in... READ MORE

I am researching PicoSure for tattoo removal on my solid black shoulder/arm tattoo. Will it be effective? (photo)

The 755nm PicoSure may work but it is common knowledge black ink responds best to an Nd:YAG (1064nm). READ MORE

How Soon After a "New" Tattoo Can You Start Laser Removal?

The adult human skin cycle dictates when a laser procedure can start. If you start too soo after tattoo placement you run the risk of increased... READ MORE

Is topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) known to inhibit the effectiveness of laser (Revlite) treatment?

Topical anesthetic, once removed prior to a laser tattoo treatment will neither inhibit or increase the effectiveness of a tattoo laser. In contract,... READ MORE

IPL Tattoo Removal

IPL should never been used for tattoo removal. Using this modality can lead to scarring, ink retention and dyspigmentation. The gold standard and... READ MORE

How Long Before New Tattoo Can Be Removed?

The skin cell cycle is approximately 35 to 57 days. Thus, patients should wait six to eight weeks after getting a tattoo to consider laser tattoo... READ MORE

Does PicoSure Get Rid Of Red Ink?

It is well establised in the laser literature that red ink responds best to 532nm. The Picosure is 755nm. Green responds well to this wavelength. Hope... READ MORE

Picosure and Tattoo on Black Skins

It is common knowledge in the dermatological community that the 1064nm Nd:YAG is the safest laser for darker skin types. The Picosure is a 755nm... READ MORE

How Effective Would the Picosure Laser Be on a Very Large, Black Outline? (photo)

Black ink responds best to an Nd:YAG (1064nm) and the red/orange will require a 532nm. Green responds well to an Alexandrite (including the PicoSure... READ MORE

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