Monterey Dermatologic Surgeon
174 Carmelito Avenue
Monterey, California 93940 US
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5 out of 5 stars Sculptra Aesthetic

20 Years Younger - Monterey, CA


5 out of 5 stars MiXto Laser

I Really See Great Results with the MIXTO Treatment

The results speak themselves

3 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Restore Nightmare

Nice doctor but when I went back with my concerns he made me feel that my points were invalid and to just go live my life. Biggest mistake of my life and I consider myself a pretty intelligent person.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Marked Wrinkles on Cheeks - Monterey, CA

Dr. Dannaker performed the procedure with great skill and concern to get the best results.

5 out of 5 stars Fractional Laser

64 Years,unseccessful Lipo on Neck. Monterey, CA

5 Stars

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Personal Statement

Dr. Dannaker is a board certified dermatologist, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a dual diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He performs all his own procedures. He has offices both in Monterey and Beverly Hills.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Preventive Medicine


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Dannaker has hospital affiliations at University of California, San Francisco.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Loyola University
    Medical: Des Moines University, College of Medicine, Osteopathic
    Graduate: MPH, Occupational Health, University of Michigan

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Preventive Medicine
    Residency: Dermatology, University of California, San Diego
    Fellowship: Dermatology, Institute of Dermatology, St. Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, London

Treatments offered at Monterey Dermatology Laser Medical Center

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How can I improve the look of my flat eyebrows and heavy eyelids? (Photo)

If you wish to avoid surgery, your dermatologist can attempt to soften (not eliminate) some of your forehead lines by injecting high up the forehead,... READ MORE

Which is better Q-switched or Q-switched ND YAG laser for best safest results for a black orange red tattoo for rework? (photo)

The Yag laser can be q-switched or long pulsed. Only a q-switched laser would be used for tattoo removal, any experienced physician can help you with... READ MORE

IPL treatment: 8 sessions and hair is still growing - Should I continue?

Laser Hair removal has become a procedure relegated to MedSpas, often and usually without the assistance or evaluation skills of a physician. A... READ MORE

Forehead mobile one week after Botox (Photo)

Your doctor is spot on. Treating the glabella (between the eyes) aggressively is fine but the forehead, and especially the mid forehead, is supporting... READ MORE

How is the procedure of vibrational therapy after CoolSculpting treatment?

I believe you are speaking of the Zwave acoustic wave device from Zimmer or similar. Anecdotal and some very small studies suggest immediately after... READ MORE

I got a new tattoo on my forearm last week and was wondering when I could start the removal process. (Photo)

Once the site is fully healed and then add three weeks for laser treatment.  The reason I like to wait a month or so after the tattoo placement is to ... READ MORE

Could I use the Fraxel Laser for my Acne Scars/Damage? (photos)

Before embarking on treatment, your acne should be in good control.  It appears you have mild acne now but if you still break out significantly, that ... READ MORE

Can an 18 year old benefit from laser resurfacing (upper eyelids)? (Photo)

Dear Danif10:The excess eyelid skin can be mimiced by  swelling due to allergies or irritation.  I'm assuming the skin is not inflammed, nor d... READ MORE

Botox for wide face/brow lift and fillers for chin? (photos)

Botox into your masseter muscle will slowly slim the face and is best appreciated after several injection sessions spanning about 6 months.  It does ... READ MORE

What to do about pimples after Soprano ice laser hair removal?

Hi and thank you for your question.  The Soprano is a diode laser for hair removal.  It uses a cooled applicator to protect the skin which is t... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Dannaker

Christopher Dannaker, DO, FAAD has shared 6 before and after pictures with 15 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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