San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
8899 University Center Lane, Suite 150
San Diego, California 92122 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Memberships

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

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Keel has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial, La Jolla.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of California, Irvine
    Medical: MD, The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego

Treatments offered at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center

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I have a fibrous nodule that appeared on my face, where my eye glasses meet my nose, on the right side. Any suggestion?

Steroid injections work very well for small cysts and some fibrous nodules. Other options to help remove these nodules include laser ablation or... READ MORE

On my 4th day of juvederm my top lip is bigger than my bottom lip. (photo)

Swelling is common after lip injections and will decrease over 1-2 weeks. If it does not improve over this time you may have the filler dissolved.... READ MORE

Could I go out with friends right after getting lip injection from Juvederm? My apt is at 3pm on Saturday and dinner at 6

Lips are delicate areas that tend to swell after injections. Overall, expect 1-2 weeks of swelling and the possibility of bruising after any injection... READ MORE

I have streak marks on forehead and cheeks after my first IPL Treatment. (photos)

These steaks are the result of not enough overlap on the IPL pulses. I recommend returning for another treatment as these areas will respond well to... READ MORE

Dilated capillaries (like in the pic) on scalp can be treated successfully with Laser? (photo)

These look like very shallow small veins. There are a number of lasers which can remove these including pulsed dye lasers (Vbeam) or long pulse Nd-Yag... READ MORE

What kind of acne scars are these? Do you think the appearance of them will improve over time? What can I do?

It will take a combination of several treatments to offer you the best results for acne scar improvement. You would do well with fractionated CO2... READ MORE

What can I do about these acne scars? (Photo)

There are many techniques to treat acne scars, so consultation with an expert is recommended to discuss the best options for you.  I would use a c... READ MORE

ActiveFX versus Fractora for overall skin rejuvenation?

The truth is, there are many devices that are good for tightening and rejuvenating the skin. You have done one of the most important things by going... READ MORE

What kind of laser treatment do you suggest for my acne scars? I am of Asian descent. (Photo)

We have great success in treating acne scars with the Deep Fx fractionated CO2 laser.  You should expect a series of 2-3 treatments for optimal ... READ MORE

What should I use on my face to get rid of these acne scars? (photos)

You would do well with fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing.  There are many techniques to treat acne scars, so consultation with an expert is ... READ MORE

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