San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
9339 Genesee Avenue, Suite 125
San Diego, California 92121 US
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5 out of 5 stars Skin Care

Excellent service

Dr. Butterwick and her staff are extremely caring, kind, and most importantly, professional. She pays close attention to my concerns regarding my skin, and gives me the best advice. Since I started seeing her last year, I refuse to see any other Dermatologist! She really is the best!

5 out of 5 stars ResurFX

Impressive professionalism with great results!

This first-time patient was very confident from the get-go from consultation through post-procedure results. Very professional staff and relaxing and healthy environment helped to relieve some anxiety. Dr. Butterwick explained and delivered with great detail and precision, 3 different procedures with little discomfort and zero downtime. I appreciate the time she took to personalize my...

5 out of 5 stars Skin Care

Quickly helped me reach my goals

In the past, I met with various dermatologists who were overly concerned about insurance coverage, red tape bureaucracy and required written approval from my primary care physician. Dr. Butterwick holds a polar opposite approach. She aggressively stepped into my situation, understood my goals in one minute and knew what needed to be done. She assembled her tools, worked quickly and her fees...

5 out of 5 stars Injectable Fillers


Dr. Butterwick has always treated me with respect and professionalism. I trust her advice. Very sweet and caring. I would recommend her to all my friends. She has always done a great job. Izzy has also been helpful

5 out of 5 stars Botox

She's the BEST

Came to Dr Butterwick for Botox bc all my friends that know her look amazing ver nice bedside manner - came in bc she was highly recommended she made me feel very comfortable and her assistant Izzy is very sweet and helpful

5 out of 5 stars Silhouette InstaLift

46 Yr Old Mommy of 4 Who Needed a Overhaul! - San Diego, CA

I'm 46 yrs old and noticed my face falling,Awful! I went to Dr.Butterwick and she said I was an excellent candidate for the Silhouette Instalift. Dr.Butterwick, along with Dr's Jones and Wilson,took such good care of me throughout the entire process. Perfection is what Dr.Butterwick strives for to ensure her patients happiness! After my procedure, I saw results! Tighter skin,no sagging,youth...

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Keeps Me Looking Fresh and Not over Done - La Jolla, CA

Love love Dr.Butterwick. She has the eye to give enough but not too much , giving me that refreshed looked. I had botox and fillers done and she turned the clock back 8-10 years for this 48 yr old. The staff is extremely kind and courteous. I liked that they give you options for your treatment without pressure.

Good Consult - La Jolla, CA

The consult was very informative. Dr Butterwick was very patient and explained all the options and helped me decide which was best for me. She answered all my questions . The office was very clean and professional. Nurse Izzy went the extra mile to get a discount. i am looking forward to the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Too Much Fat Transfer- Ultherapy Done to Reduce Fat. Also CO2 Peri Orbital Area

Sooooo happy with the results of both procedures. A previous doctor placed too much fat in one of my cheeks. When I went back to ask about removing it the doctor refused to do it. I felt stuck, trying to figure out a way to remove the fat, as every time I smile, the area bulges out and made me very self- conscious and unhappy with my looks. I went to Dr Butterwick who recommended CO2 for the...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

New Body to Match New Lifestyle - San Diego, CA

Over the past couple years I changed my lifestyle completely to be more healthy. I lost weight, started cooking at home, started doing weightlifting and taking cardio classes at the gym. I saw a change in both my body and my overall mental well-being, but I just couldn't shake the last bits of fat. I decided to have liposuction as the last step in the journey to feeling great about my body. I...

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Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Stanford University
    Medical: MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Treatments offered at Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick & Groff Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

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Wrinkles Under Eyes

There are 3 main treatments for this problem. The first is Botox or Dysport to reduce the muscle movement that makes the crow's feet. The second... READ MORE

Can Too Much Botox Cause Eyebrows to Drop?

I suspect that too much Botox was injected into the forehead.  The frontalis muscle holds up the eyebrows and occupies the entire forehead. ... READ MORE

Will laser resurfacing help with skin graft scars?

Unfortunately Laser Resurfacing can only improve the appearance of the scars, but unfortunately they will not go away completely. Skin grafts are... READ MORE

Which is more effective at building new collagen Sculptra or Microneedling?

Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic microspheres that are injected deeply into the dermis or subdermal region. Microneedling takes place on... READ MORE

Cellulite after tummy tuck, how can I get rid of this?

Is the cellulite on the legs in the same area as your liposuction? This is bad luck because usually liposuction with some concomitant laser... READ MORE

Is Thermitight a practical option to tighten loose skin beneath the butt (hamstring area), and thighs? (photos)

ThermiTight could work well for both tightening the skin and eliminating some of the excess fat on the backs of your thighs and knees. ThermiTight... READ MORE

Hollow and weird looking temples! Do you think Voluma or Radiesse in the cheeks would accentuate the hollowness? (photos)

You do have quite a bit of volume loss at your temples. I agree that if you enhance your cheeks without addressing the temples, your face will be even... READ MORE

"Cool Mini" to get rid of double chins... Does it work? (photos)

It looks like you'd be an excellent candidate for CoolSculpting's CoolMini applicator, which was designed to treat the under-chin area via... READ MORE

What CoolSculpting areas would I be a candidate for? (Photo)

At our facility, we offer DualSculpting, which means that we can treat both sides of your hips, flanks, or arms simultaneously. This cuts down the... READ MORE

Long-term Effects of Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting is an excellent choice to target resistant fat areas, such as the “love handles” and stomach. The reason it targets fat cells wit... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Butterwick

Kimberly Butterwick, MD has shared 49 before and after pictures with 211 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Lip Enhancement Without Looking Overdone

Dr. Kimberly Butterwick is live at ASDS 2016 with RealSelf to discuss how Volbella can provide a natural lift to the lips. WATCH VIDEO

Consider These 3 Options to Remove Your Double Chin

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Kimberly Butterwick explains options for removing a double chin. WATCH VIDEO

Voluma Rejuvenates This Woman's Cheeks and Jaw

Dr. Kimberly Butterwick walks us through this woman's Voluma treatment. WATCH VIDEO

This Marathon Runner Gets Facial Fat Transfer — See How It Makes Her Look Younger

A marathon runner, this woman noticed her face was looking hollow. See how Dr. Kimberly Butterwick harvests fat to restore facial volume. WATCH VIDEO

Cosmetic Trends in San Diego

Doctor Kimberly Butterwick discusses the trends she is seeing in her practice including more males having Botox and the rise of non-invasive procedures. WATCH VIDEO

What is Combination Therapy and How Will it Help You?

Doctor Kimberly Butterwick explains how combination therapy can be used to get the best results. WATCH VIDEO

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