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San Diego, California 92121 US
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5 out of 5 stars Sculptra

Best Doctor - San Diego, CA

Went in to see Dr Butterwick because I heard wonderful things about her and her experience as an injector. I was looking to treat volume loss and ugly sagging in my nasoglabiel folds. I was thinking some form of filler. She suggested sculptra which gives an ncrease in collagen overtime. Wow am I glad I went to her. She was right. I was uncertain about fillers but the thought of subtle...

4 out of 5 stars Injectable Fillers

59 and Happy with Fillers! - La Jolla, CA

I'm 59 and noticed deeper wrinkles around mouth and under cheeks. I was skeptical about fillers especially around mouth and lip area. Dr Butterwick did an awesome job with fillers. Taking her time and asking questions about what I was trying to achieve. After each injection she asked me to look to see if I wanted more. Only downside is fillers don't last very long and it's expensive to keep up!

5 out of 5 stars IPL

A wonderful experience

I've had a great experience so far with Dr. Butterwick. So far I've had two appointments, a consultation and the first IPL treatment, and both times Dr. Butterwick has been understanding of my concerns and eased any discomfort I had. She was thorough in explaining what my treatment would be, and since I have a combination of skin issues to deal with, she also explained what the next step would...

5 out of 5 stars Face

Consultation Review: San Diego Dermatology

I went in for a free consultation and felt very comfortable with Dr. Butterwick. I was very impressed with the office professionalism and kind staff. I recommend coming here for any dermatology services.

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

Dr.Butterwick set me at ease with my Instalift procedure,knowing I was nervous. She kept me calm and constantly asked me if I was okay. Always letting me know what to expect during the procedure. She knew what I wanted regarding my face,and 100 percent delivered!Thank you so much Dr. Butterwick and Cosmetic Laser Dermatology!

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

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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

How effective is the Coolsculpting procedure on arms ?

Now that Zeltiq has come out with a number of variously sized applicators, I have had great success in treating arm fat on many patients. However, the... READ MORE

Would You Use the UltraShape Machine to Destruct/remove Fat Cells Permanently?

Cool Sculpting is a better option for fat reduction without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. This method is designed to kill off fat cells without... 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

Is it okay to do Coolsculpting on abs and back before breast lift and augmentation?

CoolSculpting is a noninvasive way to permanently remove stubborn pockets of fat by lowering the temperature of fat cells to the point where they... READ MORE

Does the collagen growth stimulated by Sculptra injections last as long as the patient's original collagen?

Collagen is a protein that creates a supporting scaffold for skin, muscle and bone. Gram for gram, the collagen fibrils found in skin are even... 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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Butterwick

Kimberly Butterwick, MD has shared 49 before and after pictures with 220 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Kimberly Butterwick, MD

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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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