San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
9339 Genesee Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92121 US
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5 out of 5 stars Voluma


20 years ago I experienced a severe case of Bell's Palsy. The episode left the eye on my affected side appearing smaller than the unaffected side and unable to raise my eyebrow on the affected side; my nose appeared to pull toward the unaffected side; my mouth pulled down on the affected side but lips appear thinner on the unaffected side. After having spent so many years unhappy with my...

5 out of 5 stars IPL

Dr. Fabi is truly wonderful!

As a first time patient to Cosmetic Laser Dermatology I was beyond impressed and relieved when I saw Dr. fabi! She is absolutely wonderful, takes the time to go through each treatment option and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Fabi without hesitation. I received Botox treatment for the first time ever and IPL treatment for skin discoloration and brown spots. The entire...

5 out of 5 stars IPL

Great doctor - San Diego, CA

Awesome Doctor! She is not only friendly and down to earth, she is a fountain of knowledge. She always takes time to listen to concerns and answer questions, and is genuinely a caring person. I had excellent results from my IPL treatment, with much hyper pigmentation removed from my neck and all the red blood vessels/spots eliminated. I think she is exceptional. The office is also pleasant and...

5 out of 5 stars IPL

Wonderful doctor

I recently went to see Dr. Fabi for the first time and had a great experience. Between the effects of age and having a toddler, my face was in need of some rejuvenation. Dr. Fabi came up with great treatment plan that was considerate of was time and budget and very honest about what she could and could not help with. I’m still at the beginning of my treatments, but so far, have been r...

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

I had an amazing experience

Dr. Fabi is amazing! I recently had her do my lips and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. She has a great eye for detail and proportions and made me feel extremely comfortable. I wanted a natural look and that is exactly what I got. I highly recommend her.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Great outcome

Dr. Fabi is so warm and inviting. IiShe really listens and makes you feel comfortable. Plus she has a very soft and gentle touch. I hadsome cosmetic injectables. Felt good about it and am returning today for a touch up.u

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra Aesthetic

Great experience

Dr. Fabi is wonderful! I was so nervous about getting Sculptra done - she is the best, and the results are amazing. She also did Voluma in my chin to balance out my face, and a little botox for forehead lines. I'm so happy I picked her to do it.

5 out of 5 stars ThermiTight


All of the rave reviews I read for Dr Fabi were true. After meeting with her and hearing an honest assessment of what I could expect, I felt I could trust her. I was right. I'm thrilled with my results. Her skills and attention to detail make her a true artist. I would never see anyone else.

4 out of 5 stars Voluma

Great Voluma experience

Dr. Fabi is a pleasure to work with. She answers all my questions and gives very thoughtful advice. I was very pleased with the Voluma she meticulously injected in my cheek/jaw area. With no downtime, I was able to achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

5 out of 5 stars IPL

I had an amazing experience!

Dr. Fabi is an intelligent board certified Dermatologist who performed an IPL on me. Not only did she assess my skin concerns thoroughly, she explained why the treatment would benefit someone like me. Her expertise was applied and appreciated. From the moment I walked into her office, her staff made me feel right at home. Dr Fabi's PA assistant, Zach was so knowledgeable and comforting the...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Women's Dermatologic Society

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Illinois in Champaign - Urbana
    Medical: MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: St. Francis Hospital
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Illinois at Chicago

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

Most popular answers from Sabrina Fabi, MD

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How much fat does each 2 vial session of Kybella remove?

The amount Kybella destroys depends on the surface treated.  A larger surface area needs more vials.  The first session usually doesn't make a d... READ MORE

Why do some people get 2 or 3 units of Botox vs. 5 or 10 in certain areas?

The number of units required for each person will vary; it’s not a “one size fits all” treatment. The number of units used will depend on the perso... READ MORE

Would the Picosure laser work to flatten a raised scar?

Classically when we use any laser for scar revision, a combination of lasers are utilized, including the use of either 5-FU or kenalog. READ MORE

Aging neck - will Sculptra do the trick (Ultherapy sounds painful!) If yes, how much is required?

To rebuild a jawline I like to use Radiesse, Voluma or Sculptra, depending on how the patient presents. This will not help with thinning neck skin,... READ MORE

Can I do ultherapy after I've had botox and fillers?

Yes, you can have Ultherapy performed after receiving Botox or dermal filler injections. I typically wait at least 2 days after doing Botox, or I do... READ MORE

How long do I need to wait before having my second CO2 fractionated laser?

Great question! I typically have my patients wait six months before repeating a fractionated C02 treatment. READ MORE

What is the Best Laser Treatment for Dermal Melasma?

Dermal melasma is the most difficult to treat. One needs a laser that can penetrate into the dermis, so I typically use the QS-Nd:YAG lasers at low... READ MORE

Horizontal Line Above Lip After Juvederm Injection?

I inject lips frequently, and this line is typically not caused of volumizing the lip, but is usually already there, as it is caused by the underlying... READ MORE

After repeated Kybella treatments (like 4 or more treatments), does your body create scar tissue in the chin from needles?

The needles used to deliver Kybella's deoxycholic acid to melt submental fat are very thin and are unlikely to cause scar tissue. The reason no more... READ MORE

I've decided to get Kybella - how many treatments do you think I need for a more defined jawline? (Photo)

You don't seem to have much submental fat, so it may be that even one treatment of Kybella would be enough to make you happy, but enough vials need to... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Fabi

Sabrina Fabi, MD has shared 228 before and after pictures with 1,021 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Sabrina Fabi, MD

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Volbella: Who Is the Best Candidate for This Filler?

Dr. Sabrina Fabi is live with RealSelf at ASDS 2016 to discuss traits of the ideal candidate for a Volbella treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Address Nasolabial Folds by Treating Your Mid Face — The Doctor Explains Voluma

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Sabrina Fabi answers questions about treating nasolabial folds. WATCH VIDEO

Kybella: The Doctor Shares Her Experience Treating Patients

Live from Chicago at ASDS 2015, Dr. Sabrina Fabi answers questions about Kybella. WATCH VIDEO

Learn About ResurFX — The New Laser Treatment With Low Downtime

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains how this collagen-stimulating laser treatment can reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. WATCH VIDEO

When Can You Combine IPL With ResurFX Laser?

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains who is a candidate for combining IPL with this photo-fractional, non-ablative laser treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Lightsheer Duet: Laser Hair Reduction Without Pain

Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains a vacuum-assisted, laser hair reduction technology that can be used on darker skin tones. WATCH VIDEO

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