San Diego Dermatologist
10672 Wexford Street, Suite 205
San Diego, California 92131 US
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5 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment

Saline Subcision for Rolling Acne Scars - San Diego, CA

I recently completed my third treatment of Saline Subcision for rolling scars from Dr. Chen. I have suffered primarily from hormonal acne, so most of my acne scars were around my chin area and mouth. So far I am pretty happy with the results! I would say that after the third treatment I see a 50% improvement in the appearance of my rolling scars. It is important to mention that collagen...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox for Masseter and Chin Area - San Diego, CA

Previously, I have had botox for the glabella/forehead area before. But I also was bothered by the "golf ball chin" and my wider jaw. I actually found him from the realself website where he wrote a response about botox being used for the jaw/chin. I decided to try it and he did a great job! Everyone is different but for my case, I needed about 15 units of botox for each side of my jaw and...

5 out of 5 stars Accutane

Thank you - San Diego, CA

Dr Chen recommended Accutane and after 6 months of it, I am finally clear. I finally can look into the mirror without crying.

5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Quick and Easy! - San Diego, CA

I went into Dr. Chen for my annual mole check. He found one that was questionable and wanted to remove it. I am absolutely terrified of needles or anything that has to do with them so I wasn't too happy about the removal, BUT, he was amazing. He was extremely quick about the whole thing, I barely had time to freak out about it. It has been about a week since the removal and I only have a tiny...

5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Thorough, Professional, Caring, Virtually Painless-San Diego, CA

Removal of several keratosis that were ugly, itchy, and bled when scratched. The closest "service provided" on the list above was "mole removal."

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

Cosmetic consultations available to discuss Botox, Fillers, Peels, Laser Treatments, Cosmetic Mole, Skin Tag, Growth Removal


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Neuroscience and BA in English, University of California, Berkeley
    Medical: MD, University of California, San Diego
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, University of California, San Diego

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After TCA Peel, Should I Be Moisturizing or Using Aquaphor on my Skin?

I respectfully disagree with whoever instructed you not to apply moisturizer until you are done peeling. A 20% TCA peel basically inflicts a... READ MORE

Best Treatment for Ice Pick Acne Scars?

Punch excision followed by a laser such as Fraxel re:pair which is a fractionated CO2 laser device is a reasonable strategy for ice-pick type scars in... READ MORE

How Can One Prevent Acne Breakouts in their 30s?

There are a few other things you can do to help with acne. These include: 1. Dietary changes that may help include avoiding excessive dairy... READ MORE

Tretinoin and Hydroquinone Safety

Tretinoin cream increases sun sensitivity so if you are going to use it, you need to be consistent about daily applications of a broad spectrum... READ MORE

What Peels Are Safe for African-American Skin?

I would start with a salicylic acid peel (20%) or Jessner's peel. These solutions tend to be less problematic for African-American skin. TCA peels in... READ MORE

Moisturizer with Retin-A - Apply Which First?

I frequently will suggest that a pea-sized amount of the retin-a be mixed with at least as much moisturizer as retin-a, and the mixture applied like a... READ MORE

Accutane 2nd Time Around Makes a Difference?

Although you would likely benefit (in the long run) from a second course of accutane, I would suggest trying a maintenance regimen of topical agents... READ MORE

Restylane and Botox Side Effects on Pregnancy?

I agree with all the other doctors who have responded to your question. Botox in cosmetic doses is extremely unlikely to have caused any harm to your... READ MORE

Safe to Drink Alcohol While on Accutane?

The reason a person should not drink alcohol while on accutane is because this medication is metabolized by the liver. Accutane itself can cause mild... READ MORE

What Type of Doctor Should I See for Thinning Hair?

Consider consultation with a dermatologist who has an interest in hair loss disorders. They can, admittedly, be difficult to find. Looks like you are... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Chen

Bryan K. Chen, MD has shared 27 before and after pictures with 215 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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