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Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA in International Relations, Stanford University, 1989
Medical: MD, Case Western Reserve University, 1996
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Pediatrics, Univeristy Hospitals of Cleveland, 1996-1997
Residency: Dermatology, Northwestern University, 1997-2000
Fellowship: Mohs Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 2001
Treatments offered at Torrey Pines Dermatology
Most popular answers from Kristen A. Richards, MD
I'm 16 Years Old and Have a Lot Acne Which Leave Dark Spots and Deep Pores I Tried Many Creams and Many More?
There are many treatment options to help treat active acne and its residual scarring. your dermatology provider will be able to guide you through... READ MORE
Sun spots treated with IPL can take 1-2 weeks to resolve. Initially over the first week you will see a "coffee-ground" like substance form... READ MORE
This is a very common question. Technically, you dont have to wait at all between taking Aleve, advil or any other nonsteroidal pain reliever and... READ MORE
Patients who are suffering from longstanding acne, and do not respond to conservative treatments, need more aggressive therapy. More aggressive... READ MORE
Fillers such as Sculptra are designed for the exact areas you described so perfectly. When these recessed, sunken, valley type areas are "filled",... READ MORE
Will Bikram Yoga Cause my Sculptra Injection to Metabolize from my Face More Rapidly Than Not Practicing?
Practicing daily Birkam yoga will have NO effect on an increased metabolism of the Sculptra recently placed. Enjoy your yoga! READ MORE
Great question. the answer is yes. laser hair reduction/ removal can safely be used on the majority of our body regions--for women and men... READ MORE
Great question. first you should run it by your treating surgeon. if they give the green light for laser hair reduction then it is only a matter... READ MORE
The clarisonic device maybe very helpful for some patients, however if you develop extensive inflammation to your acne and your acne is getting worse,... READ MORE
Luckily the ingredients in Botox are not related to any of the antibiotics you listed. Allergies to Botox are also very rare. However if you... READ MORE
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