San Diego Dermatologist
501 Washington St., Ste. 502
San Diego, California 92103 US
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Staff and doctor extremely professional. Called me a few days later to check in, which I really appreciated.

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

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Consultation Fee

$100. Consultation fee is waived for patients who proceed with any procedure.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Blake has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, UPMC Shadyside Hospital
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Treatments offered at MedDerm Associates

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Best Solution for Butt Acne/scars That Leave Marks?

Hi Suzy,This is a long delayed response but I will try to help. I agree with Dr. Ruecki that a dermatologist visit would help you greatly. Topical... READ MORE

Can Sculpsure work on a buffalo hump? (photo)

Larissa, I think you need an in-office consultation. From your photo you appear young and thin, and although we see fat deposits in this area they are... READ MORE

Is it common to have mole/s inside inner lips of vagina? If so, are they usually cancerous? Severe anxiety and very worried

Hi Ladybug,I think that I can reassure you somewhat. Both moles and lentigines (another type of dark spot) are commonly seen on mucosal surface (the... READ MORE

Masculine "Squinty Eyed" Look on Models. What are the options for me to achieve this? (Photo)

Hi Igregie -You are right on track - the flat eyebrows are perceived as more masculine. Putting Botox into the lateral frontalis muscle will drop the... READ MORE

I got botox for masseter muscles 8 days ago. İ can grind and clench just like I used to. Do you think this is normal?

Hi BeatriceJuinotThat's a pretty good dose so I'd expect it to work. I would wait at least another 7-10 days and if you still haven't noticed much... READ MORE

Will Sculpsure damage muscle if there isn't enough fat?

Delayed response but a good question. The 1064nm wavelength is NOT specific to fat, as others have suggested. We use it for laser hair removal in... READ MORE

What is the upper excess weight limit for SculpSure (how many pounds overweight) for it to be successful?

Hi Jag,This is a great question. In general, SculpSure is indicated for patients with a Body Mass Index of 30 or less. Google "BMI Calculator" and you... READ MORE

How does the SculpSure applicator work?

SculpSure uses sapphire glass, a type of diode laser, to produce a laser beam at a wavelength of 1064nm. This is infrared light, the same light that... READ MORE

Are there any studies on long-term effects of Sculpsure?

Really intelligent question. Although SculpSure appears to be safe, some of the above answers are from docs who don't seem adequately informed on... READ MORE

What is the Science behind the argument that IPL does not cause fat loss?

Dear Curious Inquirer,Great question. My hunch is that something else caused you to lose fat in the mid-face and temples. Have you been ill or lost... READ MORE

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