San Diego Dermatologist
9888 Carroll Centre Rd., Ste. 101
San Diego, California 92126 US
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5 out of 5 stars O-Shot

Awesome experience

Priceless best experience I have ever had at a doctor's office. Would recommend her highly. Beautiful offices, great staff, and timing was perfect. Very professional and extremely friendly. Loved it!

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Great experience!

I had a terrific experience here. This was my second laser treatment for Sun damage and pre cancer and everything was very well explained prior to the treatment. Everyone was very attentive and they made me feel very comfortable with this fairly long procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Botox


Dr. Tess is the best! I have seen her twice now and she is very consistent which is great. She is always super friendly and takes the time to make sure you will achieve the results that you want. Highly recommend!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

My favorite Dr.

Pleasant and extremely happy experience. Dr. Tess is very knowledgeable and gave me wonderful feedback. I left looking years younger and still very natural after my Botox. I am looking forward to going back for my Time Machine facial in a few weeks.

5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Amazing experience

I had an amazing experience with Dr Tess & her team. Never expected to meet Dr Tess in person - gorgeous, friendly & caring. My face feels rejuvenated after 1 week of the refinity peel treatment. Thank you M Beauty for treating my acne and will definitely be back for another service!

5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

I had a comfortable feeling with the staff and to the Doctor!

She is a trustworthy dermatologist doctor.Her expertise in practice makes her all client/ patient contented and happy.Having a beautiful face and skin in this world is an additional factor for your self confident towards success and through this is by Dr. Tess Mauricio!

5 out of 5 stars Microneedling

Great results from the Time Machine Procedure!

Dr. Tess and her professional team members are simply the best! I returned to San Diego two weeks ago, after relocating to the east coast in June 2016, to have my Time Machine Procedure done. I had already undergone "Tickle Lipo" for both my neck and abdomen early last year -- and that entire experience, from the pre-consultation to all the follow-up Venus treatments, was really wonderful! ...

5 out of 5 stars HydraFacial

HydraFacial experience

Staff very nice. loved the HydraFacial, cleaned my pores and my face felt really soft. My face didn't show any signs of irritation or redness after the treatment. I'm going back to get a second treatment done.

5 out of 5 stars Vampire Facelift

PRP, Micro Needling & Venus Viva Combo (Time Machine Procedure) - San Diego, CA

Dr Tess specailizes in darker, harder to treat complexions (I'm mixed ethnicities). She offers the latest technology and innovative methods. I've been previously treated with IPL, with little to no results, and Dr Tess suggested sublative (non-ablative) approach when eMatrux first came out. I'm thankful for her research and commitment to those of us that have such limited options

1 out of 5 stars IPL

Fat Loss, Skin Indentations, Orange Peel Texture from IPL - La Jolla, CA

I had one IPL treatment when I was 21 years old and experienced the uneven texture, facial fat disappearing over the course of a year, orange peel skin texture, and more. I was told by the doctor that it was impossible for IPL to do this, but you can actually see the line where the laser went, and where the healthy skin that was not treated begins. This was so long ago, and it is heartbreaking...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Consultation Fee

$250. Consultation Fee with Dr. Tess (fee applied towards treatment) / Complimentary with Cosmetic Consultant


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of California - San Diego, 1994
    Medical: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1999

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA, 2000
    Residency: Dermatology, University of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2003

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What type of treatment should I use for my combination of different types of acne scars? (Photos)

I applaud you for being brave enough to post your photos in this public forum. The fight with acne is a very personal one that unfortunately shows... READ MORE

My face has acne and red spots for the last two years. What can I do? Please some suggestions. I'm 24 years. (photo)

From your photo, it’s hard to see what is causing the red area on your left cheek. I suggest visiting a local dermatologist to determine what the p... READ MORE

Acne hypertrophic scars (bumps), large pores, small holes on nose. Will a dermaroller flatten these bumps, close holes? (photos)

It’s hard to see exactly what is causing the bump, but I would recommend you see a dermatologist and he/she might suggest steroid injection to help d... READ MORE

Old acne spots on my back. I have tried everything from chemical peels to bleaching pads. Nothing works? (Photo)

Looking at your picture, it seems like you might have some keloid scars. I would recommend steroid injection to try to flatten them. Laser resurfacing... READ MORE

Dermapen treatment 2mm needle: Can this needle depth cause further scarring?

Generally, microneedling treatments, even at 2mm are very safe in the hands of an experienced practitioner. There are many factors that contribute to... READ MORE

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