San Diego Dermatologist
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San Diego, California 92121 US
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"Can't see a reason I would go anywhere else for skincare." "After looking at my facial structure in various types of lighting, he was able to correct the look of my cheekbones and face with a single syringe." "With my hands getting infected, I learned that even under the best of care, every procedure comes with some risks."

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5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

Stubborn Double Chin - San Diego, CA

Being young, the thought of cosmetic surgery was really never my priority. But for years I struggled with being self conscious about my appearance, specifically with my double chin. Last August, I decided I was going to make some changes in my life and was able to loose 30lbs before my procedure in March. A good percentage of that weight was lost in my mid section, which was great but what I...

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

Dr. Groff = Amazing Liposculpture! - San Diego, CA

I am a current patient at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology and I had my Liposculpture done by Dr. William Groff. I am 30 years old with two beautiful young boys but after my pregnancy my 5' 2" body did not bounce back to the way it was. I had the "kangaroo pouch" and I hated it. No matter how much weight I would lose, for some reason my belly area would not go down! After months of struggling I made...

5 out of 5 stars Cheek Augmentation

Best Dr. in San Diego

My procedure with Dr. Groff was one of the best cosmetic procedures I have ever had. His expertise and kind bed-side manner was a pleasure. I has loss of volume to my cheeks, and felt my face was starting to sag. Dr. Groff recommended that I have Voluma to my cheeks. He was very thorough with explaining the procedure and assured me that I would not look overdone. I absolutely love the results!...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

Dr. Groff Performs "MAGIC" with my Laser Procedures. - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Groff is a very skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable cosmetic dermatologist. He can do "magic" with lasers. I have been extremely happy with the results of all my laser procedures. (Fraxel, VBeam, Alexandrite). Dr Groff also has a wonderful personality which makes having a procedure done more enjoyable. Dr. Groff really cares about his patients and always goes the "extra mile" to...

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Best Thing You Can Do for Your Face - Ever - San Diego, CA

I couldn't speak more highly of Dr. Groff. Great bedside manner. Super skilled. All around stoked about being referred to his office. I've already started referring all of my friends here. Can't see a reason I would go anywhere else for skincare.

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Excellent Results - La Jolla, CA

I had Radiesse done by a nurse practitioner several times at a different facility with mixed results. The last time was in June and the results were less than acceptable. Several months later I went to Dr. Groff for laser scar removal and asked him about fixing the botched injections. After looking at my facial structure in various types of lighting, he was able to correct the look of my cheekbones and face with a single syringe. Dr. Groff has an artistic eye and is extremely skilled in performing injectable fillers. I believe that the skill of the practitioner is EVERYTHING when having a procedure like this done. It is true that the cost was slightly more, but as they say, you get what you pay for!

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Fraxel Re:pair for Scarring - La Jolla, CA

I had a Fraxel re:store session with Dr. Groff (who was referred to me by my doctor) in July 2012 and was thrilled with the results but I was eager to see more improvement faster so he suggested Fraxel Re:pair. I cannot say enough about how great Dr. Groff (and my results are). I have read so many reviews on here about below average results etc. and I think the largest factor is the Dr. you choose. I couldn't be happier with my choice of Dr. I would highly recommend him!

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Post Fraxel Re:pair - San Diego

I've been doing my own research for a couple of years now and for acne scars Fraxel Re:Pair is the best laser. My sister went to have Fraxel done for sun spots, and that didn't even work very well...Remember, Fraxel Re:Pair and Fraxel are two different lasers for different outcomes...

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

37 Y/o Mom with 3 Kids - La Jolla, CA

I had lipo with Dr Groff recently and I LOVE my results! He's very caring, takes his time to make sure everything is perfect! I've had Botox and Juvederm with him as well. If you want a Dr who knows what he's doing the he's the man to go to! You won't regret it! His nurse Isabel is so nice loving!!

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

CO2 Face and Fraxel Neck... - San Diego, CA

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

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Free if you mention

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Groff has hospital affiliations at Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, CA.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Penn State University
    Medical: DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Residency: Dermatology, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Treatments offered at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology: Goldman, Butterwick, Groff, Fabi, and Wu

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Active FX Vs Fraxel: Which Delivers Most in a Laser Treatment Session?

We have Active FX, Fraxel repair and Fraxel restore at our Centre and I can give you a completely unbiased answer to your question. If a physician... READ MORE

Fraxel Repair Vs Erbium Yag Laser: Downtime and Results

Hi FairestOfAll We have the Fraxel Repair and 2 different Erbium YAG lasers. For your concerns, the Fraxel repair will win this battle between the 2... READ MORE

Fraxel for Melasma?

Can you please elaborate on which Fraxel so that I can best answer your question, thanks. As a dermatologist, I recommend you only have your... READ MORE

Fraxel Laser for One-time Treatment of Sun Spots, Wrinkles?

You would definitely benefit from the Fraxel repair, as well as other resurfacing technologies. At our practice, we have Fraxel repair, fraxel... READ MORE

Usual Setting for Fraxel Restore?

Your physician can vary the settings, and we have found that the best results are achieved using high energy (50-70mJ and high density (25-35%... READ MORE

Unhealed Burn After Fraxel Repair

Hi Christy-- Although the photo is blurry, you appear to have an area of delayed healing, which could be a sign of an infection. I would recommend... READ MORE

How Effective is Pulsed Dye Laser for Cherry Hemangiomas?

The pulsed dye laser in considered the gold standard for treatment of vascular lesions like cherry angiomas. It has an excellent safety record and... READ MORE

Best Way to Get Rid of Smoker Lines on Upper Lip?

The vertical lines on the upper lip that we develop as we age, often called smoker’s lines, can be a tricky area to treat, but there are definitely w... READ MORE

Non-Invasive Procedure to Remove Double Chin

There are a variety of ways to contour the chin, including a few non-invasive options that have just recently been FDA approved. These non-invasive... READ MORE

Which would you recommend; Kybella, Ultherapy, or chin Lipo/lift? (photos)

An in-person consultation is necessary to evaluate your condition and find the best treatment options that will achieve your goals. That said, in... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Groff

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Filling in Facial Hollows: Watch This Woman's Voluma Treatment

Dr. William Groff demonstrates how Voluma can fill in hollow temples and restore volume to the face. WATCH VIDEO

Does Pearly Penile Papule Treatment Hurt? Hear What This Patient Says

Having successfully treated more than 700 cases of pearly penile papules, Dr. William Groff describes the procedure. Hear what one young man has to say about pain level. WATCH VIDEO

28-Year-Old Man Lasers Off His Pearly Penile Papules (GRAPHIC)

Dr. William Groff demonstrates how laser treatment removes pearly penile papules (PPP). See the before and after photos. 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.