Colorado Springs Dermatologic Surgeon
640 Southpoite Ct., Ste. 110
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 US
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5 out of 5 stars Liposonix

Third Treatment of Liposonix - Colorado Springs, CO

Went to a seminar on the procedure and got a discount on the first two. Went back to take care of a little more fat that the first two didn't take care of. Everyone in the office was professionl and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone who could afford to do this.

4 out of 5 stars Liposonix

Fat Reduction - Colorado Springs, CO


5 out of 5 stars Liposonix

Painful but Worth It - Colorado Springs, CO

I had the liposonix done on my lower abdomen 4 months ago and lost approximatley 2-3 inches in my lower abdomen. I did not have my upper abdomen done at that time because I have a lapband and there was some question if I could have the procedure done on that area. I had the procedure done on my abdomen and flanks treated this past Friday. I was given a Toradol shot, Valium and a vicodin and...

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Professional Cosmetic Skin Care

Dr. Elizabeth Piantanida is the director of SkinMD in Colorado Springs, CO. Exceptionally well trained with more than a decade of cosmetic experience as well as longer as a board certified Dermatologist. Current in every sense of the word giving me cutting edge information to make informed decisions for direction of my skin care. Her professional skills, honesty and integrity are the best example of what a medical professional should be.

*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


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Piantanida has hospital affiliations at Memorial Hospital and Penrose/St. Francis.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biology, University of California, San Diego

    Medical: MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center

Treatments offered at Skin MD - Skin Enhancement and Laser Center

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4 Days Post Juvederm Ultra and Duck Like Upper Lip? (photo)

It is normal to have some swelling after Juvederm treatment to the lips. I would give this a few more weeks to settle down and do not message as this... READ MORE

Is There A Way To Permanently Remove White Hairs?

Electrolysis is the best and only reliable method to permanently remove white hairs. Laser hair removal requires pigmentation in the hair follicle.... READ MORE

Possible Bad Reaction to Numbing Cream After Topical Application for Juvederm Injections? (photo)

I agree with my colleagues that your lack of smell and taste are likely from your septoplasty and not from the numbing cream. Sometimes if a bit of... READ MORE

Is Hydroquinone Safe to Use Before Ablative Fraxel Repair?

With Asian skin types, it is very important to down regulate your natural pigment with the hydroquinone prior to the laser treatment. I would follow... READ MORE

Fraxel on Scars?

In general, a scar is in its remodeling stage for about the first 6 months. It is optimal to treat these scars during the first few months if possible... READ MORE

What if Botox Was Mixed with Sterile Water Instead of Saline?

The botox injection is much more painful if mixed with sterile water but it should still work well. You could add some saline and make it more dilute.... READ MORE

Eyelid Folds Slightly Saggy Would Thermage Help?

From the photo, you look like a great candidate for Thermage of the eyelids. It does work quite well in patients your age and should give you a nice... READ MORE

How Do I Get Rid of These Bumps on my Nose? (photo)

Your bumps could be one of several types of lesions on the nose. It is hard to tell from the picture but I would definitely recommend getting a... READ MORE

Are Scab Like Dots Normal After Fraxel Dual?

The Fraxel Dual can cause small , almost microscopic specks on the skin after treatment. This is normal and expected after treatment. When they work... READ MORE

What is Safe Acne Products/ingredients During Pregnancy?

Preganancy can have unpredictable effects on acne. Several of our typical medications are not recommended during pregnancy. I will often use topical... READ MORE

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