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

I had my third treatment done on 12/ 13/ 12. This was on the lower portion of my stomach. It cost me $1200.00. I get mesured again on 3/13/13. I have lost about 11inches total of the upper abs and flanks. This latest procedure was easier, as I took 2 hydrocone 750's before having it done. I also had a designated driver. I can't wait to see how much more has been lost. Had lots of bruising...

4 out of 5 stars Liposonix

Fat Reduction - Colorado Springs, CO

This was a good experience, there was some pain involved but is tolerable, bruising afterwards, gives confidence in procedure in a caring atmosphere. Reduced about 1.5 niches so far, will try again. No IV's or surgery involved so less drama going on. Is motivating that fat can be removed to help on top of any excercises you are doing. Takes about 1 hour for the treatment. Helps with fat...

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

I needed to do something with my skin after years of sun exposure and deterioration/aging

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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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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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

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

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

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

Is CO2 Fraxel Resurfacing the Same As Fraxel Re:pair?

Solta medical makes several versions of Fraxel devices. Repair which is CO2 (ablative), Restore which is erbium (non ablative), and Refine (mildest... READ MORE

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