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Skin Care in San Diego & La Jolla

We carry several skin care lines to address pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and overall skin health, which include Zo Skin Health, Topix, and Elta MD. In addition we carry a large assortment of vitamins and supplements to help maintain your overall health and well-being..Please call for pricing. Already know which products you want? Give us a call or send us an email and we’d be happy to take your order and ship it to your house.


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Video: Dr. Kearney Discusses Skin Care

San Diego cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kearney, discusses skincare options at his La Jolla cosmetic surgery practice.

TCA Peel

Dr. Kearney performs the peel under light sedation and you may go home the same day. Light activity is recommended for the first couple of days and most patients are finished peeling within seven to eight days. Your skin will be pink for a few weeks following the procedure and this can be easily covered with makeup.

You may be a candidate for a TCA chemical peel if you have sun damaged skin; fine wrinkles and lines; or brown spots and skin discoloration. READ MORE INFO »

Croton Oil Peel

You may be a candidate for a Croton Oil peel if you have deep lines or wrinkling around your eyes and mouth, skin discoloration or superficial acne scarring and wish to have more youthful appearing skin. There is significant tightening of the skin with a Croton Oil peel.

The Procedure
Dr. Kearney usually performs Croton Oil peels in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures under general anesthesia. Sometimes this procedure can be performed under a lighter sedation.

Recovery & Follow-Up
Most patients return to work 7-10 days following the procedure and can cover red or pink areas with makeup. The skin will be red to pink for few months following the procedure and this can be easily covered up with makeup. READ MORE INFO »

Fraxel Laser II

Fraxel Laser II resurfacing is a gentle, non-invasive skin rejuvenation laser that helps you rediscover the skin of your youth and offers rapid healing time. You may be a candidate for the Fraxel Laser if you have brown spots, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles or acne scarring. The Fraxel helps tighten your skin and reduce pore size!

The Procedure
Patients usually require 3-4 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart, depending on your skin condition and schedule. Since the Fraxel only treats 20-30% of your skin at a time, downtime is minimal. Most patients experience some pinkness and minimal swelling which usually subsides in 2-3 days.

Recovery & Follow-Up
A topical anesthetic is applied 60 minutes prior to treatment to reduce discomfort and each treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete. Many patients are able to return to routine activities following their treatment. Results are immediate and progressive and most patients see optimal results in 2-3 months. READ MORE INFO »

To learn more about our many skin care options such as a Croton Oil peel or the Fraxel Laser, please contact us at (858) 677-9352 or fill out our online form.

Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff