Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology


We offer a full range of cosmetic and laser treatments performed by Dr. Arisa Ortiz, a board-certified expert in the latest techniques. We can work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

Our special procedure suite provides a comfortable and relaxing environment for treatment and recovery.

Just some of our services include:


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Injectable Toxins

Contracting and relaxing the muscles we use to show our emotions can eventually lead to wrinkles and lines on our face. We offer FDA-approved toxins such as Botox® and Xeomin® to safely and effectively relax these muscles so wrinkles and lines soften or disappear altogether.

Injectable Fillers

Dermal fillers can restore facial volume that decreases as we age. We use fillers to treat facial folds and wrinkles and improve lip volume and facial shape. These naturally occurring substances can also be injected into depressed scars to soften their appearance. We offer treatments with:

  • Juvederm Ultra®
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus®
  • Juvederm Voluma®
  • Restylane®
  • Restylane Lyft®
  • Restylane Silk®
  • Belotero Balance®
  • Radiesse®

Skin Rejuvenation for Sun Spots, Broken Capillaries, Wrinkles and Rosacea

We use multiple lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, redness, rosacea, and pores. We offer treatments with:

  • Excel V™
  • Lumecca™
  • BBL™
  • Halo™ laser
  • Profractional™
  • Alex Trivantage
  • Fraxe® Dual

Skin Resurfacing

Skin damaged from the sun, aging or acne can be resurfaced with a laser that gently removes or peels the top layers of the skin. Healthy skin replaces the damaged layers — reducing the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles — to reveal the skin’s more youthful and natural tone and texture. We offer treatments with:

  • Halo™ laser
  • Profractional laser
  • Erbium laser
  • Fraxel® Dual

Skin Tightening

We offer multiple non-invasive procedures designed to tighten, firm and lift the skin on the face, neck, and body without surgery or downtime. We offer treatments with:

  • Ultherapy®
  • Fractora™
  • Forma™
  • SkinTyte™
  • Exilis Elite™

Fat Removal/Body Contouring

We apply multiple devices to noninvasively and permanently remove stubborn fat to effectively contour and sculpt the body. We offer treatments with:

  • CoolSculpting®, which freezes fat cells to reduce stubborn fat in a way that is painless, non-invasive, safe and gentle.
  • Bodyfx™
  • Exilis Elite™

Double Chin Treatments

Submental fullness, also known as a “double chin,” can now be treated without surgery. Kybella® is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment to permanently remove the fat underneath the chin. Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that normally assists in the breakdown and elimination of dietary fat. When injected in the fat layer beneath the chin, Kybella causes permanent destruction of fat cells. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising for several days. Most patients see improvement in their chin profile after two to four treatment sessions.

Tattoo Removal

Unwanted tattoos of almost all colors can be effectively and efficiently removed. The number of treatments will depend on the size, location and colors of your tattoo. Local numbing is used for a comfortable experience. Although multiple treatment sessions are necessary, there is a noticeable lightening after each treatment.

Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses intense, pulsating beams of light to remove unwanted hair from the face and body. Lasers target the melanin, or pigment, in the hair shaft and damage the hair follicle, which helps to stop future hair growth. For this reason, blonde, red, or white hairs do not respond to laser hair removal.

Scar Treatment

Scars from surgeries, injuries, burns and acne may be alleviated by laser treatment. Using advanced techniques, Dr. Ortiz can dramatically improve the texture and discoloration of scars to reduce their appearance. The specific laser used and the number of treatments required will depend on the type of scar, the location and the size. We offer treatments with:

  • Excel V™
  • Fraxel®
  • Dual Fractora™
  • Profractional™
  • Halo™ laser

Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins

Small "spider" veins on the legs can be treated safely by sclerotherapy, in which a small amount of a sugar solution is injected into the veins to make them shrink or disappear.

Chemical Peels

Aging, sunlight and skin conditions such as acne or rosacea can all lead to changes in the texture and appearance of the skin’s upper layers. A chemical peel can help by applying a chemical solution to the skin that makes it exfoliate and eventually peel off. Healthy skin underneath replaces the damaged layers and reveals a more youthful skin tone and texture.


Call 858-657-8322


La Jolla
University Center Lane (Suite 350)

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