Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center, located conveniently on the Scripps Hospital campus in La Jolla, is committed to bringing state-of-the-art dermatological care to our San Diego patients in a comfortable, compassionate atmosphere.

Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center is La Jolla’s premier skin care resource, providing both medical and cosmetic treatments in a highly professional, but warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Our Core Dermatology Services

  • General Dermatology
  • Surgical Dermatology
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Laser and Esthetic Services

Our Philosophy

Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center is committed to providing the highest level of patient care in a welcoming, warm environment. Whether patients visit our office for medical, surgical, or cosmetic dermatology concerns, we offer educational support to aid patients in making informed decisions about their healthcare needs.

Board-Certified Dermatologists

Patients at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla are cared for by a highly trained, board-certified dermatologist, a board-certified PA-C, our friendly medical assistants, or our in-house licensed medical esthetician. Learn more about the education and experience of our skilled dermatologists.

Medical Dermatology

The health of our patients’ skin is our highest priority. Whether a patient is suffering from a harmless but annoying case of dermatitis, or has discovered a potentially cancerous lesion, we take each case seriously and make it our mission to provide effective treatment. Learn more about some of the common skin diseases and the treatment options available at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective and state-of-the-art procedure for skin cancer today, which offers the highest potential for recovery – even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method and recurred. Dr. Kristen Richards, one of our highly experienced dermatologists, is fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery.

Dr. Kristen Richards is one of a handful of fellowship trained board certified Mohs surgeons in San Diego.

Cosmetic Dermatology

At Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center, we also recognize that cosmetic skin problems, such as wrinkling, sun damage, acne scarring, and unwanted hair, can cause our patients as much concern as many medical conditions. Our cosmetic dermatology treatments are designed to safely and effectively reduce the effects of aging and skin damage to give our patients the healthy, youthful looking skin they desire.

If you would like to learn more about our practice, or schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physicians, please contact the office of Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla.