La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Introduces a New Facial Rejuvenation System

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SAN DIEGO, February 1st, 2019 — A leading Southern California dermatologist, Dr. Susan Stuart, founding partner and co-director of La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, is introducing a cutting-edge facial rejuvenation system to help San Diego County residents treat various skin conditions. The system is Lumenis M22, an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment.

“I offer this to my patients that want an effective way to treat red and brown spots,” Dr. Stuart said. “This system can treat acne scars, post-surgical scars, and age spots of the face and body.”

Susan Stuart, MD, described this IPL procedure as an incredibly effective patient option. “The IPL treatment transmits light in a range of 400 to 1,200 nm to treat red as well as brown lesions, and even small areas of hair growth.”

What are IPL treatments like?

A cold gel is applied to prep the skin. The skin is cooled and then the photofacial treatment emits high-energy lightwaves to reduce or eliminate skin problems. This innovative noninvasive treatment is gentle and can be used to treat:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Unwanted hair on the face and body

Who is a good candidate for an IPL treatment?

Blotchy, sun-damaged or discolored skin, age spots, large pores, freckles, spider or varicose veins are all conditions that can be successfully treated with IPL. The procedure is also convenient for those with busy schedules because it’s quick and requires no downtime. Unlike lasers, IPL can also remove unwanted body hair—regardless of your skin type or hair color. During your consultation, Dr. Stuart will discuss the procedure with you and help you decide whether IPL is right for you.

About La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™

La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ ( is a comprehensive aesthetic practice renowned for not only providing the most advanced medical and surgical aesthetic treatments, but also the most recent and innovative medical advances in cosmetics, including NeoGraft hair restoration, laser rejuvenation, BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® fillers, and CoolSculpting®.

Dr. Susan M. Stuart is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist offering laser skin care, skin cancer therapies, laser hair removal, and other skin rejuvenating procedures alongside her husband, Dr. Chaffoo. After receiving her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Stuart completed a competitive internship at Mercy Hospital Center in San Diego. She followed that with a residency at Emory University School of Medicine and a postgraduate fellowship in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

She is also the past President of the San Diego Dermatological Society and past Chief of Dermatology at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for two terms. Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and a leader in hair transplantation methods, as well as providing La Jolla patients with breast augmentation services, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring procedures. His background includes postgraduate fellowships at Stanford University and UCSD.

Their practice is located in the XiMed Medical Center building, the landmark private practice location on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus.


La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™
Joel Ellazar
Public Relations Director
(619) 985-5523

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