5.0 stars - based on 30 reviews

A warm welcoming and helpful staff.

5.0 stars - Written on July 23, 2022

Such a warm welcoming and helpful staff. Always very informative and sincere in person & over the phone.
Dr Stuart’s exceptional knowledge and exemplary skin care remedies make her my go to dermatologist!!!


Can’t overstate how good the results are.

5.0 stars - Written on June 7, 2022

I was recently treated with Botox by Dr. Stuart and I can’t overstate how good the results are. What’s particularly impressive with the results was the fact that this was the first time Dr. Stuart had ever seen me. Previously, I had visited a couple of spas where the results were inconsistent, always required repeat visits, and the service subpar. At this practice, I was meticulously assessed and treated by Dr. Stuart herself, in contrast to other places where an assistant might do most of the work. The office, which is well appointed and well staffed , is within one of the Scripps hospital building, so give yourself an extra few minutes if you’re a first-time patient. I highly recommend this practice if you’re looking for truly professional care and ideal results.



5.0 stars - Written on March 26, 2022

I received the Coolsculpting treatment here and am obsessed! I wish I could walk into some machine and have it take the fat off every area! The room was very comfortable, with blankets and pillows and Netflix to watch while I got the procedure done. I haven’t seen a weight loss, but the loss of inches around my waist is outstanding. I first noticed with how different my jeans fit and how much looser they are. I want to definitely get more areas done here!


I really appreciate it his work.

5.0 stars - Written on March 2, 2022

I am writing this review based on my experience. I had surgery with Dr Chaffoo and he did an amazing job. I really appreciate it his work. He even had to block his clients to fix what I wasn’t happy with. And finally he made me happy. I thank the doctor and all his workers.


His work is just brilliant.

5.0 stars - Written on February 19, 2022

I wish there would be more than 5 stars, …. from a scale of 1 to 10 i would give him 20!
He is not only brilliant at what he does, his great staff is also bar non the best.
His work is just brilliant.


This place is fabulous and I highly recommend it.

5.0 stars - Written on November 5, 2021

Dr. Stuart has a very sweet, caring and kind personality. She is a ray of light that makes you grateful to have waited for your appointment even if she did run a little late (the day of my appointment – her partner was in surgery and she had to take over his patients as well). She is kind and compassionate and will address all of your concerns even if it is a last minute wart that you want her to check out…which most doctors would probably find annoying. This place is fabulous and I highly recommend it.


Definitely 5+ Stars

5.0 stars - Written on September 21, 2021

My wife and I have only received excellent care from the entire staff . They listen are accommodating as well as compassionate
Definitely 5+ Stars


I just love coming here!

5.0 stars - Written on September 5, 2021

I just love coming here! Everyone that works here is not only extremely talented, but also very kind and welcoming. I’ve had microneedling, cool sculpting, vbeam, and a hydrafacial….I’m beyond happy with the results from each of these procedures! This whole team really takes time to listen to all of your questions and concerns, and patiently responds to each and every one. I’ve never felt like I was left feeling confused about anything, or that I had wasted my money on a service. I’m a client for life! Thank you all for being so awesome, I’d give you 6 stars if I could!


Dr. Chaffoo and his staff are so welcoming.

5.0 stars - Written on July 29, 2021

Dr. Chaffoo and his staff are so welcoming. He was the first (and only) dr. I visited. I went in for a consultation for my nose. He was very specific with his vision. And showed me imaging before and after. I was unsure about the sizing of my nose so I came in for a second consultation. I had scheduled the surgery a couple months later. I came back in for some pre-ops just to go over some things before the big day, nurse Nancy was so sweet she gave me a detailed explanation of what to do, what I should take, swelling what I should eat etc. days before surgery I got a call from the surgery center, and soon after I was in surgery (knocked out of course )I had some pain getting up and the day after I had to go back so dr. Chaffoo could check it out, he was very gentle, (the oxycoden also helped the pain). And a week later he had taken the cast off, now I’m two months post opp and my nose looks amazing and so natural, it’s better than I expected! I’ve been getting so many compliments from my family and friends. I couldn’t be happier with the results!


Everyone was friendly and professional.

5.0 stars - Written on July 21, 2021

Went in for my Botox injections. Beautiful office, had coffee and snacks waiting for me. I was taken in swiftly for my appointment. Met the PA and other staff. Everyone was friendly and professional. I would definitely go back!!!!


You are in the best of hands.

5.0 stars - Written on July 9, 2021

Came here for coolsculpting, wonderful place, great atmosphere, the staff are professionals in every sense, with two board certified doctors in the house , you are in the best of hands.


I couldn’t be happier!

5.0 stars - Written on June 23, 2021

I got cool-sculpting a few weeks ago and I’m finally seeing my results and I couldn’t be happier! Robert Gleason gives all of his attention during the procedure, and erased any worries I had. I also get my Botox from Dr. Stuart, and it’s just as good. Her attention to detail is phenomenal. Highly recommend!!


My experience here was so wonderful

5.0 stars - Written on May 30, 2021

I truly had the best experience with La Jolla Skin! I was referred here by a friend who received micro needling and raved about how amazing her skin looked and felt after. This friend of mine recently moved to La Jolla from Beverly Hills and is definitely picky when it comes to all things beauty, so I completely trusted her recommendation. I had been wanting to do something more than just your standard facial to help the texture and appearance of my skin… acne scarring, pigmentation from the sun, large pores. I called to schedule my appointment and spoke with Jennifer who was SO sweet and helpful. When I went in for my appointment I have to admit I was a little nervous, but after consulting with Tracy I felt much more at ease. Nancy was the RN that preformed the micro needling and she too was amazing! She calmed my nerves and was just so so great. After having numbing cream on 30 mins prior to the micro needling I literally felt no pain or discomfort during the service. The machine is loud which sounds scary, but honestly it’s nothing. My experience here was so wonderful and I look forward to continuing treatments with them. Highly recommend!!


He is also extremely kind and really cares for his patients.

5.0 stars - Written on April 16, 2021

Highly recommend. Dr. Chaffoo and the office staff were very friendly and accommodating. They answered all my questions (I had many), and called me after my procedure to check on me. Dr. Chaffoo gave me his cell phone number and said I could text any time with concerns or questions. He answered my texts immediately, even on the weekend, which really helped put my worrying mind at ease. Not only is Dr. Chaffoo highly qualified (triple board certified!!!), he is also extremely kind and really cares for his patients.


Dr. Susan Stuart is one of the BEST

5.0 stars - Written on March 5, 2021

I have gone to La Jolla Dermatology several times in the past few years. I don’t like going to the doctor until I absolutely have to and whenever I am having a skin issue, this is the place I always want to go back to….Dr. Susan Stuart is one of the BEST dermatologists around. She has a wonderful bed side manner and has always made me feel totally comfortable when I am at my most vulnerable. I also had my first facial at La Jolla Dermatology with Vicki Shulte, the Registered Electrologist & Esthetician who is also FANTASTIC. Lately, I have been suffering from stress-related acne which is a challenge because I get anxiety if I break out and then the vicious cycle continues. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND visiting La Jolla Dermatology if you are experiencing acne or breakouts. The staff here know what they are doing, treat your skin problems quickly, and make you feel at ease & confident that everything will get better. Each time I have made an appointment at LJD, my skin always clears up, my stress diminishes, and I feel so much better.


Titan of the industry

5.0 stars - Written on January 15, 2021

Dr. Chaffoo is a titan of the industry!


Transformed my body and confidence

5.0 stars - Written on December 26, 2020

I have been coming here for years and the results from my cool sculpting treatments have been nothing but substantial. Robert is the master behind the machine, his experience, professionalism and ability to make you feel comfortable at all times and completely assured of the results to follow. I live out of state now and fly in just to see him, he has transformed my body and confidence now with his, “art work” of sculpting. I thank him every time I get to put on something slimmer that hugs my new sculpted figure! 🙂


What a staff over there at La Jolla M.D.

5.0 stars - Written on December 1, 2020

What a staff over there at La Jolla M.D.. I had the neograft procedure done and they did a great job, so helpful, so sweet and very very attentive. This is the place to go for many different procedures, neograft, cool sculpting, dermatology. Everyone from Darcy, to Dr. Chafoo, and the wonderful ladies who did the procedure. Very professional.


I did two coolsculpting consults and it was worth it.

5.0 stars - Written on September 12, 2020

Just got the results from my second cool sculpting procedure here and loved it! I did two coolsculpting consults and it was worth it. After two kids my stomach needed some help and I’m so happy with the results!


My skin has never looked better

5.0 stars - Written on April 9, 2020

I know that getting botox injections is a pretty simple procedure, but it makes the world of difference getting it done somewhere where the Dr. doesn’t rush you in, stick needles in your forehead, take your money and call it a day! Botox is pretty generic these days, and hard to mess up unless you are getting is in Mexico. But when you find a Dr. that pays so much attention to detail, it will change your life. My skin has never looked better thanks to Dr. Stewart’s knowledge, experience and artistic ability to properly inject botox in the perfect areas. Thanks to her, I still get carded which means I look pretty young! Also, the prices of her services are extremely fair for the level of service and attention you are getting!

I have been getting botox for 3 years now and have bounced around from different dermatologists and plastic surgeons because I don’t like feeling like a sales transaction while I’m getting a needle injected into my face! Normally everywhere else I have gone, I am in and out within 15 min or less and feel like they aren’t very thorough in the process.

Each time I go to La Jolla Skin, Dr. Stewart takes the time to see what my needs are at the present moment. Whether I need more, or less, or in different areas, she always makes sure we discuss all of my options before we proceed. She also doesn’t try talk me into getting more if I don’t need it. We also discuss ways to improve my skin in the future and goes over steps to achieve my goals over time. I love how she presents everything that I am interested in on a personalized menu so that I can look over costs and take my time to decide what I want to have done now and what I schedule my next appointment for.

It is also icing on the cake when everyone in the office is friendly, warm, and welcoming. As it should be!


10 Stars for this place.

5.0 stars - Written on March 10, 2020

10 Stars for this place. Robert Gleason and Dr. Stuart are the best in San Diego. If you’re looking to get coolsculpting I highly recommend you go here.


His staff is amazing and overall very professional.

5.0 stars - Written on February 23, 2020

Dr.Chaffoo is a highly educated man who knows how to properly cater to each patient’s needs. He was the only surgeon out of seven that I saw that gave me my dream nose, while still being realistic with my face shape too. He is honest and never pushes any ideas on me. He showed my mother and I each step he was going to take in order to open up my airways while creating one of the most beautiful noses. Every day at my job I have clients who compliment my features and right away I send them to him. His staff is amazing and overall very professional. Nurse Nancy is an angel and really cares for each person she sees. In conclusion, if you want a surgeon who honestly does the best job, has an amazing mindset and makes sure you are 100% happy then please go see him ASAP:)!!


I have already recommended them to several friends

5.0 stars - Written on January 30, 2020

I went to La Jolla Plastic Surgery for Coolsculpting. It was a new experience for me but Dr. Chaffoo and his assistant Robert walked me through it and made sure I was comfortable through it all. I have already recommended them to several friends and I’m sure I’ll be back soon. Thanks!


So pleased I found Doctor Chaffoo to do my rhinoplasty!

5.0 stars - Written on January 21, 2020

So pleased I found Doctor Chaffoo to do my rhinoplasty! Investing in expertise is crucial to the right outcome and I invested in the best. From start to finish Dr. Chaffoo ensured I was looked after every step of the way. It can be daunting! But it was one of the best things I have done and has freed me of all those concerns I had about how my nose made my whole face look.

My old nose quite simply didn’t match my face and that advice from Dr. Chaffoo was spot on! He knew how to change it to compliment the rest of my features.

I now can breath and also love my profile. I don’t have to think anymore about how to angle my face for a photo . The whole experience changed my life and my self esteem and that is priceless!


Dr. Chaffoo and his team exceeded my expectations

5.0 stars - Written on December 8, 2019

Dr. Chaffoo and his team exceeded my expectations in all instances. Not only is Dr. Chaffoo highly skilled in the most modern techniques with cutting edge technology, his bedside manner and his team’s attention to detail and patient care was outstanding. My experience was first rate from start to finish and I couldn’t recommend them more highly.


Dr. Chaffoo is amazing

5.0 stars - Written on December 5, 2019

I just finished my third PRP treatment, and have had an all around amazing experience so far. Dr. Chaffoo is amazing, and is always very supportive throughout every visit.

I would recommend this office, and the PRP treatment to anyone considering. I noticed significant improvement after my 2nd visit, and plan to continue my treatment. While the treatment is a bit uncomfortable / painful, it truly seems to be working.


I am SO thankful I chose him!

5.0 stars - Written on November 1, 2019

Dr. Chaffoo is a triple board certified surgeon and I have never met or seen better results from any other doctor. If you want to be taken care of, have AMAZING results, and experience top patient care, go with Dr. Chaffoo! I was a little scared of plastic surgery as this was my first time even having a consultation. It is normal to have multiple consultations with different doctors to get a feel for what you like. Right after my rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Chaffoo, I knew I didn’t want anybody else to do my nose but him and I cancelled my other two appts immediately. Dr. Chaffoo made me feel so comfortable and cared for throughout the entire process. The staff was so friendly and amazing and their quality of care is truly top notch. Right from the beginning, it was a gut feeling that he would be the doctor to operate my nose and I am SO thankful I chose him! I cannot say enough amazing things about him and La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology and I recommend him to everyone! Dr. Chaffoo also does other services and if I or anyone I know needed anything of that sort, we will go to him! Thank you for giving me the results I have forever wanted, results that I had no idea were even attainable! If you are on the fence about plastic surgery/not sure what you want/unsure about anything, please have a consultation with him and you will be so happy you did!


You are in for a treat.

5.0 stars - Written on October 11, 2019

Dr. Stuart is very thorough and the best dermatologist I have ever been to in all my years of going to dermatologists. I have known her for 20 years and she is the best in the industry. If you haven’t experienced Dr.Stuart you are in for a treat.


I love the results I got and feel much more comfortable with myself.

5.0 stars - Written on June 13, 2019

Robert is the best! He gives honest advise and opinions and is just a super nice guy. He has worked with me several times and what he can do with the technology is amazing! I love the results I got and feel much more comfortable with myself. Thank you so much, Robert! The doctors and staff are all amazing and friendly. Dr. Stewart is very personable and makes me feel very comfortable whenever I am there.


During my consult with Dr. Stuart I was impressed by her knowledge, professionalism and caring attitude.

5.0 stars - Written on January 4, 2019

To those with rosacea and facial redness, don’t hesitate to schedule V Beam Perfecta treatments with Dr. Susan Stuart!
I am a 64 year old male who has had severe rosacea and facial redness and flushing for the past seven years and the V Beam Perfecta under Dr. Stuart’s expert guidance has been the only treatment that has cleared my skin! As those with rosacea and facial redness can relate, this condition can be debilitating. In the past, other dermatologists have prescribed for me Metronidazole, Finacea, Oracea, Mirvaso, Soolantra, Doxycycline, Avar, Isoretinoin and adrenergic antagonists and I completed a series of IPL treatments. None of these treatments resulted in any improvement for my facial redness and flushing.

During my consult with Dr. Stuart I was impressed by her knowledge, professionalism and caring attitude. She diagnosed my condition as erythematotelangectatic rosacea and facial flushing and recommended one or more V Beam Perfecta treatments.
The first treatment was performed by her highly capable laser specialist four weeks ago and a second treatment was performed yesterday.

After the first treatment I had mild facial swelling for a few days and a few purplish marks that disappeared after one week. Two weeks after my first treatment I was amazed to see a complete reversal of my facial redness and a marked lessening in the frequency and intensity of my facial flushing!

As Dr. Stuart predicted, three to four weeks after my first V Beam Perfecta treatment I noticed a return of some dilated blood vessels in my cheek areas and I decided to schedule an evaluation for a second treatment.
Upon my return to LaJollaSkin, the doctor was also impressed by the dramatic improvement in my face and felt that I had about a 75% or more improvement after one treatment! Due to the severity of my original condition, a second V Beam Perfecta treatment was recommended.

The intensity of the laser was increased slightly from the first treatment. I’m now one day following my second V Beam Perfecta. Again I am mildly swollen with a few purplish spots on my cheeks. The redness appears to be completely gone.
This is the best that I’ve felt about my facial appearance in seven years!

Dr. Stuart prepared me for the fact that I that I might benefit from up to four or five treatments in total, each spaced four weeks apart followed by possible occasional treatments every year or two.
I absolutely will continue with more treatments as needed. To anyone with rosacea, facial redness or facial flushing, I recommend having V Beam Perfecta treatments under the direction of Dr. Stuart.