Welcome to San Luis Dermatology & Laser Clinic

The San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic has been serving the San Luis Obispo area in the person of Dr. Jeffrey Herten since October, 1977. From a one doctor, one nurse, one front office person practice in an 800 square foot office, the clinic has grown into a four physician, and twenty support staff practice in a state-of-the-art 3900 square foot facility, and newly added second location.



Laser Treatments

We own and operate five state-of-the-art laser and light devices for successfully treating the conditions discussed in this section.

Hair Removal

The 755 nm. Gentlelase hair-removal laser is the industry standard and highly effective.

Vein Removal

The V Beam laser is a 595 nm. pulsed-dye laser that very effectively removes facial veins and smaller leg veins that are not amenable to treatment by injection.


The 1450 nm. Smooth beam may be very useful in effecting a remission in acne that does not respond to other modalities.

Brown Spots

Both Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments and the 532 nm. modification of the Alex Trivalent laser are highly effective at removing photopigmentation.


The Alex Trivalent laser is three lasers in one and can deal with almost all colors in tattoos. Dr. Herten’s experience in the local charity tattoo removal clinic afforded him the experience of removing thousands of tattoos and he is an expert at it with the best tool in the field.


The redness of rosacea may be very successfully treated with both the V Beam laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) machines.

Fine Lines

The 1450 nm. Smooth beam laser stimulates collagen and may greatly improve fine lines on facial skin.

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