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From acne to hair removal to topical chemotherapy — San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic does it all!

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 office person practice in an 800 square foot office, the clinic has grown into a three physician, and eleven support staff practice in a state-of-the-art 3900 square foot facility.

The clinic offers the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic clinical dermatology, expert cancer diagnosis and surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatoscopic evaluation and digital photography on atypical moles leading to the early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, and a stable of the finest lasers in use in laser surgery today.

All these technologically advanced services are provided by caring health care professionals assisted by friendly and efficient nurses, medical assistants, and support staff. In addition, Dr. Herten’s faculty teaching appointment at U.C. Irvine provides an unlimited network of academic physicians to whom difficult and complex dermatologic problems can be referred for consultation.

Skin Cancer and Precancers

Comprehensive examination of patients is the key to the early detection of skin cancer. Depending on their risk, patients are examined at regular intervals to diagnose and treat skin cancer. Treatments for pre-cancer include cryotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Treatments for cancer include shave excision, surgical excision, and Mohs’ micrographic surgery for complicated or recurrent cancers.

Laser Treatments

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


General Treatments

San Luis Dermatology can provide you with world-class treatment of various skin conditions such as Melanoma, Rosacea and Acne. Click the “More” link for a more information on these and other conditions we can treat.