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About Dr. Bitter

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical treatments to improve skin health and delay aging and anti-aging medicine. He is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology and maintains medical practices in Los Gatos, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He graduated from the University of California with highest honors in Biology. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Bitter is regarded as the pioneer in the use of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation. He is the developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial procedure using pulsed light to rejuvenate aged skin. He has authored several ground-breaking scientific papers on the use of pulsed light for skin rejuvenation. He is a sought after lecturer and teacher and has taught over four thousand physicians world-wide in the use of pulsed light. Dr. Bitter has been featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. He is a member of several professional societies including Fellowship in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Bitter has been a consultant to the medical laser device industry and to nutritional and anti-aging companies. Dr. Bitter is dermatologist for the San Jose Sharks National Hockey League Team. He is a former USA Triathlon National Champion and two-time Hawaiin Ironman Triathlon finisher.

IMCAS Annual World Congress 2015 in Paris

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Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.’s Research Studies

Below are just a few of the many scientific research studies Dr. Bitter has published regarding the effects of light on the skin:

Article by Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. titled Vascular and Pigmented Lesions

Vascular and Pigmented Lesions

PRIME International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine, January/February 2015

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Research Study: Delaying Skin Aging in Fitzpatrick Skin Types I Through V With Forever Young BBL

Delaying Skin Aging in Fitzpatrick Skin Types I Through V With Forever Young BBL

SCITON Forever Young BBL, 2015

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Research Study: Retrospective Evaluation of the Long-Term Antiaging Effects of BBL Therapy

Retrospective Evaluation of the Long-term Antiaging Effects of BroadBand Light Therapy

Cosmetic Dermatology, February 2013

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Research Study: Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin By BBL Treatments

Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin by Broadband Light Treatment: A Pilot Study

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 2013

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NonInvasive Rejuvenation of Photodamaged Skin Using Serial, Full-Face Intense Pulsed Light Treatments

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2000

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Bright Lights Big City – The BBL Tour 2017
Master the BBL FotoFacial®
One-Day Master Course with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Seattle, WA

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Friday, November 10, 2017
Dallas, TX

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