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2018 Male Dermatologist of the Year

Posted November 13, 2018 in Uncategorized


Posted November 09, 2018 in Blog & News

Light energy continues to make news for it’s remarkable ability to rejuvenate and heal the human body and no one knows the beneficial effects of light better than Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., the pioneer of the internationally acclaimed photo-rejuvenation treatment, the FotoFacial procedure. Over his more than twenty years of experience with pulsed light technologies Dr. Bitter has introduced a number of new applications of light to treat a variety of conditions such as acne, scars, rosacea and skin aging. Now using Broad Band Light (also known as BBL), a specialized version of pulsed light from Sciton in Palo Alto, Ca, Dr. Bitter has discovered a benefit of using BBL in a specific method to reduce or eliminate pain from a wide variety of painful conditions affecting muscles, tendons and joints.
Intitially observing the unexpected benefits of pain reduction in his patients that he was treating for skin laxity with BBL SkinTyte, Dr. Bitter, focused on using BBL SkinTyte to treat pain from injured muscles and tendons in a number of his patients including himself. In a recent interview Dr. Bitter described his observations and treatment protocol with BBL SkinTyte as truly remarkable.
“The reduction in pain in the majority of treated patients was almost immediate after just the first treatment regardless of the the nature of the pain.” explained Dr. Bitter. “The treatment is remarkably simple to have done, taking only about six minutes and feeling like a warm massage. In most cases the pain goes completely away after one or two treatments. This is the easiest treatment that I do on people with most people describing a pleasurable effect during the treatment.”
The exact mechanism of action is not completely known but it is speculated that the broad spectrum red and infrared light and high energies are able to heat a large area and penetrate deeply into tissue to increase circulation, reduce pain in nerves, and stimulate gene expression changes as well as metabolic changes that help repair tissue while eliminating pain.
According to Dr. Bitter, “Red Laser light has been shown to reduce pain with a series of treatments and these treatments are referred to as Low Level Light Therapy. BBL light is quite different in that a much more expanded spectrum of red and infrared light is used at much higher energies. These higher energies rapidly heat up the treated areas to a specific temperature. Over a period of only six minutes of heating the beneficial effects of pain reduction occur.”
Dr. Bitter has developed a specific protocol of BBL that produces the best results. “Large areas can be treated in one session opening up the practical benefits of treating several joints or several areas of painful muscles at one time.” This exciting break through may be a very useful treatment for a wide variety of conditions including sports injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia and neuropathy. According to Dr. Bitter, the discovery of the pain reducing effects of Broad Spectrum Light is so important it needs to be introduced into any medical type settings were pain is treated.
Dr. Bitter has named the procedure HEALyte™ which stands for High Energy Absorbed Light Therapy™ to distinguish it from the Low Level Light Therapy with lasers.
Currently the HEALyte™ treatments are only available at the offices of Dr Patrick Bitter, Jr in Los Gatos, CA (Silicon Valley) but that will change as Dr. Bitter plans the first of his physician trainings in the near future. For more information contact our office at or 408-358-5757.

We are now selling ALASTIN Skincare!

Posted April 24, 2018 in Blog & News

ALASTIN Skincare® Restorative Skin Complex ®with TriHex Technology ®

Restorative Skin Complex helps

  • Enhance healthy skin
  • Even skin tone
  • Improve the look of thinning skin, fine lines & wrinkles
  • Protect the skin from further damage

ALASTIN Skincare® Restorative Neck Complex ®

Restorative Neck Complex helps

  • Luxurious formulation HYDRATES the delicate skin on the neck and décolleté.
  • Leaves the neck and décolleté feeling more RESILIENT, SMOOTHER, AND TIGHTER.
  • Helps to address the appearance of aging skin and sun‐damage DISCOLORATION.
  • Helps to LIFT AND FIRM the skin on the neck and décolleté.

ALASTIN Skincare® Restorative Eye Treatment with TriHex Technology®

Restorative Eye Treatment helps

  • Increase healthy collagen & elastin in skin surrounding the delicate eye area
  • Reduce the look of fine lines , wrinkles, & reduce the look of dark circles
  • Diminishes the appearance of puffiness around the eyes
  • Improve the look of skin firmness

ALASTIN Skincare® Regenerating Skin Nectar™

with TriHex Technology®

Regenerating Skin Nectar helps

  • Enhance healthy skin
  • Calm the skin
  • Reduce the look of redness

ALASTIN Skincare® Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm

Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm helps

  • Hydrates dry and compromised skin
  • Supports renewal of post-procedure skin
  •   Helps to restore the barrier function of the skin

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. seeking applicants for Medical Assistant & Registered Nurse to join our Amazing Team!

Posted January 16, 2018 in Blog & News

Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr., and our staff at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology provide beautiful natural treatments to help everyone look and feel their best at any age.  We are recruiting for Medical Assistants and Registered Nurses that love aesthetics and want to become part of our Aesthetic Dream Team working with a well known top doctor in  age delay & skin rejuvenation.  We are the place to come for Clear Skin Fit Body and looking and feeling your best at any age.  We offer the best training in rejuvenating skin and delaying aging.

Our most popular treatments include:  Fotofacial (TM) Age Delay Procedure with BBL (Broadband light/IPL/Intense Pulsed Light), Skin Tightening treatments  with SkinTyte Laser, Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser Procedure, Laser Hair Removal, Botox and Dysport (for minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the face), Fillers for replacing lost volume (including new Vollure, Volbella, Juvederm, Voluma as well as Restylane & Restylane Silk, Sculptra, Refyne, Defyne) and our new Duosculpting with Coolsculpting + Skin Tightening treatments for even better results.

Dr. Patrick Bitter., Jr.  is the developer of the well known Fotofacial (TM) Procedure and has published numerous articles and research studies on the benefits of treating skin with light.  His published research has proven that his exclusive light treatments change the genetic expression of skin cells and make skin cells begin to act like younger skin cells.  Dr. Bitter is frequently asked to speak at national and international conferences, and has trained thousands of providers in the United States and Internationally on the use of the Fotofacial (TM)  BBL procedure to rejuvenate skin with light.  Dr. Bitter has also recently developed and introduced two new treatments for male (MAN UP! TM) and female (LOVETYTE TM) sexual wellness that complement other treatments such as Diva Vaginal Rejuvenation.

If you are passionate about Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dermatology, providing outstanding customer services and love working as part of an amazing team, please call our office and ask for Abla,  Aesthetic Practice Director.    Please hand deliver or email us your resume to: and let us know what position you are interested in, and whether you are available for part time or full time. We look forward to hearing from you!  We are located at: Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, 14651 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 200, Los Gatos, CA 95032.  408-358-5757

Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr on Redefining Medicine

Posted November 22, 2017 in Blog & News, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.

Today’s interview on Redefining Medicine features Board-Certified dermatologist Patrick Bitter, MD. As pioneer and inventor of the now world-renowned FotoFacial® procedure, Dr. Bitter has over two decades of clinical research and experience surrounding skin treatments using intense pulsed light and broadband light. In addition to spearheading numerous new technologies and procedures in Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Bitter has trained thousands of physicians worldwide, and is considered one of the leading clinicians in the field of dermatology.

Dr. Bitter Presents: Quickly and effectively treat acne with Forever Clear BBL.

Posted November 02, 2017 in Blog & News

Treat your patients’ acne with the speed of light!

Add acne to your portfolio of BBL treatments and experience the power of light with Forever Clear BBL.

Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr shares his key insights on treating acne with Forever Clear BBL. BroadBand Light (BBL) is well known for being the best light-based device on the market for removing pigmented and vascular lesions, but did you know you can effectively and quickly treat acne with BBL as well?

 Dr. Bitter introduced this cutting-edge acne treatment using a unique three-step process with blue, yellow and infrared BBL light to comfortably and effectively clear mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Forever Clear BBL is effective at all ages since it is a non-invasive, 15 minute treatment and virtually painless with no downtime.

Listen in and learn his greatest insights on this effective acne treatment.

If you are or someone you know is experiencing acne and they want to treat it quickly and effectively, contact our office. Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.

Noninvasive rejuvenation of photodamaged skin using serial, full-face intense pulsed light treatments.

Posted September 15, 2017 in Blog & News

Originally posted:
Dermatologic Surgery : Official Publication For American Society For Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]. 26(9):835-42; Discussion 843, SEP 2000
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Photodamaged skin is characterized not only by rhytides, but also by epidermal and dermal atrophy, rough skin texture, irregular pigmentation, telangiectasias, laxity, and enlarged pores. There is growing interest in the development of noninvasive methods to treat photodamaged skin. Skin photorejuvenation is the visible improvement of photodamaged skin using a laser or other light source. A noncoherent, broadband, pulsed light source is effective in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions of the skin. This study evaluates the role of intense pulsed light in the rejuvenation of photo aged skin.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate and quantify the degree of visible improvement in photodamaged skin following a series of full-face, intense pulsed light treatments.

Forty-nine subjects with varying degrees of photo-damage were treated with a series of four or more full-face treatments at 3-week intervals using a nonablative, nonlaser intense pulsed visible light source. Fluences varied from 30 to 50 J/cm2. Subject evaluation and skin biopsies were used to assess treatment results.

All aspects of photodamage including wrinkling, skin coarseness, irregular pigmentation, pore size, and telangiectasias showed visible improvement in more than 90% of subjects with minimal downtime and no scarring. Eighty-eight percent of subjects were satisfied with the overall results of their treatments.

Treatment of photodamaged facial skin using a series of full-face treatments with intense pulsed light is a new and effective noninvasive method of skin rejuvenation with minimal risk and no patient downtime.

Dr. Bitter Honored as Distinguished Faculty at AACD 2018 Meeting

Posted July 19, 2017 in Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.

Dr. Bitter is honored to be distinguished faculty at the Advanced Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dermatology 2018 Annual Meeting in Marina Del Rey, California January 19-21, 2018. The AACD meeting provides information on and demonstrations of the newest advancements in non-surgical approaches to facial and body aging.

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. is the world expert in treating the skin with light and inventor of the acclaimed FotoFacial® procedure.  Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bitter. Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today!

Get Rid of Arm Fat!

Posted July 10, 2017 in CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is the number one FDA-cleared non-surgical procedure to eliminate excess fat. CoolSculpting®’s CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator is designed to effectively and safely eliminate excess fat in the upper arms, and Dr. Bitter is first in the area to offer this amazing applicator for his patients. With the CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator, you will dare to bare your arms again.

CoolSculpting® Arm Results Before and After Photo

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If you have excess fat in your upper arms, CoolSculpting® and its CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator can get you the results you desire. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today!

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Speaking Schedule

Dec. 2018
A4M Body Contouring Aesthetic Module

Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 2018
Faculty at Sciton Summit

Washington DC

Nov 2018
Master the BBL Fotofacial Preceptorship, Sciton BLBC Tour

Washington DC

Nov. 9 2018
Global Aesthetic Awards.

Nomination for Dermatologist of the Year!
Beverly Hills, CA

October 2018
Master the BBL Fotofacial Preceptorship

Austin, Texas

Sept. 2018
Sciton European Summit


Sept 2018
Master the BBL Fotofacial Preceptorship


August  23-26, 2018
Aesthetic Extender Symposium

Boca Raton, Florida

August 2018
5CC 5 Continent Congress

with Sciton and Dr. Michael Gold
Barcelona, Spain

July 27, 2018
Breakthroughs in Aesthetic Medicine

July 5-8, 2018
Aesthetic Show
Las Vegas

June 6-10, 2018
Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Speaking Engagement

Las Vegas

May 2018
AM+D Symposium

with Dr. Phil Werschler
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

March 22-25, 2018
Los Angeles Multi-Speciality Cosmetic Academy
Los Angeles. CA

February 22-25, 2018
California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
Skin Aging, Facial Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery
Lake Tahoe, CA

January 19 – 21, 2018
Advanced Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology 2018

Marina Del Rey, CA

December 13 – 16, 2017
American Academy Anti Aging A4M Annual World Congress

Las Vegas, Nevada

November 18, 2017
Dr. Bitter Teaches at the Ultimate Aesthetic Training Workshop

Dr. Bitter teaches his Top 10 things you may not know IPL can do and his exclusive 3 keys to success with fillers.
Beverly Hills, CA

November 12, 2017
Sciton Summit 2017

Advanced Forever Young BBL Treatments – The Future Today & Introduction to ForeverClear BBL – Acne Treatments with BBL
Dallas, TX

November 3 – 5, 2017
19th Annual Scientific Meeting

The Keys to Success w/ Fillers & Combining IPL & Laser/RF Treatments & 12 new uses of IPL
Newport Beach, CA

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

September 5 – 7th, 2017
Moscow, Russia

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Toronto, Canada

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Friday, November 10, 2017
Dallas, TX

October 16, 2017
Forever Clear Webinar
5pm – 6pm

October 12 – 14, 2017
Aesthetic Extender Symposium

Hollywood, FL

September 14 – 16, 2017
A4m Aesthetic Fellowship Module: Aesthetic Treatments utilizing laser, light & Energy

Chicago, IL

August 31 – September 3, 2017
8th 5 Continental Congress

Topics Included:  Techniques for eliminating bothersome lines with filler.
Three Keys to Success with Fillers and Optimizing Patients Outcomes
Barcelona, Spain

June/July 2017
Faculty Lecturer at The Aesthetic Show
Speaking on the Advanced Injectables and Techniques with host Dr. Andrew Ordon.

Dr. Bitter is a sought after speaker and a nationally renowned expert and lecturer on many topics including FotoFacial®, BBL, skin rejuvenation, and the new ManUp!™ and LoveTyte™. If you are interested in attending one of his training’s or conferences, call 408-358-5757 or email

To learn more about world renowned dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr’s online training courses, contact him at (408) 358-5757 or opt in to our training notifications here.

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