LiVDerm Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Patrick H. Bitter, Jr., MD

Beverly Hills, California

Patrick H. Bitter, Jr., MD

Cosmetic Dermatologist


Specializing in nonsurgical treatments to improve skin health and reverse signs of aging, Dr. Bitter is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology with practices in Los Gatos and Beverly Hills, California. He is the developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial procedure using pulsed light to rejuvenate skin. Dr. Bitter is regarded as a pioneer in the field of pulsed light; he has authored several groundbreaking scientific papers on the topic and is sought after worldwide to train physicians on its use.

Outside of his accomplishments in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Bitter is a beloved father and grandfather to three grandchildren, an avid photographer, and a two-time finisher of the Ironman World Championship.

Education and Training

  • Dermatology Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1986
  • Internship, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, 1983
  • Medical Degree, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science - Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1978

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Ethics and Standards Committee, American Medical Aesthetics Association, 2017-present
  • CEO and Medical Director, Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, 1993-present
  • Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, 1988-present
  • Member, American Medical Association, 1987-present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology, 1986-present
  • Male Dermatologist of the Year, MyFaceMyBody Awards USA, 2018
  • Finalist, Dermatologist of the Year Award, Global Aesthetic Awards, 2018
  • Celebrity Guest, ABC's Extreme Makeover, 2006


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