New San Mateo Office

Dr. Morganroth and the CSI providers are proud to announce the addition of the San Mateo dermatology practice of board certified dermatologists Susan Wolf, MD and Lynn Sydor, MD. Drs. Wolf and Sydor bring a wealth of medical and cosmetic dermatology skills to CSI and have merged their practice with Susan Butler, MD, a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, to create a comprehensive dermatology practice in the heart of San Mateo.

Skin cancer: Easy to detect, deadly to neglect

Consider that skin cancers make up nearly half of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society, which has designated May as National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This year more than 2 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer, including 115,000 with melanoma, and one person will die from skin cancer every hour. Yet research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows that only 8 percent of U.S. workers had a skin exam in the prior year – even though professional skin exams save lives.

Ultherapy Now Available: The Ultrasound Technology for Non-Invasive Facial and Neck Rejuvenation

Non-surgical ultrasound treatment for lifting and toning the skin. One to two treatments will naturally rejuvenate and strengthen the collagen within the skin. Goal is to achieve a more open look to the eyes, a more defined jawline, or a sleeker neck. Ultherapy is 30-60 minute treatment without any downtime. The results occur gradually over 2-3 months.

Dr. Morganroth Crowned Iron Surgeon 2010

California Skin Institute’s President and Founder won the 2010 Iron Surgeon competition held at the annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in Chicago, Illinois. The competition is an annual competition where competitors from around the country compete to demonstrate surgical techniques and cosmetic outcomes. Based on the votes of over 800 colleagues, Dr. Morganroth was awarded the highest scores amongst the six competitors and was awarded the top honor of Iron Surgeon 2010. Congratulations Dr. Morganroth!

Laser Cleared for Use in Toe Nail Fungus

The FDA recently announced that the PinPointe FootLaser is cleared for temporary increase in clear nail in patients with onychomycosis. The PinPointe FootLaser is a patented laser device that has been shown in clinical studies to significantly reduce nail infection. The patented PinPointe FootLaser is a specially designed laser beam that goes through the nail and safely reduces the infection in the nail bed that cause onychomycosis. California Skin Institute has this and many other lasers which can be useful in many dermatologic conditions.

San Mateo Office Opens

The California Skin Institute is proud to introduce Susan T. Butler, MD and announce the opening of our new San Mateo location. Dr. Butler is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who practices the full range of medical and surgical dermatology with a special interest in skin cancer evaluation and treatment, Mohs surgery, facial reconstruction, and cosmetic dermatology including Botox, Dysport, wrinkle fillers, lasers, and leg vein sclerotherapy.

New Flagship Opens

Our new San Jose/Los Gatos building at 2420 Samaritan Drive is officially open for patient care as of December 8, 2009. The doctors and staff look forward to seeing you in our new free-standing Skin Institute. The Mountain View, Los Altos, and Saratoga offices remain open with the same providers.

San Jose-Los Gatos Flagship Location

Flagship San Jose/Los Gatos Location Opens Fall 2009. Dr. Morganroth and the physicians and staff of CSI are pleased to announce the planned opening of the new San Jose/Los Gatos location at 2420 Samaritan Drive in Fall 2009. This 10,000 square foot, two story, state-of-the-art facility will be the flagship office of the California Skin Institute (CSI) and set a new standard for dermatology offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Welcome Elizabeth A. Abel, MD

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth A. Abel, M.D. to the California Skin Institute. After 18 years of solo practice, nationally-recognized dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Abel is “excited to bring her practice to California Skin Institute of Mountain View”. She “shares the dedication to excellence in dermatology care and looks forward to collaborating with CSI physicians and offering CSI’s advanced technology to her patients.”

Walk In Appointments

For those of you who have trouble committing to an appointment time, we now offer walk-in appointments each Wednesday at our satellite office within The Cancer Center at El Camino Hospital’s Melchor Pavillion from 2pm-5pm. Please call our main office at (650) 969-5600 for details and any questions you might have!

Surgery of the Skin

Dr. Morganroth of the California Skin Institute has been invited to author the facelift chapter in the 2nd edition of “Surgery of the Skin.” Considered to be “the” reference textbook for all aesthetic surgeons, Dr. Morganroth is honored to have been selected. Congratulations to Dr. Morganroth and happy writing!

Welcome Jillian Fraser

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Jillian Fraser as Aesthetics Practice Manager to the California Skin Institute. Jillian brings with her a decade of experience in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Practice Management. Dedicated to providing clients with extraordinary care, Jillian is well versed in all aspects of surgical and non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques. Overseeing the Aesthetics Division, Jillian ensures all aspects of the cosmetic practices of California Skin Institute surpass all expectations. In addition, Jillian coordinates all events, community service and marketing opportunities for the organization.

Welcome Rafael A. Schulze, MD

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Rafael A. Schulze, M.D. to the California Skin Institute. Rafael A. Schulze, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering Management (Mechanical) from United State Military Academy. Prior to medical school, Dr Schulze spent several years in remote rural areas in Republic of Panama where he completed numerous humanitarian construction projects rebuilding clinics, schools and farm-to-market roads shortly after Gen. Manuel Noriega’s capture. He received his doctoral degree in medicine, magna cum laude, from University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Pays Off

Almost seven percent diagnosed with cancer; 45 percent referred for additional consultation. The statistics didn’t surprise the dermatologists who turned out to provide free skin cancer screenings at El Camino Hospital on Saturday, May 17th–but they certainly shocked the 21 persons–about 7% of the 293 people screened–who received “presumptive diagnoses” of skin cancer at the event. In total, 45% of Saturday’s participants were referred for additional consultation or a biopsy. While none of these may actually result in a cancer diagnosis, all of them reflect skin conditions of concern to the examining doctors.

No Mercy for Skin Cancer

They grew up using terms like “healthy tan” and thinking that the first sunburn of the season was a necessary step to lay a base for summer tans. Now, older generations of Americans are paying the price as that early sun damage leads to more and more skin cancer. Yet if recent statistics gathered by the CDC are any indication, many of them still haven’t adjusted their behavior.