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Many of our patients join Dr. Tess on her TV appearances to share how happy they are with their results!

I received dermatologist treatments for my acne as well as botox treatments prior to my wedding as was VERY happy with the results! My skin looked great in my wedding pictures!

I will continue to go to SDRCC for my skin care needs and have referred my mom there as well.

Great place-great staff! :)

- Melissa F.

I didn’t think it was bad enough to worry about, but after consulting with Dr. Mauricio I decided to see if laser treatments would make a difference. I couldn’t believe it! I look and feel so much more confident now!

Recently I was with a group of my girlfriends and happened to mention my age. They were bowled over… they thought I was ten years younger than I am! I have Dr. Mauricio to thank!

“It’s not what’s on the Outside that’s important, it’s what’s on the Inside,” I hear people say.  I say it is truly a combination of both.

I am 40 years of age, yet my outlook is still that of youth:  mid-twenties, 5’7”, 125 pound woman, excited to experience the adventures of what life has to offer and create the life I have always dreamed of. However as time went on and responsibilities increased, especially with the births of my two children and co-founding my own company, I found myself putting “me” on the back-burner and slowly letting myself go.  Was it my intention to let myself go?  Absolutely not!  Yet when I looked at myself in the mirror, I could clearly see the results… On the Outside: Age spots, bags and fine lines under and around my eyes, lines on my forehead that seemed like a permanent fixture…basically a drab look of tiredness.  Then there was my body… Justifying that a few pounds a year of weight gain was O.K., I ended up with a dress size of 12 to 14.  I even found myself wearing oversized clothes to mask my weight gain.

Now don’t get me wrong; I have a beautiful, fulfilling, and blessed life.  I have been married for 13 years to a wonderful and loving man and have two beautiful children, fabulous friendships, and a thriving business that my husband and I co-founded.

Then I met Dr. Tess Mauricio…. For the first time in a long time, I put myself first.   I chose to do it for me, as a woman.  Not for any of the hats that I wear…. Not for wife-hood, not for motherhood, not as an employer, and so-on and so-on…

…I did it for me.  I chose to proceed with Dr. Tess’ recommendations.

The results were out of this world.

What awakened for me on the Inside was: more Aliveness, more Self-Confidence, and more Excitement for Life than I could fathom.

What was done on the Outside was:

Botox: The lines between my eyebrows and on my forehead are gone, and there is a lightness in my demeanor.  I was told by many people that I look rested and rejuvenated.

Polaris:  The fine lines around my eyes and face disappeared.

Aurora laser:  Sun spots and age spots slowly got lighter…a few have completely vanished.

Collagen:  The dark circles under my eyes have lightened up tremendously.

Liposculpture:  I am down to a size 7-9 pant size and am focused on healthier eating habits and exercise….this was the jump start I needed.

By meeting Dr. Tess, I truly have found the Fountain of Youth! The burdens of the day are not as heavy.  I am having FUN and truly enjoying life again!  So yes, feeling good about my Outside invigorated my Inside.

Dr. Tess, I am forever grateful for you and your mission “to promote self-esteem, build confidence, and improve your patients’ quality of life."  Thank you for giving me MYSELF back.

- J.D.
I have been a patient of Dr. Mauricio for years now.

I have been a patient of Dr. Mauricio for years now. The entire staff is always extremely courteous and professional. I have never been so satisfied or impressed with the results of my botox treatments. Long lasting results with no furrow lines between my brows.

Thank you Dr. Mauricio for always providing excellent customer service with exceptional quality products! customer service with exceptional quality products!

- Mary L.
I received dermatologist treatments for my acne as well as botox

I received dermatologist treatments for my acne as well as botox treatments prior to my wedding as was VERY happy with the results! My skin looked great in my wedding pictures!

I will continue to go to SDRCC for my skin care needs and have referred my mom there as well.

Great place-great staff! :)

- Melissa F.

I had Botox and Restylane injected by Dr. Mauricio in February 2010.  The staff was courteous and professional.  Dr. Mauricio was especially exceptional.  She gave me medication to decrease the pain of Restylane and it worked fantastic.  The results were also better then expected.  I have had Restylane given in other clinics and had bruising and swelling.  I did not have any adverse affects when Dr.  Mauricio performed the injections.   I would highly recommend her.

Procedures: Botox, Restylane

- L.W., R.N. B.S.N

I have been a patient of Dr. Mauricio for a couple of years. I have had ReFirme and Matrix IR along with some injections of Juvederm. I was a long time sun worshiper and my skin started to show it. My skin has tightened and many wrinkles have disappeared! I really do look about 5 – 10 years younger than I did. All the treatments have been so easy and pain free! I am so pleased with the results I have received, I will continue to see Dr. Mauricio on a regular basis.

- Anonymous
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Every time I looked in the mirror I saw wrinkles, sun damage, age spots and broken capillaries on my face, neck, and hands, not to mention a sagging chin. I felt old. I never used to look like this, but I decided to do something about it. After careful due diligence and extensive research, I decided that the new high-tech treatments with Elos Laser might be my salvation. But choosing which Doctor to trust was the hard choice.

I had read many articles and saw a television special where people had rejuvenation procedures and ended up with major scarring and were way worse they were before the treatments. They had treatments performed by people who were unqualified and unlicensed, often by assistants and at day spas and discount places. This was something I wanted done by the best.In my search for the best doctor, I went to a few appointments with some highly trained dermatologists and plastic surgeons whom I previously researched or were referred to by friends. That was how I came upon Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center and Dr. Tess Mauricio. Stanford Medicine grad, Board Certified Dermatologist, Past President of the San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery, noted author, lecturer, and educator. Here was a true specialist.

Her experience, education, and training were impressive to say the least, and her fee for services (which she personally administered) were fair and reasonable. I had four treatments (Photodynamic Therapy, Aurora and Polaris Laser treatments): One per month for four months plus neck liposculpture. Now I feel like a new person, and my friends say I look 10 years younger.

If you're thinking about having any treatments for anything like this, be careful who you choose. I give Dr. Tess Mauricio my highest recommendation. What I can say is that she is the Best of the Best! Dr. Mauricio is absolutely an expert at what she does. She will treat you great, make you look at least 10 years younger, and you will feel like a million bucks!

Why settle for anyone else when you can have the best in Dr. Mauricio? I offered to write this testimonial because of the great results I was able to enjoy because of her work. Enjoy your results!

- -Richard B. (National Real Estate Expert & Public Speaker)
I wanted to thank you for your experienced and wonderful work.
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You and your staff provided a professional and comfortable atmosphere, in addition to your expertise. I am very happy with the results. Overall the whole experience was a good one and I would recommend you to others. If ever I needed your services again, of course I would come back to your office. Thanks!

- Tommie
I will never be able to fully express how grateful I am
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Dr. Mauricio, I will never be able to fully express how grateful I am for the artistic way you have sculptured my physique. The difference between my before and after photos show your amazing skills at transforming the human body. Not only do I look great, I feel great. I now demonstrate a renewed confidence and uplifted spirit in my day to day life that actually attracts people to me like never before.

The skills and deep concern for your patient’s physical and mental well-being demonstrated by you and your staff go way more than skin deep. Thank you so much for what you have done for my life. You are the premier doctor in this field.

- James B.
Dr. Mauricio is an extraordinary doctor and an extraordinary person.

She gave me something I haven’t felt in a long time: contentment. I have been struggling with my weight gain for quite some time now. Thanks to her lipo technique, I’ve gotten down to where I want to be. The procedure did not take that long, nor did the healing process. I am so happy. She made me look and feel like a completely different person. I would recommend Dr. Mauricio to anyone in a heartbeat.

- C.D.
I have had a number of broken capillaries and a mild case of Rosacea for years.

I didn’t think it was bad enough to worry about, but after consulting with Dr. Mauricio I decided to see if laser treatments would make a difference. I couldn’t believe it! I look and feel so much more confident now!

Recently I was with a group of my girlfriends and happened to mention my age. They were bowled over… they thought I was ten years younger than I am! I have Dr. Mauricio to thank!

“It’s not what’s on the Outside that’s important, it’s what’s on the Inside,” I hear people say.  I say it is truly a combination of both.

I am 40 years of age, yet my outlook is still that of youth:  mid-twenties, 5’7”, 125 pound woman, excited to experience the adventures of what life has to offer and create the life I have always dreamed of. However as time went on and responsibilities increased, especially with the births of my two children and co-founding my own company, I found myself putting “me” on the back-burner and slowly letting myself go.  Was it my intention to let myself go?  Absolutely not!  Yet when I looked at myself in the mirror, I could clearly see the results… On the Outside: Age spots, bags and fine lines under and around my eyes, lines on my forehead that seemed like a permanent fixture…basically a drab look of tiredness.  Then there was my body… Justifying that a few pounds a year of weight gain was O.K., I ended up with a dress size of 12 to 14.  I even found myself wearing oversized clothes to mask my weight gain.

Now don’t get me wrong; I have a beautiful, fulfilling, and blessed life.  I have been married for 13 years to a wonderful and loving man and have two beautiful children, fabulous friendships, and a thriving business that my husband and I co-founded.

Then I met Dr. Tess Mauricio…. For the first time in a long time, I put myself first.   I chose to do it for me, as a woman.  Not for any of the hats that I wear…. Not for wife-hood, not for motherhood, not as an employer, and so-on and so-on…

…I did it for me.  I chose to proceed with Dr. Tess’ recommendations.

The results were out of this world.

What awakened for me on the Inside was: more Aliveness, more Self-Confidence, and more Excitement for Life than I could fathom.

What was done on the Outside was:

Botox: The lines between my eyebrows and on my forehead are gone, and there is a lightness in my demeanor.  I was told by many people that I look rested and rejuvenated.

Polaris:  The fine lines around my eyes and face disappeared.

Aurora laser:  Sun spots and age spots slowly got lighter…a few have completely vanished.

Collagen:  The dark circles under my eyes have lightened up tremendously.

Liposculpture:  I am down to a size 7-9 pant size and am focused on healthier eating habits and exercise….this was the jump start I needed.

By meeting Dr. Tess, I truly have found the Fountain of Youth! The burdens of the day are not as heavy.  I am having FUN and truly enjoying life again!  So yes, feeling good about my Outside invigorated my Inside.

Dr. Tess, I am forever grateful for you and your mission “to promote self-esteem, build confidence, and improve your patients’ quality of life."  Thank you for giving me MYSELF back.

- J.D.
When I came to work for Dr. Mauricio I did not know my appearance was going to change

When I came to work for Dr. Mauricio I did not know my appearance was going to change as much as it did. When I came to her, I was suffering from cystic acne and the scars it had left.  I had also just had my second child, and I was really overweight.  She started with the liposculpture and it helped me fit into a wonderful dress that Christmas!  Next, she worked on my skin.  It got rid of my acne! She did the PDT (Photodynamic Therapy) and to help those nasty scars, she did the MatrixRF.  These treatments have changed the way I feel, look, and even approach people.  I feel more confident and more sexy!  Thank you so much, Dr. Mauricio for changing the way I feel!

- Alejandra C.
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I had deep pock-marked scars and discoloration on both my cheeks from severe acne. Always self-conscious about it, I would awkwardly try to cover my cheeks with both hands if I was talking with someone up close. I hate to wear makeup but still I would do so to try and cover it up. This only minimally covered the discoloration but exacerbated the deep scarring.

I finally decided to do something about it. I started researching possible treatments and visiting doctor's offices. I wasn't happy with the answers nor the doctors and resolved to give up and just live with it - until someone I know recommended Dr. Mauricio.

I made an appointment to see Dr. Mauricio and instantly felt comfortable with her and her staff. They cared about my problem and wanted to make it better for me. Dr. Mauricio suggested Fraxel. It sounded good and she made me feel safe about it. What really made me feel secure was that she herself was going to do the treatments, not a technician. She explained the whole process to me and how it works.

After hearing the plan, my goal was to use just as much makeup as I'm comfortable with to cover up the scarring. After 5 treatments with one more to go, I don't feel that I need to use makeup at all! I'm so satisfied with the Fraxel treatments and Dr. Mauricio's office. I don't have to talk with my hands over my cheeks anymore!

I'll see you soon! Thank you.

- Mitch
I previously thought cosmetic procedures could not benefit overweight

I previously thought cosmetic procedures could not benefit overweight and elderly patients.  It’s been surprising and rewarding to see how much improvement Dr Mauricio achieved with my thin, but sun-damaged 46-year old body, and my 29 y.o. lower extremity spider veins.  Within less than a year, I look ten years younger and my spider veins finally disappearing!

Procedures: Fraxel, Fotofacial, Botox, Sclerotherapy

- P.B., MD
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I’ve only had 2 treatments, and I’ve noticed a significant improvement in the quality of my skin.  My lines and wrinkles are greatly diminished. Best of all, these great results come with no down time.  There is no bruising or peeling resulting from these treatments, and they are very affordable. I think this is the perfect alternative for busy, working mothers.  Thanks again for your great recommendations and skillful procedure. Your skill and ReFirme are a great combination. I would highly recommend it for anyone.

- Marguerite
I can’t believe how renewed my skin and facial contours look without surgery.

"This procedure is so amazing that you can see results on the first visit. My own patients ask me what I have done to improve my skin and I tell them to see Dr. Tess’ latest technology, the “magic wand,” ReFirme. In a series of treatments it promotes the growth of new collagen in the skin, closes pores, and makes your skin tighter, firmer and flawless.  I share my experience not only to my patients but also to my friends. It’s amazing that a non-surgical method can make you look ten years younger. If we look good, we feel good! This treatment is amazing for all ages!"

- Dr. L.A. (D.D.S.)
I had a lot of sun damage from years of sun worshipping.

"I would feel sad when I looked in the mirror and saw spots and freckles on my face, neck and chest. I found Dr. Tess Mauricio and she helped me to feel good about myself again.

I had photodynamic therapy which really helped to clear up my skin. My mother and son were so impressed with my new skin, and they commented on how clear and creamy it is. I love it! I am now having ReFirme treatments and it really is a miracle! My skin is firmer and looking younger. I am so very grateful. The difference is incredible!

I also had sclerotherapy for the spider veins in my legs. I should have done this 20 years ago! I can now wear skirts and shorts again, and the best part is that it was painless. My husband LOVES my legs. No more veins! Just clear skin!

If you want to roll back the years on your body, you will be happy to know that you can! I am so happy to have found Dr. Mauricio. She is an EXPERT that you can trust completely. You will feel so comfortable with her. She has a sweet and loving spirit. Her expertise is my happiness. Every time I look in the mirror, I say 'Thank you Dr. Mauricio, you gave me back my life.'"

- S. Martinez
Very welcoming, warm & caring office staff. Dr. Mauricio is an extremely

Very welcoming, warm & caring office staff. Dr. Mauricio is an extremely knowledgeable & skilled provider.  Her recommendations are always based on sound clinical judgment & experience while always taking into account patient’s concerns.

- Dr. C
I have had a series of five ReFirme treatments with two touchups. I saw results with

I have had a series of five ReFirme treatments with two touchups. I saw results with the first session.  The results were better each time. My cheeks are no longer sallow, but are plumper due to the collagen growth. The most dramatic improvement is in my jowls, which are now firm. People take me for 50 or even younger. I am 63!

- Rita
There is plenty of time later to look and feel old but not now.
Tess, you really worked magic with your refirme machine yesterday.  After I left your office I went to Jonathan's,  across the street from you and then on to Von's.The darling gal who work's at Jonathan's came up to me and hugged me and said  "Happy Easter beautiful girl"...Every man--young and older that crossed my path smiled and me and said hello--same thing at Von's and I noticed that the bank teller atWell's Fargo was so polite to me and kept studying my face--in a good way.Wow, you sure are a wizard with that re-firm RX.    I'm a believer for sure.  Keeping the stress down and keeping you close has shaved 15 to20 years off me.Thank you Tess!  I know it's terribly vain but one really does feel better and feel younger when one looks better.  I know you and I both already know that butyesterday was just another validation of how true it really is.    There is plenty of time later to look and feel old but not now.
- MaryAnn A (La Jolla, CA)
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The treatments were virtually pain-free, and they were quick. It's clear in the before and after pictures that my complexion has improved. I felt very comfortable during all my visits at SRDCC and value the way Dr. Mauricio treats her patients.

- Chad
This has been the best medical experience I have had. I felt like family rather

This has been the best medical experience I have had. I felt like family rather than a patient. Treatments were great, in a timely manner and minimal recovery. I will be back! Thank you all!

- C.C.
The difference in the tone and clarity of my skin is amazing. The age spots on my

The difference in the tone and clarity of my skin is amazing. The age spots on my face are almost gone.

- K.B.
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Every time I looked in the mirror I saw wrinkles, sun damage, age spots and broken capillaries on my face, neck, and hands, not to mention a sagging chin. I felt old. I never used to look like this, but I decided to do something about it. After careful due diligence and extensive research, I decided that the new high-tech treatments with Elos Laser might be my salvation. But choosing which Doctor to trust was the hard choice.

I had read many articles and saw a television special where people had rejuvenation procedures and ended up with major scarring and were way worse they were before the treatments. They had treatments performed by people who were unqualified and unlicensed, often by assistants and at day spas and discount places. This was something I wanted done by the best.In my search for the best doctor, I went to a few appointments with some highly trained dermatologists and plastic surgeons whom I previously researched or were referred to by friends. That was how I came upon Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center and Dr. Tess Mauricio. Stanford Medicine grad, Board Certified Dermatologist, Past President of the San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery, noted author, lecturer, and educator. Here was a true specialist.

Her experience, education, and training were impressive to say the least, and her fee for services (which she personally administered) were fair and reasonable. I had four treatments (Photodynamic Therapy, Aurora and Polaris Laser treatments): One per month for four months plus neck liposculpture. Now I feel like a new person, and my friends say I look 10 years younger.

If you're thinking about having any treatments for anything like this, be careful who you choose. I give Dr. Tess Mauricio my highest recommendation. What I can say is that she is the Best of the Best! Dr. Mauricio is absolutely an expert at what she does. She will treat you great, make you look at least 10 years younger, and you will feel like a million bucks!

Why settle for anyone else when you can have the best in Dr. Mauricio? I offered to write this testimonial because of the great results I was able to enjoy because of her work. Enjoy your results!

- Richard B. (National Real Estate Expert & Public Speaker)
I had a lot of sun damage from years of sun worshipping.

"I would feel sad when I looked in the mirror and saw spots and freckles on my face, neck and chest. I found Dr. Tess Mauricio and she helped me to feel good about myself again.

I had photodynamic therapy which really helped to clear up my skin. My mother and son were so impressed with my new skin, and they commented on how clear and creamy it is. I love it! I am now having ReFirme treatments and it really is a miracle! My skin is firmer and looking younger. I am so very grateful. The difference is incredible!

I also had sclerotherapy for the spider veins in my legs. I should have done this 20 years ago! I can now wear skirts and shorts again, and the best part is that it was painless. My husband LOVES my legs. No more veins! Just clear skin!

If you want to roll back the years on your body, you will be happy to know that you can! I am so happy to have found Dr. Mauricio. She is an EXPERT that you can trust completely. You will feel so comfortable with her. She has a sweet and loving spirit. Her expertise is my happiness. Every time I look in the mirror, I say 'Thank you Dr. Mauricio, you gave me back my life.'"

- S. Martinez
When I came to work for Dr. Mauricio I did not know my appearance was going to change

When I came to work for Dr. Mauricio I did not know my appearance was going to change as much as it did. When I came to her, I was suffering from cystic acne and the scars it had left.  I had also just had my second child, and I was really overweight.  She started with the liposculpture and it helped me fit into a wonderful dress that Christmas!  Next, she worked on my skin.  It got rid of my acne! She did the PDT (Photodynamic Therapy) and to help those nasty scars, she did the MatrixRF.  These treatments have changed the way I feel, look, and even approach people.  I feel more confident and more sexy!  Thank you so much, Dr. Mauricio for changing the way I feel!

- Alejandra C.
When Dr. Tess says you can buy good skin, she’s right. I came in with severe acne

When Dr. Tess says you can buy good skin, she’s right. I came in with severe acne that had deep painful cysts. I wasn’t sure my skin could recover without leaving terrible scars, but the PDT laser treatment was amazing. It cleared my skin and prevented new scarring after two treatments and two months time. I am very happy with my results and highly recommend Dr. Tess.

- Roxanna W.
When Dr. Mauricio poured back the sands of time for me, my self-image dramatically changed.
When Dr. Mauricio poured back the sands of time for me, my self-image dramatically changed. The renewal has given me a soul stirring effervescence!  My daughter describes it best: “You used to look like a grandma, and now you look like a mom again”.
- Jeanne R.
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I came into Dr. Mauricio's office for a consultation in January of 2012 in regards to my acne breakout and scarring.  She is an exceptional individual with an impressive educational background and demeanor.  Her staff came off as very friendly and helpful as well!  She recommended that I try the microdermabrasian with the crystal peel treatment in order to achieve the results I was looking for.  However, in the beginning I was doubtful because my breakouts were bad and my acne not only left my face scarred but my confidence was was broken as well.  But with all of the positive testimonies I've heard from friends I gave it a shot. Since January I've been personally treated by one of the estheticians at the Scripps Clinic, Genesis.  Gen's entire personality is attractive; in addition to the recommended clinical treatments by Dr. Mauricio, she offered the proper products that worked with my specific skin type.  After only two sessions, I began to see consistant results:  My face began to clear up, I regained the smooth texture in my face, my acne scarring began to lighten, I had less breakouts and the redness from my pimples had disappeared. I am still continuing this treatment and my results have become more rewarding each time.  And so I would like to say thank you Scripps Ranch Dermatology staff, especially to my esthetician--Gen!
- Sarah B.

Rosacea creams were not making a difference in my skin at all. Dr. Mauricio recommended laser treatments…. After each of the five treatments I saw huge improvements in my skin. Now no one would be able to tell that I ever had Rosacea — I am thrilled with the results! I wouldn’t trust my skin to any other dermatologist.

- Alexandra

"I would feel sad when I looked in the mirror and saw spots and freckles on my face, neck and chest. I found Dr. Tess Mauricio and she helped me to feel good about myself again.

I had photodynamic therapy which really helped to clear up my skin. My mother and son were so impressed with my new skin, and they commented on how clear and creamy it is. I love it! I am now having ReFirme treatments and it really is a miracle! My skin is firmer and looking younger. I am so very grateful. The difference is incredible!

I also had sclerotherapy for the spider veins in my legs. I should have done this 20 years ago! I can now wear skirts and shorts again, and the best part is that it was painless. My husband LOVES my legs. No more veins! Just clear skin!

If you want to roll back the years on your body, you will be happy to know that you can! I am so happy to have found Dr. Mauricio. She is an EXPERT that you can trust completely. You will feel so comfortable with her. She has a sweet and loving spirit. Her expertise is my happiness. Every time I look in the mirror, I say 'Thank you Dr. Mauricio, you gave me back my life.'"

- S. Martinez
I live abroad but return to San Diego frequently to visit my family & friends, and have facial treat

I live abroad but return to San Diego frequently to visit my family & friends, and have facial treatments performed by Dr. Tess & Angela.  The results have been subtle but very effective. When I return home, my friend always say I look refreshed and my skin looks great, but they can’t figure out what I’ve done!

 

Fotofacial, Refirme, Matrix

- C.G.

Click Here to watch our patient Linda describe her journey on the morning news.

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Click Here to learn how we helped Filipino movie star and pin-up model Genesis (aka Patricia Javier) get her body back after baby.
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Marlon was in good shape to begin with, but we helped give him that extra edge to achieve his goals. Click Here to see how.
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