Meet Your Dermatologist
Skin Dermatologist La Jolla
As a leading expert in all medical matters involving the skin, dermatologist Darrell Gonzales serves La Jolla and the greater San Diego area with world-class skin treatments. Dr. Gonzales is an expert in helping patients achieve their skin health and rejuvenation goals. By leveraging his extensive experience and advanced training, Dr. Gonzales delivers the best results to patients.
A native of California, Dr. Gonzales received his bachelor’s of science degree from UCLA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gonzales obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country.
After completing a medical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Gonzales went on to receive his dermatology specialty training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Gonzales has been involved in a wide range of medical research, from basic science to health policy issues.
Dr. Gonzales is a board-certified dermatologist, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is a sought-after speaker and practitioner for his knowledge of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and advanced laser therapies, including Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Active FX.
Dr. Gonzales is known for his warm bedside manner, meticulous attention to detail, and high integrity. Patients refer their own family, friends, and colleagues to his practice knowing that he provides the highest standard of care in a very warm and comfortable environment.
In his spare time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and enjoying the beautiful San Diego outdoors. Dr. Gonzales is an avid surfer and encourages all his patients to have fun in the sun while practicing smart skin protection. So if you are searching for a skin dermatologist in the San Diego area, contact Dr. Gonzales in La Jolla today.
Dr. Gonzales has extensive knowledge and experience in the treatment of common and complex medical cases including:
Dr. Gonzales has special interest in skin rejuvenation. He has undergone rigorous training in cosmetic techniques to improve the health and beauty of his patients’ complexions. Dr. Gonzales is recognized as a leading expert in the following cosmetic procedures:
- Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
- Active FX and Deep FX
- Botox and Dysport
- Cosmetic fillers (Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, etc. )
- Chemical peels
- BLU light with Levulan
Certifications and Memberships
- Board Certified, The American Board of Dermatology
- Active Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
- Dermatology Department Chairman, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- San Diego County Medical Society
- San Diego Dermatological Society
Our Skin Dermatologist in the Media
- “Skin Cancer Awareness” (KUSI)
- “Melanoma Monday – Screen the One You Love” (Fox News)
- “Careful Screening” (San Diego Union Tribune)
- “Treatments in Acne and Rosacea” (Del Mar Times)
As an expert in skin health, our dermatologist in La Jolla has the experience, knowledge, and skill to help you with your skin condition, no matter how complex.