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Years of Experience

Biography

Dr. Erik Austin is a patient-centered dermatologist who is gentle and thorough in his approach to treating skin conditions. In addition to medical school and residency training in dermatology, Dr. Austin graduated from Harvard University School of Public Health. Dr. Austin also completed a Fellowship in Environmental Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Austin’s advanced training has provided him with expertise in the treatment of all skin conditions, as well as a refined specialization in cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Dr. Austin is a Board Certified Dermatologist & Dermatologic Surgeon and is an osteopathic physician listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care. Dr. Austin holds honors and awards from the American Medical Association, the National Medical Honor Society, Allergan Dermatology Laboratories, the Intendis Dermatology Company, the American Contact Dermatitis Society, and the American Geriatrics Society. He has lectured extensively at dermatology society meetings and conferences throughout the United States. Most of all, Dr. Austin is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and excellence in dermatology.

Education

  • Harvard University School of Public Health
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Insurances Accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross

UnitedHealthCare

TriCare

Health Net

Humana

Cigna

Procedures

Initial Consultation$100.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

While speaking of skin care in passing I was recommended to see Dr Austin while visiting San Diego. By far he is one of the most down to earth intellectuals you will ever meet. His chair side manner is second to none and his ability to communicate treatment is refreshing. He was very honest and affordable. I use to think that there were no exceptions to "you get what you pay for..." But after visiting this office I now know you can always be sure to get a good deal.

Overall Rating

Over the last 5 years, Dr. Austin has helped our whole family with our dermatology needs. We have always been happy with his expertise and knowledge. I would highly recommend him. I especially remember a time a few years ago when I needed help with painful scar tissue over a surgery site, a cheloid. My doctor at the time referred me to a UCSD dermatologist, coincidentally in the same building as Dr. Austin's. However, that derma​tologist only ended up adding to my problem. He prescribed a high dose cortisone cream that I was supposed to put on every day for weeks. The scar became even more inflamed and painful. When I went back to talk to him, he just said to continue with the cream, and that it would start helping eventually. I finally decided to go get Dr. Austin's advice, which I should have done sooner! He told me that the topical cortisone cream I had been told to use wasn't supposed to be applied for more than 2 weeks! He also said that from his own experience, the only thing that helps with cheloids are carefully timed and dosed cortisone shots right into the scar tissue. We proceeded with that, and after just two treatments, the cheloid flattened out and subsided. Since then it feels like a normal skin area which is quite a relief. We have also seen Dr. Austin for standard skin checks, mole removals, and so forth. He has always treated us well in every respect. His office staff is professional and friendly. They also deal with insurance questions in an efficient way.

Overall Rating

He is the best!!! I won't go anyplace else. I will let them know that he can use me as a reference if he would like. I got so many compliments from his orange peel and it lasted three years and I have an appt to go back in to get another one done. He is great!! Kind and gentle. I would not hesitate in referring him to you and I am 60. You can look at my skin and that will tell you. I will have him take a before picture and after and he can show you the huge difference. He is the best with good prices.

Overall Rating

Great doctor! Great service! The best price for Botox I have ever seen! He's gentle and honest. He will measure out how many units you need and place them perfectly on your face! I think I finally found my happy place! Oh and his stuff works! So you know it's the real deal! You can't beat $8 a unit especially if Allergan sells it to EVERYONE for $5.80! Don't go somewhere else and pay $11-$13 a unit! Come here!!!!

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