Jennifer Baron, MD Dermatology and Mohs Surgery
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Welcome!

Dr. Baron Has Integral Role in Training New Doctors in Academic Dermatology

Throughout her dermatology career, Dr. Baron has given many lectures to other physicians, surgeons, nurses and students.  She has also presented her Mohs fellowship research work on scar prevention to her peers at the national conference level.  Now, she brings her educational contributions closer to home as she has been selected by the O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, affiliated with Stanford University, to provide one-to-one dermatology education for new physicians.  As always, her teaching time is completely on a volunteer basis since Dr. Baron believes in the goodwill of teaching and is grateful to her own teachers over the years.

Our Services
Perfect 10 Peel
Written by Jennifer Baron
Friday, 10 May 2013 19:52
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The Perfect 10 Peel

Our most popular medical-grade antioxidant peel, The Perfect 10 will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth and looking radiant and fresh.  This is the perfect way to rejuvenate skin that has dulled over the winter or has been through years of solar wear-and-tear.  Safe for most skin types, great for both men and women, this peel is expertly formulated with medical-grade ingredients which enhance the exfoliating process and rejuvenate the underlying new skin cells.  Pores are minimized, skin texture is smoothened, pigmentation is reduced and even fine lines and wrinkles are tightened.  A perfect treatment to refresh your skin for any occasion.  Results are long-lasting, due to the depth of the peel, as long as you maintain a good preventative skin care regimen.  Dr. Baron will provide a customized plan for your skin and Samantha, our talented and certified medical esthetician, will make it happen!

 
Make an Appointment (408) 418-8780
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You may also send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please note that we have updated our new patient forms and will email them to you directly if you would like to fill them out before you arrive for your visit with Dr. Baron.

View Dr. Baron's demonstration on sunscreen application! 

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Watch this informative and educational video about Mohs surgery produced by the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Baron is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, check out the link!

 
Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
Written by Jennifer Baron
Sunday, 10 October 2010 19:12
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Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer Cure with Optimal Cosmetic Outcome

Dr. Baron completed her dermatology residency as Chief Academic Resident and her American Mohs College fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery.  She has performed over 3,000 Mohs surgery cases since 2006 and is an expert in the fields of dermatologic oncology and dermatologic and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Baron is an Associate Member of the American College of Mohs Surgery and a Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  To understand the depth and scope of specialized training of a Mohs surgeon, please review the core curriculum of the American Mohs College.

 
Skin Examination, Skin Cancer Prevention
Written by Jennifer Baron
Sunday, 10 October 2010 19:11
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Treasure Your Skin!

Many of us who live in the sunny Bay Area and/or have spent a lifetime enjoying the outdoors can agree that our skin is an amazing organ, tolerating such abuses as ultraviolet radiation and smog and tobacco smoke, just to name a few.  Our skin should be applauded for its resilience!  Like any other organ, we must maintain our skin’s health so that it can continue to provide protection from the elements and can remain healthy and vibrant for years to come.  In addition to environmental protection and cancer prevention, healthy skin promotes happiness, self-confidence, interpersonal relationships, even career success.

 

Can We Reverse Damage Already Done?

In addition to sun-related and biologic skin aging, some of us have also suffered from dry or sensitive skin, acne with scarring, hormone changes with dyspigmentation, or rosacea with broken capillaries.  Fortunately, there are several non-aggressive and non-surgical treatments available that can be tailored to our specific needs.  Also, there are physician-grade skincare products that can help significantly in maintaining skin health.

 

Effective Ways To Promote Skin Health

Jennifer Baron, MD, FAAD, FACMS is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in many facets of skin health and rejuvenation, ranging from research and knowledge of effective skincare products to removal of skin cancers from the face and body.  She has specialized fellowship training from the American College of Mohs Surgery and has trained both dermatologists and plastic surgeons at the university hospital faculty-level.  She has also penned numerous peer-reviewed journal articles ranging in topics from management of “moles” in transplant patients to methods for improving the appearance of acne scars.

Dr. Baron will carefully examine your skin for both medical and cosmetic dermatologic concerns.  With her extensive training and expertise, she will not allow a pre-cancerous growth or full-blown skin malignancy to go by unnoticed!  She will review with you good skin care practices that will tailor to your specific needs.  She will go over the pros and cons of the treatments that she offers and give you a range of treatment options.  If she feels you would benefit from a treatment or procedure she does not perform herself, she will give you the names of qualified specialists in the area whom she trusts and recommends.

 

Regular Skin Examinations for Skin Cancer Prevention & Surveillance

As with other aspects of health and longetivity, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This cannot be more true of dermatology, especially in terms of skin cancer prevention and treatment of photoaging.  Dr. Baron is first and foremost a medical and surgical dermatologist and is board-certified by the American Academy of Dermatology.  She completed her residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University, known nationally for its strong surgical dermatology training and NIH-funded dermatologic research.  She regularly attends academic conferences and keeps up-to-date on all important dermatologic and general medical topics.  She enjoys educating her patients during the skin exam visit on good skin care, lesion surveillance, sun protection, and more.  She considers the doctor-patient conversation a vital part of the visit since skin health education is a very powerful tool that should be shared with everyone. 

 
Eyelid Surgery "Tuck" (Blepharoplasty)
Written by Jennifer Baron
Sunday, 10 October 2010 19:10
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Eyelid Surgery for Reducing “Hooding” of Upper Lids

 

For effective and long-lasting improvement of heavy upper lids, blepharoplasty or “eyelid tuck” is a one-hour surgical procedure performed by skilled and experienced dermatologic surgeons, ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons.  Healing time is relatively quick and stitches can be removed in 5 – 6 days.  Wound care is simple and swelling and bruising are the most common post-surgical events.  Results can be dramatic and extremely gratifying.  Dr. Baron trained under plastic surgeons during her intensive fellowship following residency.  She has performed over 400 blepharoplasties since that time and considers this procedure one of her personal favorites.
 
Microneedling With Platelet-Rich Plasma
Written by Jennifer Baron
Sunday, 10 October 2010 19:07
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MICRONEEDLING WITH PLATELET-RICH PLASMA

Skin Microneedling (also called Collagen Induction Therapy) is a procedure that involves precise delivery of tiny needle pricks to the skin that stimulate collagen renewal and remodeling in the dermis. "Micro-injuries" are made that induce a natural wound healing response which releases growth factors and stimulates production of new collagen and elastin fibers to naturally rejuvenate the skin. Microneedling is a very effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea, scars, stretch marks, thin skin density, lax skin, hair restoration, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation.

Dr. Baron first trained one-on-one in microneedling during a medical aesthetic preceptorship in Melbourne, Australia with Dr. Greg Goodman in 2005.  She co-authored and published three pioneering articles on acne scar assessment, treatments and skin rejuvenation (the Goodman Baron Grading Scale) in the world's major dermatology medical journals on these topics. These articles established guidelines for acne scar assessment and treatment plan options that have become universally accepted and referenced by medical journals over 150 times for more than a decade. She has continued to advance her treatment techniques and pre- and post-treatment skincare regimens so that her patients can enjoy the maximum benefits of skin renewal, scar reduction, and collagen remodelling.

Microneedling "down-time" is minimal (2 - 4 days of slight crusting or peeling skin) and topical anesthetic is applied prior to the procedure to maintain comfort.  We also use and recommend our jbSKIN hydrating skin serum and ultra-hydrating moisturizer during and after treatment for ideal results.

 
Botox® and Dermal Fillers
Written by Jennifer Baron
Sunday, 10 October 2010 18:49
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Botox® for Reduction in Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Prevention of Deep “Fixed” Lines

 

By far the most popular and safest non-invasive treatment for decreasing frown lines, crows’ feet and bunny lines (nose).  In the year 2003 there were over two million Botox® injections performed in North America, and increasing numbers of treatments have been performed every year since then.  Scientifically, this means we have a huge source of data to show that the procedure is safe and effective.  Ideally, the treatment can be done before the deep “fixed” frown and forehead lines set in so as to keep the skin smooth and healthy while still allowing for natural facial expression.

 

Radiesse for Restoration of Mid-Face Volume, a "Reset" to a More Youthful Face

Several dermal fillers have been developed since the early use of fat transfer and collagen injection were used for restoration of youthful cheek and facial volume.  We are fortunate that the technology has become so advanced that filler substances have become safer and more long-lasting, meaning the natural-appearing results from one treatment can be enjoyed for up to 1 – 2 years in some cases.

 
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Written by JenniferBaronMD.com Staff
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:02
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Dr. Baron is an accomplished Mohs surgeon. She trained under the American College of Mohs Surgery fellowship program, and now conducts several Mohs surgeries each week. Mohs surgery is a method for removing tumors with minimal loss of healthy skin while having the least chance of tumor recurrence. She makes sure the patient is satifised both cosmetically and medically with the result and her desire to put the patient first ensures each patient sees the right specialist for the best possible outcome.  

 
BroadBand Light Therapy
Written by Jennifer Baron
Saturday, 09 August 2008 08:33
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Many Skin Discolorations Are Successfully Treatable with Broadband Light Therapy

BroadBand Light (BBL) technology utilizes the power of intense visible light to reduce pigment caused by sun damage (brown spots and "spider veins"), birth marks ("port wine stains"), scars (surgical and from injury), and stretch marks. By selecting the appropriate light wavelength, I treat a wide range of skin conditions.

 

Broadband Light therapy (BBL) for Treatment of Skin Discoloration, Sun-Damage Spots, Scars, Birthmarks, and Acne on Face, Hands & Body

Perhaps the safest and most effective non-invasive treatments available today for dramatic improvement of sun-damaged or rosacea-prone skin, the Sciton BBL phototherapy device stands alone amongst other laser and light therapy devices.  With no downtime, reasonable cost, minimal discomfort and significant results even after a single treatment, the BBL treatment is a gem for the safe rejuvenation of aged or damaged skin.


Skin-Tyte for Reducing a Sagging Neck and Jawline, Improving Appearance of Stretch Marks

The Skin-Tyte device utilizes infrared heat to stimulate instant and delayed contraction of collagen fibers located under the skin’s surface.  3 – 5 weekly treatments result in a cumulative tightening of sagging facial and neck skin, jowls, and deep folds around the mouth and upper lip.  Skin-Tyte is also very effective in tightening stretch marks and reducing their appearance in all areas of the body.  The actual procedure is not painful and, in fact, requires no anesthetic for a comfortable treatment.  Down time is zero, and most patients return to work immediately after their treatments.

 

 
Skin Shop Catalog
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jbSKIN medical-grade skin care products are selected and tried by Dr. Baron for their maximum effectiveness and ease-of-use.  As a medical and surgical dermatologist for over 11 years, Dr. Baron has had the opportunity to research and dispense only the most beneficial skin care products that show scientific evidence to back them up. For Latisse, Elta MD and Oils of Aloha, click on the names below to get more detailed descriptions of these individual product selections.  Our skin is the largest body organ and works hard to keep us healthy--let's do what we can to keep it strong!

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GLYCOLIC 15% BODY LOTION

Our most popular lotion, sells out every month!  A light, oil-free lotion ideal for covering large areas of the arms, legs and body.  Designed to help achieve a softer smoother skin texture.  Wonderful for dry skin and great for Keratosis Pilaris.  Also contains liposomal vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10 and Green Tea Extract for hydration and reduction in solar damage.

INTENSIVE HAND CREAM

This hydrating cream will NOT leave the hands greasy while it holds in moisture throughout the day. Excellent for dry, cracked or chapped skin.  Designed for the medical office, this product offers an affordable solution to a debilitating skin condition.

HEALING OINTMENT WITH ELEMENTAL SILVER

While it has been known for many decades, new data is even more supportive of the wound-healing benefits of elemental silver for abrasions, burns, scars, and dry chapped skin.  The ointment protects the skin barrier while the silver reduces contaminants and promotes healing.  This is one of Dr. Baron's go-to treatments for rapid wound healing and serious dryness.  Chemical-free and natural.

ANTIOXIDANT LOTION

Light-weight and instantly soothing, this lotion is designed to neutralize free-radical damage caused by a day in the sun.  Oxidative ultraviolet damage is known to result in photo-aging (brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of tissue elasticity, etc.) as well as skin cancer.  Contains the powerful antioxidants Green Tea, Resveratrol and Caffeine.  Also contains rich emollients Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides to help smooth and soften dry, irritated skin. (Dr. Baron uses this every night!)

ANTIOXIDANT CLEANSER

Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser is rich in botanicals and protective antioxidants, creates a gentle cloud of pearlescent lather that thoroughly foams away oil, debris and makeup without excessive rubbing. Specially formulated to eliminate impurities and pollutants while avoiding stripping skin of vital moisture and essential oils. This pH balanced formula, designed without harsh soaps or detergents, purifies the skin while diminishing feelings of discomfort. A rich blend of antioxidants, including Green Tea Polyphenols, Emblica, Ectoin and Bisabolol, nourish, soothe and hydrate the skin.

 

ULTRA-HYDRATING SERUM

Quenches dry skin, visibly smoothing skin and reducing signs of aging.  Blend of antioxidants, humectants.  Ideal for post-microneedling, post-peel, and dry winter skin.  Very gentle and extremely hydrating without being greasy. Hyalurinoc acid, glycerin, antioxidants, zinc, copper.  Allergen free, ideal for sensitive skin.

INTENSIVE MOISTURIZING CREAM

Ideal for post-procedural and extra sensitive dry skin.  Restores the protective skin barrier and seals in hydration if used immediately after cleansing and or our ultra-hydrating serm.  Our richest moisturizer!  NOT greasy.

REBRIGHTALYZE KIT

Freshly-compounded in the office on the day of purchase for maximum potency, this kit combines the botanical skin tone evening ingredients of Kojic Acid, Arbutin and Bearberry along with skin protective antioxidants to fade excess pigment, soothe the skin and help with redness.  Also contains the antioxidants silymarin, ascorbic acid, green tea polyphenols and emblica to calm and soothe the skin.  Wonderful product for anyone needing assistance in skin tone, hyperpigmentation, melasma. Excellent pre-procedure to prepare the skin.

REBRIGHTALYZE LOTION

The ReBrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Lotion combines the skin toning enhancement benefits of Kojic Acid, Hexylresorcinol, Arbutin and Bearberry with the powerful free radical quenching capabilities of Silymarin, Emblica, Vitamin C, Curcumin and Green Tea Polyphenols, optimized in a penetrating vehicle.  Perfect for anyone needing assistance in skin tone, hyperpigmentation, melasma. Excellent pre-procedure to prepare the skin. Compounded at the physician site for maximum potency.

MEGA ANTIOXIDANT SERUM ("Power of Three")

This is a powerful multi-tasking serum that contains enough green tea extract to equal 500 cups of tea. 90% polyphenol isolates is the active ingredient within the super antioxidant and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores while calming inflammation. Green tea-derived caffeine stimulates circulation as it boosts the entire formula's efficacy.  Resveratrol, the well-documented powerful antioxidant found in the skin of the red grape, is the "third muskateer" in this powerful anti-aging serum. 

SMOOTHING RETINOL 3X CREAM 

 Assists in achieving smoother, firmer and more evenly toned skin. This retinol-based formulation helps achieve more radiant looking skin while delivering the skin-enhancing benefits of green tea polyphenols. The benefits of retinol include medically-proven anti-aging properties. Enhances the turnover rate of the skin. Fights acne and blemishes. Removes superficial skin pigmentation. Aids in the formation of collagen to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Coupled with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of green tea, reduces irritation and photosensitivity. Formulated with hyaluronic acid in a hydrating base. Can be an integral part of an existing skin rejuvenation regimen.

FORTIFIED FACIAL MOISTURIZER 

 This moisturizer delivers smoother softer skin with liposomal vitamins while still remaining cost-effectiveFor dry skin that requires a heavier but elegant moisturizer. Contains Vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10 and Green Tea ExtractAnti-aging, Dry skin, Mature skin.

VITAMIN C EYE CREAM

This rich emollient formula calms the skin and helps to mask fine lines and promotes more radiant, bright skin under the eyes.  Cucumber and chamomile extracts soothe the skin.  Contains liposomal vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10 and Green Tea.

RETINOL EYE CREAM

This eye cream has been specially formulated to contain a comprehensive system of all-trans retinol, peptides, chelators, antioxidants and moisturizers for the reduction in the appearance of under-eye dark circles, and puffiness.  Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and increase in the firmness and tightness of the delicate skin around the eyes.  Enhanced skin texture and smoothness.  Also contains the antioxidant power of green tea polyphenols.  Contains Dipeptide VW a peptide that can stimulate proper lymphatic drainageand tissue fluid balance, and PAL-GQPR a peptide that can enhance skin firmness and elasticity.  Contains Emblica a pro-oxidant free, cascading antioxidant that can lighten, inhibit collagen breakdown and stimulate GAG production.  Contains Vitamin K which is a key vitamin that can reduce bruising and promote healing in closed wounds.  Contains Arnica. 

RESTORATIVE NIGHT CREAM

Our only overnight restorative treatment, formulated with anti-aging and damage-reversing active ingredients.  Fruit-derived stem stell serum combined with antioxidants and greaseless emollients lend an elegant feel to this clinically-proven therapeutic rescue system.  Active ingredients include Green Tea Polyphenols, Resveratrol and Caffeine.  This soothing, paraben-free and hypoallergenic moisturizer helps guard against environmental damage while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin, leaving skin looking supple, firm and collagen-rich. Suitable for sensitive skin and those on retinoid therapies.

 

GLYCOLIC PADS

These pads are convenient and easy-to-use as they gently exfoliate, moisturize and assist in the removal of oil and residue on the skin.  Great for travel, work, school sports.  Ideal to tone and prepare the skin.  Contains witch hazel for additional toning.  Contains liposomal vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10 and antioxidant Green Tea Extract.

GLY/SAL SPRAY

This spray combines 10% glycolic acid and 2% salicylic acid in an effective treatment for acne and folliculitis in hard-to-reach areas, such as the shoulders and back.  Convenient and easy to use, can bring to gym and spray on right after work-out.  Dries up acne without being harsh on skin.

ULTRA-LITE MOISTURE DEW

An elegant facial moisturizer recommended for all skin types, and for patients undergoing retinoid therapy (topical or oral). This greaseless cream is made from the purest food-grade aloe vera gel which has been carefully processed and is rich in natural mucopolysaccharides. Squalane, a stabilized natural emollient found in healthy skin, and dimethicone further prevent moisture loss.

BPO WASH

Unique combination of 10% Benzoyl Peroxide plus aloe vera wash that thoroughly cleanses acne-prone skin with a special soap-free cleanser. Provides anti-bacterial activity against Propionibactrium acnes.

 


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KUKUI NUT AFTER-SUN, ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, and DRY SKIN LOTION

Light and non-greasy, extremely nourishing lotion for sun-exposed skin, directly from Hawai'i.  Soothes skin and nerve-endings and reduces inflammation through omega-3 inhibition of the COX pathway.  Also a life-saver for dry, eczema- and psoriasis-prone skin, year-round.  Also very soothing as an after-treatment lotion, especially for Broadband Light (BBL).  Enriched with Kukui Oil, Macadamia Oil and Vitamin E to provide soothing natural relief for dry skin and sunburn. Use daily as an all over face, hand and body lotion. Fragrance Free.

 


 

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ELTA MD Sunscreens, recommended by the SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION