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Patrick Bitter, Sr.

Dermatologist

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Sr. is a top Dermatologist in San Francisco, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Sr. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Sr. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Sr. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In San Francisco, California, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Sr. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Patrick Bitter, Sr.
  • San Francisco, California
  • University of Groningen
  • Accepting new patients

Can laser hair removal treatment cause any major side effects?

Yes! But they are rare, such as eye injury or burning.

Is my skin dryness connected with diabetes?

I can only assume that you have type 2 diabetes and that occurs most often in older adults, at which time the lower legs in all people begin to lose the ability to lubricate the READ MORE
I can only assume that you have type 2 diabetes and that occurs most often in older adults, at which time the lower legs in all people begin to lose the ability to lubricate the skin, especially the lower legs. Yes, diabetes can add to dry skin.

Can the signs of aging really be reversed?

The answer to this question might take an entire book to cover. Prevention is the best approach: wear sunscreens, avoid the sun, don't smoke, Retinal A and lubricate the skin. READ MORE
The answer to this question might take an entire book to cover. Prevention is the best approach: wear sunscreens, avoid the sun, don't smoke, Retinal A and lubricate the skin. Botox, fillers, lasers, chemical peels, etc., are but a few treatment choices. Some procedures such as photo facial (IPL) will actually reset the genes and turn back the clock.

What can I do to get rid of my 10 year old stretch marks?

We use radio frequency with great success following our special protocol.

During the summer I get heat blisters which leave a light scar. What should I do?

Stay cool and avoid the sun. Move to San Francisco, it usually gets very foggy in the summer.

Growth under nail

From the history and appearance of the photos this could be an injury to the nail sustained a long time ago, often from aggressive manicuring. That has now become infected. Probably READ MORE
From the history and appearance of the photos this could be an injury to the nail sustained a long time ago, often from aggressive manicuring. That has now become infected. Probably bacterial. You might need medical help, but try soaking the finger in salt water or burrows solution (domebro powder), a non-Rx found in certain pharmacies, with band aids.

I did a chemical peel at home and now my face is red. What should I do?

Avoid the sun, use no harsh preparations on the face, and do domebro comprise twice daily. Instructions are on the packets. The aluminum in this preparation is anti-inflammatory. READ MORE
Avoid the sun, use no harsh preparations on the face, and do domebro comprise twice daily. Instructions are on the packets. The aluminum in this preparation is anti-inflammatory.

Can monthly facials cause early aging?

No, facials are very superficial and affect only the epidermis, or outer layers of the skin.

Warts in the neck of a pregnant woman

Sounds like a filiform wart with "crystal-like" tentacles. Don't treat it yourself; it may cause permanent scarring, especially during pregnancy. Go see your dermatologist.

What can I do to get rid of my 10 year old stretch marks?

There are many shams on the market concerning this condition. There are solutions, however, in the hands of a good dermatologist, such as micro-needling and radio frequency.

Can acne scars be treated?

Yes, acne scars can be treated, and there are many approaches depending on the patient's skin type and the shape and size of the scars. They can be treated with dermabrasion, laser READ MORE
Yes, acne scars can be treated, and there are many approaches depending on the patient's skin type and the shape and size of the scars. They can be treated with dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, micro needling, fractora (similar needles, but with added radio frequency added) excision, chemical peels (phenol, tca, etc.) silicone injection, undermining procedure. There are many options, consult a specialist in this field (dermatologist, plastic surgeon) who have had formal training in this field and who are accustomed to treating this condition.

What SPF in sunscreen is ideal for baby's skin?

Zinc and titanium are still the best topical sunscreens in America. I like spf over 50. Children's skin is less tolerant of sun than adults' because the outer layer is more poorly READ MORE
Zinc and titanium are still the best topical sunscreens in America. I like spf over 50. Children's skin is less tolerant of sun than adults' because the outer layer is more poorly developed in children.

Why do I keep having recurring fungal infection in my inner thighs?

A common problem seen when this occurs is the skin on the inner thighs is rubbing against its opposing skin on the other leg. This is called intertrigo, It can be reduced by READ MORE
A common problem seen when this occurs is the skin on the inner thighs is rubbing against its opposing skin on the other leg. This is called intertrigo, It can be reduced by loosing weight, liposuction or cool sculpting.

My mother in law has extremely dark and dry skin around her foot. Is there a way to treat this?

There are many topical creams, but a couple of interesting creams are hypertonic sodium chloride creams; these rehydrate the skin rapidly and help with the scaling. Others are READ MORE
There are many topical creams, but a couple of interesting creams are hypertonic sodium chloride creams; these rehydrate the skin rapidly and help with the scaling. Others are creams containing polypeptides; these reduce excess water loss by evaporation (medically called insensible water loss) and further reduce the ph of the skin, enabling it to heal better.

My 6 year old daughter has small very dark spots on her face. What are these?

These are probably freckles and are quite benign. Wear a good sun screen this could help

Are regular facials harmful for the skin?

Facials are only as good as the person who does them. There are so many differs types using different ingredients that a simple answer does not answer the question

Is Cetaphil helpful in soothing irritated skin due to eczema?

Cetaphil in its original form has bee around for many years and still is a winner. It was used in the Scholtz regimen for eczema as far back as 1960. It worked then and still READ MORE
Cetaphil in its original form has bee around for many years and still is a winner. It was used in the Scholtz regimen for eczema as far back as 1960. It worked then and still works. It is not messy, greasy or tacky and can applied often without making a mess.

How should you treat psoriasis?

The treatment of psoriasis is as varied as are the degrees of the psoriasis. Milder forms often respond to cortisone cream, vitamin D creams, and topical tar preperations. More READ MORE
The treatment of psoriasis is as varied as are the degrees of the psoriasis. Milder forms often respond to cortisone cream, vitamin D creams, and topical tar preperations. More severe case may require the use of a group of compounds known as organics. There are a number of these different compounds and they need to be matched on an individual basis.

Is there a way to prevent cold sores from children?

Unfortunately the child will carry the virus and be prone to cold sores the rest of her life to a greater or lesser degree. She can possibly reduce the incidence and severity READ MORE
Unfortunately the child will carry the virus and be prone to cold sores the rest of her life to a greater or lesser degree. She can possibly reduce the incidence and severity by using an over the counter Acylovir cream applied early during the produce when she first feels symptoms and before the blister appear