Patrick Bitter, Sr.
Dermatologist450 Sutter Street Suite 800 San Francisco California, 94108
Patrick H. Bitter Sr., MD, works for Epi Center Med Spa in San Francisco, which is the first LEED certified medical spa in the world. A trained dermatologist, he is also an attending physician at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Bitter has over 40 years of experience in dermatology with particular expertise in laser treatments, skin rejuvenation, and cosmetic dermatology. He studied medicine at The University of Groningen, which is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, as well as one of its largest. He obtained his medical degree in 1960 and relocated to the United States, where he continued his post-graduate training. Board eligible for certification in dermatology, Dr. Bitter was included into the esteemed Who?s Who of US Dermatologists in 2013 for his outstanding work and passion for medicine.
Education and Training
University of Groningen
Patrick Bitter, Sr.'s Expert Contributions
Cellular blue nevi are not often malignant. You could get it biopsied and this would give all family members peace of mind. Dr. Bitter, Sr. READ MORE
Lower lip changes are often from long-term sun exposure and can be actinic cheilitis that sometimes can become squamous cell carcinoma. Your degree of change should be easy to treat. See your dermatologist. Liquor probably not a factor. READ MORE
Separation of a toe nail often comes from some type of injury. It isn't always black and blue. Protect the nail, keep it short, and a new nail should grow out and most likely be normal. READ MORE
A short course of anti fungal medication gives a higher cure rate and reduces risk of infection to others faster READ MORE
After proper preparation of the face they are removed usually by an instrument called a comedone extractor. Less often suction is used READ MORE
Mohs surgery is no more painful than most other types of skin surgery. Local anesthesia is injected making the procedural priority. The procedure can however be somewhat long in duration READ MORE
It is not without risk of scarring READ MORE
If seborrheic dermatitis is the true dx, then treatment of the underlying condition is paramount. Start with a good shampoo (Rx or over the counter type such as Head and Shoulders or other zinc shampoo). Treat both the scalp and forehead with frequent shampooing. The rash on the forehead will also clear more rapidly with use of OTC cortisone cream as needed for short periods of time. READ MORE
Not usually, cp's may remove the black top. The remainder may need to be removed with an extractor. Chemical peels do make it easier and do work in prevention of future black heads. READ MORE
It usually depends on the product, degree of sensitivity of the skin, and the skill of the provider. READ MORE
Moisturizer, avoid hot and long showers, avoid excessively dry environments. READ MORE
Many causes, but far and away male patter baldness is the most common cause. READ MORE
It depends on the type of acne. Retin A remains one of the best topical meds. READ MORE
This remains very trial and error READ MORE
Retin A remains as one of the best products at reducing pore size when the pores are stretched due to black heads. However photo facial is one of the best treatments when pores dilate with age READ MORE
Retin A READ MORE
Assuming you have the right diagnosis, there are many excellent OTC anti-fungal creams available. Keep area dry and wipe thoroughly after bathing. Results should begin in just a few days. Other possible DX's are eczema, intertrigo, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, etc. Good luck. READ MORE
Most commonly it is due to sweating and is common in persons who frequent the gym and are unable to shower after working out READ MORE
Not in the spring or early usually, but exposure to a lot of sun can especially if one has had little previous exposure such as first or early exposurein the Spring etc. Sometimes excessive sweating clogs the sweat ducts and causes these bumps. Cool compresses help! READ MORE
Acne-induced ice pick scars don't respond well to lasers. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Invented the PhotoFacialSM procedure; known as IPL Photo Rejuvenation Now -
- Who's Who of US Dermatologists, 2013
- University of michigan
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Articles and Publications
- Textbook on Photo Facial Procedure
What do you attribute your success to?
- Determination, Being Inquisitive
Hobbies / Sports
- Triathalons, Iron Man, Bicycling
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of American Academy of Dermatology
Patrick Bitter, Sr.'s Practice location
- What Medical Conditions Cause Sepsis?
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- What Is Acne: Get the Facts
Acne is a condition that affects the oil glands of the skin. The pores connect to oil glands underneath the skin. These glands form an oily substance referred to as sebum. The pores then link to the glands via a canal known as the follicle. Inside these follicles, oil transports dead skin cells...
- How Fast Does Hair Grow?
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- Wolf Spider Bites
It can be quite scary when someone experiences a wolf spider bite. However, if someone knows what wolf spiders are and how to take care of their bite wounds, it would minimize any possible dangers or complications. If you want to know more about the wolf spider, then you have definitely come to the...
- What to Expect While Undergoing Laser Hair Removal?
When it comes to keeping your skin smooth and hairless, laser hair removal might not be the first solution that comes to mind. It is known that laser hair removal requires more planning than simply shaving or using depilatories. However, maybe you have reached that point in your life where you are...
- What to Expect at Your First Visit to a Dermatologist
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