Dr. Patrick Bitter is a Board Certified Dermatologist and the pioneer of the FotoFacial, a procedure practiced worldwide that utilizes IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to rejuvenate skin. He is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology and is MyFaceMyBody’s 2018 Male Dermatologist of the Year award winner.
When IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) was first introduced, many dismissed it because of the patients that were being burned. Dr. Bitter was fascinated by IPL and determined to solve this new and complex IPL technology. Through careful observation, a drive and passion for patients to have healthier skin, and serendipity, Dr. Bitter developed the FotoFacial. Since introducing the FotoFacial procedure 25 years ago, Dr. Bitter has continually improved upon the original technique, making the procedure more comfortable and effective.
Since 2000, Dr. Bitter has published dozens of articles and scientific papers on the FotoFacial procedure, given more than 400 presentations, and trained more than 8,000 aesthetic practitioners around the world, including some of the most prominent dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the world. He has also starred as the celebrity dermatologist on the hit series "Extreme Makeover," and has treated several celebrities. Dr. Bitter has performed more than 40,000 FotoFacial procedures and has personally had nearly one hundred IPL treatments over twenty years. His skin now looks brighter and healthier at the age of 63 than it did in his forties, making his skin a testimonial to the power of light and the FotoFacial Procedure. Dr. Bitter was recently honored with a Cover of MedEsthetics National Magazine and published "The History of BroadBand Light." His most recent accomplishments include lecturing at Virtual Conferences around the world and developing the most advanced protocols available anywhere for BBL HERO, Sciton's newest ground breaking technology.