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3455 S. Yarrow St.
Lakewood, CO 80227
Office: (303) 989-5231
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7950 Kipling Street., Suite 102
Arvada, CO 80005
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Center for Advanced Dermatology

We Are Now Accepting New Patients
  • You can conveniently visit us at our main office near Hampden and Wadsworth in Lakewood or at our part-time location at 80th and Kipling in Arvada.
  • Our Therapy department was established in 2003. Many cosmetic services are available in Therapy including skin analysis, hair removal, laser/IPL treatments, and photo-facials.
  • Our experienced dermatologists, Dr. Michaela McDonnell, Dr. David Hurt, and Dr. Kira Giovanielli, are all board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
  • We proudly offer CoolSculpting® the cool, new, non-surgical way to eliminate stubborn fat. We also offer a wide variety of advanced skin care products and cosmetics.
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This Video Will Make You Think Twice About Not Wearing Sunscreen

By Jillian Sederholm

If you're not already wearing sunscreen regularly, here's something to convince you. Photographer Thomas Leveritt modified his camera to record people in the ultraviolet spectrum, which highlights freckles and sun damage unnoticeable to the naked eye.

He captured strangers' shocked reactions at viewing their faces in a way they never had before. Leveritt also asked his subjects to apply sunscreen to show how under the camera's filter, the white lotion shows up like black war paint.

Photo by Thomas Leveritt, from the video

The video — which has more than 12 million views on YouTube as of Aug. 25 — has people singing the praises of sunscreen, which, aside from leading to better looking skin, can actually save your life. Earlier this summer, the U.S. surgeon general warned that about 9,000 people die each year from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer and a mostly preventable disease. But promoting the benefits of sunscreen wasn't Leveritt's intention.

"I haven't particularly been a proponent of sunscreen, I'm a much bigger proponent of cameras and tech," he said in an email to NBC News. But when trying out an experiment to test inexpensive sunglasses using his customized camera setup, he found something much more compelling: people's faces. "The reactions of people to their own faces produced such a wide palette of emotions that I thought would make a wonderful montage," Leveritt said. The internet agrees. 

At the Center for Advanced Dermatology,

we offer broad-spectrum sunscreens for every skin type and lifestyle!

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From skin cancer, mole and acne treatments to the latest in cosmetic dermatology, we'll provide everything you need for the health and maintenance of your skin.
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Dr. Michaela W. McDonnell Dermatology Dr. McDonnell is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Following an internship at Denver Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, she completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. McDonnell is certified by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons.
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Dr. David Hurt Dermatology Dr. Hurt's professional specialties include Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, skin cancer screening and treatments, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. In addition, he specializes in a wide array of cosmetic and surgical procedures such as Botox® Cosmetic for wrinkles and excess sweating, and numerous different cosmetic anti-aging fillers including Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Artefill®.
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Dr. Kira R. Giovanielli Dermatology Dr. Giovanielli’s professional specialties include skin cancer screening, surgical procedures, acne, eczema, psoriasis, alopecia, rosacea and pediatric dermatology. In addition, she specializes in multiple cosmetic procedures such as Botox® Cosmetic for wrinkles, as well as fillers, including Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Belotero®.
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