Dr. David W. Kim in San Francisco is an internationally acclaimed Facial Plastic Surgeon who uses advanced techniques and procedures that are the safest and most successful.


Skin Care Line at Skin Medica

The entire aesthetic product line is based on the science of the skin’s own healing abilities. As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines appear and overall appearance is diminished. To counteract the effects of time, the Skin Medica skin care products contain restorative ingredients that work below the skin’s surface to regenerate the health of the skin. Dr Kim has recently introduced the Skin Medica line to the practice and the feedback from patients has been phenomenal.



Recommended Skin types:
Appropriate for all skin types

2 fl. oz.

Lytera is a non-hydroquinone brightening product that is available without a prescription. Not only does Lytera reduce skin discoloration and dark spots but results are seen in as little as 4 weeks. It addresses all four processes that can impact hyperpigmentation to achieve a healthier brighter skin tone.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrapeptide-30, Hexylresorcinol, 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde, Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethyl Linoleate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.


Lytera Skin Brightening System

With Retinol Complex 0.5 or Retinol Complex 1.0

Lytera System - With Retinol

Recommended Skintypes:
All skin types

$225 (.5 Retinol)
$250 (1.0 Retinol)


Facial Cleanser 6 Fl. Oz.
LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex 2 Fl. Oz.
Retinol Complex 0.5 or Retinol Complex 1.0: 1 Fl. Oz.
Daily Physical Defense: Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+: Net Wt. 3 Oz.

This product effectively reduces the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spot creating a more even skin tone.  Clinical results show similar efficacy to 4% hydroquinone.  The results can be seen as early as 4 weeks with continued results seen over time.



  • Facial cleanser: 6 Fl. Oz
  • LYTERA: Skin Brightening Complex

AM Only

  • Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+

PM Only

  • Retinol Complex 0.5 or Retinol Complex 1.0

TNS Essential Serum

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Recommended Skintypes:
All skin types

1 Oz

TNS Essential Serum is an all in one rejuvenating beauty product that improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture.  It also helps to support skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate itself.  The antioxidants help to prevent free radical damage while specialty ingredients help brighten skin.


Chamber 1: TNS Recovery Complex Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS)

Chamber 2: APS Corrective Complex, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ergothioneine (EGT), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitamins C and E and Alpha-Arbutin


TNS Recovery Complex

Recommended Skintypes:
Appropriate for all skintypes.

.63 Oz

TNS Recovery Complex has a concentration of 93.6% TNS, which is significantly higher than any other product. TNS is a mixture of naturally occurring growth factors, cytokines, antioxidants, soluble collagen and matrix proteins. TNS Recovery Complex supports the skins natural ability to rejuvenate itself. TNS Recovery Complex clinical studies have shown a number of benefits in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, appearance of age spots, skin texture and tone.

Ingredients: Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance/Parfum, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Isoeugenol

Retinol Complex

Retinol Complex

Available Strengths .25, 0.5, 1.0

Recommended Skintypes:
All skin types, ideal for skin that has been preconditioned by retinoid use

1 Oz
$60 – 0.25
$75- 0.5
$90 – 1.0

Retinols help smooth and refine skin as well as reducing the appearance of dark spots resulting in a more even skin tone.  It enhances skin texture through exfoliation and is formulated with highly effective antioxidants.  Mild redness, peeling and irritation is expected when using this product.  CAUTION: Do not use in patients that are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant.


Retinol , Dunaliella Salina Extract (Antioxidants – Phtoene and Phytofluene) and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8

Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen SPF 30+



Skinmedica daily physical defense spf 30 + is an ultra sheer, broad spectrum sunscreen in an elegant 100% mineral formulation. The oil free texture is light enough to wear under makeup and the formula is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, paba free, and non comedogenic. Also, water resistant (80 minutes) and gentle enough for sensitive and post-procedure skin. Apply liberally to face and neck before sun exposure and as needed. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming or perspiring.

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Why Dr. Kim Chose The Medical Field?

Dr. Kim's Philosophy On Beauty

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I Was Not Nervous

I Can Breathe Again

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Testimonial – Vanessa

Testimonial – Wanda

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Breathing Is Not Always Easy

Have You Seen It All?

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How Do You Keep Up With New Tech?

How Do You Treat Your Patients?

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How Much Downtime To Expect?

Many People Want Subtlety

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Millions Of People Can't Breathe

Most Drastic Example?

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People Should Be Treated Well

Reconciling Vision To Make People Happy

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Results Should Reflect Individual Desires

Talk About Philosophy On Beauty

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Talk About Your Personal Approach

The Asian Eye

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The Goal Is To Make Someone Happy

Transformation And Rejuvination

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What Do You Say To Someone Afraid Of Surgery?

Why Dr. Kim Got Into Surgery

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Dr. Kim's Professional Background

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Media Appearances

Thanks to his expertise, Dr. Kim has made numerous appearances on television, radio, in print publications and at professional conferences. He’s written and talked about topics ranging from mommy makeover to rhinoplasty to skin cancer removal. Please browse through Dr. Kim’s media coverage, which includes his groundbreaking “Study on Beauty.”