Renee Cobos, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Renee Cobos is a board certified dermatologist. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Cobos is fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Dr. Cobos has been named as one of the Top Dermatologists by Leading Physicians of the World, and has been chosen as one of America’s Top Dermatologists by the Council for Consumer Research.
Dr. Cobos has been chosen by her fellow physicians of the Orange County Medical Association as a Physician of Excellence Honoree, listed in Orange County’s Top Doctors, and has been named to Super Doctors of Southern California for several years running. She was selected by her patients to receive the Patient Choice America’s Most Compassionate Doctor Recognition award. This award is based on reviews written by hundreds of thousands of patients. While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few receive praise about the compassion that accompanied their care. In fact, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, less than 3% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2011.
“You’ve spoiled me Dr. Cobos! I love coming to your office and I won’t go anywhere else. I love your staff, they’re so caring. It feels like family here.”
-Brenda K. Fullerton CAview more
Dr. Cobos specializes in General Dermatology including the treatment of all diseases of skin, hair and nails, skin cancer surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Medicine including cosmetic skin care and rejuvenation for the face and body. Dr. Cobos specializes in difficult to treat Acne and Acne Scarring, difficult to treat brown spots (hyperpigmentation) and in Aging Successfully™
Dr. Cobos uses innovative combinations of techniques to achieve remarkable results for facial rejuvenation (without surgery), severe acne and acne scarring. She has developed a topical prescription product that significantly improves skin discoloration (melasma, hyperpigmentation) in a very short period of time.
Training and Credentials
Dr. Cobos grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she graduated from the University of New Mexico. She received her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
She completed an internship in Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque and completed her three year Residency in Dermatology at the prestigious University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
After nearly 20 years working with patients of all ages and seeing how devastating certain skin diseases or conditions can be, Dr. Cobos has chosen to treat a limited number of patients each year for little to no cost at her state-of-the-art Premiere Dermatology and Laser Center in Brea, California.
It is the birthplace of transformed lives – changed through the power of lasers, and a generous spirit.
While a resident, she won several awards including the Westwood Dermatology Outstanding Chief Resident award and was the Grand Prize Winner of the Jefferson Center for International Dermatology Competition in Caracas, Venezuela, for her research work in Epidermolysis Bullosa.
She has extensive training in Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Medicine including the use and application of the Fraxel re:pair CO2 laser system, the Fraxel Dual laser system, the Candela Gentle Max laser, V-Beam perfecta laser, Smooth Beam laser, Thermage CPT, IPL Fotofacials, Silk Peel Dermal Infusion, Glycolic Peels, TCA Peels, Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. Dr. Cobos is one of Orange County’s top injectors of Sculptra.
Dr. Cobos was chosen as the International Grand Prize Fraxel “Picture This” competition winner from among 179 physicians in the US and Canada for achieving the best clinical results using the Fraxel re:pair CO2 laser.
Dr. Cobos has pioneered Cobos Pain Control™ a new technique that has ELIMINATED the use of general anesthesia, heavy sedation or pain medications such as Demerol. She uses this technique during all of her Fraxel CO2 procedures.
Dr. Cobos has authored several articles in the Dermatology literature, has written a number of chapters in major Dermatology textbooks and has given numerous dermatology presentations.
Her most recent include:
Cobos Pain Control™. The Novel use of Combined anesthetic techniques during CO2 fractional resurfacing of the face, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, April 2010, Phoenix Arizona.
Kaltenecker BM, Agopian JS, Segal M, Rosenberg JA, Rosenberg SJ, Cobos RY Prevalence of Nasal Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in a Dermatology Practice and Implications for Care. Practical Dermatology 2011. 8(8)
She served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Dermatology at UCI Medical School from 1989-2009 and is on the Medical Staff of St Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Cobos served as chief of Dermatology at Kaiser Permanente for 8 years.
Dr. Cobos has served as President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and Member-at-Large of the Orange County Dermatology Society.
Dr. Cobos has served as a Presidential Appointee to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory committee on HIV and AIDS.
Dr. Cobos is a member of highest standing of the following Professional Societies:
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- Orange County Dermatology Society
- Women’s Dermatology Society
- American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Orange County Medical Association
- American Medical Association
- Medical Spa Society
Physician Consultant, Mentor and Speaker
Dr. Cobos acts as a referral and educational consultant as well as a Physician Mentor and Preceptor for both the Fraxel Laser Systems and Thermage CPT systems, and Candela Laser Systems. She travels internationally on the behalf of Solta Medical to train Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons who want to enhance their knowledge base regarding the Fraxel Laser Systems and Thermage CPT systems in order to maximize their patients’ results.
“Be the change that you want to see in the world”. M. Gandhi
Dr. Cobos strongly believes that each of us have gifts that we can use to benefit society. While most businesses across the country are concerned with profits alone, Dr. Cobos has extended her hand in concern to those around her.
After nearly 20 years as a dermatologist, Dr. Cobos has witnessed the devastating physical and psychological effects that numerous skin conditions can have. She founded the Transform-a-Life Program™ in order to offer her expertise to these patients and give back to the community.
Dr. Cobos chooses a limited number of patients each year who receive treatments at little to no cost at her state-of-the-art Premiere Dermatology and Laser Center. It is the birthplace of transformed lives – changed through the power of lasers, and a generous spirit. Patients with acne scarring, birthmarks, excessive hair growth have all received the benefit of these treatments.
Dr. Cobos works closely with the American Academy of Dermatology to actively promote sun protection awareness programs for local schools including free skin cancer screenings for students and their families, and promoting and obtaining grants for sun shade structures.
Over the last 15 years, Dr. Cobos has donated her time performing thousands of free skin cancer screenings for local Fullerton schools, St. Jude Hospital Physicians and Employees, city of Fullerton employees, St. Angela Merici Summerfest, City of Brea Health Fair, Donate Life OC amongst other charitable groups.
She is actively involved in the National Charity League ( Fullerton Chapter) with her daughter, where they participate in the Hot Meals Ministry, Meals on Wheels, Florence Crittendon home, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center amongst other local community and charitable groups.
Dr. Cobos has provided free dermatology treatment for the uninsured and underinsured population of Fullerton, Ca. as a volunteer dermatologist for the St Jude Community Clinic in Fullerton.
Medical and Support Staff
Dr. Cobos is very proud of the exceptional Staff at Premiere Dermatology and Laser Center who assist in the delivery of the excellent customer service provided in her office. All providers have extensive training and experience in performing aesthetic treatments and are directly supervised by Dr. Cobos.