Silicon Valley Aesthetic Dermatology

We are a top-rated skincare clinic in Foster City, serving San Mateo, Burlingame, and nearby communities. Contact us today at 650-638-1226 | Free consultations.

Get more info

I accept the terms

5 + 15 =


Silicon Valley Aesthetic Dermatology is one of the top-rated skin care clinic located in the Foster City and serving the nearby communities of San Mateo, Burlingame, and Palo Alto. Founded by Dr. Miguel Canales, a leading skin care specialist in the field, Silicon Valley Aesthetic Dermatology services clients (both men and women) who care about their skin.

SVAD is a new concept of boutique aesthetic dermatology clinic highly personalized on your health and dermatology treatments, all you need into aging healthy. We offer all types of injectables, laser for skin rejuvenation, hair removal, skin tightening, peels, weight loss program, hormone optimization.

Check out our website, including our client reviews and photo gallery of “before and after” skin care photos, then call or click to make your skin care appointment.

The team

Miguel Canales, MD
Co-Founder of Silicon Valley Hair Institute and Aesthetic Dermatology, Dr Canales medical and surgical training at Harvard Medical School and at Stanford University Hospital. He is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
Dr. Canales is an innovator in the field of aesthetic surgery and an advisor to aesthetic companies. He holds 12 patents on robotic hair transplantation and was the former Medical Director of Restoration Robotics, Inc, the manufacturer of the ARTAS Robotic System. He has trained dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and hair restoration surgeons on hair transplantation in the US, Europe and Latin America.

My name is Lígia Aker, and I’m passionate about helping individuals achieve their weight loss goals. As an esteemed weight loss expert, I have developed a comprehensive method that not only helps reduce fat mass but also promotes muscle gain through the power of balanced nutrition and natural supplements.

During the challenging times of the pandemic, I personally experienced weight gain. Motivated by my own journey, I dedicated myself to creating a unique and effective nutritional program. Through my program, I successfully shed over 40 lbs, gaining invaluable insights and practical knowledge along the way.

With a focus on diet adjustments tailored to individual needs, I believe in harnessing the potential of natural supplements to optimize results. My approach emphasizes sustainable and healthy weight loss, empowering individuals to achieve long-lasting transformations.

Join me on this transformative journey and let’s unlock your true potential for a healthier, happier you.

Dawa Gangshar. PA-C is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated with a Master of Clinical Medical Science from Barry University Physician Assistant program in Miami, Florida and received her Bachelors in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley.

During her PA training, Dawa completed clerkships in various areas, including medical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

She specializes in medical dermatology, botox, fillers and laser skin procedures.  She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Dawa is passionate about medical and cosmetic dermatology and is committed to delivering exceptional care and ensuring high-quality outcomes for her patients.”

Our Services


Explore our treatments

Injectables are exciting new ways to make your facial skin look better than ever.

Injectables are exciting new ways to make your facial skin look better than ever.


BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother.



JUVÉDERM® fillers are long-lasting, non-surgical options that contain a modified form of HA. Fillers that include HA are a top choice for patients—over 90% of filler patients received an HA dermal filler.



Our dermatology clinic focuses on cosmetic dermatology as well as medical dermatology. Book a free consult today with a top-rated dermatologist near you!



KYBELLA® is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.


Dysport is primarily known as a form of wrinkle treatment. It’s a type of botulinum toxin that’s injected under your skin to still the targeted muscles.


The Restylane line of products is formulated to act like your body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, restoring volume to your skin.


Radiesse is dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands. RADIESSE is a collagen stimulator.


Jeuveau®, an alternative to Botox®, uses a synthetic form of botulinum toxin to smooth out lines and wrinkles. Browse all content, here.


Silhouette Face InstaLift™ Thread Lift is an FDA-cleared non-surgical, in-office procedure. During the procedure we will place completely dissolvable threads in your face to lift and reposition sagging skin of the mid-face, jawline, neck or brows.

Laser skin services such as laser skin rejuvenation or laser hair removal. Explore how lasers can rejuvenate your skin.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

The new skin cells that form during healing give the skin a tighter, younger looking surface. Laser skin rejuvenation can be done alone or with other cosmetic surgeries on the face.

Halo Procedure

Halo Laser Treatment uses hybrid technology of a non-ablative laser, combined with an ablative laser to create controlled zones of coagulation to chosen depths into the dermis that stimulate new collagen, and fractionally vaporize (ablate) micro laser channels into the epidermis; addressing tone and texture of the skin.


IPL/BBL Photofacial

A photo facial is  a skin treatment that uses a light-based technology to boost collagen and lighten the appearance of blemishes—requires high-tech equipment and is offered at medical spas, specialized resorts, and holistic care centers. There are many different types of photofacial procedures available, making it important to understand the difference between the various rejuvenation technologies.

Laser hair removal

We offer services such as laser hair removal. Different types of technology according to your skin type.

Laser tattoo removal

New technology based on lasers allows for what is called “Laser Tattoo Removal” and we offer it here


Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the skin on the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Ultherapy has been recognized as the Gold Standard treatment for nonsurgical skin lifting and tightening

Skin Tightening

In general, non-surgical skin tightening procedures work by using targeted energy to heat deeper layers of skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production and gradually improves skin tone and texture. Some treatments also affect fibrous tissue to help smooth cellulite.

Acne laser treatment

Laser treatments are one of the fastest way to cope with scars and hyperpigmentation that can be left behind when acne heals, but this treatment can also be beneficial for inflammatory acne.

Laser skin resurfacing

It involves using lasers to help improve skin texture and appearance. Depending on your individual needs, our clinicians may recommend either ablative or non-ablative lasers.


A “facial” combines both old and new. We offer both “traditional” facials and newer, alternative health modalities in “facials.” Inquire on your options!




Our Location


1241 East Hillsdale Boulevard Suite 190-C Foster City, CA 94404

English Tel. 650-638-1226
Spanish/Português Tel. 650-405-5956


Sign up to receive our specials