Joel L. Cohen MD, FAAD, FACMS

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Joel L. Cohen, MD (FAAD, FACMS) is an internationally-recognized expert on aesthetics and skin cancer. He is the Director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, and AboutSkin Research in metropolitan Denver, Colorado. Dr. Cohen has co-authored 3 academic textbooks and published over 294 scientific articles. He has been honored as a Top Dermatologist by US News and World Report, Castle Connelly Top Doctor (2013-2023), and voted by his peers as one of Denver’s Top Doctors in 5280 Magazine TEN times. For over a decade, he has served on the teaching faculty of the University of California Irvine Department of Dermatology and in 2021 was awarded the “Faculty of the Year Award.”

Dr. Cohen is Board-Certified in Dermatology, as well as Fellowship-trained in aesthetic dermatology, lasers and Mohs surgery. He has been quoted in many prestigious media outlets including The New York Times (4x), TIME Magazine, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Vogue, ELLE, Allure, Glamour, Consumer Reports (6x), Readers Digest, Shape (6x), Esquire, Men’s Health etc., and he serves on the NewBeauty Magazine Medical Board. He has frequently been featured on Sirius XM Doctor Radio, and made many TV appearances including the Emmy Award winning show “The Doctors.”

Dr. Cohen has published over 291 scientific medical articles and book chapters, and has co-authored 3 academic textbooks: Regional Rejuvenation (McGraw-Hill), Reconstructive Conundrums in Dermatologic Surgery (Wiley-Blackwell) and Botulinum Toxins Cosmetic and Clinical Applications (Wiley-Blackwell); and co-authored the Derm Directory (eds. 1-7) as well. Dr. Cohen is Past Chair of the ASDS Patient Education Committee, and is a Past President of the Colorado Dermatologic Society. Twice, he served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS). He was elected to the Board of Directors of DASIL (Dermatologic and Aesthetic Surgery International League) in 2011, and also has served on the scientific board for the large international plastic surgery meeting IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Skin) in Paris, and the 5-Continent Aesthetic Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Cohen is currently the Chief-Editor for and, has been selected to serve on the New Beauty Magazine Brain Trust & Medical Advisory Board, and has been selected to the Aesthetic Multispecialty Society (AMS) Scientific Board.

He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and Brandeis University—where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his MD degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and graduated with Honors. He also participates in many cosmetic clinical trials ranging from injectable cosmetic agents to lasers and topical therapies – – including many clinical studies and FDA-trials such as Restylane, Perlane/Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, JuveDerm, Voluma, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, Revance and Latisse as well as multiple laser studies (for vessels, pigment and resurfacing), skin tightening (Ulthera and Genius RF), and topical skin-care studies (including pre-cancer lesions and acne).