Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts

Cosmetic Dermatologist and Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon located in Ventura, CA




About Practice


Located in Ventura, California, Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts is the premier clinic for high-quality, state-of-the-art cosmetic dermatological care. Renowned dermatologist Peter Karlsberg, MD, and his Physician's Assistant, Michele Ayans PA-C, balance therapies and treatment modalities to help patients achieve a look that looks natural and more refreshed. 

The team at Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts combines an art- and science-based approach to facial rejuvenation. Each treatment plan begins with an in-depth consultation and an open and honest discussion about the patient’s aspirations. Dr. Karlsberg and the team carefully choose treatments based on the patient’s needs and goals. Each plan is personalized and can be adjusted at any time.

Dr. Karlsberg prides himself on offering a comprehensive list of treatment modalities to his patients. They provide injectables to reduce signs of aging, including Botox®, dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and Kybella® for double chins.

Additionally, Dr. Karlsberg and his team specializes in laser treatments. The team uses innovative energy-based treatments such as Erbium laser resurfacing, Fraxel® Dual, and the Gemini® vascular laser. They also provide body contouring with CoolSculpting® and nonsurgical facial lifting with InstaLift™. Miradry is also offered to treat excessive underarm sweating, odor and hair.

Men and women alike who want to see an improvement in the way they look and enjoy a boost in confidence need look no further than Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts. Reserve your appointment today by calling the office directly or using the convenient online request an appointment feature. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality, most advanced, safest and most effective therapies for each of our patients. Our dedication to excellence in patient care begins with compassion and integrity, along with a meticulous commitment to the art, as well as the science, of skin rejuvenation.

• Individualized and personalized care - A very friendly place!

• Natural results, or artistry of treatments to always yield/produce natural results. 

• Always place the best interests of the patient first.  Only safe and effective treatments offered. Highest standards of care.

VIDA is contracted as a provider for many major health insurance carriers, including various plans within each company. Because we may accept particular insurance plans, this is by no means a guarantee of coverage. It is the patient’s responsibility to know what insurance company currently provides his or her coverage and the details of that coverage – including which treatments and procedures are covered within a particular plan. If you have any questions regarding insurance, please call our office.

Anthem Blue Cross
BlueCross BlueShield
Western Growers

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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Really great, could not have asked for better. Not a long wait, friendly staff, nice office, friendly Doctor."

    Peter R.
  • Healthgrades

    "He is so kind and so caring. I'm disabled and in a great deal of pain 24/7. He and his office watched over me with such compassion for Moh's surgery"

    JW Dearborn
  • Yelp

    "I have now been going to Dr. Karlsberg's office for about 20 years and I definitely wouldn't switch unless forced. Dr. Karlsberg and Michele Ayans are the best! "

    Adonda M.
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