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Patient-specific approaches. Individualized Care.

Combined with a desire to help our patients achieve natural-looking results and a commitment to our community and our planet.

Find out how Gilchrist Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology can help you uncover your best skin.

Welcome to Gilchrist Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology. Housed in our comfortable suite, you will find Dr. Heidi Gilchrist and her gentle team of staff prepared to listen to your story and then address your dermatology needs.

Dr. Gilchrist has solid foundational training in conventional Western medicine, but she also embraces an integrative approach to skin wellness and disease prevention, including individualized dietary recommendations, mindfulness practices, and natural treatment options.


Our Values

Your health and well-being are the reasons we exist. We specialize in providing holistic and individualized dermatologic care with an emphasis on prevention. We enjoy our relationships as educators and take the time to ensure that each patient understands every important aspect of his or her skin condition and treatment plan.

In our office, we believe that small changes ripple out into large results, both for your skin and for the environment. For that reason, we choose to keep our office as paper-free as possible. Our green efforts also include:

  • Reuse of doors, doorframes, and insulation in our recent renovation
  • Use of low VOC paint on our walls
  • The organic cotton pillows in our waiting room stuffed with kapok, a sustainable fiber.
  • The skin care products we carry are not tested on animals.
  • We offer our patients filtered water in compostable cups as an alternative to individual plastic water bottles.
  • Located in mellow Encinitas—walk or ride your bike to us!
Are you looking for alternative treatments for your eczema or acne? Dr. Gilchrist's office provides an unrushed opportunity to explore your options.

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