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Dr. Allen is one of a handful of procedural dermatologists in Colorado who is Fellowship-Trained in eyelifts (blepharoplasty), facelifts, liposuction, neck lifts (platysmaplasty), and plastic surgery reconstruction. Under Dr. Allen’s care, these procedures can be performed safely and effectively in the office setting without general anesthesia. All cosmetic surgeries are performed with Dr. Allen in our Boulder office. You will need a surgery consultation with Dr. Allen and his cosmetic surgery team prior to scheduling any of these procedures.

Dr. Shawn Allen is a board-certified dermatologist and is one of a handful of dermatologists who are fellowship-trained in Mohs surgery and cosmetic dermatology in the state of Colorado. Dr. Allen completed his dermatology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, and then completed an additional certified fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. He is the Director and Founder of Dermatology Specialists, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado. He has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Mohs Surgery. In addition to his full-time private practice in Boulder, he is a sought-after speaker at national and international meetings and volunteers his time to train dermatology residents at the University of Colorado in the latest cosmetic procedures. Dr. Allen also donates his time to perform over 200 free skin cancer screenings annually.

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Dr. Allen has been recognized by the White House and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for his outstanding commitment to volunteer service in the community. He is proud to have been honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his dedication to service in the field of dermatology.

His extensive training background includes: Mohs micrographic surgery, Advanced skin cancer surgery, Plastic surgery reconstruction of surgical defects, Blepharoplasty, Facelift procedures, Removal of benign and premalignant lesions, Botox® injections, Dysport® injections, Sclerotherapy, Soft tissue filler injections such as: Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, Autologous Fat Transfer and Liposuction. He is also a trained expert in the use of lasers for: Destruction of vascular lesions, Spider vein treatments, Removal of skin growths, Skin resurfacing procedures, Photofacials / Photorejuvenation (IPL/ BBL), Skin rejuvenation, Treatment of sunspots, Rosacea, Laser hair removal, Scars, Acne scars and Treatment of malignant skin lesions. Dr. Allen utilizes his extensive background training and expertise to create a superior cosmetic outcome for each of his patient’s. As an expert in the use of the latest advances in cosmetic procedures, Dr. Allen is able to tailor the ideal treatment for each individual patient. At Dermatology Specialists, we can provide a variety of laser and/or surgical techniques to ensure the ideal cosmetic outcome.

His additional training & experience has helped establish him as a recognized expert in both managing skin cancers as well as performing cosmetic procedures. Recognition of Dr. Allen’s expertise has been evidenced by: Regular Appearances on CBS News, Fox News, and ABC News, Featured in articles in national magazines and newspapers such as Cosmopolitan™, Outside Magazine™, Natural Health™, CNN™, and Cure™. Skin cancer screening physician for the MLB Colorado Rockies™ and the MLS Colorado Rapids™. Dr. Allen has authored textbook chapters on skin surgery, as well as published articles in leading dermatology journals on topics such as skin cancer surgery and cosmetic procedures. Numerous speaking engagements nationally and internationally on surgical techniques and laser procedures for dermatologic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and laser surgeons. Dr. Allen is one of 3 national expert physician-trainers for popular injection products such as Dysport®, Restylane®, and Perlane®.