Meet Dr Loretta

Hi! It is my pleasure to welcome you to my site, Whether you are here because you have come in contact with me in some way, either by a friend’s recommendation, reading my book, seeing me on TV, I have had the privilege of having seen you personally as a patient, or you simply found me surfing the internet, I want you to know that it is my intention to help you to use this site to educate you in the making right choices to achieve the skin appearance you desire! 

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Who I am and what I believe

"I believe you need to put your freshest face forward every day. The key though is to realize it's products more than procedures that help your skin stay youthful, vibrant and resilient."

-- Dr. Loretta


Dr. Loretta Skincare was founded in 1993 by board-certified dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD.

A board certified dermatologist since 1982, Dr. Loretta began her career in the 1970s, working in a dermatology research laboratory at Harvard Medical School where she was fortunate to have spent time with Dr. Fitzpatrick as he was developing what is still considered the gold-standard of skin typing among dermatologists, the Fitzpatrick Skin Type classification. Cumulatively this education and experience led her to become the renowned and respected Doctor that she is today.

As she explains, "I believe that the benefits of good skincare, practiced on a daily basis, can keep our skin clear and our appearance younger in every decade of our lives!"

Born in New York City, she is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York, Downstate Medical College of the State University of New York, and she did her dermatology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology.

Dr. Ciraldo is a Voluntary Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she is Director Emeritus of the Appearance Center for Cosmetic Dermatology. She is also a past president of the Miami-Dade County Medical Association. For nearly two decades, she has formulated skincare for her own patients and acted as a consultant for other skincare lines. All the while, she has continued her private practice specializing in cosmetic dermatology. She continues to lecture and teach physicians on cosmetic dermatology and skincare advances. She is the recipient of the Physician Communicator of the Year award from the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Ciraldo is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience with the next generation of physicians and remains active in medical school and residency programs.

Her book, 6 Weeks to Sensational Skin, published by Rodale, takes readers through a 6-week "boot camp" to improve the overall health and appearance of skin, and has been dubbed..."the ultimate girlfriend's guide to beauty."

Dr. Loretta has appeared on Good Morning America, Rachel Ray/Human Lab segments and Today in South Florida on NBC. She was the dermatologist chosen for the O You (Oprah event) in 2008, and has been featured in O (Oprah), Shape, New Beauty, Real Simple and Seventeen magazines.

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