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Dr. Matthew Cole

Dr. M. David Cole, M.D., F.A.A.D is a board-certified dermatologist based in Orange County, California. He has evaluated and treated short-term and long-term skin disorders and diseases, including skin cancer, acne, cancerous or benign moles, and rashes. Dr. Cole is also one of the most highly rated dermatologists in Orange County regarding certain cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. He has been in practice for about ten years and specializes in cosmetic skin procedures such as wrinkle treatment with Botox, dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, and Sculptra, physician grade chemical peels, laser skin care, spider vein treatment, as well as mole removal, skin cancer screening, and acne treatment. His goal for every single one of his patients is to not just to provide them a treatment, but to provide them a more personalized dermatology experienced that is built on trust and respect. That type of patient care is something Dr. Cole prides himself upon so that he can help his patients achieve and maintain the confidence with their healthy beautiful skin each and every day.

As an Orange County native, M. David Cole looks to provide the most innovative and progressive care available for every one of his patients. His knowledge and expertise comes from ample on-site training. Academically and professionally, Dr. Cole attended the University of California Los Angeles and studied Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with membership in honor society Phi Beta Kappa in 2000. After earning his Doctor of Medicine from University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Cole completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Yale New Haven Hospital. He concluded his postgraduate training as the Chief Dermatology Resident of Loma Linda University Medical Center from 2008 to 2009.

Now with dermatology being one of the most dynamic fields in medicine today, Dr. M. David Cole continues to read, learn, and research new and innovative approaches within dermatology as a whole. Previously a clinical professor of dermatology at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Cole has a comprehensive understanding and expertise in skin cancer, skin cancer treatment, acne treatment, mole removals, and the treatment and evaluation of rashes. He has also trained hundreds of physicians in facial cosmetic procedures and aesthetic dermatology, and is well known for his techniques in minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures, particularly Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane where he is one of the top injectors in Orange County, as well as laser skin treatments, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy for leg spider veins.

Outside of his extensive knowledge in the field of dermatology, Dr. Cole prides himself in providing strong, helpful, and informative patient care. In an industry that is often convoluted with higher level medical jargon, Dr. Cole looks to spend the necessary time to educate his patients on the best practices and approaches for them to maintain a stronger and more comprehensive understand of the dermatological health industry. For him, he believes that the real testament of the job comes down to whether or not the patient understands the procedure. The more knowledge we can give them, the better. That not only helps alleviate pressure, but also empowers confidence within an already stressful situation. Because of that philosophy, Dr. Cole has become more of an advocate for better awareness and education in dermatological health. He focuses not only on accurately identifying and treating the skin issues, but also educating his patients and helping them understand how to identify potential issues themselves. He is passionate about providing more personal and easily accessible care to patients — and making sure that their needs are reflected in the care they receive.While it does take time breaking down various concepts, Dr. Cole believes that level of communication will always be necessary for every one of his patients in order to empower them with the knowledge to take control of their health and their lives in the best possible way. With that philosophy, Dr. Cole continues to see both outstanding aesthetic results and high positive patient satisfaction.

As for Dr. M. David Cole’s work experience, he practiced at Community Medical Group of Riverside in San Diego from 2008 to 2009. He then practiced at Kaiser Permanente Orange County. Today, he practices out of Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute Institute in Newport Beach, where he is known for his cordial, thorough, and knowledgeable approach to each and every patient. At Horizon Dermatology, Dr. Cole and his staff pride themselves in offering their patients the best in cosmetic treatments with their state-of-the-art technology and clinically tested cosmeceutical products. When arriving at Horizon’s Newport Beach location, every patient will be greeted by a comfortable and tranquil environment. In addition to the positive atmosphere, you will receive a cordial and professional consultation that best meet your needs.

Dr. Cole works with patients of all ages and enjoys the variety that the field of dermatology has to offer. Some of his most common procedures are skin tag removal, mole removal excision biopsies, and treatment of acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Cole has attended many AAD meetings and conferences over the years. He also has authored numerous publications in industry journals and led a presentation at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2002.

In his free time M. David Cole enjoys reading industry journals and spending time with his family.


Reach Dr. M. David Cole for an appointment at 949-439-9288 or at