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Marguerite J. Critelli, M.D., FAAD

Marguerite J. Critelli, M.D., FAAD

Marguerite J. Critelli, M.D., FAAD, is a distinguished board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. With a wealth of experience, she has recently joined California Skin Institute, bringing her expertise and passion for patient care to the team.

Dr. Critelli’s journey in dermatology began as the founder and owner of Crystal Cove Dermatology, Inc., a highly-regarded solo private practice in Newport Beach, CA. There, she honed her dermatology practice and became well-known for her exceptional surgical skills.

Her practice merges the art and science of cosmetic dermatology, making her proficient in Botox®, fillers, laser surgery, and sclerotherapy. Each patient receives personalized care, with Dr. Critelli focusing on patients’ needs and goals. She has a passion for helping patients enhance the beauty of their lips. Colleagues and patients have praised her cosmetic results as she continuously seeks to expand her knowledge of new techniques, products, and cosmetic procedures.

Since selling her practice back in 2020, she has practiced in various locations, gaining extensive experience in medical dermatology and expanding her expertise in treating diverse skin types.

Dr. Critelli remains an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society of Dermatology (ASDS), and the American Society of Mohs Surgery (ASMS). She remains grateful to her patients throughout her 25+ years of practice, who have taught her so much throughout her rewarding and varied career.


Medical School: University of Colorado Medical School, graduated in 1991 with honors.

Internship: University of Colorado, Internal Medicine 1991-1992

Residency: University of California, Irvine, and the VAMC, Long Beach, California, in Dermatology.


  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Hair and Nail Disorders
  • Medical Dermatology
  • Skin Care and Skin Care Products
  • Skin Cancer Screening and Treatment
  • Surgical Dermatology

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