Meet Dr. Aspacio
Our Las Vegas, NV board-certified dermatologist and medical director of Summerlin Dermatology, Dr. Reuel Aspacio, created his practice in 2001 with the primary goal of offering the best possible skin treatments available to patients of all walks of life. He believes that attaining and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin is within reach for all his patients. Practicing in Las Vegas since 1996, his purpose in founding Summerlin Dermatology was to provide the finest in medical and cosmetic skin care for people of all ages, races, and ethnicities. Dr. Aspacio’s diverse background and experience have made him one of the foremost figures in general, medical, and cosmetic dermatology. He diagnoses and treats patients with skin, hair, and nail disorders or conditions of all forms — from the smallest mole or wart to extensive acne blemishes and sun damage. Dr. Aspacio has a full range of treatments no matter if they are minor afflictions or major illnesses like skin malignancies. With his aesthetic team at Summerlin Dermatology, he delivers specialized aesthetic skin rejuvenation treatments such as cosmetic injectables, laser skin treatments, sclerotherapy, and nonsurgical skin tightening. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
Las Vegas Magazine named Dr. Aspacio a 2010 "Top Doctor" in the city, and then in 2014 as one of the "Top 10 Doctors in Nevada," "Top 10 Doctors in Las Vegas," and "Top 10 Doctors in the Metro Area, Greater Las Vegas" for dermatology. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Aspacio has been recognized as an "Expert Injector" by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since 2016. Less than three percent of the 1.2 million doctors legally allowed to administer injectables in the United States are qualified to be an expert injector. To earn this prestigious honor, he demonstrated extreme due diligence in regard to patient safety, administered FDA-approved products only with reliable results, and provided his patients with excellent consumer education.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Aspacio’s delivery of care is the culmination of years of study, experience, and commitment to continuing his medical education. With his artistic sense of form, balance, and proportion along with his medical acumen, Summerlin Dermatology is a premier source of cosmetic and medical dermatology in Las Vegas. Affiliated with many hospitals in the area, Dr. Aspacio remains in the forefront in the delivery of dermatological care in the Valley.
At Summerlin Dermatology, Dr. Aspacio offers general, medical, and cosmetic dermatology plus aesthetic services for patients with a variety of skin conditions. In Las Vegas, he is known for his skin cancer treatments as well as his artistic skill as an expert injector of FDA-approved cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX®, Sculptra®, and Kybella®. He knows there is a great art and science to choosing the right dosage, strength, and aesthetic injectable for his patients. Dr. Aspacio understands the subtle differences between fillers, the area being treated, and the overall goal in mind. As he is not afraid to take on the difficult cases, Dr. Aspacio loves the challenge of addressing a skin condition that other doctors have deemed not responsive to treatment. With his team of certified medical aestheticians and nurse practitioners, he offers a wide selection of nonsurgical treatments for the skin such as facial rejuvenation, laser treatments, cosmetic injections, fat reduction, hand rejuvenation, sclerotherapy, and platelet-rich plasma therapies for the skin or hair.
Dr. Aspacio received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of California, Davis with the distinction of having earned highest honors. He remained at UC Davis to complete his medical degree. He then went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco/San Joaquin Program in Fresno, CA. Dr. Aspacio then finished his residency training in dermatology at the Martin Luther King, Jr./Charles Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA where he gained experience in the assessment and treatment of ethnic skin.
Dr. Aspacio is proud to be a member of the following medical organizations:
- American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
- American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, Member
- National Psoriasis Foundation, Member
- Las Vegas Dermatological Society, Member
Dedicated to his community, Dr. Aspacio also devotes his time to teaching as an associate professor at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine (UMC). He also performs skin cancer screenings throughout southern Nevada.
Presentations and Research
Dr. Aspacio has presented at the following national conferences or conventions:
Aspacio, R. Vitiligo and Thyroid Disease. Presented at the Society for Investigative Dermatology National Convention, Washington, D.C.
Aspacio, R. Vitiligo, Lichen Sclerosus, and Morphea. Presented at the National Medical Association National Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Aspacio, R. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome. Presented at the Los Angeles Metro Dermatologic Society, Torrance, CA.
Aspacio, R. Eruptive Syringoma. Los Angeles Metro Dermatologic Society Torrance, CA.
Aspacio, R. Multiple Giant Pilomatricomas. Presented at the American Academy of Dermatology National Convention, New Orleans, LA.
Aspacio, R. Vitiligo. Presented at the National Medical Association National Convention, Orlando, FL.
Throughout his career, Dr. Aspacio has conducted many clinical and laboratory studies for acne, lasers for acne scars, and more.
Aspacio, R. and Wheeland, R. Clinical Study Evaluating Infrared Coagulator in Tattoo Removal. Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, CA.
Aspacio, R. and Berry, A.M. Laboratory Study for the Elucidation of the Characteristics of Frankia. Department of Horticulture, University of California, Davis, CA.
"Staff amazing, Spencer Meier turned out to be a 'sure' bet and I couldn't be more pleased with them and grateful for their impeccable care with me!"
"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. A and his staff. I was so scared to finally take the plunge and get injections. I was scared after hearing so many horror stories. Well here I am 2 years later. Dr. A and his nurse Trish are 2 of my favorite people. Dr. A is professional, caring and really listens to me. My husband has had the same bothersome rash that comes and goes for years now. I made an appointment for him to visit with their PA Alice. Alice listened to my husband and really cared about him feeling better. She took the time and examined him thoroughly. A week later his rash is gone and he is feeling better than he has in months. Alice is a life saver."
"I've been going to Summerlin dermatology for over a year now. Trish always always works to get me in last minute as I have a very busy schedule. The care I receive from Trish and Dr are top notch . They are both extremely knowledgable and helpful ... They really listen to what outcome I desire and discuss options... Never have I been disappointed ! I highly recommend Summerlin dermatology !"
"I decided it was time to get a thorough skin evaluation. I did my research and found that Dr. Aspacio was considered one of the best, so I made my appointment. The forms are all on line and easy to complete. My appointment was first thing in the morning, I arrived early to take care of the insurance business and settled into my chair, about 20 minutes later I was called to the back, since I was getting a yearly all over skin evaluation I had to put on the paper gowns. Feeling a little vulnerable, I waited another five minutes and Dr. Aspacio came in, very good bedside manner, puts you right at ease. He did his thing, prescribed some cream and set up to see me in two weeks. Overall, good experience. Office staff friendly and helpful."
"Came in twice for quick issues while I was in Las Vegas for a bit. I was able to get appointments quickly (within a week) which can be hard with Dermatologists. I saw the nurse practitioner who had plenty of expertise to handle my issues and answer my questions, so I was glad to have that option rather than having to wait a long time to see an MD. I waited a bit to be called in for my appointment, but that's pretty much every doctors office ever these days, and I found it to be less than some other specialists. Just expect a bit of wait and plan accordingly and then it's not really a problem. So I'd say a pretty good experience to start, but the reason I'm giving 5 stars is I really appreciate that the front desk folks and medical assistants - everyone there - are all very kind and professional. The folks here are very friendly and patient with everyone, even with patients that aren't so friendly themselves! I also have been able to get through on the phone with a short wait which I appreciate, and they've been very personable on the phone too. These nice folks also speak Spanish, from what I've seen quite fluently, so that's great for folks who are more comfortable interacting in Spanish."