About Our Doctor

Dr. Almond Derla

Dr. Almond Derla obtained his medical degree at St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine- William H. Quasha Memorial and completed his Clinical training at St. Luke’s Medical Center- Quezon City, took up his three-year Dermatology Training at the Dermatology Institute Foundation of the Philippines under the tutelage of Dr. Vinson B. Pineda.  He underwent a two-year General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship at the Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute and Vienna Medical University, where he placed 1st in the Pan Pacific Aesthetic Surgery Boards. He took his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Health at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

He specializes in Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology and is a Fellow of the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology, a Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and a Fellow of Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute Foundation of the Philippines and the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery. He is an International Mentor of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS), a Member of the Dermatologic Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL) and a Member of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology (IACD).

Dr. Derla’s practice consists of an equal mix of clinical and cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery, general cosmetic surgery and regenerative medicine. Aesthetic procedures he specializes includes the latest techniques in Facial Aesthetics (Neurotoxin, Soft Tissue Fillers, Threads), Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Facelift, Face and Body Aesthetic Surgery, Facial Rejuvenation and Body Contouring. Dr. Derla has become known as one of the pioneers who performs Autologous Stem Cell Therapy for face, neck, hand and knee regeneration including Fat Transposition with Activated Stem Cell Therapy.

Other cosmetic surgical procedures Dr. Derla performed includes Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Chin Augmentation, Dimple Creation, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation and Vaginal/Penile Rejuvenation.

He pursues his continuous learning and training in dermatology, cosmetic surgery and lasers aside from his existing updated lasers and energy-based devises such as Ulthera, Picolaser, Acne laser, CO2 laser, etc.

Dr. Derla believes in being patient focused, hands-on, one-on-one approach to his patients and that excellent skin care and facial aesthetics goes hand in hand with a good doctor-patient relationship.

He is currently the secretary and the member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology and a member of the Philippine Medical Association.

Dr Derla currently is in private practice in Ortigas Center-Philippines, Tomas Morato-Philippines, Bacolod City-Philippines and a Visiting Consultant at Dr. Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital in Quezon City, Philippines and Rivera Medical Center- Davao.

Dr. Derla believes that adult stem cell research will lead to better treatment for patients, improvement in quality of life for those that are suffering, and possible cures for chronic disease and disability. To know more about Dr. Derla’s regenerative medicine and treatments, please visit the link below.


Regenerative medicine are the body’s raw materials cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells. Regenerative medicine have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a regenerative medicine or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.

Regenerative medicine are distinguished from other cell types by two important characteristics. First, they are unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves through cell division, sometimes after long periods of inactivity. Second, under certain physiologic or experimental conditions, they can be induced to become tissue- or organ-specific cells with special functions. In some organs, such as the gut and bone marrow, cells regularly divide to repair and replace worn out or damaged tissues. In other organs, however, such as the pancreas and the heart, stem cells only divide under special conditions.

Until recently, scientists primarily worked with two kinds of cells from animals and humans: embryonic cells and adult cells.


As we look to our future, we find technology and scientific breakthroughs moving us forward in ways we never expected. This ongoing discovery has given rise to a new alternative method of treatment, a new way of managing our lives. Regenerative Medicine has become one of the most exciting and promising fields in biological science today. Advancements in Regenerative Medicine give us the ability to manage our wellness so we can live fuller and healthier lives with our loved ones.

Regenerative medicine represent an exciting area in medicine because of their potential to regenerate and repair damaged tissue. Some current therapies, such as bone marrow transplantation, already make use of cells and their potential for regeneration of damaged tissues. Other therapies are under investigation that involves transplanting cells into a damaged body part and directing them to grow and differentiate into healthy tissue.

Regenerative Medicine have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat disease

This property is already used in the treatment of extensive burns, and to restore the blood system in patients with blood disorders.

Regenerative medicine may also hold the key to replacing cells lost in many other devastating diseases for which there are currently no sustainable cures. Today, donated tissues and organs are often used to replace damaged tissue, but the need for transplantable tissues and organs far outweighs the available supply. Regenerative Medicine, if they can be directed to differentiate into specific cell types, offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including Parkinson’s, stroke, heart disease and diabetes. This prospect is an exciting one, but significant technical hurdles remain that will only be overcome through years of intensive research.