Dr Luis Fernando
Dr. Luis Fernando Cárdenas Leitón specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic medicine. Dr. Cárdenas is highly regarded for achieving natural looking results. He believes cosmetic surgery should help a patient look healthy and rejuvenated and implements the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery, allowing him to avoid prolonged recovery times and unnatural outcomes.
For more than 13 years, Dr. Luis Fernando Cárdenas Leitón has worked with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), caring for patients in the San Ramon Canton area. In addition to caring for patients through the national health system, Dr. Cárdenas has also worked in the private sector where he has specialized in the field of Aesthetic Medicine and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Cárdenas has a passion for helping all people look and feel their best. In 2015, he opened his own private practice, focused on providing patients with the latest in non-invasive, non-ablative cosmetic treatments at affordable prices, making health and beauty available to the general population. Dr. Cárdenas practices with skill, expertise and compassion.
Dr Luis Fernando Cardenas Leiton
2017 Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress Medellin-Colombia
2017 Advanced Course on Facial Aesthetics Medellin-Colombia
2010 MBA with a Major in Management, University of San José Sede Occidente
2005 Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery Universidad de Iberoamérica UNIBE San José
2005 Certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a General Practitioner
2003 Thesis of Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery in the area of Thoracic Surgery; “Relationship between the clinical stage at the time of detection of lung cancer and its survival to five years”.
2003 English Now Program Cultural Center. San José
2002 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Universidad de Iberoamérica UNIBE, Tibás, San José
1997 Bachelor’s degree in Media Education, Patriarca San José School, San Ramón
Additional Training, Certifications and Honors:
2018 Training and certification; Laser Smartxide Dot Brand Deka
2017 Training module for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
2017 Course for General Mesotherapy and Aesthetic Medicine.
2017 Practical Theoretical Course for Botulinum Toxin Type A.
2017 Practical Theoretical training module for Dermal Filler of Hyaluronic Acid.
2017 Practical and Theoretical course; InLight Team of Biotec Use, Application and Safety
2017 Practical Theoretical Course; XLASE Team of Biotec Use and Application and Safety
2017 Course on Theoretical Biomedical Laser Practical on the use and application and safety measures of Laser Equipment NdYag, Erbium 2940, Er. Yag Fractional, CO2 and Q switched.
2017 Certificate Of Attendance; Clinical Training Q-Plus Series MT Duetto, Youlaser MT – 585 – MTOne
2007 XLV Pediatric Week “Dr. Rodrigo Loria Cortes “. San José
2006 Continuing Medical Education for Primary Care. San José
2006 2nd Update in Urology. San José
2005 Update on Radiology and Medical Images. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica
2005 Diabetes Mellitus Course: Spectrum of Disease. San José
2005 Update in Internal Medicine. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica
2005 Update in Gynecology and Obstetrics. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005 Update in Psychiatry. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005 Update in Surgical Specialties. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005 Update in Pediatrics. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005 Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course C.C.S.S – CENDEISSS. San José.
2005 Ethics and Responsibility. College of Physicians and Surgeons San José.
2003 Certificate of Participation in the First Medical Congress Hospital Clínica Bíblica – Tulane University, Hospital Clínica Bíblica.
2003 Certificate of Participation in the XXI Update Course in Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, San José.
2003 Certificate of Participation; Update in Gastroenterology., University of Ibero-America, UNIBE, Tibás, San José.
2003 Certificate of II National Congress of Cardiology, Costa Rican Association of Cardiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, San José.
2003 Certificate of Update in Medical Emergencies, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, San José.
2003 Language and Italian Culture, Dante Alighieri. San José.
1999 Certificate of Seminar of Embryology, University of Latin America UNIBE, Tibás, San José.
2015-2018 Medical Director of the Estetic Medical Center Dr. Luis Fernando Cardenas.
2016-2018 Experience in Aesthetic Medicine at Estetic Medical Center Dr. Luis Fernando Cardenas.
2016-2018 Experience in Private Practice with Medical Appliance. At Estetic Medical Center Dr. Luis Fernando Cardenas.
2005-2018 General Assistant Physician of the Health Area of San Ramón (CCSS), San Ramón.
2005-2018 Practice of Private Medicine in Dr Cardenas Clinic.
2005-2017 Experience in Minor Surgery in San Ramón Health Area (CCSS), San Ramón.
2008-2011 Associate Professor of the University of San José West Headquarters, San Ramón, Nutrition Career.
2006-2008 Associate Professor of the Autonomous University of Central America, Western Campus, San Ramón, Physical Education Career.
2005-2007 Substitutions and Medical Guards at Carlos Luis Valverde Vega Hospital.
2005-2006 Experience in the Management of Dengue Unit in Carlos Luis Valverde Vega Hospital.
2005 Associate Professor of the University Santa Lucia, Puntarenas, Nursing.
2005 Substitute in INS Dispensary (Experience in SIMA electronic filing), San Ramón month of February.
2004 Intern rotation in Internal Medicine in the Hospital México, San José from January to March of that year.
2004 Intern rotation in Pediatrics in the Hospital San Vicente de Paul, Heredia from March to May of that year.
2004 Intern rotation in Surgery at the Calderón Guardia Hospital, San José from May to August of that year.
2004 Intern rotation in Gynecology and Obstetrics in the Adolfo Carit Eva Women’s Hospital from August to October.
2004 Intern rotation in Community Medicine in the Clinic of Coronado from October to December of that year.
2003 Practice in Family and Community Medicine in the Clinic of the Community of La Carpio, San José.