Dr. Almond Derla obtained his medical degree at St. Luke’s College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial and completed his Clinical Training at St. Luke’s Medical Center. After his completion of his three year Dermatology training under the tutelage of Dr. Vinson B. Pineda of Dermatology Institute Foundation of the Philippines.
He underwent a two year General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship at the Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute Foundation- World Citi Medical Center and Vienna Medical University, Vienna, Austria respectively. He is a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon by the Pan-Pacific Aesthetic Institute, He is a Board Certified Dermatologist by the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology, A Fellow in Dermatology by the Philippine Academy of Medical Specialist, A Fellow in Dermatologic Surgery by the International College of Surgeons, a Fellow in General Cosmetic Surgery by the Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute Foundation where he was awarded Top 1 in the Diplomate Examination given by the Academy, a Fellow of the Philippine Stem Cell Medicine, Inc., 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. Derlas’ practice consists of an equal mix of clinical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery, general cosmetic surgery and Stem Cell/Regenerative Medicine.Aesthetic procedures he specializes includes the Latest Techniques in Facial Aesthetics, Facial/Body Aesthetic Surgery, Facial Rejuvenation and Body Contouring. Dr. Derla has become known as one of the pioneer dermatologists who performsAutologous Stem Cell Therapy, PRP Skin Regeneration, Cellular Rejuvenation for Face using stem cells(CRF), Hand Cellular Rejuvenation using stem cells, Neck Cellular rejuvenation using stem cells, Knee Rejuvenation for Arthritic patients, Photopneumatic Laser for Acne, CO2 Fractional Laser for Acne Scars, Fat transposition, Liposuction, Cartilage Rhinoplasty, Chin Augmentation, Blepharoplasty, Breast Aumentation, Butt Augmentation, vaginal/penile Rejuvenation, Non-surgical facial rejuvenation and contouring, body contouring and body whitening.
Dr. Derla is on the Board of Directors of the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology and a Grand Chancellor of the Philippine Academy of Medical Specialist in Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Derla currently is in private practice in Ortigas Center-Philippines, Tomas Morato-Philippines, Davao City-Philippines, Bacolod City-Philippines, a visiting consultant in Koror, Palau and an Active Consultant at the Dr. Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital in Quezon City-Philippines and the Rivera Medical Center, Inc., Panabo City, Davao Del Norte, Philippines.