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Best Dermatologists in Los Angeles, CA

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2811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 640, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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4.5 (111)

Why choose this provider?

Tanya Kormeili Dermatology is a Santa Monica-based facility that offers medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. Medical services include treatment for acne scarring, cysts, dry skin, hair loss, sun damage, varicose veins, and many other conditions. They also offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments such as Botox, facial vein treatments, and laser hair removal. Services are provided by Dr. Tanya Kormeili, a board-certified dermatologist, and an educator in the field of dermatology. Dr. Kormeili is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and other professional organizations. She is the recipient of many awards and recognitions. You may send her an email for any dermatology concerns (info@drkormeili.com).

Calabasas, CA 91302

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4.5 (140)
Facebook
5.0 (11)

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Calabasas Dermatology Center provides the metro Los Angeles area with skin care services for patients of all ages. The center is led by a team of two board-certified dermatologists who have more than a half-century of combined experience. They specialize in the treatment of skin cancer, medical dermatology, cosmetic procedures, and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Hal M. Weitzbuch serves as the medical director, dermatologist, and Mohs surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, a Master’s Degree in Applied Physiology from the Chicago Medical School, and his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. He is a member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Medical Association, and other professional organizations. He is also the recipient of the 2014 and 2015 Doctors’ Choice Awards for Calabasas.

Walnut, CA 91789

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4.5 (406)

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Skin Perfect Brothers is a locally-owned business that provides dermatology services for the metro Los Angeles area. They offer a wide variety of skin care solutions, including non-surgical rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, non-surgical chin augmentation, tattoo removal, skin tightening, and hair removal. They also provide treatment for conditions such as acne, wrinkles, scars, and sun spots. They employ top notch products such as Voluma XC, Thermage, Ulttherapy, and V-Line Power Lift. Joseph Fei-Fan Liu serves as the CEO and one of the team’s beauty experts. He has more than a decade of experience in laser treatments and Botox injections. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Skin Perfect Brothers has a 4.6-star rating on Facebook.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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4.7 (195)
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4.0 (181)
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4.7 (36)

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Dr. Janet Vafaie, M.D., FAAD provides a range of dermatologic services from her practices in Los Angeles and Malibu. She offers medical and cosmetic dermatology as well as dermatologic surgery. Dr. Vafaie is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Medicine, where she completed a seven-year BA/MD program. She has nearly a decade of experience practicing dermatology in the state of California. Vafaie is known as a regional expert in acne and acne research and development.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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3.5 (75)

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Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California is a skin care treatment center located in Los Angeles, California. They specialize in the treatment of vitiligo, age spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and other pigmentation disorders. Dr. Pearl E. Grimes serves as the director of the practice. Additionally, she serves as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCLA. She is well-known as an international authority on vitiligo and pigmentary disorders. Grimes is the recipient of the 2011 “Practitioner of the Year” award from the Dermatology Foundation and the “Mentor of the Year” award from the women’s Dermatological Society. She was also named one of Hollywood’s Top Doctors by her peers for 2014 and 2015.

Los Angeles, CA 90045

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4.8 (126)
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3.0 (55)

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Howard Sofen, M.D. is a skin treatment center that has served the metro Los Angeles community for over a half-century. They provide a comprehensive list of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic services. This includes treatment for various skin issues, Botox, Juvederm, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and more. The practice founder and dermatologist, Dr. Howard Sofen, is a board-certified dermatologist and a graduate of UCLA and Hahnemann Medical College. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He also holds memberships with multiple professional organizations.

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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5.0 (64)

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Kirby Dermatology provides clinical and cosmetic dermatology services from their location in Hermosa Beach, California. Services include the elimination of wrinkles, removal of age spots, lip augmentation, cosmetic injectables, and treatment for a wide range of skin conditions. Services are performed by Dr.Will Kirby, a nationally recognized board-certified dermatologist. He has appeared on more than 35 different television shows, including The Doctors, Regis & Kelly, and The Talk. He regularly lectures at national medical conventions, publishes material for peer-reviewed medical journals, and serves on the editorial advisory board for The Dermatologist and The Journal of Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

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4.5 (122)
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5.0 (8)
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5.0 (5)

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Facile is a medical boutique located in West Hollywood, California. They specialize in cosmetic dermatology services, including injection therapy, nutritional counseling, skin cancer screening, and custom skincare regimens. The practice dermatologist and co-founder, Dr. Nancy Samolitis, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society of the Dermatologic Surgery. Patients compliment the relaxing atmosphere, the wonderful team of professionals, and the positive experience.

Pasadena, CA 91105

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3.5 (177)
Facebook
5.0 (2)

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Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena provides the metro Los Angeles area with cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology services. Treatment options include CoolSculpting, injectables, laser hair removal, spa services, Mohs Surgery, and treatment for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and Psoriasis. The practice was founded by a trio of dermatologists that collectively hold more than four decades of experience in the industry. They are members of professional organizations, including American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, and American Academy of Dermatology. They are recipients of the Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor Award for 2012 through 2015. Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena has a five-star rating on Facebook.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Google
4.8 (72)
Yelp
3.5 (35)
Facebook
3.9 (11)

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Douglas Hamilton, M.D. is a medical practitioner that specializes in cosmetic dermatology. He offers a range of skin care services from his practice, located in Woodland Hills, California. Some of the services offered are laser hair removal, laser resurfacing, N-Lite wrinkle laser, PhotofacialSM skin rejuvenation, Botox, Collagen, lip augmentation, non-surgical fat removal, and chemical peels. The practice uses name-brand products such as DEEP, Latisse, CereVe, Elta MD, and RevaleSkin. Dr. Hamilton graduated from the Albany Medical College of Albany, New York and completed residencies at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds certifications from the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. Patients give the practice a 4.7-star rating on Facebook.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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4.0 (66)
Facebook
5.0 (5)

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Brian P. Mekelburg M.D. Dermatology is a Los Angeles practice that specializes in comprehensive skin treatments. They offer laser hair removal, aesthetic skin care, and general dermatology services. The dermatologist, Dr. Brian P. Mekelburg, is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and has more than three decades of experience in the industry. Patients give Dr. Mekelburg’s practice a five-star rating on Facebook.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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5.0 (367)

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Dermatology & Hair Restoration Specialists is a Santa Monica-based practice that specializes in skin care services. They offer treatment for skin issues such as acne, skin cancer, fungal infections, skin tags, warts, and more. They also offer a range of cosmetic services that includes Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Latisse, Sculptra, chemical peels, Sclerotherapy, and Radiesse. The dermatologist, Dr. Ben Behnam has more than two decades of experience in the industry. He is a graduate of UCLA. Behnam has been recognized nationally by Newsweek as one of the top ten physicians and surgeons in the United States. He has also made appearances on The Doctors Show, FOX Good Day LA, and ABC News.

Compare our Top Dermatologists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Tanya Kormeili Dermatology
2811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 640, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Calabasas Dermatology Center
Skin Perfect Brothers
Dr. Janet Vafaie, M.D., FAAD
Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California
Howard Sofen, M.D.
Kirby Dermatology
Facile
Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena
Douglas Hamilton, M.D.
Brian P. Mekelburg M.D. Dermatology
Dermatology & Hair Restoration Specialists

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Dermatologists can diagnose and treat over 3,000 diseases.

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are over 44 million visits to dermatologists annually. The top five most common reasons for visiting a dermatologist are skin lesions, progress visits, acne issues, skin rashes, and discoloration or pigmentation. They also notice signs of other health concerns, such as kidney damage or diabetes.

  • What types of conditions can dermatologists treat?

    Dermatologists treat a wide area of conditions. Some of the more common examples are:
    • Medical conditions including acne, rosacea, plaque psoriasis, and ezcema.
    • Cosmetic concerns like hair loss, wrinkles, and dark spots or pigmentation.
    • Surgical needs such as removing moles, warts, benign cysts, and skin cancer, as well as reducing or removing birthmarks.
  • What to expect at a dermatologist\'s appointment?

    First, it’s important to preface that most patients shouldn’t expect a quick fix when visiting the dermatologist; most conditions a dermatologist treats take time to resolve. It helps to come to your appointment with your questions ready. During your appointment, your dermatologist will examine the area of concern and ask questions about your medical history. You may require some follow-up testing for a diagnosis.

  • Can a dermatologist help with hair loss?

    Yes, a dermatologist deals with many areas of the body, including hair. A dermatologist should be able to establish a diagnosis and what's causing the hair loss, offering a treatment plan, if possible.

  • What questions should I ask my dermatologist? 

    While specific questions depend on what reason brings you to the dermatologist, here are some good general questions to start with:
    • What is the best way to monitor moles?
    • What can I do to monitor and screen for skin cancer?
    • How do I know if a skincare product is worth its price?
    • Is my skincare routine working?
    • Do you recommend [a particular treatment or procedure] I'm considering?
  • Do you need a referral to see a dermatologist?

    In most states, you need a referral from a general physician to see a specialist doctor, such as a dermatologist. If you’re paying out-of-pocket, you can see any doctor without a referral. However, if you have health insurance, your provider may not cover the costs of a dermatologist visit without a referral. It's best to check with your insurance provider for this information.

  • Can a dermatologist prescribe birth control?

    Technically, any physician can prescribe birth control. However, dermatologists are one of the most frequent prescribers. When treating a patient with acne, a dermatologist may prescribe birth control. This is because birth control has been proven to reduce acne in some individuals.