Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
1301 20th Street, Suite 570
Santa Monica, California 90404 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Consultation Fee

Free. 175-250 usually waived if treatment same day

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shim has hospital affiliations at LA County USC Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Northwestern University Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Washington Seattle, WA

    Residency: Dermatology, NYU Medical Center

    Fellowship: Mohs Surgery, Laser Surgery and Liposuction, Scripps Clinic La Jolla, CA

Treatments offered by Elisabeth Shim, MD

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What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Look for when Choosing a Dermatologist?

1. Board certification in dermatology. Many doctors practice dermatology who have had no training in dermatology. Unfortunately this is not illegal... READ MORE

Skin is Thin After Using Bleaching Products - Thin Skin Skin Lightening

You probably received strong topical steroids which are inappropriate for long term use, especially around the eyes. The best thing to do is to either... READ MORE

How to Get Rid of Crepey Arm Skin?

The crepiness may have just as much to do with skin aging and laxity. Over the counter you can try ammonium lactate 12% lotions (such as Amlactin)... READ MORE

Would Botox Help for Static Wrinkles Under my Eyes?

Do not get this area injected. There are muscles here that affect your smile especially at the sides. Also if you have lax skin, your eyes could just... READ MORE

What Should I Do About Sagging Around Mouth and Jaw?

It's hard to tell what is best from the photo since you are turned sideways, but either wrinkle fillers alone or if you can afford it,... READ MORE

Possible to Remove Depressions Caused by Acne?

Microdermabrasion is very slow for removing scars, even if it was done to the point of bleeding. Acne scars respond best to fractionated CO2 laser,... READ MORE

Laser Treatment for "Fleshy" Facial Mole Removal

Fleshy moles lend themselves well to shave removal. Make sure your dermatologist or surgeon sends the lesion for pathology to be evaluated... READ MORE

Malignant Acrospiroma of Eyebrow - Need a Mohs Surgeon?

Mohs surgery in coordination with sentinel lymph node biopsy with a head and neck surgeon would be a good way of assuring the best treatment for... READ MORE

Surgicial Options for Stretch Marks Down the Sides of Body

If they are new, reddish stretch marks, the KTP or pulsed dye lasers or even topical retin A can help all stretch marks may respond to... READ MORE

Can You Inject Botox and Filler at the Same Time in the Same Place?

What i usually do is have the pt have Botox first, then have them return in 1-2 weeks and see how much filler is actually needed Fillers are not... READ MORE

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