Orange County Dermatologist
26081 Merrit Circle, Suite 109
Laguna Hills, California 92653 US
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5 out of 5 stars Photodynamic Therapy

Great PDT Therapy.Laguna Hills, CA

I flew into LA and fought through the traffic to have a PDT procedure performed by Dr Alai. I was a little nervous at first due to post therapy burn and sensitivity. Dr Alai was friendly, knowledgeable, instructive, and precautionary. She listened to my concern and decided to perform a mild first therapy. She gave me two kids of sun-blocking hats to wear as well as plenty of samples of sun...

5 out of 5 stars Microdermabrasion

Holistic Pick Me Up! - Laguna Hills, CA

Very professional and confident.

5 out of 5 stars Acne Surgery

30 Year Old and Still Have Acne - Laguna Hills, CA

Very good experience

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Consultation Fee

$175. Please call to confirm for annual adjustments in consultation fees. Rates may change without advance notice on this site.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Alai has hospital affiliations at None.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate:
    Biology and Chemistry, University of South Alabama Mobile, AL, 1989
    Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1990

    Medical: MD, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, 1994

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of California. Irvine, 1995

    Residency: Dermatology, University of California, Irvine, 2000

    Fellowships:
    Research, University of California, Irvine, 1996
    Dermatology, University of California, Irvine, 1997

Treatments offered at The Skin Center

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Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and is the treatment of choice for locally recurrent skin cancers, with typical cure rates of 95 to 97 percent, while other methods used to treat local recurrences achieve a typical cure rate of only 50 to 60 percent. The advantage of Mohs surgery is its precision and the ability to remove the entire cancer while only removing a minimum amount of healthy tissue....

Hyperhidrosis

What is hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is excess sweating. While sweating is a normal human bodily function, some people naturally sweat more or less than others. Some individuals sweat in excess causing problems with school, work and social situations. Hyperhidrosis affects both males and females and can start at any age. It is often a severe and emotionally distressing problem for people with the condition. Effective treatments are now available to help those with hyperhidrosis. How is...

Pre Cancer Treatment Using Blue Light

What is Photodynamic Therapy? Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a special medical treatment that uses a photosensitizing drug and a light source to activate the applied drug. This treatment is offered at The Skin Center at Laguna wher over 1200 patients have been successfully treated since 2004. The result is an activated oxygen molecule that can destroy specific cells, including pre-cancerous or certain types of cancer cells. The procedure is generally minor and performed in a...

Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis

What is hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is excess sweating. While sweating is a normal human bodily function, some people naturally sweat more or less than others. Some individuals sweat in excess causing problems with school, work and social situations. Hyperhidrosis affects both males and females and can start at any age. It is often a severe and emotionally distressing problem for people with the condition. Effective treatments are now available to help those with hyperhidrosis. How is...

Acne

How Does Acne Develop? Sometimes, the hair, sebum, and skin cells clump together into a plug. The bacteria in the plug causes swelling. Then when the plug starts to break down, a pimple grows. There are many types of pimples. The most common types are: Whiteheads. These are pimples that stay under the surface of the skin. Blackheads. These pimples rise to the skin's surface and look black. The black color is not from dirt. Papules. These are small pink bumps that can be...

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.