Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
2001 Santa Monica Blvd, #1160W
Santa Monica, California 90404 US
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12 years experience
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles
    Graduate: PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara
    Medical: MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: UCLA School of Medicine
    Fellowship: UCLA School of Medicine

Treatments offered at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center

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Is this perioral dermatitis? A fungal infection? Itchy and bothersome (Photos)

This is probably due to the drying effects of isotretinoin. It's called cheilitis which is inflammation of the lips. A dermatologist can treat this... READ MORE

I missed isotretinoin 20mg for 3 days will I'll be back to zero again?

If you missed isotretinoin for 3 days, you don't need to worry. Just resume your normal schedule. You don't need to catch up. READ MORE

Can someone with psoriasis get a face peel?

Yes, you can perform laser procedures on your face if you have psoriasis. We published a paper on this. Sachsman SM, Madkan V, Yamauchi PS. Absence... READ MORE

How to treat acne and the oily skin? I'm 20yr old guy.

Conventional acne medications are Retin-A products, oral antibiotics, and topical antibiotics, If these don't work, then isotretinoin (Accutane)... READ MORE

Stieva-A Cream 0.05% causing major acne flare on my face. Should I stop?

Sometimes a product that contains tretinoin such as Stieva can cause you to break out initially. Stopping it may cause the breakout to go away.... READ MORE

Stress-Related Adult Acne (Photo)

You can spot treat with Finacea or Epiduo. Also, an injection of Kenalog performed by a dermatologist into the bump can accelerate healing. READ MORE

What kind of acne do I have? (Photo)

You have non-inflammatory acne composed of closed comedones (whiteheads) and some inflamed lesions (red bumps). There are several topical acne... READ MORE

I've got pimples on my forehead. I'm so nervous about it. Please suggest some medicine, or anything else. (Photo)

You can try a product that contains Retin-A or a combination product such as Veltin or Epiduo to help your acne. READ MORE

Should I do extractions or not? Do I have to go for a higher dosage of isotretinoin? (Photo)

10 mg per day of isotretinoin is a low dosage. The dose may need to be increased to maximize efficacy. You still have a lot of inflammatory lesions. ... READ MORE

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