Torrance Dermatologist
23451 Madison Street, Bldg. 7, Suite 330
Torrance, California 90505 US
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5 out of 5 stars Accutane

23 Year Old Male Went if for Second Accutane Treatment. Torrance, CA

Susan Goodlerner is an amazing dermatologist who listens and actually cares about her patients.

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra

Sculptra - Torrance, CA

Dr. Goodlerner is great. Very personable. Never tries to upsell you, but works with you to get the desired result. You can guarantee that she will never make you look artificial. She also helps to educate you on skin care and the reasons one benefits from fillers (natural fat loss with aging). She is very down to earth with everyone. Not a lot fluff in the office (fancy stuff). This keeps prices reasonable and keeps me coming back. I highly recommend her.

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Radiesse - Torrance, CA

Dr. Goodlerner is the best. I've been going to her for medical and cosmetic procedures for several years and highly recommend her work. She also has a great friendly staff who make you feel comfortable and always greet you with a smile.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Completed 4 Fraxel Treatments Plus 1 Subcision - Torrance, CA

Dr. Goodlerner is very knowledgeable, professional and personable. She suites your treatment to your individual skin type. Her staff is also friendly, welcoming and assuring, which is important when you are undergoing a series of treatments and will be in the office numerous times. I would highly recommend Dr. Goodlerner and her office.

*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


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

$50 "if you mention a discount will be applied"

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Goodlerner has hospital affiliations at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Little Company of Mary Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1974

    Medical School:
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1978
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

    Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Affiliate Hospitals
    Ann Arbor, MI

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Obagi Skin Care System: Does It Work?

If your goal is the even out the color of your skin by lighening up brown spots or melasma (pigmentation due to birth control pills or pregnancy), you... READ MORE

Varicose Veins in Calf Area? (photo)

The first step in treatment is diagnosis. It is important for you to have an ultrasound of the veins looking for a leaky valve in the larger veins of... READ MORE

Honestly, can this tattoo be completely removed? (Photo)

It is not impossible to remove the tattoo but it would take multiple sessions: 10 or more The Picosure laser has been successful in treating tattoos... READ MORE

Fillers for 18-year-old with oral commissures? (photos)

Your face looks totally smooth and wrinkle free.You do not have marionette lines. In the photo your mouth is slightly downturned which can give the... READ MORE

3 mths into Accutane my jawline broke out & still hasn't healed and my chest & back are not seeing much result. Advice? (photo)

There are several possible reasons for the acne flare. You should be consulting with your doctor. The dosage you are on is appropriate for your... READ MORE

Is Retin-A ( 0.005%) Good for Dry and Sensitive Skin?

I agree with your dermatologist that Retin A ( tretinoin) is probably the most effective topical antiaging product on the market, if it is tolerated... READ MORE

What Treatment Would Be Best for my Acne Scars? (photo)

In my experience both Fraxel Erbium and Fractional CO2 lasers both improve acne scars. The degree of benefit varies but should be 50-75% softening of... READ MORE

Laser Hair Removal for Brown Skin?

The Alexandrite hair removal laser (Gentlelase by Candela is one brand) is safe for patients of Asian or Hispanic background-skin that tans and rarely... READ MORE

Subcision After Fraxel Laser

Subcision will improve deep acne scars that may not have completely responded to the Fraxel laser treatment. It is safe to do after a series of Fraxel... READ MORE

Meladerm Before Fraxel Repair and Restore?

Meladerm, which contains kojic acid is not as potent an agent as prescription strength hydroquinone. Most doctors have more experience with the latter... READ MORE

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Turning Back the Clock: Learn About Anti-Aging Treatments With Fraxel and CO2 Lasers

Scars, acne marks, and sun damage can all find relief with laser treatments. Learn more about Fraxel and CO2 lasers from Dr. Susan Goodlerner. WATCH VIDEO

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