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Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center

Cosmetic, Medical, & Surgical Dermatologists & Research Clinic located in Santa Monica, CA
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Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California, specializes in cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology. Led by board-certified dermatologist Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD, the practice offers state-of-the-art dermatology services to provide the highest quality skin care possible.

The practice focuses on medical dermatology, with an emphasis on diagnosing and treating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, and acne and rosacea. Patients can also visit the practice for regular skin checks. If a suspicious lesion or skin cancer is found, treatment like precise and effective Mohs surgery is available.

Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center can also address many cosmetic skin concerns. The team expertly administers cosmetic injectables to smooth facial lines, wrinkles, and creases and to correct age-related volume loss.

Laser skin resurfacing using cutting-edge technology erases age spots and vascular lesions while smoothing out textural irregularities like acne scars and blemishes. The practice also offers Sutaniā„¢, a high-quality skin care line curated by Dr. Yamauchi. 

For more about the variety of dermatology services offered at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center, call or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today. Telehealth visits are also available.

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Most major insurances accepted

We participate with EPO and PPO plans. For HMO, we are contracted with Regal / Lakeside Medical Group and LA Care Direct (Medi-Cal). Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach us

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Meridian Health Plan
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    "I would like to thank the staff at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center for there excellent service. Perfection."

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    "I was happy to have been recommended to Dr. Yamauchi and his staff."

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    "I love the people & all of the terrific products available. My facial was nice & I highly recommend it!"

    Linda D.
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    " I look forward to continuing my preventative aging treatment care with this office and would definitely recommend!!"

    Sarah S.
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    "Been a patient of Dr. Yanaguchi for years and always come back. They are courteous and accommodating."

    Nancy C.
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    "This place is excellent! And they have a great monthly program for skincare, treatments, and products."

    Carrie S.


Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1160W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-829-4104
Fax: 310-829-4150

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