Santa Monica Dermatology

At Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center we are dedicated to providing the best medical and cosmetic dermatology care to Santa Monica and patients world wide.

Headed by leading Santa Monica dermatologist Paul S. Yamauchi, M.D., PhD our team specializes in general dermatology, acne treatments, surgical excisions, cosmetic facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers, medical laser procedures, and spider vein therapy.


Center of Excellence

Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center was founded in 2005 by board-certified dermatologist Paul S. Yamauchi, M.D., PhDwith the goal to create a state of the art dermatology practice that provided the highest quality skin care possible.

The mission of this medical practice is to deliver unparalleled personalized service along with highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and comprehensive dermatologic care.

Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center of Santa Monica

Our Services

VIP Membership

The VIP Membership is an affordable monthly membership program designed to help you prevent aging, curb breakouts and boost the overall health of your skin…
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Medical Dermatology

We specialize in the treatment of many medical dermatologic conditions. We are a referral center from other physicians to provide treatment for those “hard to treat cases”…
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Cosmetic Dermatology

From dermal fillers such as Botox to laser resurfacing, we provide a variety of aethetic treatments to achieve your cosmetic goals…
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Skin Care Products

We are now proud to introduce our very own Sutani Skin Care line formulated with only very highest quality of medical grade ingredients designed to improve your skin and give you the results you desire…
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Meet Dr. Paul Yamauchi | Santa Monica Dermatologist

Dr. Paul Yamauchi is a dermatologist in private practice at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California. He is on staff at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Yamauchi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. He specializes in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, aesthetic dermatology, and clinical research.

He earned his B.S. in biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, his Ph.D. in biologic chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his M.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.



  • Excellence in Leadership – National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Top Doctors – Castle Connolly
  • Who’s Who in Dermatology – Marquis Publications
  • Distinguished Doctor – Expert Network
  • Leaders Society – Dermatology Foundation

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Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite #1160W
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tel: 310-829-4104
Fax: 310-829-4150

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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We want to reassure you that we are open and continue to do everything we can to ensure our patients, staff and vendors are protected as COVID-19 impacts our community. We will remain open during this time but as that anyone feeling any symptoms of the virus please stay home and utilize our online diagnosis telehealth option.


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