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All About Mohs Surgery: What to Expect

Skin cancer can be deadly. Fortunately, a highly specialized and minimally invasive procedure called Mohs surgery eliminates most cancerous lesions with little scarring. If you have skin cancer, here’s what you can expect with Mohs surgery.

Nov 4th, 2021
Laser Away Summer Skin Damage

Sunlight can wreak havoc on your skin, robbing it of dewiness, elasticity, clarity, and health. Fortunately, another kind of light — laser light — reverses the damage. If you want to undo what the summer sun has done, look to laser therapy.

Sep 1st, 2021
Struggling With Your Psoriasis? We Can Help!

If you’re one of the millions of people in the United States with psoriasis, you may experience painful aching joints and itchy skin patches. The good news is, advances in psoriasis treatments can bring you relief.

Aug 16th, 2021
7 Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which is a great time to learn how to protect your skin from the most common form of cancer in the United States. Millions of people are diagnosed each year. But that doesn’t have to be you. Read on to learn more.

May 20th, 2021
Why Who Administers Your Injectables Matters

When you get a “liquid” facelift with injectable therapies such as neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), you may struggle to choose between the options. But who administers your injectables is the most important choice.

Apr 18th, 2021
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Why participate in a clinical trial?

Before a product hits the market, it requires extensive research and studies to ensure it is safe and appropriate for its intended purpose. Many companies who are testing new products will have individuals who are interested in participating in clinical...

Nov 15th, 2020
Contact dermatitis vs. eczema (atopic dermatitis)

While contact dermatitis and the symptoms of eczema (or atopic dermatitis) are often similar, these two conditions are still different from each other. Dr. Paul Yamauchi and the team at Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center of Santa Monica,...

Oct 15th, 2020
Tips on using a facemask

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing the surge onward throughout America, it is more important than ever for all individuals to take a proactive approach to protecting themselves from the Coronavirus by wearing a facemask.

Sep 15th, 2020
How to initiate an online visit

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many ways in which we live our lives. Patients are often wondering if they are able to get the same treatments and appointments as they used to before March of 2020.

Aug 15th, 2020
What is the nanoneedling peel?

At Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center of Santa Monica, CA, we work closely with new and current patients to help them in rejuvenating their skin to look and feel their best. Certain conditions can cause the skin to look unhealthy.

Jul 14th, 2020
Why choose fat transfers for hand rejuvenation?

When Santa Monica, CA men and women think of the signs of aging, they first think about the fine lines and wrinkles that develop on the face. Crow’s feet, forehead folds, and laugh lines are often the most common signs of aging.

Apr 14th, 2020
Botox & Jeuveau available in Santa Monica, CA area practice

Cosmetic injectables are nothing new to the dermatological industry. Injectables have been used for many years to help patients turn back the hands of time when faced with fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that contribute to an aged appearance.

Mar 14th, 2020
Laser Resurfacing Solutions for Beautiful Skin

Poor texture and tone are a common complaint from adult patients who visit the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, CA. The skin may appear dull and may be impacted by fine lines and wrinkles.

Feb 13th, 2020
Understanding how chemical peels work

Keeping the skin looking beautiful and healthy can be difficult, especially when coexisting conditions exist. Many of our patients who come to visit us at Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center are often looking for ways to improve their skincare...

Jan 14th, 2020
What are some indications that a skin growth may be cancerous?

A cancer diagnosis is often extremely concerning for a patient, regardless of the stage it has reached. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers found in patients in the United States, and melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is the most dangerous.

Dec 15th, 2019
Learn two ways to combat unwanted spider veins

Spider veins can be problematic for Santa Monica, CA area patients who are self-conscious about their appearance. These small clusters of veins are often a cosmetic concern for both men and women, especially when they develop on visible...

Oct 15th, 2019
5 Ways to Get Younger Looking Skin

‘It’s safe to say that if we all wanted one thing, it would either be to win the lottery or to have youthful-looking skin. Because we ‘can’t make the first wish come true, we are happy to at least say that we can help with the second one.

Sep 14th, 2019
Pool Bag Alert: What to Look for In a Sunscreen

Whether you like to head to the pool solo, with friends, or with kids in tow, showing up prepared will help you enjoy your pool day a whole lot more. In addition to packing a sun hat, some extra beach towels, and flip flops, don’t forget the sunscreen.

Jul 15th, 2019
How to Spoil Your Dad With Spa Treatments

Whether you have a dad, a stepdad, a father figure, or the father of your children to celebrate on Father’s Day, skip the tacky tie and golf shirt and get him something that will be a little bit more rejuvenating and relaxing.

Jun 15th, 2019
3 Post Botox Tips

If this is your first-time getting Botox, then you are in for a treat. As a consistently popular noninvasive procedure, Botox works by temporarily softening the muscles in the forehead and around the eyes to help reduce the appearance of fine lines...

May 15th, 2019
How to Get Rid of Pigmentation with the Depigmentation Peel

Unless you’ve literally been hiding under a rock, you likely have at least a little bit of pigmentation on your skin caused by the sun. Rather than investing in creams and ointments that claim to help you get rid of pigmentation,...

Apr 15th, 2019
Why Spring is the Best Time to Get CoolSculpting

A summer body is made in the winter- or so they say- but here at Dermatology Institute and Skin Care, we believe that a summer bod can also be made in the spring! If you have some excess stubborn fat that is practically pleading with you...

Mar 15th, 2019
What Is the Skin Care Society?

If you have always wanted to join a secret society or club but have never found one that suits you and your lifestyle, then consider joining our Skin Care Society. And don’t worry, this society is haze-free and you don’t even have to do a lot of begging...

Feb 15th, 2019
How Our Depigmentation Peel Can Help You

One of the tricky things about skin care is finding the right skincare treatment that’s right for you and your skin. When it comes to pigmentation and hyperpigmentation, there are a variety of different treatments out there...

Jan 14th, 2019
How to Get Your Skin Christmas Card Ready

If you have a family of your own or if your parents still do an annual Christmas card then you may be worried about your complexion and how its’ going to look on camera.

Dec 14th, 2018
3 Ways to Take Care of Your Skin This Fall

Having a perfectly clear and bright complexion year round requires you to switch up your skin care routine with every season. If you are still using the same skin care products that you were using throughout the entire summer,...

Nov 15th, 2018
Lupus and Your Skin

If you have recently been diagnosed with Lupus, then you may not know much about it. As an autoimmune disorder that affects multiple organs in your body, Lupus can sometimes have negative effects on your skin.

Oct 15th, 2018
Why the Nail Salon May Not Be Such a Good Idea

Going into the nail salon to get your toenails and fingernails painted and one every few weeks can seem like a real treat. And although pampering yourself never hurt anyone, the germs and bacteria that are in your nail salon might.

Sep 15th, 2018
Dr. Yamauchi Was Featured On Zwivel!

Dr. Yamauchi was featured in a Zwivel article called “The Best Emollients to Safely Soothe Dry and Damaged Skin,” where he discusses everything about emollients, how they can help improve the appearance of skin conditions,...

Aug 17th, 2018
5 Common Causes of Hair Loss and How to Treat Them

If you feel like you’re losing the hair on your head because you’re overly stressed about your kids, job, finances, or anything else, it may actually be happening. Although you may have thought that “losing the hair on my head” is just an expression,...

Aug 15th, 2018
Dr. Yamauchi Was Featured In Reader’s Digest!

Dr. Paul Yamauchi was featured in an article for Reader’s Digest called “12 Diseases You Didn’t Know You Could Get on Vacation,”where he discusses the possible dangers you didn’t know you should worry about while vacationing and the steps...

Jul 16th, 2018
Interested in Clinical Trials? How You Can Help

As a part of our Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center, the Clinical Science Institute has been around for the past decade. By conducting research and clinical trials, our state of the art center provides treatment for various diseases like rosacea,...

Jul 15th, 2018
What to Expect from Laser Resurfacing

When it comes to having the perfect flawless skin that you’ve always wanted, it takes a little more work than using the right skin care. Here at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center, we have a variety of skin treatments to help give patients...

Jun 14th, 2018
Kybella Vs. Botox: What’s the Difference?

Fillers have gained popularity for their ability to plump up lips and fill in fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, but here at Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center, we offer two different injectables that are worth learning...

Apr 14th, 2018
3 Things to Know About Warts

Nobody wants to shake hands with someone with a handful of warts— even if they are five years old. Even though warts are most common among young children, adults are still susceptible to getting them all across their body...

Mar 15th, 2018
3 Things Everyone Should Be Doing for Their Skin

Having good skin doesn’t come easy or naturally for most people. Whether You suffer from acne, dryness, hyperpigmentation, or anything else, there are a few basic that you can do to have healthier, happier skin.

Mar 15th, 2018
3 Myths About Psoriasis

If you look at Kim Kardashian, all you will see is a perfect complexion that in many cases has been photoshopped. One thing that you likely won’t see, however, is her psoriasis.

Feb 15th, 2018
3 Tips for Retin-A Users

Retin-A is one of those miracle creams that we at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center recommend for some patients who have active acne, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. And although Retin-A can work wonders on most patients skin,...

Jan 15th, 2018
How to Kick Your Dry Skin to the Curb

Winter— you either love it or hate it. And although colder temperatures make it feel more magical during the holiday season, they can also cause your skin to dry out and become chapped.

Dec 14th, 2017
Fall Skin Care Challenge

With the holidays just around the corner, your mind is probably on spending time with friends and family— both of which are important. However, many people neglect to take care of all parts of their lives during the holidays— including their skin...

Nov 14th, 2017
Nailed It! The Truth Behind Nail Fungus

Having long, beautifully manicured nails is one way to get closer to being the 4th Kardashian sister. But, if you have yellow, brittle nails, you’re going to resemble a wicked witch more than anything.

Sep 15th, 2017
The Importance of Sunscreen in All Kinds of Weather

There are a few things you don’t hit the beach or pool without a swimsuit, a towel, and some sunscreen— just about everything else is optional. However, although it’s essential to wear sunscreen on a hot summer day,...

Aug 15th, 2017
Beard Guide: How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs

If you have facial hair, the good news (for men, anyway) is that beards aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, just because you have a beard, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t any upkeep involved anymore.

Jun 15th, 2017
What Everyone Is Talking About: Kybella

For many of our patients, one of the areas they feel most self-conscious about is an area that can’t be improved with diet, exercise, Botox or fillers: the underneath side of the chin.

May 14th, 2017