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Have You Noticed That Your Skin is Dry, Itchy, and Inflamed? It Might Be Eczema Oct 3rd, 2021

If you have dry, itchy skin, it could signal something more. Eczema is an umbrella term for skin conditions that are characterized by dryness, scaly patches, redness, and blisters. When you consider that about 10% of women, men, and children in the United States have eczema, you may wonder why...

Laser Away Summer Skin Damage Sep 1st, 2021

In Southern California, you live in a world filled with sunlight. And guess what? The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays — not “aging” or gravity — cause about 80% of all the signs of skin aging, including: Loose, sagging skin Dry, thin skin Dark spots and sun spots Visible facial veins...

Struggling With Your Psoriasis? We Can Help! Aug 16th, 2021

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that goes a lot further than skin deep. The red, silvery, or flaky lesions that appear on your skin can make you uncomfortable.  Because psoriasis is a disease of your immune system, it can even degrade your joints, leading to a painful complication called...

Masks are Coming Off: Time to Say Goodbye to Lip Lines and Nasolabial Folds Jul 13th, 2021

Now that California’s mask mandates have been eased for people who’ve been vaccinated, you’re faced with…well, your face. Your lower face, to be precise, hasn’t seen the light of day for at least a year. Suddenly those signs of aging that you’d kept under wraps are visible to all. Paul...

You Don't Have to Live With Adult Acne. Find Out Which Treatment Option Is Best for You Jun 16th, 2021

The surge of hormones that triggers puberty also triggers acne. But once your hormones settle, your skin often does, too. But that’s not always the case.  Many adults still have acne outbreaks. That often includes women in their perimenopause years, along with plenty of men. In fact, no matter what...

7 Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer May 20th, 2021

Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States — and it can be deadly — it’s also easily preventable in most cases. In fact, about 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85% of highly malignant melanoma skin cancers arise solely because of sun damage....

Why Who Administers Your Injectables Matters Apr 18th, 2021

Injectable therapies allow you to reverse aging, reduce sweating, and rid yourself of unsightly veins without a cut or stitch. Injectable therapies have proliferated in recent years, but so have the number of spas and beauty shops that offer everything from dermal fillers to PRP without medical supervision. Although injectables...

Start CoolSclupting® Now and Have the Body You've Always Wanted by Summer Mar 18th, 2021

You’re ready for the great outdoors and all of the joys of summer, including long walks, biking, swimming, and playing sports. But whether you put on a few pandemic pounds or you’ve carried a bit of excess weight for years, you’re not quite satisfied with your figure. When diet and...

Say Goodbye to Brown Spots and Other Pigmentation Issues With Laser Therapy Feb 14th, 2021

Your skin tone is a result of a pigment called melanin in your skin. In youth, melanin is spread evenly throughout your skin, resulting in the glowing vibrance you then enjoyed, discounting youthful problems such as acne and other hormone-related skin issues.  Over time, aging and, more importantly, exposure to...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Why participate in a clinical trial? Nov 15th, 2020

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 trials utilize the product first. These clinical trials are closely...

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

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, California can help patients distinguish between the two to not only get a...

Tips on using a facemask Sep 15th, 2020

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. Facemasks are encouraged in many social settings and even while patients shop to reduce their risk...

How to initiate an online visit Aug 15th, 2020

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. With continued advances in telemedicine and telehealth, many offices are now offering online appointments....

What is the nanoneedling peel? Jul 14th, 2020

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. These imperfections can also cause patients to feel self-conscious...

When are moles a concern for skin cancer? Jun 15th, 2020

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer. Fortunately, it can be rather easy to spot with routine evaluations by a dermatologist. Dr. Paul Yamauchi and his team at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center can provide routine skin cancer screenings for patients on an annual basis, while also examining changes...

Improving fat reduction and body contouring with a non-invasive treatment called Coolsculpting May 14th, 2020

Most men and women have specific areas of the body that they are having difficulty addressing with traditional methods such as diet and exercise. Excess fat may remain in the midsection no matter how many crunches you do! However, thanks to advances in the medical and aesthetic industry, patients have...

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

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. However, did you know that your hands can...

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

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. Botox was approved by the FDA back in 2002 as a solution...

Laser Resurfacing Solutions for Beautiful Skin Feb 13th, 2020

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. Areas of pigmentation or acne scars may also result in blemishing of...

Understanding how chemical peels work Jan 14th, 2020

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 routine. Dr. Paul Yamauchi of Santa Monica, CA is excited...

What are some indications that a skin growth may be cancerous? Dec 15th, 2019

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. Fortunately, skin cancer is one of the few...

How Can Skin Cancer Be Diagnosed and Treated? Nov 15th, 2019

Cancer can be a scary diagnosis for anyone. However, when patients are aware of the signs and symptoms of skin cancer, they can often get treatment to eliminate it. This is because skin cancer is one of the few cancers that are visible. Skin cancer can be spotted and a...

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

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 areas of the face and body. With proper treatment, patients can eliminate these...

5 Ways to Get Younger Looking Skin Sep 14th, 2019

‘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. Whether ‘you’re...

School Is Here: How to Get Your Preteens and Teens Skin Ready for School Aug 15th, 2019

If you look back on your junior high and high school years, you may have some fond memories, and you may have some ones that are a bit more awkward. As your body changes during these years, it can cause a variety of different issues such as acne. If you have...

Pool Bag Alert: What to Look for In a Sunscreen Jul 15th, 2019

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. But, one...

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

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. Although we typically associate spa treatments with moms,...

3 Post Botox Tips May 15th, 2019

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 and wrinkles. To make sure that you get the most...

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

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, but they really don’t, let us help you get...

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

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 to get rid of...

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

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 either. In...

How Our Depigmentation Peel Can Help You Jan 14th, 2019

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 that claim to give patient real and lasting results. Here at our office,...

How to Get Your Skin Christmas Card Ready Dec 14th, 2018

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. Rather than photoshopping out all of your facial flaws, we have created a list of a...

3 Ways to Take Care of Your Skin This Fall Nov 15th, 2018

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, then this article is definitely for you. Let’s take a closer...

Lupus and Your Skin Oct 15th, 2018

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. Depending on the type of lupus that you have, your dermatologist can properly evaluate...

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

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. According to one study, 52 percent of women who go...

Dr. Yamauchi Was Featured On Zwivel! Aug 17th, 2018

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, and what emollient products he recommends. Curious about what emollients are and how they can...

5 Common Causes of Hair Loss and How to Treat Them Aug 15th, 2018

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, it’s something that can occur because...

Dr. Yamauchi Was Featured In Reader’s Digest! Jul 16th, 2018

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 you can take to avoid them. Learn what to do...

Interested in Clinical Trials? How You Can Help Jul 15th, 2018

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, acne, skin cancer, and eczema. So, what are the benefits of...

What to Expect from Laser Resurfacing Jun 14th, 2018

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 the skin of their dreams. One...

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

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 more about: Kybella and Botox. When it comes to Kybella and...

3 Things to Know About Warts Mar 15th, 2018

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— all the way from their hands to their feet. To help...

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

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.   Wash Your Face With Soap Yes, it’s true that those over-the-counter facial cleansing towels are...

Dr. Kim Has Been Featured In An Article Mar 12th, 2018

In the article, “Can Fordyce Spots Be Dangerous? We Asked the Docs,” Dr. Christine Kim discusses whether or not fordyce spots are something to be worried about. You can read the article here.  

3 Myths About Psoriasis Feb 15th, 2018

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. Psoriasis is a condition that causes dry, itchy patches to form all across the body and scalp. If you...

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

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, it can also cause drying, redness, and some irritation....

How to Kick Your Dry Skin to the Curb Dec 14th, 2017

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. And although you can lather on more and more moisturizer, there are a few other tricks that you can...

Fall Skin Care Challenge Nov 14th, 2017

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— which leaves them more prone to acne breakouts,...

Have Acne? 3 Tips for Wearing Face Paint and Costume Makeup This Halloween Oct 15th, 2017

If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, nothing can be quite as spooky as putting on oil-based face paint or makeup for Halloween. Notorious for causing rashes and further breakouts, face paint and costume makeup can make you want to hide inside from the trick or treaters. To help you enjoy...

Nailed It! The Truth Behind Nail Fungus Sep 15th, 2017

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. Nail fungus is a common condition that we at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center see...

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

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, it’s equally as important to protect your skin all year around. This...

How to Stay-In-Tune With Your Skin: 5 Steps to Conducting a Cancer Self-Screening Jul 15th, 2017

One of the best things that you can do for your skin— other than wearing sunscreen every day— is to conduct regular cancer self- screening or evaluations. By being able to spot a new freckle or mole, and identify any changes or abnormalities, you will have a better chance of...

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

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. If you are the type of man who is prone to getting nasty ingrown...

What Everyone Is Talking About: Kybella May 14th, 2017

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. In fact, those who have worked hard to lose weight are particularly disappointed to see that they...

Stay Cool and Confident This Summer with CoolSculpting Apr 9th, 2017

With summer just around the corner, you are likely fantasizing about enjoying the warm weather, laying out at the pool, and eating yummy summer foods like hot dogs and watermelon. However, if you’re not quite bikini ready, you may be dreading certain portions of the warmer months. Luckily, with a...