Tanya Kormeili, MD Dermatology
Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic

Dr. Kormeili MD of Santa Monica Dermatology Group Los Angeles, CA, dermatoligist offers services for cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology devoted to healthy, beautiful skin for life.

1260 Fifteenth Street,
Suite 709
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Appt (310) 917-4433
Fax   (310) 917-4432

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NBC nightly news: Dr Kormeili comments on Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and skin cancer

    In a clinical trial, people who took two pills a day of nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3 available as a nutritional supplement, had a 23 percent lower risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer than those who took placebo pills. Find out what else you can do to protect yourself against skin cancer. more »

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Non-itchy mystery rash leads to life-saving diagnosis!

There are moments in every doctor’s life where you just feel so gratified, because you have done exactly what you set out to devote your career to do: save a life! A gentleman was forced to see me by his wife for a spot on his face that was growing. He initially declined a full more »

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Sunscreen regulations are changing!

  SPF stands for “sun protection factor.” Sunscreen labels have an SPF number. The higher the number, the better the protection, but not in a linear fashion, so that from SPF 15-30 there is a substantial increase in UV protection, but increases rather slowly from 30 to say, 50.   The sun’s UV (ultraviolet) rays more »

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The Mask of Pregnancy: Treatment options for Melasma

Almost on daily basis patients ask me: how do I get rid of these brown blotchy marks on my face? Whether it was pregnancy, birth-control pills, or too much sun, melasma is a huge pain in the “face!” Treatments for melasma: 1. Sun protection. SPF. Cannot emphasize this enough! 2. Various creams such as hydroquinone, more »

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Introducing The Lotion Sutra!

Introducing The Lotion Sutra!

Tired of us dermatologists nagging you about sunscreen use? I know! I know! But, what if taking care of your skin in the sun was fun – and a little flirty? Take a look for yourself and see if Lotion Sutra can be a part of your lifestyle practices! Enjoy and please use responsibly!

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Kicking Off Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month.  I was honored to guest post for mAss Kickers Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers survivors (and their friends/family) with knowledge, a fighting attitude, and a supportive community.  Eric Galvez, the Founder and CEO, asked me to post because melanoma is an incredibly frightening type of cancer, one that can more »

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Are You DYING To Be Tan?

I am not popular at dinner parties when I say, “There is no such thing as a safe tan!” As soon as those words come out of my mouth, I know the next questions that will be posed. So let me answer them here! “What about tanning beds?” The answer is: No! Please don’t kill more »

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I had rosacea that caused redness and broken vessels on my face. Dr. Kormeili addressed all of my concerns and set about fixing the redness. I was super excited after my first laser treatment as the improvement was immediately noticeable. The second laser treatment made me look and feel amazing...

~N.F., La Habra

I had really bad psoriasis on my scalp that flaked all over my clothes, and it was so embarrassing to sit on board meetings in a black suite with white flakes. My entire attention was on my flakes, and worried what people were thinking when they looked at me, or got close to me at work...

~J.A. Los Angeles

Dr. Kormeili is the BEST!! I have a horrible phobia of needles and she calmed my nerves and had an extremely gentle touch. Painless office visit!

~C.E. Los Angeles

Whereever Dr. Kormeili goes, my mom and I follow her. I highly recommend her. My visits are always a great experience.

~M. I., Santa Monica

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had multiple warts on my hands and legs for the past 5 years. It was just something I learned to live with. I moved so sunny Los Angeles and decided it was time to take care of this embarrassing problem. I had appt’s with a few dermatologists, but once I found Dr. Kormeili I knew I wanted her to treat me...

~M.L., Los Angeles

Excellent. Office staff are kind and barely any wait time. Easy to make appointments and amazing friendly/intelligent dermatologist!

~M. L., Santa Monica

Dr. Kormeili is a remarkable person and an amazing doctor. She’s exact, focused and thorough, and treats you like one of the family. The results of my treatments were beyond my expectations.

~C.S., Santa Monica

I had sun damaged skin with several sun spots on my face. My entire attention was on my face, and I worried what people were thinking when they looked at me. I’m a vice president in banking and image is very important especially in the leadership role I am in. I saw Dr. Kormeili 4 months ago...

~M.M., Torrence

I absolutely love this Dr. She is so honest. My skin looks great and I feel so happy with her service and recommendations.

~M.M. Santa Monica

I was working a lot and very stressed out. One day I looked up in the mirror and I had look like I had aged about 10 years and as a woman we like to stay looking young. So a friend referred me to Dr. Kormeili for a little Botox and fillers. She was great! She took care of everything that was bothering me and then some...

~D.E., Whittier

How can someone be sad around Dr. Kormeili? She is a burst of sunshine but most of all she cares about her patients. Dr. Kormeili knew and worked on my husband before he recently passed away. He would rave about her care and skill when he had work on his face done by her. I went to Dr. Kormeili after my husband passed away...

~S.L. Los Angeles

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had been taking antibiotic medicines for over 2 years to help control my acne; once I was prescribed Accutane in less than 3 months my face was completely gone. Of course before taking Accutane I was constantly aware of my skin, always trying to find ways to hide it and sometimes it got so hard I didn’t even want to go to school....

~C.J., Los Angeles

SHE IS THE BEST! Considerate, compassionate and thoroughly professional.

~V.L. Santa Monica

Sexual intercourse is such an integral part of a happy marriage. After months of “grin and bear it” with vaginal irritation, I mentioned my problem of having intercourse to my primary care doctor and then to my OBGYN. The good news was that the biopsy was not cancerous, however the bad news was that it was lichen...

~-- (Anonymous)

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

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