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


There are a number of laser treatments available to you, each addressing different medical or cosmetic concerns. A partial list of lasers is described below.  The right treatment for you depends upon your medical and cosmetic needs and requests, and your personal preferences.  Please contact our office to discuss your questions or to arrange a prompt and personalized consultation appointment with Dr. Kormeili to evaluate your best laser options.


Fraxel treatment is a revolutionary laser treatment that helps you remove years from your appearance and regain a more youthful look.

Fraxel is a unique laser because of its ability to rejuvenate the skin in a non-invasive, effective fashion, with low “downtime”. By placing tiny columns of energy into the skin, Fraxel laser promotes body’s natural healing response and development of new collagen. By fractionally treating skin in specific areas, while leaving some skin unaffected nearby, Fraxel allows for an easier and less invasive rejuvenation. The net result is a tighter, smoother, and more radiant skin.

Whether you have sun damage, wrinkles or other signs of age, Fraxel treatment delivers remarkable results with fast recovery. With Fraxel’s treatment you can quickly return to your work or other activities with renewed skin—and renewed confidence.

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An IPL/Photo facial is a specialized light system that can address both brown and red spots on the skin anywhere on the body. Fotofacial ™ Intense Pulsed Light treatments use light to improve facial redness and flushing, including rosacea, irregular pigmentation and skin tone. Intense Pulsed Light also reduces visible signs of sun damage and aging on the face, neck and chest.

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The Vbeam Laser produces burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels anywhere on the body. In fact, this pulsed dye laser treatment is so safe that it has been used successfully for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. This laser can be used to treat rosacea, stretch marks, warts and keloids.

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Thermage is one of the latest FDA-approved nonablative procedures for maintaining a youthful appearance. It is not a laser. It is a radio frequency (RF) system. The advanced Thermacool system incorporates a cryogen-cooling spray to protect the skin’s outer surface while the RF energy heats and modifies the soft tissues beneath the skin. This causes the collagen to contract and tighten.  Each patient’s Thermage treatment is customized by the system to control the depth and degree of the heating process to be right for you.

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Lasers are very effective in the treatment of unwanted hairs. The best results are achieved on dark hairs with fair skin background but other factors influence the treatment process. Lasers penetrate the depth of the follicle and target melanin, disabling that follicle. To be effective, your hair has to be in the right stage of its growth cycle known as anagen (when the hair contains an abundance of melanin).  Effective hair removal laser treatments need to happen during the anagen stage of hair growth.  And in order to address the varying hair follicle cycles of your body (each hair follicle cycles independently, so they won’t all be at the same time), a series of treatments are needed.  With the right professional and equipment, you can often achieve the long term results.

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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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