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


We all age and that is just a fact of life. So, do wrinkles have to be?

Why We Get Wrinkles

During natural aging, the skin begins to get thinner and we have a slower turn-around in generating new skin. We begin to lose volume in the face; this is because we are losing actual bone mass, getting thinner dermis, and even losing subcutaneous fat (go figure that this is in the areas we’d least like to lose fat!).

If you look at a young face, you will see that besides lacking rhytids (wrinkles) the younger face is round and voluminous; the nasolabial folds are full, the chin is prominent, the cheek bones are well delineated and the lips are full and turned out (everted).

As we age, we lose mass in these important areas and look “sunken”, in addition to getting wrinkles.

Factors That Promote Wrinkles

One can also accelerate the aging process if we don’t properly care for our skin. The main reasons why our skin can age too quickly (and get more wrinkles) are: sun damage, inadequate hydration, smoking and hormonal changes.

How We Can Treat Wrinkles

There are many options available to address how aging makes itself seen on our bodies.  Brown spots, oily skin, and uneven skin pigmentation can be addressed with bleaching creams, light cryotherapy, chemical peels, and laser treatments (such as IPL). Red spots (telangiectasia) can also be addressed by electrosurgery as well as certain laser treatments, such as the Vbeam laser.

However, wrinkles and lines are a deeper and more complex problem and need a different approach. There are two forms of wrinkles: dynamic and at rest. Dynamic wrinkles are the result of movement and best respond to Botox/Dysport. Wrinkles at rest can benefit from either deep chemical peels, certain, or certain laser treatments, such as Fraxel laser.

Volume loss can also affect various areas of the face and can be corrected by fillers. Examples of fillers include Restylane, Jevederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. It is important to use the correct filler product in the appropriate anatomical subunit of the face, using the precise injection technique for that area. Please note that we have not mentioned surgery once! That is because the idea of pulling skin tighter and tighter is an outdated approach. While surgery is still the treatment of choice for certain aging scenarios, the new thinking in facial rejuvenation focuses on using a combination of various procedures named above to address the multiple manifestation, and underlying reasons for aging.

To discuss the best combination of treatments available to reverse your unwanted signs of aging, please contact our office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Kormeili.

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

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~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

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~V.L. Santa Monica

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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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