Early diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer saves lives
Full Skin Exam By Dr. Ben Behnam
A full skin check is typically performed once or twice a year. The purpose of a skin check is to examine the entire surface of the skin in order to make sure that there are no suspicious moles or any lesion that looks suspicious for skin cancer. Dr. Behnam performs a thorough skin check under a magnifier, examining every inch of the body in his Dermatology Center in Santa Monica. Dr. Behnam specializes in performing a full thorough, 10-point skin exam.
If any lesion looks suspicious for skin cancer, then the area is either documented to be watched or biopsied. A biopsy is a sampling of a mole or a suspicious growth. It is send to the lab, where the dermatopathologist examines the slide and sends a thorough report to Dr. Behnam.
Meet Dr. Behnam
Dr. Behnam focuses on the health and wellness of your skin, hair and nails. The skin is the largest and most exposed organ of the body.
Schedule an appointment to see Dr. Behnam to diagnose and treat any skin problems. Dr. Behnam is very proactive in providing early diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer. Early treatment saves lives.
Cosmetic removal of skin tags, warts and moles can be done during an office visit. Dr. Behnam also provides biopsies for moles that are discolored or show other signs of abnormality.
Acne is a condition dreaded by all teenagers. This problem can follow an individual well into adulthood. The longer a persistent condition goes untreated, the worse the emotional and physical scarring will be.
Dr. Behnam will take his time to discuss any skin problems and help educate the patient in proper protection against poor diet, aging and sun damage.
An innovator, Dr. Ben Behnam MD, U.S. Leading Dermatologist, is a board certified dermatologist recognized nationally by Newsweek as one of the top 10 Physicians and Surgeons in the US, with appearances on The Doctors Show, FOX Good Day LA and ABC News.
Dr. Behnam is committed to early detection and prevention of skin cancers and specializes in skin cancer screening, mole check and skin cancer removal, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He uses the most advance technology, the dermatoscope, for better evaluation and identification of moles. Dr. Behnam has been involved in clinical trials and has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Cutis, Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy and others.
Dr. Behnam graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA. He attended UC Irvine School of Medicine, which he graduated top of his class with an AOA distinction. He did his dermatology training under the renowned and prominent cosmetic and Mohs surgeon Dr. Christopher Zachary at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He had the distinction of being the Chief Resident in his senior year. During residency, he was among few in the country to be awarded the Skin Disease Education Foundation Resident Award.
With his own proprietary chilling technology that allows pain free laser scar and wrinkle removal, Dr. Behnam is world reknown laser and skin cancer specialist. He is an expert in cosmetic procedures, contouring and sculpting the face with the combination use of Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. He specializes in Laser resurfacing of the face. Dr. Behnam has been involved in clinical trials and has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Cutis, Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy and others.
He has been awarded the Skin Disease Education Foundation Resident Award. He was also one of the primary investigators in an IRB approved clinical trials investigating the use of phototherapy in preventing radiation dermatitis in patients who were undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Diplomat, American Board of Dermatology
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
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