Medical Dermatology | Ava MD

Medical Dermatology

Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, Dr. Gregory Van Dyke and their team of board-certified dermatologists are dedicated not only to helping patients with cosmetic issues, but with medical dermatology issues as well. Dr. Ava and her associates’ goal is to help each of her patients achieve their best skin possible, no matter what their skin concern is. Medical conditions can cause discomfort and embarrassment, and Dr. Ava is committed to helping each patient overcome their skin issues as best as possible. If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about what medical dermatology treatments are available for you, call (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica) today. Some of the medical dermatology concerns treated at Ava MD are:


Dr. Ava’s Acne Treatment Center offers the widest range of acne treatments as well as solutions for acne scarring and prevention of future acne. Acne is an extremely common skin condition in America, affecting both teenagers and adults. Acne can also have devastating effects on one's self-confidence and social life. Dr. Ava will help you achieve clear, beautiful skin and help you maintain it as well. Learn more about acne.

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a small, rough patch of skin that is raised above the surrounding skin. In addition to being unsightly, actinic keratosis can on occasion develop into skin cancer, so it is important to get them checked out by a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Ava and her team. Learn more about actinic keratosis.


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by red, flaking, itching, dry skin. Severe cases of eczema can also include crusting, blistering, oozing, or bleeding. Eczema can be highly uncomfortable to live with, but it can be managed with proper care. Learn more about eczema.

Hair Loss

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can affect both men and women, and is thought to be hereditary. Along with hair loss, alopecia can also involve skin lesions and scarring. Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder, and there are various treatment options that can be used. Hair loss can be distressing, and Dr. Ava and her associates will do their best to help you find the best way to manage it. Learn more about hair loss.


Melasma, also known in some cases as a ‘pregnancy mask,’ is a dark discoloration of the skin. There are various treatments for melasma which have shown to be effective, and can return the skin to an even tone. Dr. Ava will discuss the best treatment options during your consultation. Learn more about melasma.

Nail Fungus

Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a fungal infection of the nails on the hands or toes. Toenail infections are the most common, although it can affect both the hands and feet. Nail fungus is characterized by thickened, brittle, discolored nails, and can be treated with prescription-strength medications if over the counter medications fail to work. Learn more about nail fungus.


Psoriasis is a common skin condition in which dead skin cells build up to form scaly rashes. It most commonly affects the elbows, knees, or scalp, although it can appear anywhere on the body. While, unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis, there are various ways to manage it effectively and find relief Learn more about psoriasis.


Rosacea is a condition characterized by redness and sometimes small bumps, mainly on the face, although it can also appear on the neck, chest, ears, or scalp. Rosacea affects around 3 million Americans, and while it can’t be permanently treated, it can be managed through various treatments. Learn more about rosacea.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer among Americans, despite being the easiest to prevent. There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. If you develop any irregular discolorations or moles on the skin, please have it examined by a board-certified dermatologist at Ava MD. Most skin cancers can be treated effectively when caught early enough. Learn more about skin cancer.


Vitiligo is a condition in which sections of the skin lose pigmentation. It is caused by melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for pigmentation, that die or are otherwise unable to function. While the cause of vitiligo is still unknown, there are various treatment options for the condition. Learn more about vitiligo.


Warts are small, rough, raised patches of skin that usually occur on the hands or feet, although they can also appear on other areas of the body. Warts are contagious, and can be spread by contact. Warts often disappear on their own, but if they don’t, or if they are causing symptoms, there are various treatment options available to get rid of them. Learn more about warts. Next, read about our Spa/Aesthetic Treatments