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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Ben 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. 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.
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. In addition, specializes in hair loss and hair transplantation in both males and females. He is an expert in cosmetic procedures, contouring and sculpting the face with the combination use of Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. He also treats general dermatologic conditions in both adults and pediatrics. 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.
Verified Patient Reviews
He was very pleasant and informative. Wish the visit was a bit longer, but still good.
I absolutely love Ben. I have had SO many dermos in the past and he is the best of the best. I really can't imagine seeing another dermo ever again. In fact, I have tried to see one closer to my office and the difference was just so obvious that I scheduled an appointment with Ben while I was leaving that office. I trust him with everything, and he is super sweet!
I had acne for about 3 years as an adult, and tried all over the counter medications, facials, and other dermatologists, and still had the same moderate, yet disfiguring acne. I saw Dr. Ben 5 weeks before my wedding, desperate for results. He was able to properly diagnose and treat me in about 10 mins, and two days before my wedding, my face had not one blemish on it. Thank you so much, Dr. Ben!
I thought he was really good. Knew exactly what my ailment was. Knew exactly what to prescribe. My skin is happy again.
He was thorough and did a great job of explaining what he was doing and why.
Very welcoming staff and very informative! Great appointment.
Dirty dirty office - scary . yuck!
I was new in town and seeking a new dermatologist. I researched several doctors and concluded Dr. Ben was right for me. All the 5+ reviews are right on when recommending Dr. Behnam. He's caring, personable, and a true expert. Choose this doctor for all your dermatological needs.
Please stop sending me emails and texts as you are just making me angry. I receiving 8 texts in the last few advising me of my appt. Including 3 this morning ! please leave me alone or I will be forced to block your site. Thank You
Dr. Ben is the best! He is personable, kind, and answers any questions you might have. Highly Recommend him.
Dr. Behnam seems very knowledgeable. He is very pleasant and professional. I felt well treated, in both senses of the word.
Dr. Beham is great. Would highly recommend. Great bedside manner, very personable.
Dr. Behnam was very cordial, quick, and direct. The whole experience took less than half an hour.
Very friendly, very professional.
He was professional, did a good job of explaining what he was looking for and what he was treating.
What a nice guy. Very professional and so cheery. I left in a better mood :-)
I was disappointed because the botox was injected only into the muscles right above where my eyebrows come together instead of above the middle of my eyebrows as well because that is a huge part of where the frowning muscles begin. I hadn't gotten botox for a long time and now I won't be getting it again because it is not that helpful.
I was highly impressed with my overall experience with Dr. Ben Benham and his staff, as this was my first visit to the clinic. Dr. Benham was very thorough in his discussion of my condition, treatment options, and expectations with any course of treatment. His overall bedside manner was excellent, and I was instantly made to feel welcome and comfortable during my visit. My follow up appointment is forthcoming, but I expect to encounter the same courtesy and thoughtfulness as before. Thank you Dr. Benham, and offering commendation to your staff as well.
I liked the Dr. but the prices on his website did not match his office prices.
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Doctor Benham is a great, honest derm. Great personality, no gimmicks, knows his stuff. So glad my friend recommended him. Def. my new go to Derm.
Awesome doctor, amazing value for your money, super professional, wonderful results. Many thanks Doctor Ben.
great honest smart doc!
He is the best doctor I have ever had! No rushing you out the door, personable, and 100% thorough. I know I am in the best hands with him.
I've been a patient of Dr. Ben Behnam for over two years now, and I can say with confidence that both he and his staff are some of the best I've worked with! I have a fair portion of freckles and moles, and Dr. Ben has done a fantastic job helping me with preventative skin cancer maintenance. He's caught several pre-cancerous spots, and was able to remove them before they progressed into something more serious - I can't thank him enough for that! Aside from his work, he's also an extremely friendly and outgoing person, always happy to see you, and always happy to check in with you! I'm extremely happy that I found his practice! :)
The front desk staff, phone staff, assistants ,the entire staff are great! The Dr is the best, takes his time with you,listens, cares and is knowledgeable.
Dr. Behnam was extremely professional and friendly! He explained everything to me beforehand, so I knew what he was talking about during the exam. I had a couple moles removed that day, and it was quick and painless! I'll definitely be seeing him and his wonderful assistants again!
I am very pleased with the outcome of my appointment and feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Behnam. I feel very confident with my new doctor and lucky to have found him thru the Internet. Great job!!
My visit was to have him take a look at something questionable on my forehead and to discuss anti-aging procedures. He said the spot on my forehead needed to be biopsied. Procedure was painless, and they will call with results. He explained the other areas I was interested in, without any effort to 'sell' me whatsoever. I appreciate that. Very friendly doctor and staff.
He was awesome. Attentive, informed and funny.
Dr. Benham is very sweet and personable. He takes his time and is extremely professional. Highly recommended!
Bedside Manner incredible and would recommend him to anyone!
Good bedside manner, explained things very well and was extremely approachable.
He is terrific: compassionate and professional all the time.
I am a 79yo Man and It was my first visit to a Dermatologist. I was quite impressed by Dr. Behnam's alert and caring energy. I was equally impressed by his staff. They are the warmest and most capable medical aides I have met in Santa Monica. I felt quite confident I had made the right choice in Dr.Behnam>
A kind and knowledgeable doctor who surely knows his stuff!
Less than 5 mind waiting time
Dr. Behnam is very professional and took his time to explain everything to me. I will definitely recommend him.
Appreciated that he didn't try to push or even discuss anything other than what I came for and quickly and professionally handled everything
Very fast, efficient and friendly. Dr B helped me to feel comfortable and informed, and the whole visit was super fast...but not rushed in any way! I loved it.
Courteous, upbeat, interested to hear what I had to say ... and eager to answer questions and/or preempt them by explaining what he was thinking and how he evaluated what he saw (I was there for my annual skin cancer screening). Biopsies were done swiftly, painless and with great care. I will gladly go back for my next screening.
Impeccable, as usual— he's the best!
Excellent! Confident! Knowledgeable!
Dr. Behnam is such a nice and caring doctor. He treated a painful keloid scar that was bothering me for over two years. He's the best. I am returning.
He is great! I'm so happy I found him, has done amazing things for my skin.
It was great! He's awesome!!!
So far so good - results will tell the tale.
Really impressed! Dr. Behnam and his staff were very professional and thorough, an excellent dermatologist office! l will definitely be going back!
Good Dr very thorough
He might be not good for what I went in for, psoriasis consultation. He is not the Dr for Psoriasis
Great doctor and very knowledgable. He made me feel very comfortable and at ease, and also took time to explain everything and didn't feel being rush at all. Highly recommended.
Dr. Ben was very pleasant and courteous during the consultation; I'm looking forward beginning treatment with him.
Had a wonderful experience with the doctor. I was warmly welcomed at the reception and right after filling out the paperwork invited tothe doctor's office by the doctor himself. I didnt even need to ask my questions, the doctor was ahead of them giving me all the information i needed to know. I am looking forward to coming back to him for my first treatment!!!
Very Knowledgeable and honest
I really liked him and he was funny and listen to all my babble
He answered every question, eased my concerns, was very knowledgable and initiated a treatment plan right away. He's so great!
I enjoyed my visit with Dr Ben Benham as he was so friendly and genuinely excited to meet me which does not happen often in my life, so I appreciated the encounter. Dr Benham also diagnosed my condition immediately which tells me he is an expert in his field of dermatology. The staff are all very helpful. I will be visiting Dr Benham again.
It was good, professional , nice
Dr. Behnam is a gentle and caring doctor. If you are afraid of going to the doctor, he will put you at ease. I was very impressed by the staff in his office, as well. I would highly recommend this wonderful doctor to anyone who is apprehensive about visiting a doctor. It will be a good experience!
Less than 15 min from walk in to treatment starting. Competent and thorough.
patient, caring, professional and detailed in his work. Always treated with focused care. Always a comfortable experience. Thank you Dr Ben Behnam, you're the best!
I highly recommend this doctor he is very thorough and has excellent bedside manners, thank you !!
Very honest and knowledgeable.
Very friendly, knowledgeable and informative!
Very professional and super knowledgeable.
Found him thru HealthNet, great office and nice doctor
Great guy. Great doctor.
He is a very friendly and a smart doctor so happy to met with him ... Can't wait for my second visit!
Very professional, talented and confident. Highly recommended.
Dr Ben was GREAT! he was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable about my condition he made the process really smooth and easy. he's a very nice guy and i highly recommend him!
It was my third visit and i can only recommend this doctor highly. Not only is he very nice and takes time for each patient he is also extremly professional and does work wonders for your skin.
Great Doc. Highly recco'd.
I am really happy to be his patient. I returned since my first visit and will come back again. Very nice staff and an amazing doctor who truly takes his time for everyone's individual needs. I highly recommend this place for anything that you want to improve on your skin condition.
Great doctor! Very intelligent, quick and really knew what he was talking about.
Dr. Behnam treatment was successful. He was very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him.
I went in to talk to someone about my acne, this being my first time seeing a dermatologist I didn't quite know what to expect, but I must say I did not like what I got. I was asked NO questions at all about my skin! Dr Ben Behnam took me back, sat me in the chair, told me what three things he was going to prescribe me and tried to rush me out of the office. I asked if the medications he was about to prescribe would take care of some odd bumps that were new to my face, to which he replied "Yeah well that's the point." One would not know about these bumps as the are deeply imbedded under the skin, you would only know if you examined my face thoroughly, not just by glancing from across the room. When I brought up the bumps Dr Behnam said he would just inject them and they would go down within the week...inject them with what you might ask..he of course never said. Finally I gave up and stopped trying to figure out what was going on with my skin and let him rush me out of the office. It is very clear to me that all of these five star reviews mean NOTHING and are most likely friends of Dr Behnam or people he has been treating for years that were willing to put up with his initial coldness and hands OFF approach. Apparently to him all skin types and acne are the same. I will NOT be returning and will be warning others off for a long time.
He's a great doctor! Very friendly and knows his stuff.
When I came in there was no one at the reception area for at least 5 minutes. I could hear people in the office laughing and chatting, but no one around to help me. When I did see the doctor, he spent less than 5 minutes with me. It felt very impersonal and rushed. I asked him a question about how to prevent forehead wrinkles, and his only answer to me was to start using Botox as a 24 year old female. I have been to my former dermatologist several times over several years. I was previously on Accutane and had to visit the derm monthly. This experience was odd and uncomfortable and I won't be returning.
I did not like him AT ALL. I would never recommend this person to anyone. I did like his front desk assistant though. She was very nice.
Best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever been to, hands down. He was very personable and explained things extremely well. I am going on the regime he put me on to clear up my skin due to hormones, so I don't know how that will go just yet - but I'm pretty confident because this is a guy that knows his stuff.
He is very personable and obviously has a great knowledge of his specialty. He explained everything in terms that were easy to understand.
I like the way he treated me he was effective.
He's very professional and friendly. His competence makes you feel very comfortable
The only negative thing was the receptionist.. she should be more professional, more informative and definitely more friendly.
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Put me at ease, as it was my first time seeing a Derma. Explained what to look for, very thorough.
Really genuine and professional. Only complaint is that my appointment was 30 min behind and then I was rushed in and out. That being said, I will definitely go back.
What a great doctor. Really honest and super nice. I was in and out in 40 minutes.
The visit was really good and nice
Think he's great, so happy I've found such a great doctor! Not to mention my skin already looks better!
I would go anywhere else for cosmetic fillers. He listens what your needs are, and does a great job. Anyone needs a injectable, the person I would recommend is Dr. Ben.
He was honest and helpful, will be going back!
It was a very positive experience.
Dr. Benham and his staff are great. He was very professional and thorough with his examination and recommendations. I am a new patient, and will absolutely be returning for any dermo needs in the future!
Dr. Behnam is courteous, but feel like he is lacking in making a connection with his patients. The staff was friendly but, they had difficulty validating my insurance, and let me be seen anyway. But now its so long and drawn out it has been a bad experience with this office.
He was very professional and took a real interest in my conditional and didn't treat me like just another number. Was very pleased with his service.
Great doctor, really nice and very gentle and reassuring during the procedure.
He is a very honest and knowledgable Doctor
He and his staff were wonderful. I was completely at ease and felt like I was in good hands.
Dr. Benham was very pleasant and answered all of my questions very well.
Dr. Behnam gave diagnosed and treated my problems professionally and the experience was beyond straightforward and clear. I am glad that I found him!
Always a pleasure.
I never leave reviews but I feel I need to for doctor Benham! Knew what he was talking about, extremely intelligent, nice, and cured me! So impressed and pleasantly surprised
Very thorough and he does his job well. I was very pleased with his quality of service
Awesome doctor, I was in and out in 5 minutes and I got exactly what I needed. I spent months trying to solve my skin rash problem and dr.B told me the medicine I was prescribed was too weak to solve my problem. I got what I needed very happy he tells it just like it is and gets the job done right the first time.
Very Professional. I have been to many dermatologists in the past, but now I've found my go-to. Don't waste your time anywhere else!
Easy to talk with and even got his brother to examing me for possible hair restoration and I was not a good candidate. I appreciated the honestly.
He's really great. Informative and ultra professional.
Wonderful! Informative, caring and really took his time to make sure I understood everything.
He was thorough, quick, painless ( took some biopsies), and personable.
Wasn't very personable. He did not take the time to listen. I felt the "yea, yea, yea..." Attitude. As if my problems were minor and he had other patients more important.
careful,sensitive and professional doctor and treats his patients in a friendly manner.
Very informative, honest and friendly doctor. Highly recommended.
He really is great - thorough and educates along the way.
I am always impressed with Dr. Benham. I will sit in traffic for an hour to get to his office. He is a top notch dermatologist!
Dr. Ben is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and takes his time to ensure all of your concerns are covered. I have had a string of bad luck with my past few Dermatologists and I could not recommend him more!!
really nice guy, very generous. didn't leave us waiting in the room. staff very attentive. dr. totally diagnosed my daughter, gave us prescription, some samples and gave her a very effective treatment. couldn't recommend him more highly. also brought my son in at an earlier appt. and same experience. best appt. in my whole life.
The health questionnaire was only 2 pages long (good). Diagnosis -- discussion and physical exam -- was concentrated time-wise to less than 30 minutes (good). 1 months worth prescriptions written on the spot (great). Fee was about the same as 2 visits to a good chiropractor or 3 months worth of disposable contact lenses. My local pharmacy had everything that was prescribed, which cost about the same as the doctors fee. All-in-all, for what I needed, it was the most perfect first time patient experience I've ever had. I'd say that's a very, very high rating!
Ok overall but typically long wait. also a couple of my points have been rescheduled when innate booked through zocdoc to a time that I can not do. I just received an email telling me the new time when it would ave been better if somebody from the office called me and ASKED me wha time would work to reschedule. This has left me questioning the overall reliability of a service like this if the appointments that look available actually are not.
I tought Dr. Behnam was very professional.He greeted me with a nice smile and a hand shake along with introducing himself. He listened to everything I had to say and answered all of my questions. He is not only professional but he seems very pastionate about his work and solving any problems or concerns one might have. i have finally found a great dermatoligist :))))))))
Dr. Ben Behnam I's very professional and talks you through everything very thoroughly great experience :)
He is great. Very friendly and likable.
I have seen Dr. Behnam on three separate occasions and would highly recommend him to anyone. He is
The visit was great. They gave me a huge amount of information. Much appreciated.
Very friendly & accomodating Doctor and Staff!
He is friendly and professional and very informative....My daughter and I found him to be nice and I was comfortable with him.
Great- he was professional, kind, answered my questions thoroughly. He and the staff were great - definitely recommend.
Really nice guy. Great bedside manner and really fast, in and out.
front desk slow, doctor helpful and attentive.
First rate doctor; his work is impeccable, his manner, all you would hope for.
Everything was excellent. The service and the office! Highly recommended
He addressed all my concerns. I would definitely recommend him
The doctor was very nice and seemed to genuinely care. He made me feel like I was in good hands and alleviated much of the concern that I had coming in.