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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Zaks provides the full range of the latest dermatology services including: diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery. Working with several of the world’s renowned dermatologists has shaped his innovative approach. He gives every patient unparalleled personalized attention in a boutique-like medical setting. He provides individualized skin care regimens for every patient’s specific needs. His particular expertise is in designing anti-aging, anti-acne, and anti-Rosacea treatments with exceptional success and optimum cosmetic elegance.
Verified Patient Reviews
Definitely put my mind at ease, very friendly & knowledgeable.
Super friendly. I asked a ton of questions and he was patient. You can tell Dr. Zaks knows his stuff and he makes sure to give you options to save money and time. Definitely will keep coming here!
Went to Dr. Zaks for Botox. Such a pleasant experience all around. Booked my appointment online in the middle of the night, the night before! Talk about convinient! Was about 10 minutes early tot he actual appointment.. Had already filled out all paperwork online (so easy!) Receptionist was great! Super friendly and helpful. Was seen immediately by Dr. Zaks. Not my first time getting Botox but he made sure to cover all the bases of information! Actually learned a few new things about the treatment I wasn’t aware of! He was super gently with the needles! No pain at all! Start to end was really a great experience (considering there were needles in my face involved, that’s saying a lot!) I will definitely be back, and I highly recommend!!
Dr Zaks,is very professional, nice personality
Love Dr. Zaks! He’s kind, understanding and considerate. He makes sure all your needs are addressed. I have had great success with Dr. Zacks and would highly recommend him.
This is my third annual skin screening with Dr. Zaks, and each visit has been equally quick, easy, and painless! I felt confident in his advice and care, and was able to easily check one more thing off on my wellness "to-do" list.
Answered all my questions and helped me out
Dr. Zaks saw me very promptly, spent time reviewing my case and discussing pros and cons of the treatment options and had a very personable demeanor. I've been looking for a good dermatologist for a while, and I think I've found my Doctor.
Very friendly & talented!
Excellent visit! Dr. Zaks and his staff were knowledgeable and patient with all of my questions. I started the 4 session v-beam with photo laser, I can't wait to see my results!
He was awesome! I was in and out and had a treatment in less than 45 minutes.
Dr. Zaks is one of my favorite doctors I've ever had. He's attentive, professional, and has an easy bedside manner. He gives you the time to discuss treatments and options and I always walk away happy. The office in general is responsive and collaborative--- always a delight and always working on your behalf to get you in when needed-- even if it means a shorter lunch break for them. A+
Always a pleasant doctors visit. Super nice, gentle, never rushes you out, takes time to explain everything in depth. I genuinely passionate about what he does. Excellent work!
Best dermatologist in the US!
Impecable! From tip to toe! I can't wait to go back to reap more benefits from his expertise, and to continue our engaging topics of conversation. I smiled "crazy big" (as he instructs when assessing your lived-in skin) through my entire visit...even through the lidocaine injections. My take away was that Dr. Zaks has that rare dynamic of knowing how to strike all the important balances as a physician (aside from his equi-qualified command of both the medical and cosmetic natures of dermatology). He is the consummate professional without forgoing the 'personable'; conservative without forgoing the value in being thorough; highly versed in the medical research and current wave (trending and otherwise) of his field (the pluses and minuses) whilst remaining cognizant and considerate of the reality his patient is not a fellow colleague of his, rather, someone who will require enlightenment; knowledge being shared, and is deserving of such inclusiveness and a voice at the treatment/procedure table. You'll find no narcissism here. He is a doctor at the top of his game who hasn't lost connection with why he chose his profession. The man exudes integrity, and holds himself up to his high standards of the practice of dermatology. I instantly found it easy to be at ease when in the hands of this doctor, for his empathy and sincerity of care for my every moment is what pierced through my skin; not the numbing needles, themselves. Dr. Zaks proves there is still life amongst a dying breed.
Dr. Zaks provides excellent patient care with honest answers to all if the questions that I have. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Zaks to my family, and friends.
His enthusiasm and love for Dermatology is very evident. He enjoys explaining thoroughly what he needs to do and what he believes is the best course of action.
Dr. Zaks was warm, friendly and struck me as quick knowledgeable in his area of expertise. We discussed a plan to treat my rosacea that I think will be effective. His office staff was also very pleasant and personable. I look forward to my next visit with him in six weeks.
I went in to see Dr. Zaks for a basic cancer screening, which I hadn't had in a long time. He was intelligent and nice. The weirdest part of the visit, and probably most uncomfortable, was that his assistant was dressed in tiny clubbin' clothes, and it's weird to be almost completely undressed with a man you never met and a woman who looks like she's out to party. I'm not conservative and professional women should dress however they want, but there's part of me who completely recoiled internally and I felt like I was in a horrible sitcom. No desire to go back. Also, parking is $6 for 15 minutes or something crazy, and they don't validate.
I called to check that my insurance was ok and they said it was and was covered. When I arrived and there was a large fee, the receptionist was extremely rude and suggested that I shouldn't go to a doctor in Beverly Hills if I didn't have the money to pay for it! The doctor was good and quick, but I would never go back.
Very short, minimal time spent with me, no efforts taken to diagnose the root of my symptoms.
a very good experience.
Had some minor insurance issues, but we figured it out. Dr. Zaks was very nice and professional. The office is in a gorgeous Art Deco building. Overall, very satisfied.
It was my first and very positive experience. Thank you.
Great professional, answered all my questions, helped me check all my moles and sun spots, gave me a new, more modern medicine for some issues and suggested new treatments. Great doctor, will be a patient for sure.
He Was great and Took his time
I like it because he is the best doctor
Very nice doctor. Handled my issue right away. Was very personable. Gave me items to take home too at no charge to continue handling the issue. Recommend him.
Dr. Zaks was super kind and patient. The receptionist was professional and very pleasant. I was a first time patient with tons of questions. He did not mind and gave detailed answers for each one. I am so very pleased with my consultation and service. I now have a new dermatologist.
Great, easy to speak with, office staff is great too!
Dr boris is very nice and proffesional he answeres all my questions and concerns ,i highly recommend him
Kind, smart, helpful, proactive. His receptionist is wonderful!
Very patient , professional and nice ,he did the best for me , thank you so much .
Dr. Zaks was very thorough, knowledgeable and pragmatic. I would highly recommend him.
I chose Dr. Zaks based on his reviews on ZocDoc and he definitely lived up to his excellent rating. His office is very clean and his staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Zaks himself was great! I can't remember having a better experience in a doctor's office. I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use him again.
Dr Zaks was great. He got me in early and was so nice and helpful.
Dr. Zaks was one of the best dermatologists I've ever seen. He made me really confident that he would get my skin back to being clear again. I have already scheduled my second appointment with him. Excited for him to save my skin!!
He was very helpful and attentive, and great bedside manner.
His office was perfectly pleasant, quick, and courteous. He provided additional info to me as he worked, and I walked away feeling more empowered to monitor my skin health in between visits.
I didn't feel like Dr. Zaks was in my best interest. He didn't see to want to look at the issues I was curious about. I have seen multiple dermatologists over the years but this was an odd experience for me. He didn't look at my skin where I was questioning and instead of asking more questions, he tried to put me on a steroid treatment. My total appointment only lasted about 15 minutes which was just strange to me.
Excellent. Very friendly. Perfect bedside manner. Genuinely interested and understanding. One of my best doctor experiences ever.
Very good bedside manner and great at explaining the issues and solutions. Very recommended.
Excellent service and manner. Will visit again and anytime I need anything for my skin. Thank you so much!
Finding nice doctors in Beverly Hills can be a hit or miss. Not many with bedside manners, but Dr. Zaks was one of the nicest doctors I have ever met. He took his time to explain things to me without rushing. Highly recommend him and staff very friendly.
really comfortable talking to doctor. He listens to you and is not pushy with any procedure. his priority is to make you feel comfortable.
It was such a relief to see Dr. Zaks today. After seeing someone else for 3 years for Acne with little relief, Dr. Zaks had a lot of reasonable and new ideas to clear this up once and for all. We have a game plan now and I am very hopeful my acne will finally be put to rest. Dr. Zaks was very confident our new treatment program would resolve the problem.
Dr Zaks is awesome.
Fantastic doctor very good hands
Informative, fast service, and made me feel confident that he was a perfect choice
The initial consultation was great, clear concise options and a great plan developed to meet my needs. Due to the procedures needed Dr. Zacs scheduled my procedures outside of normal Office hours. Amazingly accommodating.
Great as always!
I really want to thank Dr. Zaks and his staff. I have suffered from roasacea for the past 20years and seen many doctors over the years. I have tried just about every lotion or antibiotic that there is for it. Nothing has worked for me. I was forced to use gobs of makeup on everyday which led to even more acne. He recommended a course of laser treatments for me. Although the doctor said, I'd get about 70%improvement in the redness of my skin, I have barely a hint of redness. Now I can wear makeup only when I need to and not on a daily basis. Ofcourse, I tell all of my friends about the laser and one has already started it. He has already seen some improvement after his 1st laser. Thanks so much Dr. Zaks! No one compares to you!
It seems like I finally will see end to my problem. Dr.Zaks is very warm and caring and really took an interest in my problem. I went to my primary doctor and she kind of blew off the problem. My friend who has gone to Dr.Zaks for a couple years now referred me to him. I couldn't be happier. I have sensitive skin and eczema. This started since I was a young child. This time my arms and hands skin was cracked and very itchy. I couldn't even sit at work without people staring at me. I felt like they thought I was a lunatic but what could I do if I was itchy?! All of the scratch marks were scaring me that I would have permanent scars! He started me on some medications and prescription cream. Just a few hour later, my itching has almost stopped. Dr. Zaks is really a miracle worker. I was able to use this service to get a convenient time, do the paperwork online, and was seen within 10 minutes. It was really efficient. The front desk secretary was great as well: she gave me some excellent restaurant tips for later that night! He also referred me to the allergist doctor to try to see if my eczema is caused by an allergy. Hopefully they can finally figure out the cause of this thing! All in all, it was a 5 star experience for me! I look forward to seeing Dr. Zaks and his staff in 2 weeks for my follow up appointment!
Hate their payment method and the fact that you have to pay for a consult and you only get the fee back if you go ahead with a treatment but you aren't given any pricing until you have already paid to see the doc and his costs for various treatments are DOUBLE what they are elsewhere in west Hollywood and Los Angeles ... felt ripped off
A very professional doctor, I would highly recommend it.
Remembers my issues - thorough - great guy
I had a great visit with Dr. Zaks. I saw him for my acne and he was very knowledgeable about it all. He thoroughly explained all of the different treatment options that my previous dermatologist had not even mentioned. He was also very kind and didn't make me feel rushed or anything, even as I asked him numerous (and probably inane) questions! I really liked that he set up a very precise plan of action to help me out. I'm looking forward to getting it started and am hopeful that my skin will respond to the treatment.
Great Doctor. Very easy going and down to earth - calls you from the waiting room himself. Always gave me the right treatments for whatever dermatological needs I had. Highly recommended.
Dr. Zaks was very professional yet friendly. I felt he was honest and very helpful.
My whole family and I have been going to Dr. Zaks for many years and it has always been a pleasure. He is friendly, professional and spends a lot of time on each patient. He is by far the best dermatologist we have gone to.
Wow! Everything about this office is top notch! I just recently moved into town and found Dr. Zaks on Zocdoc. From the receptionist who was very sweet to ofcourse the Doctor, I know I've found my life-long dermatologist! After having lived in Florida, I definitely have a lot of sun spots. I had two issues that I needed addressed and he went over all of the options and we both decided on the best treatment. It was just a great doctor's visit and I definitely look forward to following up with him. He actually looks at you; he doesn't type away at a keyboard while he asks you a question. I just went to a general doctor who asked me to tell me why I was there in "one sentence." Here it was the total opposite. Dr. Zaks let me explain everything and then carefully talked about all my options. I feel really confident in him. I highly recommend this Doctor to anyone looking for a great Dermatologist in Los Angeles! I recommended him to 2 of my friends over lunch today as I haven't ever found better bedside manner in a doctor.
I love this Doctor. They never make you wait around. He loves what he does and it shows. He's extremely professional. Doesn't push any Cosmetic procedures like most Dermatologists. He is thorough is his check and will always be cautious when taking Skin samples. Highly recommended!
Took about 5 minutes to do a full body skin scan. I would think he could be more detailed.
It was amazing
Dr. Zaks was great, very honest with his answers, nice office, overall good experience.
LOVE this Doctor!!! Dr. Zaks is absolutely amazing, as is his entire staff!!! Having seen dermatologists prior, while also doing my own research on my condition, I was just not confident with the course of treatment I had been recently placed on. As I researched more, I came across Dr. Zaks site and was immediately impressed by the written claims of his specialization and expertise and the various treatment options he has available, none of which I had been previously aware of or heard about! I was immediately intrigued--and desperate for a resolution to my issue--I scheduled an appointment, for two days later, and filled out all of my patient paperwork right there on line (on a Sunday afternoon)! I was hopeful, based on my own knowledge and his website alone, that he would be highly capable of alleviating my issues. Though, not one to believe everything I read or get caught up in "trendy hype", I thought, at the very least, if he agreed with my current doctors protocol, then at least I could rest easier with his being a second opinion and continue on with that (and though I'm no doctor, I just knew that the treatment I was under was not going to be effective for me and even if it "helped" my issue, it was doing so at the expense of the rest of my skin and body and certainly not addressing any other issues or concerns I have simultaneously. So, while I was certain he would have a more effective treatment option, I was eager to see him ASAP to either rest easier with the plan I was currently (and so not confidently) on or begin a new treatment that will actually help me, with a top expert in the field!! Could not wait..... Unfortunately, the day of my appointment....in LA traffic, I was stuck in a nightmare trying to get there! I called to let them know and said that because I was so late, I'd still come and just wait in case he could squeeze me in, since it was too late to turn back for nothing. I thought I'd be there within 15 min at the time of my call. An hour later, I made it!! Over and hour late, I was so mortified I really almost didn't go in. However, eager to see him and not wanting to have just wasted the entire morning in hours of traffic, I decided to go in and at the very least make a new appointment and apologize! The staff was so sweet! They didn't even bat an eye! In fact, one girl said it wasn't an issue that morning and thanked me for having called. I only waited about five minutes before the Dr. himself, escorted me back. There was no waiting in the exam room either! His kind and warm personality made me immediately at ease and comfortable. He listened closely and really 'heard' what I had to say. He was thoughtful and empathetic to my situation which was beyond appreciated! He evaluated my current care regimen and then explained the different treatment he might recommend. He was not just advising another "cookie cutter" treatment like the other Doctors I have seen (with zero success)! He also agreed that I had been put on the wrong path to resolving my condition. He gave me a couple of treatment options but ultimately suggested that I take the more conservative approach (even though he knew I wanted immediate results and instant gratification ;). His recommendation was the easiest and least expensive option, though he assured me, with confidence, of it's effectiveness and that I will get the desired results (and then some) for the time being and possibly do no more than that if satisfied. He explained that we'd reassess the situation in several months, and if the condition isn't fully rectified or vastly improved, then we could move on to a more aggressive and involved (and more costly) treatment option. He personalized my treatment plan to address not just my main complaint, but to ensure that resolving this issue would not be at the expense of creating a new, different issue altogether. He also never tried to push products on me or sell me anything! He was extraordinarily educated and well-versed in my condition (and for all of the time I've spent unsuccessfully dealing with this problem and thoroughly researching it for myself, I knew--without a doubt--that he was highly experienced, knowledgeable, up-to-date on the latest science and medicine involved and ultimately just knew his stuff!!!) He had several plans of treatment available to me, which went above and beyond just helping my chief complaint! And as eager as I was in wanting to start his plan, um...yesterday, due to the "slight" chance that a product I was using might adversely affect his treatment, he was very diligent and careful in not wanting to take any chances that could result in a problem for me. I was so at ease with knowing how conservative and cautious he his! I was able to schedule treatment for three days later. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Zaks and his ability to help me! Even in the worst case scenario, should his treatment not be totally effective with my stubborn skin, I know that I now have the best of the best on my team and we will undoubtably take care of this once problem and for all! I cannot recommend this doctor and his office staff highly enough!!! Thank you, Dr. Z!!!
He was very friendly and nice, but to be honest you can tell this is an establishment that is more of a "business" than healthcare focused. They overbooked clients when I was there, to the point where I had to go put more money in the meter because I waited an hour. Also a little condescending when he spoke about my issues...I knew what I scheduled the appointment for and it was a simple diagnosis that had already been given by another doctor. He still felt the need to dumb it down. But, nice guy...and knows what he's doing. I wouldn't go back only because of the wait. He needs to do a better job with time management. I don't know why everyone complained about his receptionist...she was totally nice and helpful.
A thoroughly professional, competent, compassionate and intelligent doctor. Just a perfect experience, and I traveled a long way to see him!
Dr Zaks is a wonderful physician. His bedside manner was very impressive. He listened to all my concerns and addressed my issues with care. I would highly recommend him.
I would recommend. Very kind and professional.
He's an amazing Doctor and an amazingly nice person!
BZaks is the Bomb!
He loves what he does and you can tell. He explains everything in great detail. Great bedside manner. Always eager to listen and find a solution. Never pushing any products or anything other than what you want and need. Highly recommended.
Nice Dr. And very intelligent. Thank you.
Dr. Z was warm, personable, knowledgeable, competent, and professional and I'm going to try to get my wife to switch dermatologists!
Awesome doctor! No wait at all. He was so kind and really took the time to figure out what was going on with my skin.
So great! Both his receptionist and him were so warm and patient. I was nervous about getting some things done, but he reassured me and I'm LOVING the results!
Very genuine and caring
He was very nice and quick to discuss options and wanted to make sure the inital treatment would work so scheduled a follow up and was very pleasant.
Dr. Boris was great! Receptionist could be a bit friendlier/warmer. She didn't confirm or ask if the office visit would be covered by my insurance co.
I was seen for an inflammatory skin condition called rosacea. I wanted to know about current treatment options and laser correction of redness and broken capillaries.The front office person was polite and well-prepared. I paid only my co-pay in advance. I did not experience the intake problems others have mentioned. Dr. Zaks himself was professional, personable and knowledgeable. He listened well and appeared to care about me. He told me clearly what was new and what I could keep from my current treatment plan. However, I would not return for several reasons--I saw another doctor who offered treatment with a superior laser for half the price per session; he wrote me a prescription for a cleanser by brand name when it is available in generic form for much less money (slight difference in strength...not significant in my judgment); and he made a remark about "making women beautiful" and a comment on looking older (asked if social security would pay for my treatment and I am not old enough for social security). I believe women are beautiful for who they are, not what they look like, and don't want to be made to feel insecure about my age and appearance. His practice may be comprised of women who largely wish to look younger to feel better about themselves. That just isn't me. I'm guessing he is quite good at the cosmetic procedures if you can afford the prices. Just depends on what you want and can afford.
I was very impressed, Dr. Zaks answered all my concerns and questions and went beyond the call of duty.
I went to Dr.Zaks once again after moving back from San Francisco. He did lasers for Rosacea on my face about 5 years ago and my redness disappeared for about 3 years. I went to a couple of derms in San Francisco but the results were not even close. It's so nice not to wear makeup just to go outside
I was seen promptly for my appointment. The receptionist was extremely nice to me and informed me greatly about the treatment options that I asked about before seeing the doctor. Having moved from San Francisco, I was nervous about going to a new doctor in a new town. Dr. Zaks quickly put my mind at ease and thoroughly discussed all of the options and we decided on a treatment. I have never been to a doctor visit where you feel like a partner as opposed to just getting a quick prescription. He has excellent bedside manner and I highly recommend him! For being so acclaimed, he is very humble and down to earth. Dr. Zaks is simply a gem; Run, don't walk to see him!
Very pleasant experience.
It was a very nice visit. In and out.
Great super friendly and knowledgable
Really liked him!
Dr. Zaks was professional and willing to answer all my questions. The office staff (blonde woman) was incredibly rude, unfriendly and not helpful.
He is a fantastic doctor. When I moved to L.A., I did a great deal of research to find someone that I could not only trust due to competency and experience, but someone who had the ability to maintain the integrity of my appearance. I've been utilizing his expertise for almost a year now and could not be more pleased.
The office manager was personable, friendly and warm. There was barely any wait. The Doctor was responsive and explained everything carefully and was very professional.
Great! Staff was friendly. Addressed my needs appropriately and with consideration.
He was very sweet and didn't rush me. Patiently waited until all of my questions had been answered and gave me unbiased opinions on what was best for my situation.
He was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend him.
Great dermatologist - I highly recommend him.
Excellent doctor! Dr. Zaks took the time to listen to me, AND he payed attention to what I wanted.
He is a caring doctor.
Fantastic, extremely cool and has taken me in no appointment straight off the street.
Tardy but everything else was excellent
He was very attentive
Dr. Zaks was easy to talk to and very informative. I'd recommend him to my friends.
It was a excellent friendly experience. Awesome atmosphere
VERY GREAT DOCTOR
Great bedside manner. Extremely knowledgeable. Very cordial.
Great Doctor, thorough, knowledgeable, kind and easy to talk to. Great appointment I would highly recommend him!
I found Dr. Zaks. To be very professional and caring.
Very professional, informative, and honest.
Great interaction with his patients. Front office staff was very nice. Thanks!
I did not receive any services from him, only a consultation. However he is very knowledgeable about patient's options and I felt confident when I return I will get the results I am looking for so I will see in the future. The front desk clerk was a little rude when it came to scheduling an appointment for my peel, I would recommend he hires a treatment coordinator.
Dr. Zaks was great, I would recommend him!
he was amazing! he made me feel calm about my situation. i have a major fear of needles and i barely felt it when i got it.
Boris Zaks, MD, was very confident and self assured. I appreciated the time he spent with me going in depth with ALL of my options and am extremely confident that he will accomplished what I have asked of him.
Dr. Zaks is great. He always gives me all my options, he's knowledgeable, honest and professional.
Clean facility, welcoming staff and a thorough yet time efficient MD.