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Qualifications and Experience
Paul W. Wallace, M.D., M.P.A., has overseen the operation of Wallace of Beverly Hills since 1993. A native of Los Angeles, he has always believed in innovative approaches to helping patients look and feel their best.
He graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and then went on to Harvard Medical and the University of Oklahoma and University Of Missouri Graduate Schools. His residency training in Dermatology and fellowship in Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery was done at the Charles Drew/Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center in Los Angeles.
For the past decade he has been an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is the Clinical Director at San Mateo Medical Center. Dr. Wallace is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and specializes in Military Trauma and wound ballistics.
Dr. Wallace also works as a consultant and technical advisor to Paramount, Disney, Universal, Sony, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks movie studios on how to create various skin presentations (burns, trauma, gunshot wounds and make-up design). In 1991, he started the nationally acclaimed “Second Chance Tattoo Removal Program”, a scar-free removal procedure for all skin types.
Dr. Wallace utilizes “cutting edge” procedures and is knowledgeable in a wide array of techniques to address issue in health and safety medical and cosmetic problems. He has lectured to elected officials, athletic directors, physicians, trainers, coaches and healthcare providers throughout North and South America, Asia-Mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia; Europe, East and West Africa.
Dr. Wallace has 21 years of ringside medicine (boxing) experience.
Verified Patient Reviews
The visit itself went well. Everyone in the office was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Wallace ended up prescribing me a treatment and sent me on my way. When I went to my pharmacy to pick it up, no one from Dr. Wallace's office had called in the prescription and when I called their office to see what was taking so long,they were already closed and their answering machine was full. FULL. They had been closed for 15 minutes and their mailbox was already full which tells me they had been negligent about checking their messages and getting back to patients. The office is now closed for the weekend so I won't be able to get my prescription filled until Monday, which gives 2 more days for my condition to worsen. I would not recommend this office to anyone. So unprofessional!
I am very pleased with my experience...prompt professional and curtious....excellent medical appointment
Dr. Wallace is great. Both myself and my husband go to him for our skin needs. He is knowledgable and has no issue explaining things for you to understand. Would definitely recommend others to him.
I arrived at his Beverly Hills office and valets parked my car immediately. The building was very clean and organized. Dr. Paul Wallace's front office assistants were very courteous and attended to me right away. Dr. Wallace saw me within 30 minutes of my arrival, and was very patience in explaining several possibilities effecting my skin. At the end of the consultation, he recommended two separate treatments to combat my problem that I felt comfortable with. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a Doctor who takes the time to educate his patients during the diagnosing. I had a great experience! Oh, did I forget to mention that the office staff was great too! Go here, you want be disappointed!
He was a great doctor. Staff was very professional.
Dr. Wallace is a no-nonsense doctor. He is very straightforward, but in the kindest way possible. His staff is really, really lovely! I came from a different doctor that I was extremely unsatisfied with, and Dr. Wallace is the complete opposite! He took the time to explain everything to me and answer my questions, and he's realistic in the sense that he expects the patient to do their part to improve their health. No excuses! I will never go to a different Derm again!
Dr. Wallace is literally my favorite doctor. He just has a very good way about him, and he is extremely professional. Honestly, I wish he was like my poker buddy lol!!!
Doctor was very easy going and knowledgeable. Understood my issue right away and was able to help me. Bit of a wait to see him but that's probably expected since my appointment was for later in the day. I would definitely recommend this doctor.
This is easily the most knowledgeable dermatologist I've ever spoken to. He was extremely articulate and explained the physiological interactions of my medical issues and the medications we're using to treat them. Never once treated me like a dumb patient!
Great doctor and great staff, very attentive and helpful.
Didn't give much attention to what I said I thought was the problem. Barely looked at the affected area. Prescribed me some gel and it didn't work at all.
Dr. Wallace gave me an injection into my cyst without wearing gloves which I didn't appreciate. The office wasn't very clean feeling and a little unorganized.
Very professional and knowledgeable. Felt very comfortable with the analysis and appointment. Explained everything in depth unlike many physicians.
I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Wallace and his staff. They are very helpful, very professional, very diligent, my favorite doctor I've ever had to see. They quickly diagnosed my issue and provided multiple options for treatment, they appealed my insurance when they wouldn't cover a medication and have done so much leg work on my behalf. I cannot thank them enough.
I had a very positive experience. I walked in feeling insecure and hopeless regarding my skin but after speaking with Dr. Wallace and his staff, I felt much better & hopeful about my skin getting better. He was caring and straightforward with his communication regarding my skin. I really liked that he took time to acknowledge every patient that came in the office when he had time; he knew most by first name. Highly recommed.
Didn't listen to my issue and then after I told him I didn't want a certain type of medication and he agreed, he prescribed it but by a name I didn't recognize until I had already used it and it made my issue much worse.
Dr Wallace was very concerned about my situation even though it was the first time visit he made me feel like he had known me for a long time I would definitely recommend him to my friends
Great friendly service
Dr. Wallace is very knowlegdeable, personable....comfortable to talk to.....like someone that you have known. He took time to explain the process on how he would address my skin issue/issues. My appointment was not rushed....he also took time to listen and answer my questions. His staff was pleasant as well.....
Very straight forward. Helped me understand how to maintain my skin and improve my condition.
Dr Wallace was very knowledgeable. I was impressed. We would recommend Dr Wallace to my friends and family.
Great appointment He explained in details of what it was going on in my case. I appreciate that.
He was so nice and spoke directly as if he was invested in my skins journey back to health. I enjoyed my visit. Highly recommend.
The wait was around 45 minutes, but I understand that happens at doctor's offices sometimes. Dr. Paul Wallace was extremely kind, intelligent, and informative. I'm very happy to have found him and will recommend him to others.
I was very satisfied with my Visit. I plan to return.
professional,informative,calming with a staff that that presents integrity. Dr.Paul Wallace and staff is the choice for any skin care needs, Thankyou, D. Guice-Gomez
Honest and thorough
Dr Wallace is extremely knowledgeable about skin care, maintenance, and problems. He has a "down home" approach while maintaining the utmost professionalism. His products are very effective and affordable. Considering the quantity used and the quality; I would say he's undercharging. I was overall impressed even though this was a my first visit. Lastly, I am seeing pretty quick results with the fade cream.
My visit with Dr Paul Wallace was wonderful. He is a very nice, kind person who is very professional and knows what he is doing. Thank you to him, his assistant and the receptionist, Miss Flowers.
I love how Dr. Wallace explained to me the details of my condition and how to manage it. He didn't just look at it an give me a prescription. Now I feel like I have control over the issue!!!!
Took a bit to be seen, but he's very nice and personable.
Great office, from staff to doctor.
Dr. Wallace was fantastic!!! He was very attentive, asked many questions, and truly cares about his patients and their needs. He was very knowledgable. He explained everything in detail, gave step by step instructions on what you should do and how you should use your products. He also treats you as if he was you. Your skin is his skin...which is a great way to put it! The receptionist and staff are polient and attentive as well. This is a great office, a great doctor, with great staff and amazing service. I'm very pleased with my first visit and look forward to my progress and growth with Dr. Wallace. I highly recommend him because you will not be disappointed. :)
Office staff was somewhat unprofessional. While I waited to see the doctor, they let in friends to casually chat with the doctor in his office about personal topics (non-work and non-medical). Also, when paying the co-pay, the receptionist kept my credit card for over 30 minutes, instead of simply swiping it and handing it back to me, which struck me as weird. Moreover, I saw the doctor on a Friday, and the doctor gave me 2 days worth of samples of a medication he wanted to prescribe me. He told me to call him on Monday so he can call in the prescription to my drug store, instead of simply calling in the prescription on Friday. Well, I used the medication as told over the weekend, finished the samples on Mondy, and called their office 6 times on Monday to get the prescription called in. They never answered the phone, but I left voicemails. The pharmacy does not have the prescription. On Tuesday, I also called the office and left voicemails, but have not heard anything. After all this, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth about this office.
Amazing! Can't wait to see the results
I had a great experience. I was able to get an appt the next day, the office is lovely and very professional. Dr. Wallace made me feel comfortable and I left with all my fears at ease. I'll definitely recommend to others..
He was great I would recommend anyone of my family members and friends to see him....
Great Doctor! The wait time was long for a Saturday, but overall very knowledgeable and am definitely going back!
Was a great visit and will definitely be a highly recommended practitioner.
caring office doctor was attentive and caring - impressive!!!!!!
He's quick, efficient, funny and nice but gets his point across effectively.
It was my first time with Dr.Wallace and it sure will not be my last. From the moment I walked in the staff made me feel comfortable, which is a plus! Dr. Wallace definitely knows his stuff-he loves to tell his patients to drink water, which I learned is actually beneficial to having excellent skin.
He is a very knowledgeable Doctor and is willing to take the time to explain what is going and what is the course if treatment. I like that in a doctor. He instills a sense of confidence .
Dr. Wallace was great. I have had acne since I was 16 and have been trying everything to get clear skin. I have never had a dermatologist spend so much time with me before and really discuss with me my options like he did. I am excited to see how my treatment progresses with Dr. Wallace!
He didn't have any interest in looking through the products I use, that I brought with me, to see if they might not be suited for my skin. He also barely even looked at my skin. Mostly he just tried to sell me his skincare line.
Visit was great very informative..
I love Dr. Wallace, he's straight to the point but very kind and helpful, exactly what I want out of a doctor.
I have never had a dermatologist spend longer than 5 minutes looking at my skin till Dr.Wallace. He took time to understand my life style and medical history from me not my file. Also the staff was so friendly! One of the most enjoyable doctor experiences I have had in along time.
Dr. Wallace was very nice and knowledgable about my face. He explained that i was using the wrong type of product for my skin type. I ask about getting laser hair remover and he explain that he did not know anyone at this time who he would recommend his family too so there was no one he would send me to. I like that. Thanks Dr. Wallace
I'm 20yrs old an I had it with acne. So as usual I did my extensive research on him and decided to give it a chance. I don't regret anything about it! Him and his staff are excellent. He looked at my face extensively and past medications then decided to put me on a stronger regiment for it. Now I can say I'm starting my new year with a better and vr
Great experience, great doctor. Glad to have found my new dermatologist!
I went in for an acne scar consultation and he never even touched my skin or came close to viewing my face. He sat in his chair the entire visit and lectured me about the benefits of drinking water while trying to pitch his skincare products to me. This was a complete waste of my copay and time. I will definitely not be back.
He was so nice and easy to talk to. I brought my kids as well and they thought he was "cool". He was able to connect to each one explaining individually why it's so important to take care of your skin, etc. and they actually listened to him.
I love Dr. Wallace's office, he and his staff were very professional and knowledgable. I was running late but I was still seen by Dr. Wallace in less than 30 minutes.
they were very efficient ,very nice,and I'm super happy to find someone i can relate to for all my skin needs.thanks so much to the Dr and his staff.
Dr. Wallace is personable, knowledgeable and kind.
Laid-back listener that makes you feel comfortable. Very experienced with a great medical background that was obvious in his knowledge and ability to easily explain medical terms, their causes & options for solutions. Would recommend without hesitation!
My initial visit was very informative. Dr. Wallace immediately identified my skin problem and prescribed a regimen that started working right away. I recommend Dr. Wallace to all my friends and family.
Fantastic. Effective, efficient and friendly
I got the information that I needed to hear. Straight to the point truth about my skin problems and solutions. I have found my Dermatologist!
Extremely knowledgeable! I felt very comfortable and left with more knowledge about skin care than when I came in!
Great :-)...........parking sucks!
Very personable and knowable. Felt very comfortable and will make repeat visits if needed.
Probably the most easy going dr that I've been to, very helpful, very honest & not pushy with his suggestions. I'd recommend him to friends & family.
He saw me right way, which is a rare find among medical professionals. He was genuinely concerned about the condition of my skin. Great bedside manner and very knowledgeable. He took the time to answer all my questions and address all my concerns, which I assure you, requires MUCH patience. His staff/assistant is also very kind and efficient. Was a pleasurable visit.
This man knows his stuff. Easy to talk to. Doesn't preach. Just tells you the facts in a simple easy to understand way.
It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Wallace! He is very knowledgable and answered all my questions, plus more. He was friendly, generous and made sure I was happy with the decisions being made for medications. Will be referring others to him!
Dr. Wallace spent time explaining the problem areas of my skin and offered solutions. I am very satisfied with my consultation and will return for follow up treatment. Also forgot to mention, Dr.Wallace offered a free service worth $100 for being only a little late.
Great. I feel like I've started on a path to recovery... and I learned about boxing!
It was a great first visit.
Dr. Wallace is probably a very knowledgable doctor. When I went in, the checkin was very efficient and I was seen right away. The Dr. came in and barely looked at my face(I was going in for acne problems). He then told me that I didn't drink enough water so he couldn't help me, which I found to be very rude. He offered me products he sells in office, but never pushed. He also prescribed me name brand medications saying that name brand would work better then generic. Overall I left feeling very uneasy that this doctor who spent more time scolding me about my water intake then actually examining my face could actually help me any. ZocDoc is great, but I think I may have wasted a co-pay here.
Resolved my skin issues very quickly. Was friendly to boot, as was his staff.
Such a thorough doctor! He didn't try to sell me any products--I bought them bexause i believe in what he suggests:)--best experience by far with a dermatologist!
Great person and doctor
Dr. Wallace provided me with excellent service. He offered clear advice on several distinct issues, and his recommendations were well explained.
Excellent visit! Dr. Wallace is a great listener. He was very thorough during our consult and wonderful at laying out a systematic plan for my individual concerns. So glad that i found him on ZocDoc. He will become a permanant part of my medical team of doctors. Thanks ZocDoc!!
Great doctor and staff! Super nice.
Thorough and to the point. He is a good problem solver.
I enjoy my visits with Dr. Wallace. I have been coming here for a month and I am already seeing great changes in my skin. He suggests the best methods for me and doesn't try to sale me on things that I don't need for my face, which is what I appreciate the most. He is very attentive and willing to answer questions and he doesn't make me feel like I am being rushed. I will continue to frequent Dr. Wallace.
Dr. Wallace was warm, welcoming and knowledgable. The appointment was for my 15 yr old son who liked him very much. He explained the various treatments and what we would try next if the first treatments was not successful. He gave us a time-frame in which we should see positive results and was especially caring regarding my out-of-pocket costs for medications offering to switch to cost saving brands if I found the costs to be a burden. My wait time was longer than it would have been as Dr. Wallace had been in a bit of an accident on the 405. I got the feeling that he is not accustomed to keeping his patients waiting too long beyond their appointment time. We will return for a follow-up appointment in 3 weeks.
Dr. Wallace is very informative. He carefully explains the process of what he will do and what results he is looking for. Nothing left to the imagination.
Very Professional and knowledgeable in his field.I would HIGHLY recommend him for Professional Treatment!
He was fine in the office, but they never sent in my prescription and I called to follow up.They said they would send it, but did not. I also had to call to find out the test results of my biopsy. Even though it was clear, they should have let me know. I cancelled my follow up appointment.
Dr.Wallace has a great bedside manner. He is personable and charming.Highly recommend!
Great doctor. Made sure to educate me on his procedure, was prompt, as painless as could be expected and made me feel very comfortable.
Courteous, professional, terrific beside manner.
Very knowledgeable and took the time to explain my condition to me.
Dr. Wallace takes time to explain things. He is very professional and yet nice and has relaxed manner. Definitely recommend.
I found Dr Wallace to be very straight forward and very sincere at the same time. I got the feeling that he is among the top in his field.
It was enjoyable. Dr. Paul is a kind man and made me feel comfortable immediately.
Extremely friendly and kind, almost instantly had set up a treatment plan
Great Doctor. Very informative and professional
Quick. Great explanation of symptoms. would go again.
I really liked Dr. Wallace, but his receptionists are at time unprofessional and often confused. The simplest of tasks seem to be extremely difficult for them.
Dr. Wallace was great! He didn't come across as attempting to sell me on anything, and recommended a few natural things I could do instead of going straight to a prescription. Great suggestions, obviously knows his stuff - I'd highly recommend him!
Dr. Wallace is very nice and professional. I felt very comfortable and well informed.
I could not ask for more. All was perfect.
Dr. Wallace was great! He was easy to talk to, not arrogant at all and discussed both nutritional remedies and prescription options for my condition. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a dermatologist.
The visit basically turned into a sales pitch for his line of skincare products. It was a bit annoying and uncomfortable.
Dr. Wallace is patient, professional, thorough, and empathetic. He's also quick without making one feel rushed. If you are looking for a dermatologist CHOOSE HIM!
Great guy, he takes his time to meet with you. This means your wait time might be a little long, but it's worth the wait.
Excellent doctor! Great bedside manner. Explained every thing.
I think he is a very good doctor. He was thorough and took his time. I did not feel rushed. He was able to address all of my concerns.
I enjoyed Dr Wallaces' demeanor..and got the attention I believe I needed thx