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Dr. Shanthi Colaco, MD

Dermatologist

Los Angeles, CA

About Dr. Shanthi Colaco

**Please be advised: If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please be sure to call the office to do so at least 24 hours in advance, so that we may give your spot to another patient in need! Thank you!** Dr. Shanthi Colaço is a board certified dermatologist offering patients a full range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. She graduated with honors majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and minoring in Music from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing a research year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Colaço earned her medical degree at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco. This was followed by dermatology residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York where she stayed on as volunteer clinical faculty, teaching residents and mentoring students. She practiced medical and cosmetic dermatology in Manhattan, prior to joining the staff at Kaiser West Los Angeles a few years later. Dr. Colaço has trained with some of the most reputable and innovative dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons across the United States. She stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in dermatology to ensure that her patients are offered the most effective and sophisticated treatments available. Her dedication to academic dermatology and education is evidenced by her work that has been published in several reputable medical and surgical journals. In her free time, Dr. Colaco enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, playing the piano and guitar, singing, traveling, cooking, and eating.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Medicine
  • Columbia University Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1144482167

Dr. Shanthi Colaco's office location

Skinstyle Dermology

2990 South Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90064

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I love this office. The staff is amazing and they always heal my acne
Less than 1 month ago
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I was skeptical to go to a new doctor after my move, but she was super nice and helpful and put me on a new regimen to help me out! The offices are clean and bright and I enjoyed my visit!
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Sweet and helpful doctor. Would see again.
Less than 1 month ago
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she was very friendly, personable, and reassuring.
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I found the office staff and doctors to be incredibly helpful, kind and provide a lot of good information.
Less than 3 months ago
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They are the best
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I had an excellent visit! Dr. Colaco was very professional, doing a thorough examination while talking me through what she was seeing on my skin (moles, angiomas, etc.). She has a very friendly and approachable bedside manner. I look forwardto seeing her again and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dermatologist in West Los Angeles.
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Dr Colaco and her staff are so kind and knowledgeable. They really go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and informed. I would highly recommend this Dr to family and friends.
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Dr. Colaco was great! She is kind and thorough. Her nurse and staff are also wonderful. Her office is beautiful and very clean. I am thankful to find my new dermo on the westside.
Less than 6 months ago
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Super nice, professional, personable, knows what she's doing, knew immediately what was going on with me.
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She was very personable and professional. Will definitely be back for s follow up.
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Really loved my visit today, there was no wait time, the doctor came in and was so friendly and warm. I instantly felt comfortable. She was thorough, took her time, never made me feel rushed. I have found my new dermatologist! Highly recommend!
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Dr. Colaço was very professional and knowledgeable yet friendly and approachable! She took her time with me and made sure I understood everything we had discussed. Her staff were wonderful as well! The office space is totally chic and adorablewhile still being comfortable and welcoming. I loved everything about my visit with her and I will be back!
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She was great. Really sweet. Informative, and hires great staff.
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Shanthi was very attentive and did not rush me like most dermatologists do! I appreciate that the most as its not always only one thing you come to the doctor for! Shes also very nice which is a huge plus! Thetech/nurse was also great! Receptionist is very nice and organized.
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Dr. Colaco & her staff are hands down the best medical organization in Los Angeles. Always quick & efficient with smiles on their faces. 10/10 would recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Docteur Colaco is really great. now I have my dermatologist and I will not change.
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Just amazing. Took her time and answered all questions thoroughly. Everyone in that office is SO lovely. Best dermatology experience I’ve ever had. To be clear, I went in to ask about solutions for my adult hormonal acne, but didn’t wantto be taking medications that were bad for me long term (like acutane). She took the time to go over all of the ingredients and mentioned studies to prove her point. I wish I could give more stars. Will be going back.
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Dr Colaco was extremely approachable and super sweet/kind. She really took her time checking me at my annual visit. When I asked questions, she took her time explaining it so I can understand in detail. She is really easy to chat with and knowledgeable- highly, HIGHLY, highly recommend her.
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I was early and was seen right away. Never felt rushed and we covered a lot in a short amount of time. She was wonderful to talk with and the entire office had a great design to it. The other teammembers were fabulous too and everyone seemed to know their stuff!
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Dr. Colaco is extremely kind and gentle and nice to talk to. I will continue to see her, and I highly recommend. Her bedside manner is unparalleled, and her team is great too. Beautiful office, nice people, great experience.
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Dr. Colaco is very professional and has an excellent bedside manner, I would highly recommend her to my friends and family!
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Dr. Colaco is great! She was extremely personable, great listener, and thorough in the explanation of her diagnosis. She recommended different products and gave me more affordable options than just those she sold in the clinic. I felt she reallylooks out for her patients and wants to get to the root cause.
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She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and kind. I have been to many Dermatologists before and she is the best.
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Dr. Shanthi was so knowledgeable and thorough. I feel like I'm in great care when I see her.
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Dr. Colaco is extremely pleasant, professional, and adept at easing anxious patients like myself who have trouble highlighting physical imperfections. I felt comfortable and paid-attention-to during the entirety of my visit. The officeis well-decorated, super clean, and is tech-forward offering innovative services (I swear this is not an ad.. yeesh). They also had all of my information from ZocDoc without me needing to provide basically anything else. YMMV depending on your appointment, but that was a great experience. Definitely recommend Dr. Colaco and will be returning myself for future needs.
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Overall, I was looking forward to having someone talk through my concerns and issues with acne. Unfortunately, I was rushed and Dr. Shanthi fired away prescriptions that she would give me. She did not stop to explain what the prescriptions were,what they would do, any side effects, why I would need them, nothing. I was really disappointed as I was looking for a doctor that would listen to my concerns, instead I was practically pushed into getting a “surgery” aka an extraction to which I find out when I leave that it wasn’t covered by my insurance. She then proceeded to add more products from the counter at the front desk as I was checking out, again not telling me what they were for just that I needed them.
More than 1 year ago
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She is SO attentive and kind. I was completely surprised how quickly she healed my acne. My face looked like a mountain range had popped up all along my cheeks, jaw and T zone. With her help, it's almost all goneand it's only been a few months. And she made sure to explain that she was determined to get it allll gone in the coming few months. She's also very communicative, explaining the reasoning behind her treatment plan. Really high quality care
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She makes you feel like you are the most important patient she's ever had. Super knowledgeable and comforting.
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So amazing! Really appreciate her answering all my questions & I left feeling like a new me!
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very sweet doctor
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There was no wait for me to see Dr.Colaco. She was amazing and listened patiently to my history and came up with a long term plan rather than prescribing me medication that would only solve my problems short term, which haspreviously led to a repeat of my skin clearing up and breaking out immediately once I get off treatment. I have yet to try the routine prescribed by her, but I would highly recommend Dr.Colaco!
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She's really personable, very knowledgeable and put me and my son (who was being treated for acne) at ease. I highly recommend her.
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Very nice clean professional office. Quick and pleasant visit!
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She listened attentively and gave me excellent input. Wonderful experience and I will be back. Would highly recommend!
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She is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. From making sure I was comfortable, to calming me down, to explaining everything she was overall amazing. I would recommend her and her staff to anyone.
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Appointment was too rushed. Not worth the money.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Colaco was very nice, her office was clean and bright, and wait time was practically nothing. However, I felt rushed in and out of her office. She looked at my skin for about 30 seconds and then rattled off whatsounded like a rehearsed list of suggestions. She wasn't even done speaking before she got up to walk out the door and let me know that the assistant/receptionist would finish telling me about the treatment options and costs. From there it only got worse. I wasn't even given the option to think about my various courses of action before they hurried me out the door and told me to call back when I wanted to schedule a treatment. I might go back, or might look for another doctor. I'd think on it before recommending that anyone else come here though.
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My visit was great! She was informative professional and kind. I highly recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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She explained my skin condition very thoroughly and gave clear instructions for a plan of action toward clearing it up.
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Dr. Shanthi Colaco is great! She is gentle with procedures and talks you through everything. All the staff members are very nice and pleasant. Plus the interior design of the office is a nice little extra touch to everything mentioned above. I will definitely be back and recommend her practice!
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I am so glad i made an appointment wirh Dr. Colaco. She was so kind, professional, competent, took the time to listen to my story, and showed a lot of compassion. I had already seen two specialists prior to this appointmentand was honestly about to give up wirh my skin issue, i told myself she would be the last dermatologist i would see atleast for a while. Within just a few minutes she knew what was going on, was able to confidently make a diagnosis, and came up with a very thorough treatment plan. On top of all that she addressed a side concern i thought i woukd have to wait for the next appointment, but she covered everything!!! She is very competent at what she does, and on a side note she is absolutely beautiful in person! I highly recommend her to anyone with any sort of skin problem. She definitely derserves the highest rating.
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The entire staff, from the receptionist, the nurse and of course the doctor are an absolute delight! Very patient, calming, and reassuring- which means allot for those of us who get "white coat syndrome"! Thank you so much for an experience which left me reassured and relieved. Sincerely, Jeremy
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Dr. Colaco was amazing. She answered all of my many questions and was super friendly and knowledgable.
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The best dermatologist I've ever seen. So sweet and made me feel comfortable right away. Very happy to have found her! And the women at the office were not only super helpful, but also super fun to chat with :)
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She's great. Totally personable, answers any of your questions easily!
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My visit was pleasant, efficient and effective! Looking forward to the next visit.
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Dr. Colaco is very knowlegeable and positive and her co-worker was equally amazing.
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So impressed! Dr. Colaco was very personable and attentive.
More than 1 year ago
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Very supportive and understanding. Made me feel comfortable and taken care of.
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