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Welcome to Saddleback Dermatology Laser + Cosmetic Center, Your Dermatologist in Lake Forest, CA

Welcome! Our dermatology professionals are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dermatology and skin problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your skin. Our web site also provides you with background about our physicians, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office and other useful information. We provide a variety of services including acne care, Botox, treatment for hair loss, laser resurfacing, skin cancer treatment and more! We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose Saddleback Dermatology Laser + Cosmetic Center, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Saddleback Dermatology Laser + Cosmetic Center's capabilities and services. We also invite you to email, call or text our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you..

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14-Day Limited Return Policy, Effective 01/02/2022

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If you are not absolutely satisfied, an office credit will be given if the product is returned within 14 days. Please note that prescriptions, supplements, and cosmetics are not returnable. 


Prescription examples include but are not limited to Biafine, Levicyn, Tretinoin, Latisse.

Supplement examples include but are not limited to collagen powder, Heliocare, arnica oil, hair supplements.

Cosmetic examples include but are not limited to liquid and powder foundation, concealer

In extremely limited circumstances, we will make an exception to the 14-day limit, when provided with photo documentation of an adverse reaction, reported to us within 30 days of purchase.

For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. 

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.

    Ira Bell, MD

    Dr. Bell was born in New Jersey where he completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Rutgers University. He is a member of The National Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the honors medical society. Dr. Bell completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown Hospital followed immediately by his Dermatology residency at the University of California Irvine. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. He taught dermatologic surgery at UCI as a clinical professor for some time after graduating their program.

  • Karen G. Benik, MD
    Karen G. Benik, MD

    Dr. Benik is a board certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience in medical and surgical dermatology with a special emphasis on cosmetic and laser dermatology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at California State University of Long Beach, where she graduated summa cum laude. She went on to the University of California, Irvine, where she received her medical degree, completed her Dermatology Residency and was named Resident Teacher of the year. She is a published author in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, studying Retin A and its effects on skin and photo aging.

  • Azin Meshkinpour, MD
    Azin Meshkinpour, MD

    Dr. Azin Meshkinpour is a board-certified dermatologist who practices medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology (including Mohs microscopic surgery for skin cancers). Raised in California, Dr. Meshkinpour completed both her undergraduate education and her Masters in Public Health (MPH) degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She obtained her medical degree (M.D.) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where she also completed her Internship and residency in Dermatology. Dr. Meshkinpour spent an additional year working as a research Fellow in psoriasis clinical trials.

  • Kim Tang, MD
    Kim Tang, MD

    Dr. Kim Tang has practiced general and cosmetic dermatology at Saddleback Dermatology & Laser Center in Lake Forest, CA since 1996. Her patients come from as far away as North L.A. County for her expertise. Dr. Kim Tang also specializes in dermatologic surgery, performing Mohs surgery, a highly complex form of cosmetic reconstruction surgery, to treat skin cancer patients.

  • Kim Phan PA-C
    Kim Phan PA-C

    Kim Phan PA-C is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant specializing in medical dermatology. Kim received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences where she received extensive training in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, and Dermatology and graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors. She is born and raised in Orange County and is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient centered dermatological care to her community. In her free time she enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her two fur children and family.

  • ​Jashin J. Wu, M.D., F.A.A.D.
    Jashin J. Wu, M.D., F.A.A.D.

    Jashin J. Wu, M.D., F.A.A.D., is Voluntary Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  He is a Councilor for the International Psoriasis Council.  He served on the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)/ National Psoriasis Foundation psoriasis guidelines committee, which published updated 6 psoriasis guidelines in 2019-2021.  He is editor or co-editor for 6 books which include Therapy for Severe Psoriasis, 1st edition, 2016; Clinical Cases in Psoriasis, 1st edition; Mild-To-Moderate Psoriasis, 3rd edition, 2014; Moderate-To-Severe Psoriasis, 4th edition, 2014.  He is associate editor for the 4th edition of Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy published in March 2020.  He has written over 500 Pubmed articles, of which over 300 are about psoriasis, as well as 70 book chapters.  For the AAD, he is Chair of the World Congress Fund Review Task Force.  He is Secretary-Treasurer of the Pacific Dermatology Association.  Dr. Wu has given over 200 CME lectures at medical conferences and dermatology departments/divisions in 11 countries on 4 continents. He has been awarded 3 Presidential Citations from the AAD (2016, 2021, 2024).


Quality Service

Our staff is trained in the most up-to-date techniques and procedures to care for our patients.

Friendly Staff

We pride ourselves on being friendly with our patients, whether you've been with us for years or are brand new.

Modern Equipment

We've invested in the newest equipment to deliver the best results.

Individual Approach

No two patients are alike. We focus on caring for the needs of each individual.

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  • Product Review: SENTÉ Dermal Repair Ultra-Nourish

    Very excellent product! It works!! Dr. Tang recommended that I use this and my experience with it has been amazing!

    Tracy Macdonald is wonderful! When we were living in Mission Viejo ~ my skin never looked better ~

    Many thanks to Tracy!

    The products ordered arrived quickly and I am enjoying the included samples..

    - N.S. Show More
  • Sofwave Treatment
    Saw results in the first few days and it kept improving over the next 3 weeks.  Skin tone was more even, less red and the fine lines were no longer visible.  Best part--No downtime and/or bruising.  I am one happy patient.

    - DC
  • Dr Tang did a great job with Mohs procedures for my mother and set her up for radiation of a Squamish cell carcinoma on her ankle, which was successful.  Just need to be patient as she and her team always seem to run 30 or more minutes late.

    - Susan B.
  • I have been a patient of Dr. Benik since 2021. From my very first visit I noticed how thorough Dr. Benik is as she inspects my body for any questionable skin conditions. Recently, Dr. Benik noticed a spot on my arm, which to me looked like a small pimple, which had not bothered me at all with any itching or bleeding. She said she wanted to do a biopsy of it, and send it to a lab. The results came back and indicated that it was a melanoma. Right away I was set up with a visit, and Dr. Benik performed surgery on my arm to remove the melanoma. I am thankful for Dr. Benik's expertise and thoroughness of her work.

    - Pete S. Show More
  • I have never been treated with greater compassion and kindness than with Dr Tang. She assessed my needs and offered no fewer than six solutions to my complex skincare needs. Doctors like her are rare, indeed! The nurses and reception staff were equally kind and helpful. I love Saddleback Dermatology!

    - Dana H. Show More
  • I've been a patient at SB for a long time. My appointments have all been on-time, with friendly office staff and physician assistants. I've never posted a review for them, and am very surprised to see some of the one-stars. I think it may be just a few of the thousands of patients they've seen that were unhappy, and of course those are the ones that speak up. So I'm here to say the Center is top-notch with attentive and caring office staff. I've only seen two of the doctors over the years, and they are both professional and highly reputable. Today, I brought a book to read (I mean, it's a doctor's office, right?!) and didn't even have a chance to sit down and read it before being called in. Dr. Bell came in within 2 minutes of being in the exam room. Highly recommended.

    - Ira Mark A. Show More
  • When I received the request from the office to provide feedback, I expected to see a five-star rankings. I'm completely shocked.

    I have been a patient of Dr. Tang's for ten plus years. I have never experienced any of the rudeness so many of these reviews describe. I've never had trouble getting an appointment. As a matter of fact, last Thursday I called at 11:08 am and Dr. Tang saw me at 6:15 pm that same day. The most I've ever waited, once arrived, was twenty minutes. Dr. Tang does take her time with each patient and I appreciate that. You can feel Dr. Tang's passion for what she does. She has recommended products and I have yet to be disappointed with the results. The Collagen powder has been a life-changer for me. I'm 59 years old and people think I'm in my forties, thanks to Dr. Tang

    I recommend Dr. Tang all the time and no one has had anything negative to say about their experience. I hope that more of Saddleback Dermatology's long-standing clientele will post reviews.

    - Jennifer K. Show More
  • I have had skin checkups with Dr. Benik and Dr. Troung, the Hydrafacial and a cosmetic consultation with Tiffany, revitapen facials with Tracy, and Dysport with Dr. Benik. All four individuals went out of their way to assist me with the best, most professional, and personalized customer service. I have always left confident they are looking out for my best interests and needs as a patient. I have also purchased the products and saw fabulous results.

    - Christina R. Show More
  • Tracy, their Medical Aesthetician is fantastic, I just had one of their new facials which involved using a special tool to nourish your skin way below the surface which continues to work for over a month. I am so happy with the results! Having seen Tracy many times before, I am always impressed by her professionalism and insight. I highly recommend Tracy and all the staff at Saddleback Dermatology.

    - Tifany S. Show More
  • Super efficient and maintain patient focus

    - James M.

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23832 Rockfield Blvd, Suites 210 & 220,
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 770-8115
Text Only:  (949) 403-6562
Fax: (949) 403-6562
Email: [email protected]

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