Dr. Farah “Bobby” Awadalla is a board certified dermatologist with fellowship training in procedural dermatology and MOHS Surgery.
He is an Orange County native who began his career at UCLA where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the most esteemed ΑΩΑ honor society. For his dermatology residency he attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he graduated as Chief Resident. Following residency Dr. Awadalla placed into an extra year of training in a highly coveted fellowship with Leonard H. Goldberg at Methodist Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Houston, Texas. This extra year of training was spent honing his skills in Mohs micrographic surgery, a tissue-sparing skin cancer removal and facial reconstruction procedure, as well as cosmetic dermatology procedures.
With his well-rounded residency training and fellowship in procedural dermatology, Dr. Awadalla has attained incredible knowledge in the field of dermatology and cutting edge experiences in skin cancer removal, facial plastic reconstructive and cosmetic dermatology.
He truly cares about his patients and is dedicated to providing them the highest quality dermatologic care. He is warm and very personable and builds genuine and lasting interpersonal relationships with his patients.
Education and Training
Drexel University College of Medicine
American Board of Dermatology- Dermatology
Bobby F. Awadalla, MD's Expert Contributions
You need to increase your topical treatments as you don't necessarily qualify for oral treatment with 7% involvement. If it is interfering with your daily life however you could be started on oral therapy. READ MORE
Compression does help stop the formation or enlargement of varicose veins. How high you go depends on what vessels are affected READ MORE
This depends on the depth of the wound (1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burn) and what stage of healing you are in. If it is a healed scar it will be treated with scar gels but if it is an open wound it depends on the depth of the wound. READ MORE
This could be due an process which is exacerbated by the sun or an allergic type of reaction to the sun. You need to see a dermatologist to differentiate between these two things. READ MORE
You must take measures to protect yourself from sun exposure as it is the number one cause of skin aging and skin cancer. If you are vitamin D deficient you can take an oral supplement to help increase your levels. READ MORE
You are one day out from IPL treatment. You may notice some skin changes while your skin heals from the procedure that can take a 1-2 weeks. However you may also be having a reaction to either the treatment or something you are applying topically. You should see the person who performed the procedure to make sure that all is going well. READ MORE
Anaphylactic allergic reactions are serious life-threatening emergencies when the airways swell and compromise breathing. What you are experiencing is allergic contact dermatitis. READ MORE
There are certain rashes that occur only during pregnancy as well as many rashes that can occur whether pregnant or not. You need to see a dermatologist to determine what you have. READ MORE
PRP with micro-needling can certainly help improve acne scarring. We have one at our office if you are interested. READ MORE
Lasers can be used on the skin surface or inside the vessels to destroy the vessels. No treatment guarantees that the varicose veins will not return unless you manually remove the vessels. READ MORE
Red spots on the chest could be multiple things. It is important that you get evaluated to make sure they are nothing serious. READ MORE
There are many causes of red bumps on the thighs, some of which could be serious. I suggest you make an appointment to be evaluated. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- American College of Mohs Surgery
- American Academy of Dermatology
- Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
Bobby F. Awadalla, MD's Practice location
Mission Viejo, California 92691Get Direction
Murrieta, CA 92562Get Direction
Palm Desert, CA 92260Get Direction
Centennial, NV 89149Get Direction
Las Vegas, NV 89148Get Direction
Mesquite, NV 89027Get Direction
Pahrump, NV 89048Get Direction
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403Get Direction
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3797Get Direction
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Get to know Dermatologist Dr. Bobby F. Awadalla, who serves patients throughout the State of California.
Dr. Awadalla is a well-respected, top-rated dermatologist with fellowship training in procedural and Mohs micrographic surgery, which is a specialty in skin cancer removal. His mission is to provide patients with personalized, high-quality care for their general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology needs.
Bringing his extensive knowledge of dermatology and state-of-the-art expertise in skin cancer removal, facial plastic reconstruction, and cosmetic dermatology, he sees patients at Skincredible Dermatology & Surgery (Mission Viejo, California), Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center (Laguna Beach, California), Tayani Institute, Murrieta Dermatology & Skin Cancer | LA Laser Center, Palm Desert Dermatology & Skin Cancer | LA Laser Center, Centennial Dermatology and Skin Cancer | LA Laser Center, Dermatology and Skin Cancer of Las Vegas | LA Laser Center, Mesquite Dermatology & Skin Cancer | LA Laser Center, Pahrump Dermatology & Skin Cancer | LA Laser Center, and Lake Havasu Dermatology and Skin Cancer | LA Laser Center.
Dedicated to providing the highest quality dermatologic care, Dr. Awadalla is very warm, personable, and builds genuine and lasting relationships with his patients. From skin checks to acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes, he has a keen eye for enhancing one’s appearance. “ I became a doctor to help people. I’m on a personal mission to make everybody their healthiest and most confident self, no matter their age” he stated.
An Orange County native, Dr. Awadalla began his career at UCLA where he completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biochemistry. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the most esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. For his residency in dermatology, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he graduated as Chief Resident.
Thereafter, he performed an extra year of training in a highly-coveted fellowship with Leonard H. Goldberg at Methodist Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Houston, Texas. This extra year of training was spent honing his skills in Mohs micrographic surgery, a tissue-sparing skin cancer removal, and facial reconstruction procedure, as well as cosmetic dermatology procedures.
Dr. Awadalla is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, a voluntary, non-profit, private, autonomous organization formed for the primary purpose of protecting the public interest by establishing and maintaining high standards of training, education, and qualifications of physicians rendering care in dermatology.
As a testament to his success, he attained fellowship status with the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Active in research, Dr. Awadalla has authored numerous articles in the field of dermatology, as well as seven books in the Skincredible series. His expertise in this field has led him to become a sought-out speaker at medical conferences.
“I am best known for my bedside manner during surgical and cosmetic procedures. There is always a certain level of anxiety when visiting a doctor’s office and for me it is very important to make the patient feel comfortable and more at ease. I use different techniques to do this and patients love their experience and so do I.” as stated by Dr. Awadalla.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body. Dermatology is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages skin diseases and deals with both internal and external causes and some cosmetic concerns involving the skin. Dermatological duties include taking consultations, providing screening tests, and undertaking non-invasive surgical procedures.
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