About Us


Dermatology Group of Southern California, has been the premier provider of highest quality general and cosmetic dermatological services to Southern California for over twenty years. We have been taking care of families for generations. We offer a variety of services related to general skin issues as well as other skin concerns related to aging. Our unique professional team is committed to providing you with excellent dermatology and other skin concerns related to aging so that you look and feel your best today and in the years to come.


Dermatology Group of Southern California, serves patients in the South Bay area, including Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Carson, San Pedro, Gardena, Lomita, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Long Beach and surrounding areas.


Directed by Dr. Roy Blumenstrauch, Dermatology Group of Southern California, has been a leading medical and cosmetic dermatology practice for over twenty years. We have been taking care of families for generations. We offer a variety of services related to general skin issues as well as other skin concerns related to aging. Our unique professional team is committed to providing you with excellent dermatology and other skin concerns related to aging so that you look and feel your best today and in the years to come.

We are dedicated to providing you with the very best dermatology care possible. We treat all types of skin problems including acne, precancerous sun spots, skin cancer, rashes, eczema, hair loss, nail problems, rosacea, psoriasis and much more. We also offer a comprehensive full body mole check for any suspicious moles and melanoma.

We specialize in diagnosing and treating skin cancers. Skin cancers account for more cancers than all other types of cancer combined. Most occur in cosmetically sensitive areas such as the nose, lips, ears or face. We also offer most advanced type of skin cancer surgery called Mohs micrographic surgery that is very precise in removing the skin cancer with an accuracy that is unmatched. It allows the surgeon to check 100% of the skin margin around the tumor to verify that the cancer is completely removed while allowing for the smallest possible surgical scar.

We also offer advanced solutions for skin concerns related to aging such as wrinkles, sun damaged skin, including max. strength FDA approved Botox, Restylane*, Juvederm*, Radiesse* and sculptra injections and state of the art laser services for all areas of the body. Our full range of laser options help to remove or improve unwanted hair, spider veins, wrinkles, brown spots, age spots and acne scars. We also have laser and other treatments such as chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing for rejuvenating your skin and improving your appearance.


Our Team


ROY B. BLUMENSTRAUCH, MD, FAAD


Dr. Blumenstrauch grew up in Southern California and graduated as valedictorian of his high school class of 1100 students. with high honors including summa cum laude and membership in Phi Beta Kappa honors society. He went on to attend University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated with a B.S. Degree in Biochemistry. He remained at UCLA to attend medical school. Dr. Blumenstrauch completed his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and his residency at UCLA medical center.

Dr. Blumenstrauch has been in private practice from 1985 to present.

He presently resides in West LA, California with his wife and children. He enjoys travel, playing the guitar, and a variety of outdoor activities including hiking and camping.Dr. Blumenstrauch is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Hebrew.

ANDREW BREITHAUPT, MD


Dr. Breithaupt (pronounced “bright”-“hopped”) is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgical and cosmetic dermatologist and Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, non-invasive cosmetic surgery, injectable fillers and toxins, lasers and energy-based devices. After receiving his M.D. and completing internship, Dr. Breithaupt did his residency in Dermatology at UCLA. Following residency, he performed a fellowship at UCLA in Mohs surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. This exclusive training, undertaken by only one physician per year at UCLA, gives him the unique set of skills that combine the fields of dermatology, Mohs surgery, plastic surgery, and laser surgery that are needed to provide his patients with the best possible results.

Dr. Breithaupt is a leader and expert in the field dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. He has published over twenty scientific articles, written four book chapters, and given over twenty-five presentations at scientific meetings. His training and expertise give him the ability to uniquely address all aspects of the aging process, many of which patients may not even notice themselves. His understanding of both the science and art of beauty consistently give patients results beyond their expectations.

Dr. Breithaupt volunteers his time to teach medical students and residents at UCLA and Harbor-UCLA. He particularly enjoys the care of veterans at the West LA Veterans Hospital. Dr. Breithaupt and his wife Selina, a South Bay native, live with their dog Luna in Hermosa Beach. They love the South Bay and are proud members of the community. He is an avid surfer, athlete, and traveler who can be found in the water or on The Strand all year long.

TERESA ANNA GROSSI, DERMATOLOGY NP, FNP-C, MSC.


Teresa Anna Grossi is Board Certified FNP and a Dermatology NP. She began her medical studies at Boston College, receiving her MSc. She next entered the Dermatology Fellowship Residency Program at Harvard Medical School affiliate, Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Far encompassing general dermatology, the program also included specialized clinics focusing on Hansen’s disease, Cutaneous Oncology, Melanoma, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Mohs procedures.

Additionally, her work experience includes Stanford Cancer Center, Department of Cutaneous Oncology that encompasses three specialties: Cutaneous Lymphomas, the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic, and Medical Oncology with advanced stage melanoma. Ms. Grossi has performed the full scope of dermatologic care at numerous medical practices across the country and has a tremendous amount of experience in administrative activities, including Grants Specialist, Clinical Research, and Clinical Trials. Her clinical interests include autoimmune diseases, skin cancers, and skin rejuvenation.

RACHEL LAU, PA-C


Rachel Lau is a national board certified Physician Assistant. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University in Business Marketing. While at LMU, she played on the Division I Women’s Waterpolo Team. Prior to her lifelong pursuit of being a Physician Assistant, Rachel spent several years in post-operative Orthopedic care working closely with the top professional sports team Physicians in the Los Angeles Area. She then went on to get her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.

Over the last year she has been practicing Dermatology in Beverly Hills. She has experience in both cosmetic and general dermatology. Rachel treats acne, sun damage, rashes, warts, hair-loss and various skin diseases. She also has experience with Botox, Fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Sclerotherapy and more.

She is also a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Rachel lives in the South Bay with her husband and enjoys running, swimming, spending time with friends and family.

HIEN TRAN, MD, PHD


Dr. Tran is a board-certified dermatologist, clinical scientist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.

Dr. Tran grew up in Orange County before heading up to the Bay Area to pursue his undergraduate degree. He received his Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in 3 years with honors. He was one of eight students nationally to be awarded a full-merit based scholarship to attend Harvard Medical School where he earned both an MD and a PhD. While at Harvard, Dr. Tran’s research focused on the genetic mechanism of aging and was published in high-profile journals such as Science.

Dr. Tran did his residency training at New York University and practiced dermatology in the private practice setting in New York City. He also had the opportunity to conduct cancer research at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University in New York City. His work there resulted in a ground-breaking paper on melanoma metastasis in the journal Cell. He continues to keep up-to-date with exciting new breakthroughs in dermatology research as an editor reviewing papers for publication at various journals.

Dr. Tran has been actively involved in skin cancer research as a scientist. But he is one of the rare scientists who also practices what he does research on. He is a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon, a type of skin cancer surgery technique that has the highest cure rate. He is also a professor of Health Sciences at UC Irvine, teaching dermatology residents how to do skin cancer surgery/Mohs surgery.

NIMA GHARAVI, MD, PHD


A board-certified dermatologist, clinical scientist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Gharavi grew up locally in Southern California prior to attending UCLA to pursue his undergraduate degree. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a specialization in Business and Administration. Upon graduation, he received UCLA’s Senior of the Year Award.

Dr. Gharavi then matriculated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he obtained both an M.D. and a Ph.D. His research, on the molecular mechanisms of inflammation, received several accolades, including the Edith and Carl Lasky award for the best research performed by a UCLA medical student.

Following medical school, Dr. Gharavi completed his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, residency in dermatology at UCLA, and fellowship in procedural dermatology/Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA. During his training, he continued to perform research, studying the genetic profiles of high-risk squamous cell carcinoma, for which he received the Theodore Tromovitch award for the best research presented at the 2013 annual Mohs College meeting.

A diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Gharavi also teaches Mohs micrographic surgery and advanced facial reconstruction to medical students and residents at UCLA and is currently on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. To date, Dr. Gharavi has published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and textbook chapters, and continues to present and teach at national and international conferences.



(310) 543-4444


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4201 Torrance Blvd.
Suite 640
Torrance. CA 90503


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