Proud Owners of Advanced Dermatology, Desert Dermatology, Santa Ana Dermatology, & Dermatology Associates of Downey

About Us


Dr. Leila Ettefagh and Dr. Navid Nami are board-certified dermatologists with a special interest in skin cancer, medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Natives of Orange County, they founded Island Dermatology in the heart of Newport Beach shortly after getting married. 

They have created a warm family environment to better serve the diverse skin care needs of the community. 

Their philosophy is not only to treat patients but also to educate them on the latest therapies and procedures.



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What is a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in skin care. This doctor receives extensive training in treating skin problems and helping keep skin healthy. With this extensive training, experience, and passion, a dermatologist helps keep skin, hair, and nails healthy, and healthy looking throughout your lifetime.

Your Dermatologist's Training

After earning a medical degree and completing an internship, a dermatologist receives three more years of specialty training, becoming an expert dedicated to skin, hair and nails. Many dermatologists have general practices and see patients with all types of skin concerns. Some dermatologists gain additional training and expertise in specific areas of dermatology, such as pediatrics, surgery, cosmetics, and may go on to have practices specializing in these areas.

Whether you need medical, surgical, or cosmetic treatment for your skin, you can find a dermatologist who meets your needs.

Who Needs a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists' eyes are uniquely trained to analyze the skin, hair, and nails. They can spot potential problems and diagnose a multitude of conditions ranging from minor to life-threatening.

These skills and knowledge can improve the lives of patients of all ages — the infant with a red birthmark, the child with eczema, the baby boomer with sun-damaged skin, the senior citizen with shingles — effectively treating their skin conditions and making them look and feel their best.

Dermatologists also are a great resource for learning how to prevent skin, hair and nail concerns. They can teach you how to protect yourself from the sun to avoid skin cancer, caution you about hairstyles that can contribute to hair loss, and advise you on how to care for your nails to prevent common conditions such as nail fungus.

Whether a dermatologist provides general medical care for the skin or focuses on a specialized area of medical, surgical or cosmetic dermatology, he or she can be your trusted partner in maintaining the health of your skin, hair and nails.


Medical Dermatology


Surgical Dermatology


Cosmetic Dermatology

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