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Dr. Tia Paul

Combining medicine and aesthetics to achieve balanced skin


Dr. Tia Paul

Dr. Tia Paul is a skin expert and digital KOL in dermatology and aesthetics, specifically within conditions and treatments for Skin of Color.

Dr. Suchismita (Tia) Paul is a Harvard-MIT trained, board-certified dermatologist, a media skincare expert and an advisor/brand expert for several global skincare companies. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a joint MD from Harvard Medical School and MIT, followed by her dermatology residency at the University of Miami, where she was a chief resident.

Aside from seeing patients, Dr. Tia Paul is dedicated to patient advocacy and education on evidence-based medicine in dermatology, especially for skin of color. She has published several articles in top medical journals, such as Nature and Science, and has also been featured in media and various beauty and lifestyle publications including Insider, Huff Post, The Washington Post and Elle Magazine.

In addition to her expertise as a highly recommended dermatologist seeing patients for both cosmetic and medical dermatology, her differentiating skill set lies in being able to connect with a wide audience globally through social media (>400K followers), where she shares her knowledge of all things skin-related in an engaging and simple fashion.

Dr. Paul has launched her own dermatology and aesthetics office in Newport Beach, CA which serves as her primary clinic, business event space and product demonstration site, where one of her specialties will be treating patients with diverse skin tones.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • For a seamless and efficient visit, please ensure you have the following items:
    1) Photo ID: A valid driver’s license or passport.
    2) Insurance Card: Kindly bring your insurance card for verification.
    3) Pharmacy Information: Please provide details of your preferred pharmacy for prescription purposes.
    4) List of Current Medications: A comprehensive list of medications you are currently taking.
    5) Previous Treatment Information: Any records or information pertaining to prior treatments you may have attempted related to your skin concern.

  • Certainly, there are ample parking options available conveniently situated right in front of our office, which is conveniently located on the ground floor..

  • We kindly recommend arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to ensure a smooth and unhurried experience.
    Upon entering the clinic, a warm welcome awaits you at the reception desk. To streamline the process and minimize paperwork, you will be provided with an iPad to complete the patient registration and sign necessary forms. As part of our policy, we keep a credit card on file to facilitate a seamless experience.
    Appointment with Dr. Paul:
    Ensuring your comfort and thorough understanding of your concerns is our priority. To enhance the consultation, having any previous photos related to your skin condition and details about prior treatments you may have undergone would be immensely beneficial. While we strive to address your primary concerns during the appointment, if you have multiple skin issues, we may need to schedule a separate session for additional matters or procedures. Our commitment is to provide a comprehensive and unrushed consultation while respecting your valuable time.
    As your appointment concludes, we are here to assist you in scheduling any necessary follow-ups or, if you’re interested, arranging a cosmetic consultation. Please feel free to explore our curated skincare collection featuring cleansers, moisturizers, serums, eye creams, and sunscreens—a thoughtful selection to complement your skincare journey.

  • We require all patients to have a valid credit card on file with Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics. Credit cards are stored securely in a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant payment gateway.
    The credit card on file is charged for no show fees (described below) or for outstanding balance due following receipt of any applicable insurance payments in connection with healthcare services rendered by Balanced Skin Dermatology and Cosmetics if payment is not received 30 days from the date of first statement.

  • We deeply value your understanding and cooperation in respecting our scheduling commitments, ensuring that our services remain accessible to all our patients.
    If you find the need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, kindly provide us with a minimum of 24 business hours’ notice for regular appointments or 48 business hours for surgical/cosmetic procedures. For instance, if you have a regular appointment scheduled for Monday at 9 AM, we appreciate being notified by the preceding Friday before 9 AM.
    This advance notice allows us the opportunity to extend the appointment slot to another patient, particularly those on our urgent waitlist. For any no-shows, cancellations, or reschedules with less than 24 business hours’ notice, a $75 fee will be applied.

  • In our commitment to transparency regarding billing and financial practices, we ensure that the process is clear and straightforward for our valued patients.
    For self-pay patients or those seeking cosmetic procedures, payment is conveniently collected at the time services are provided, ensuring a seamless transaction.
    For patients covered by insurance plans in which we participate (including Medicare and select PPOs such as Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross), we strive to streamline the process. However, navigating the intricacies of the U.S. healthcare system can be complex, and we recommend a comprehensive understanding of how insurance processes operate.
    To facilitate a smooth experience, we collect your co-pay during the appointment, and subsequently bill your insurance company for the services rendered. It is essential to note that insurance companies exhibit variability, and the amount they cover is contingent on specific plans. Unfortunately, due to the multitude of plans and the dynamic nature of insurance processing, we cannot determine precise pricing in advance. The actual amount often only becomes apparent once the insurance claim has been submitted and processed.
    For a more accurate pricing estimate, we encourage you to reach out to your insurance company and we are happy to provide appropriate codes. It is important not to assume that your insurance will cover the entire visit or all associated procedures, as factors such as deductibles (meaning the amount your insurance needs you to pay before they start paying) can influence coverage. Should you wish to gain better clarity on pricing or have specific concerns, our third-party billing company is available to address your questions. Please feel free to contact us, and we will facilitate the necessary connections. Your understanding and cooperation are highly appreciated as we navigate the complexities of the insurance landscape together.

  • We look forward to extending our care to you, regardless of your location, and ensuring your experience with us is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Newport Beach in Orange County is conveniently situated less than an hour away from Los Angeles. With both the Los Angeles International Airport (less than 1 hour away) and the John Wayne Airport (less than 5 minutes away from the practice), your journey to our office is easily accessible.
    Consider flying into John Wayne Airport, and you could seamlessly attend your appointment or undergo a procedure, even making it possible to fly out on the same day! For your stay, the Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport, located at 4545 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660-2022, is conveniently right across the street from our practice, ensuring both convenience and comfort with just a 5-minute walk.

  • Our aspiration is to curate an extraordinary journey for you, spanning from the moment you schedule your appointment, through the consultation, and even in the follow-up stages – an unforgettable experience that leaves a lasting smile on your face and becomes a conversation piece with your friends and family.
    Your voice matters, and we are committed to truly listening and seeing you. In the event of any unforeseen complications, we approach each situation with the care and attention we would provide to our own family. Should you harbor any concerns regarding any aspect of your experience or its outcomes, we encourage you to reach out to us as your initial point of resolution. Rest assured, we will take every measure necessary to guarantee optimal outcomes and a positive experience.

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Our Client Reviews

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I couldn't be more thrilled to share my incredible experience with Dr. Paul as my dermatologist. After years of struggling with stubborn acne and the scars it left behind, I finally found the expert help I needed. The acne treatment prescribed by Dr. Paul was nothing short of miraculous. She answered any concerns and questions I had regarding the treatment plan to put my mind at ease. Within weeks, I noticed a significant improvement in my skin's texture and appearance. Not only did my acne fade away, but the existing scars started to diminish gradually. My skin now looks so much healthier, smoother, and rejuvenated. I have received numerous compliments on my complexion, and it's all thanks to the expertise of this phenomenal dermatologist. I highly recommend Dr. Paul if you or anyone you know is struggling with acne or acne scars.

Shivani Actual Patient
  • I’ve had Botox and pico laser for my brown spots and fine lines/pores multiple times with Dr Paul. I am very happy with the results. Although I live quite far, I trust her so much that I wait to see her to get my treatments. Her practice is absolutely gorgeous! Love the vibe as it’s very calming and I look forward to my visits with her!

    Preeti P.
  • I can't say enough about how fantastic Dr. Paul is. I will be seeing her for all my dermatology needs from here on out. She is very knowledgeable and quickly diagnosed my perioral dermatitis. She also took her time answering all of my questions. She genuinely cares. I highly recommend Dr. Paul.

    Jennifer M.
  • I had a great experience with Dr. Paul! She was very knowledgeable and put me at ease since I was quite nervous about getting anything invasive done on my skin for the first time. She ensured that I was able to maintain a natural look and guided me through the entire process. Thanks to Dr. Paul, my skin is glowing. I will definitely be coming back to her for all of my skin care needs!

    Divya C.
  • Dr. Tia Paul and her team are amazing! The office is beautiful and feels like a spa retreat right when you walk in and greeted by friendly smiles from the staff. I am very particular about my skin as I have sensitive Asian skin and have never tried any invasive procedures for fear of darkening/scarring/bad reaction as I have had bad experiences in the past. I chose Dr. Paul for her caring attitude, expertise and her experience. She customizes and finds the best treatment for everyone’s skin type. I just had my first PICO laser done and I have to say….. WOW! I am loving my smoother radiant skin, and my sun spots are disappearing! Can’t wait to head back soon! You just can’t go wrong with Dr. Paul! Don’t wait… make a consultation today.. you will be happy! I am telling all of my friends and family to come see her!

    Julie V.
Dr. Tia Paul
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