Dr. Anjali Butani

Cosmetic Dermatologist & Founder

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My Life. My Passion.


I grew up in Tylertown, Mississippi, a small town near New Orleans. My mom was the local doctor, and I spent every day after school at her clinic. It was a busy place full of activity with patients who had driven in from miles away. I looked up to my mom in her white coat, treating the community and helping her patients. Like her, I knew I wanted help people and make a big impact on their lives.

Dr. Anjali Butani operating a microscope in her Lab in Southern California

In medical school, I fell in love with Dermatology. To me, it is the perfect combination of medicine, surgery and art. I specialized and became a skin cancer surgeon and cosmetic laser expert. 

As I contributed to dermatology science and research, my work with the latest lasers made my office a destination for patients from around the world. 

I treated patients for their most serious concerns: wrinkles, spots and acne. In time, I realized that even with the best lasers, we still weren’t able to get great results for dark spots, hyperpigmentation and dark circles.

A young Anjali Butani family photo wearing a 'when i grow up I want to be a doctor' outfit

Inspired by the beauty traditions of Indian, Korean and Japanese beauty, I made my life’s focus to help people with their discoloration, dark spots and dark circles to give them back their youthful illumination and glow. 

These conditions appear to be skin deep, but they affect the lives of women around the world. I want to make an impact and help as many people as I can by giving them back their confidence.

I hope to give you a brighter, more beautiful future.

Dr. Anjali Butani's headshot for her blog articles

With Love,

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Education

Procedural Dermatology Fellowship

  • Laser Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery

Dermatology Residency

Chief Resident

Medical School

Dr. Anjali Butani

A Leader in Brightening


Dr. Anjali Butani was raised in a small town outside New Orleans. Her mother, a physician, and her father, an engineer-turned-lawyer, raised Dr. Anjali with a love of nature and a desire to pursue scientific discovery for the betterment of society. These powerful role models had a profound effect in cultivating Dr. Anjali's pursuit of science from a young age.

Dr. Anjali’s grandmother, an expert in the centuries-old science of Ayurvedic botanical treatments, inspired Dr. Anjali’s passion for understanding natural elements and their infinite benefits. It has driven her to take some of the world’s rarest and most precious remedies and transform them into the newest, most advanced scientific skincare technologies.

Passionate about Beauty, Art and Science, Dr. Anjali found her life’s purpose in cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Anjali completed her medical education in the acclerated Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree Program through the Pennsylvania State University and Thomas Jefferson University. She trained in dermatology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She then completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Northwestern University, with a focus on cosmetic procedures, laser treatments and Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery.

Her years in private practice, skilled surgical hands and meticulous knowledge of cosmetic dermatology have culminated in an exceptional level of expertise.

Dr. Anjali has a deep, multi-dimensional understanding of beauty. Her perspective on beauty has earned her the trust of the most discerning clients from around the globe.

With every role she plays --- cosmetic dermatologic surgeon, facial rejuvenation expert, makeup developer, skincare formulator, laser specialist, educator --- she is meticulous.

Dr. Anjali’s research includes being the author of a medical book chapter on eyelid rejuvenation Blepharoplasty (in Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology), and a co-author of dermatology medical journal articles including Recent Advances in Laser Dermatology (in Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy), Premalignant and Early Squamous Cell Carcinoma (in Clinics in Plastic Surgery) and Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer) (in The American College of Physicians Handbook of Women’s Health).

Dr. Anjali has practiced dermatology in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, California. She continues to see select clients at the ANJALI MD Dermatology in Orange County, California while constantly advancing research in skincare science.


The power of bodhi and persian rose awakens skin with a brighter complexion. Skin is left brighter and refreshed, with less brown spots and discoloration.

Dermascope Magazine

In my practice, I recommend using a cleanser with glycolic acid instead of physically exfoliating with harsh tools like loofahs. I tell patients to use their hands in a soft, circular massaging technique to exfoliate and stimulate circulation.

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They’re rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant that neutralizes the free radicals that lead to wrinkles, brown spots and dry skin

Woman's World Magazine

Dr. Anjali Butani's Research & Publications

Medical Book Chapters
Butani, AK. Blepharoplasty. In: Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology, Murad Alam, ed. Springer Publishing, New York, 2012.
Witherspoon J, Schlosser B, West D, Butani AK, Mirowshi G, Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer). In: The ACP Handbook of Women’s Health, Rose Fife, ed. ACP Press, 58-67, 2009.
Medical Journals
Recent Advances in Laser Dermatology: Butani AK, Dudelzak J, Goldberg DJ; Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: 2-10; March 2009.
Actinic Keratosis; an Occupational Disorder: Schwartz RA, Bridges TM, Butani AK, Ehrlich A; Journal of European Academic Dermatology and Venereology 22(5): 606-15, May 2008.
Premalignant and Early Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Butani AK, Schwartz RA, Arbesfeld DM; Clinics of Plastic Surgery 32: 223-235; April 2005.
Dermatology Research
Utility of relaxing music and guided imagery in reducing intraoperative pain and anxiety during Mohs surgery: Alam M, Wang J, Kim N, Butani AK; Society for Investigative Dermatology, May 2010.
Medical and Surgical Management of Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma; Structured Review of Case Series Data: Butani AK, Wickless S, Alam M; American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting, May 2008.

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