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Dr. Monika Kiripolsky

Dr. Monika KiripolskyDr. Monika Kiripolsky is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained cosmetic surgery and laser surgeon. She’s dedicated to treating all dermatologic conditions including skin cancer screening, acne, rosacea, eczema, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and other chronic skin diseases.

At the Obagi Skin Health Institute, Dr. Kiripolsky specializes in performing a wide range of dermatologic procedures:

  • Anti-aging
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Laser treatments
  • Autologous fat transfer
  • Sclerotherapy (leg vein surgery)
  • Liposculpture


Dr. Kiripolsky attended the prestigious Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she was singled out to pursue research in cutting-edge dermatology technologies including training in Barcelona, Spain. She completed her three-year residency program in dermatology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Kiripolsky then completed a fellowship in laser and cosmetic surgery, accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

A California native, Dr. Kiripolsky earned her Bachelor of
 Science degree from the University of California – Los Angeles.

Researcher, Author and Speaker

Dr. Kiripolsky conducted research in cosmetic surgery and lasers focused on:

  • Advanced therapies for varicose veins
  • Fillers and botulinim toxin preparations
  • Laser treatments for skin discoloration, scarring and wrinkles

Additionally, she participated in clinical research in various types of skin cancer, lymphomas and carcinomas.

Dr. Kiripolsky has published numerous research articles in respected medical journals for dermatology and cosmetic surgery. She has co-authored several medical textbook chapters, and is an international speaker at cosmetic, vascular and dermatology surgery conferences.

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