Saving Lives and the Benefits of
Vitamin D, Zinc and Vitamin C.


The Vitiligo and Pigmentation
Institute of Southern California

World-class expertise in treating your dermatologic health,
pigmentary and aesthetic concerns.


Check out Clinical Trials Currently Open for Enrollment

We have clinical trials open for psoriasis, vitiligo and pigmentation.
If you qualify these research options are at no cost to you.


Pearl E. Grimes MD, FAAD

As a globally recognized dermatologist with decades of experience,
Dr. Grimes expertly treats a wide range of conditions affecting
the skin and hair in all ethnicities and skin types.


Innovative approaches for
the Evaluation and Treatment of Vitiligo

Including Excimer Laser, Narrow Band UVB Phototherapy Laser,
Targeted Phototherapy and Surgical Grafting


Dermatologist Los Angeles


Quality patient care is our priority. Providing excellent clinical and service quality, offering compassionate care, and conducting innovative research and medical education are essential to our mission.
In pursuing this mission, the institute recognizes that adherence to ethical standards and compliance with applicable laws is critical to the practice’s ability to continue its collaboration with health care professionals, patients and the community.

Director of the Grimes Center of Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Director of the Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California

Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD is a globally recognized dermatologic expert and a leading international authority on vitiligo and pigmentation disorders. As Director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, she treats patients from all over the world who seek her expertise and extraordinary patient care.

Dr. Pearl Grimes


Dr. Grimes has received numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field, including: the 2019 Alan Shalita Memorial Award; the 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Dermatology Award from the American Skin Association, the 2017 Everett C. Fox Memorial Award and Lectureship from the American Academy of Dermatology; the 2017 Goldman Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Dermatology; 2017 Women’s Dermatologic Society Legacy Award, the 2011 Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentor of the Year Award, the 2011 Dermatology Foundation Practitioner of the Year, as well as longstanding inclusion on lists such as Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctor, Best Doctors of America and the Hollywood Reporter’s Top Hollywood Doctors (voted by her peers).








The KATALAYA™ Skin Care Collection was exclusively formulated by Dr. Pearl Grimes, and was made for all skin types. The formulations have carefully selected ingredients that targets particular; acne, melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, dullness, textural changes and the appearance of aging skin.

The KATALAYA™ Skin Care Collection has been formulated with skin-nourishing ingredients that help provide moisturizing, anti-oxidation and skin conditioning. The combination of orchid extract with other ingredients may help the skin stay young, bright and soft.

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