Dr. Ava Shamban

Santa Monica, CaliforniaOffice Location
Life happens – but it doesn't         
         have to show on your skin.
NewBeauty Expert since:

Services Offered

  • Acne and Acne Scar Treatment
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Aesthetician Services
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ultherapy®
  • Laviv™
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • MOHS Surgery
  • Skin Tightening
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Body Contouring and Fat Reduction
  • Microneedling

Expert Insight

Extreme Specialist™ Replenishment Complex

Effective and efficient replenishment comes to the rescue when very dry or stressed skin needs something more. This rich treatment works as a powerful soother for skin challenged by frigid weather, pollution, sunburn, late nights, air travel, hormonal changes or emotional stress.

Volume Enhancement, No Facelift Required!

“One of the newest anti-aging breakthroughs, Juvéderm Voluma™ XC injectable gel, is the first—and currently the only—filler that is FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the mid-face,” says Dr. Shamban. “It helps restore contours and volume loss by giving you a subtle lift and can even reshape the face. Favored among all at our practice, this product is a game changer. And the best news is that it can last up to two years!”


Many know Dr. Shamban as the skin maven from Extreme Makeover or from her regular appearances on The Doctors. But this research scientist, author, business owner and supermom of three takes on a lot more than TV. Dr. Ava (as her patients like to call her) graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and serves as principal investigator for many clinical and FDA trials. Always looking to stay on the cutting-edge, she offers her patients the latest technology, including 24 distinct laser and light-based treatments, which gives her the ability to customize protocols. But if you had to sum her up in one word, Dr. Ava is a friend. She understands the link between appearance and self-esteem and helps patients live happier lives.

What's New

Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal

Dr. Shamban’s book is based on her extensive knowledge from more than 20 years of experience in dermatology. Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal maps out specific skin-care regimens tailored to age, skin type and internal condition. It covers everything from how to take care of your skin during pregnancy, menopause, cancer treatment and times of heightened stress; to at-home organic skin-care recipes and state-of-the-art dermatologic techniques. “Life happens—but it doesn’t have to show on your skin.” Heal Your Skin is available now at all major booksellers in paperback and on iTunes as a downloadable ebookfor iPhone and iPad. Check out Dr. Ava’s blog at healyourskinthebook.com.


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