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About My Practice
What innovation do you think has taken the field to new heights?
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that helps address and prevent signs of aging. It improves the tone, texture and radiance of the skin to create a beautiful glow, and is perfect for anyone wanting a youthful and healthy look.
Why do you choose not to delegate your injectable procedures?
Having been in practice for more than 20 years, I have come to really take pride in my work as an artist. I don’t believe in shuffling patients off to another member of my team. They’re here to see me, which is why I want to personally care for them.
How do you tailor treatments?
No two patients are the same, and neither are any two recommendations. Every patient is unique and is treated as such. The goal isn’t to look as young as possible, but rather as beautiful as possible for one’s age and individual sense of style.
What is your philosophy when using injectables?
It’s all about techniques, artistry and not overdoing it. If done subtly and in combination with other treatments, fillers can look completely natural.
Why do you employ combination treatments at your practice?
It’s such an important part of dermatology. Combining different cosmetic treatments and technologies can give the optimum, beautiful results that we all want. For example, using radio-frequency treatments and/or Botox in conjunction with fillers can provide a more comprehensive solution than any of those treatments alone. All patients are unique so any treatment plan we develop is customized to work synergistically toward their goals.
Which new filler do you offer at your practice?
We’ve recently added Juvéderm VolumaTM XC to our filler options. It’s a safe, effective hyaluronic acid filler that works to instantly add volume and subtly lift the cheek area, and it lasts for up to two years. It helps enhance contours to create a more youthful profile. We can also use Juvéderm Voluma XC in conjunction with our others fillers that work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, creating a rejuvenated appearance.
What new treatments are you excited to offer patients?
We are excited to announce that CoolSculpting is now FDA-approved to treat fat reduction of the thighs! We are pleased to offer one of its newest applicators, CoolSmooth, which is perfect for use on the thighs and other nonpinchable fat bulges.
What attracted you to dermatology?
I began college as an art major but fell in love with science on the way. A career in dermatology combined my aesthetic talents and love of science.
What do you like most about your job?
I love hearing patients say, “Thanks, Dr. Rand. I feel better about my appearance.” This challenge of improving what we present to the world is what drives me. And in light of the technologies that have come to the forefront over the last 20 years, it’s remarkable what we have to offer our patients.
In what ways do you give back?
I have been an assisting clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA, where I teach cosmetic dermatology to residents. I also perform pro bono work for the Venice Family Clinic.
How do you spend your free time?
I’m a mother of three college kids, so that takes up a good portion of my time. I also enjoy hiking, skiing and traveling.
American Board of Dermatology
Affiliation:American Academy of Dermatology
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What sets my practice apart
Personalized attention—I do all of my own fillers and muscle relaxers, as well as the majority of the lasers. I have a product specialist and an aesthetician who will answer all your skin-care questions and customize a system that is right for you; she also offers HydraFacial™ treatments
How my profession has evolved
The development of new fillers,
neuromodulators and lasers, which
improve appearance without the
downtime or risk of surgery. PRP
therapy can be used for both hair
and facial rejuvenation. Your own
platelets and plasma are used to
stimulate collagen, improve skin
texture and regenerate hair growth.
The Vbeam Perfecta laser is the
gold standard for safely treating
small blood vessels, redness, stretch
marks and scars
Most memorable patient reaction
A patient had a Fraxel® re:pair
resurfacing laser and after leaving
my office in Beverly Hills for her
four-week follow-up appointment,
the paparazzi chased her down the
street thinking she was a celebrity;
she was thrilled with the results
My ultimate skin-care advice
Use sunscreen, avoid
the sun and stick to a great
skin-care regimen. This is
why I provide my exclusive
skin-care line, Dermbasics™,
so that any procedure that
we’ve done will last longer
Healthy, smooth, even skin is a large part of the beauty battle; a great skin-care regimen is of the utmost importance after any procedure, which is why I provide my exclusive skin-care line, Dermbasics™
New services i’m excited to offer
I am pleased to offer our newest
device, the BTL Exilis Ultra, which
uses targeted radio-frequency and
ultrasound technology to tighten
and lift skin on the face and body
with increased comfort and very
What i can’t live without
full of antioxidants and
helps my headaches!
It’s a win-win!
Why is giving back so important to you?
Both my father and my time studying
at Harvard instilled the value of giving
back. Since I began my practice, I have
always treated patients pro bono from
the Venice Family Clinic and taught
dermatology residents at ULCA
for more than 25 years. It’s been an
honor to give back to the students
and those who are less fortunate
What is your favorite laser procedure?
Right now it is the Clear + Brilliant
laser combined with platelet-rich
plasma. The laser refreshes the skin
and combats lines and discoloration
while the PRP works to stimulate
collagen and rejuvenate the skin.
Together they are a powerful duo that
leaves your skin with a youthful glow
What i love most about my profession
The ability to give my
patients more confidence
My greatest achievements
Raising my three
the Boston Marathon
while I was attending
- CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq®
- Dermal Fillers
- BTL Exilis Ultra™
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Fraxel re:pair®
- General Dermatology
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Hair Loss Treatment
- Removal (Moles, Skin Tags, Birthmarks and Other Lesions)
- Scar Revision
- Sclerotherapy (Vein Treatment)
- Sculptra® Aesthetic
- Skin Cancer Surgery
- Skin Care
- Skin Peels
- Botox® Cosmetic
- Vbeam® (Pulsed-Dye Laser)
- Dysport® / Xeomin®
- Clear + Brilliant®
- IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
- Juvéderm® Voluma
- Juvéderm® Volbella
- Microneedling with PRP
- Restylane® Fillers (Including Silk / Lyft)
- Vbeam® Perfecta
- YAG (Brown Spots / Tattoos)
Which laser treatments are best for sun damage?What our experts say:
For my patients who have really bad upper lip wrinkles, I sometimes pull out the old CO2 laser, but in general I use the Fraxel.
After sclerotherapy do I have to stay out of the sun?What our experts say:
You should wear support hose for a week and if the veins are bigger, then maybe even longer (about two weeks). For most of the little spider veins, a week is fine. I tell my patients to sleep with them the first night and after that, they need to wear them all day. You can work out with the compression stockings on and do normal activity. Can you lay in the sun? No, because you have your stockings on.
Are spider veins on the leg best treated with a laser or injections?What our experts say:
Sclerotherapy is still the best. I do have a laser that I use for tiny red ones, but for regular spider veins that are blue or green or dark red I get the best results with sclerotherapy injections.
When do veins get so bad that they can’t be treated with sclerotherapy and need to be treated surgically?What our experts say:
If they have really bad varicose veins, then they may need to have those veins taken out surgically. Come into the dermatologist and get a consultation. That way we can take a look and figure out what the right treatment is.
How can I get rid of neck wrinkles?What our experts say:
There are so many great things out now for necks. We have a machine called Exilis, which is radio frequency, and we’re getting great results with it. It tightens up the neck and the skin laxity that people see. It’s a great option that is noninvasive. We typically do about four treatments. We can also use Fraxel re:pair, which has a little bit of downtime, to treat sun damage on top of that.
How does cryolipolysis work?What our experts say:
The new machine that was developed doesn’t hurt the skin but would attack fat, which is very sensitive to cold. Basically with Zeltiq, the fat cells in the treated area die and are carried off by the lymphatic system and eventually dissolved. Zeltiq comes with three different hand pieces for treating different areas of the body. With each treatment there is a 20 to 25 percent reduction in the fatty layer. It’s important to note that it’s for bulge reduction not weight reduction.
What does cryolipolysis feel like?What our experts say:
We put a special covering on the skin to protect it that feels like wet tissues and a vacuum suctions up the area to be treated and puts it between two metal plates—almost like a mammogram. I wouldn’t call it painful. It is a cold and numbing sensation, but no one has ever told me that they can’t take it. Some people even sleep during the procedure. The treatment takes one hour. You can do it several times [at different appointments] if you are working on one area or you can treat more than one area in a single session. It’s completely noninvasive.
When will I see the results from cryolipolysis?What our experts say:
Patients begin to see the effects about a month after the procedure and it continues for about four to six months. The bulk of the changes will be noticed in the two-to-three month range.
What are the pros of fractional laser resurfacing?What our experts say:
It’s hard to group the words “fractional laser resurfacing.” The laser I use Fraxel re:pair, is a CO2 laser that means it’s an ablative laser, and I love it. It’s for sun damage and wrinkles and it resurfaces the skin, but with the fractionated technology the skin heals much faster than it did with the old CO2 lasers.
What do you recommend to treat old acne scars?What our experts say:
There are a lot different treatments and it often depends on the type of scar. Whether it’s a pitted scar or a sloping scar. We can use fillers to lift up scars. We can use Fraxel to take down the scars. We can do microdermabrasion a few times if the scars are very small. If the scar is very large, we may just take it out surgically and put stitches in. Chemical peels can also help. You really have to look at the patient in consultation and determine the type of scarring and the skin tone to determine the right treatment, which may be a little of everything.
What is the newest laser at your practice?What our experts say:
Our newest laser is the Vbeam Perfecta, which is the gold standard for safely and effectively treating small facial blood vessels and redness, as well as stretch marks and scars.