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About My Practice
What makes your practice distinctive?
We take a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation to help patients get the best possible results. For most concerns, a combination of lasers, fillers and aesthetician services are combined to achieve an optimal outcome.
What is your patient care philosophy?
Patients have their own ideas about what they want to achieve. It’s my job to listen to their concerns, note their goals, and explain to them in a medically accurate and concise way what is and is not possible.
How do you stay on the cutting-edge?
I keep up to date through medical journals and attending professional meetings, but more importantly, I am a constant student of my trade. I examine scientific evidence and learn how to improve upon what I already know. Learning about new techniques and always asking the question, “Is there a better way to do this?” is an integral part of my practice.
How much of your practice is medical versus cosmetic?
It’s about 50-50. The two play off one another, but as a dermatologist, I always look at things from a medical perspective first. It’s not uncommon for a patient to come in for a cosmetic laser treatment and during the procedure, we find, diagnose and remove a melanoma.
How would your patients characterize you?
Caring, gentle, responsive and very scientific in my approach.
Why did you become a dermatologist?
I was doing internal medicine when I realized that many disorders can be diagnosed by looking at skin, and that fascinated me. I also liked the aesthetic component; I’m artistic and the fact that dermatology combined medical know-how with artistic creativity was very appealing.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Interaction with my patients and that look in their eyes post-treatment. People want to look the way they feel inside, and when we can achieve that, it makes all the difference in their self-esteem.
American Board of Dermatology
Affiliation:American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery
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To give my patients the best experience possible, from the moment they first come in contact with my practice
The most unique aspect of my practice
We offer SculpSure®, a new noninvasive laser procedure that reduces fat in the target area by 25 percent
The first time I injected filler and made under-eye bags disappear, the patient was so incredibly happy, and felt like it was a miracle
My dream innovation
A device that can diagnose skin cancer without doing a biopsy
What i love most about my profession
Whether it’s acne, psoriasis or sun damage, giving a patient newly clear skin is truly rewarding
Most inspirational thing i learned this year
I teach dermatology to both UCLA and USC residents. Their enthusiasm inspires me and I continue to learn
from them as well
My greatest achievement
Building a successful practice where
we’re able to provide high-quality
care and cutting-edge treatments
Three words that best describe me
Inquisitive, perfectionist, compassionate
What is the one skincare tip everyone should follow?
Give treatments time to work.
Many skin conditions are complex,
even common ones like acne are
very individual with a multitude of
variables. We have excellent tools
to achieve clear skin but the results
may take months. Some treatments
like Sculptra® and Ultherapy may
also take months but the results look
natural and are long lasting
How does your staff enhance your practice?
We treat every patient like a family
member. Our most unique quality
is the level of service we provide.
I educate my staff to be extremely
well-trained and knowledgeable
with respect to procedures we offer,
as well as helping patients with
getting and using their medications
and insurance coverage
Why is giving back so important to you?
I teach dermatology to both
UCLA and USC residents. Their
enthusiasm inspires me and I
continue to learn from them as well
What new services are you excited to offer?
Two noninvasive fat reduction
options to reduce stubborn fat in
target areas—the SculpSure laser
and CoolSculpting fat freezing
- Aesthetic Injectables
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Laser for Psoriasis
- Acne / Acne Scar Treatments
- ActiveFX™ / DeepFX™
- Paramedical Aesthetician
- Chemical Peels
- PicoSure Tattoo Removal
- SculpSure® / CoolSculpting®
- Removal of Stretch Marks
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with Microneedling for Rejuvenation / Acne Scars
- Clear + Brilliant®