AVA MD, Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

Dermatologist

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Many know Dr. Ava Shamban as the skin-care 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. At her state-of-the-art offices she offers patients customized pla...

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Life happens—but it doesn't have to show on your skin.
Dr. Ava Shamban
Dermatologist
Santa Monica, California

Services Offered

  • Laser Skin Resurfacing and Photorejuvenation: Fraxel® re:store, re:pair and DUAL; Lumenis® ResurFX, ActiveFX and DeepFX; IPL; Laser Hair Removal; Nd:YAG; Photodynamic Therapy; Alexandrite; and PicoSure®
  • Aesthetic Injectables: Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm Voluma®, Belotero®, Radiesse® and Sculptra®
  • Varicose and Spider Vein Treatments: Sclerotherapy, Vbeam® and CoolTouch VARIA™
  • Nonsurgical Body Contouring: ThermiRF™, Ultherapy®, Exilis, CoolSculpting®, Vanquish™, UltraShape® and Liposculpture

A Minute With

1.
MY ULTIMATE SKIN-CARE ADVICE
Remember to always exfoliate
2.
HOW I WOULD SPEND EXTRA TIME IN A DAY
I would hike every day and swim in the ocean
3.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
I love empowering women with confidence
4.
MY OPERATING ROOM PLAYLIST
The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan
5.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Quirky, adventurous, kind
6.
THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD
Continued innovation of noninvasive treatments that halt the aging process
7.
MY MOTTO
Many practices focus on “fixing” aesthetic challenges, I prefer to highlight the focal point of each patient’s beauty, which I call their “signature feature”
8.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
From injectables, to lasers, to body sculpting, to Mohs surgery—we offer it all

Expert Insight

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!”

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