Dr. DiGeronimo views himself as an artist, and his cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries as his works of art. He cut his teeth training under Dr. Ralph Millard—considered by many plastic surgeons to be the father of modern plastic surgery—and has perfected his craft over the course of more than 30 years and thousands of procedures. He and his staff practice their trade in two pristine operating rooms, performing procedures that span the whole body, from face lifts and Botox injections to breast augmentation and liposuction. He also stays abreast of current aesthetic technological advances, as evidenced by his noninvasive laser treatments that include skin resurfacing and Thermage, which—like crying at the sight of a clown—make clients appear younger.
A 12-person team is at the core of Hollywood Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, consisting of dermatologists, physician's assistants, aestheticians, and other aesthetic professionals. Together, they practice both cosmetic and clinical dermatology, helping patients to achieve their aesthetic goals as well as boost the health of their skin. Powerful lasers penetrate the skin's surface to help eliminate unwanted tattoos and slow the growth of hair. Many services focus on staving off the visible effects of aging, including treatments that help to ease wrinkles, plump up lips, and eliminate unwanted spider veins.
At Bella Nouva Med Spa & Wellness Center, a physician oversees a staff of registered nurses and aestheticians, who beautify bodies and faces with advanced cosmetic procedures such as stem-cell facials and cellulite-reducing vacuum therapy. The lobby and private treatment rooms surround visitors with bright, white walls and simple geometric furnishing, evoking the image of an ultramodern luxury spa or a reasonably furnished space-time machine. During wellness consultations, clients confer one-on-one with knowledgeable medical professionals, detoxifying their bodily systems with metabolic cleansing, or fighting the effects of aging with bio-identical hormone replacement. Cosmetic treatments rejuvenate skin cells and slim down adipose tissue through procedures such as ultrasound cavitation or wrinkle-smoothing plasma-rich plaque injections.
At Elite Aesthetics—the aesthetics division of Astar Medical Group—physicians use the cutting-edge Vectra 3-D imaging system to capture pictures of potential cosmetic-surgery candidates. The system then creates a visual prediction of what faces and bodies will look like after surgery and what those renovated parts would look while doing the Macarena. The six staff aestheticians further the office's anti-aging efforts by providing skincare services such as chemical peels and laser treatments that resurface skin, foil spider veins, or remove hair.
Dr. Alberik Keshishian believes strongly in the value of an education. At Beauty Mark Plastic Surgery, he gives daily lessons to his prospective patients to ensure that they know everything about the surgical procedures they are considering. During private consultations, Dr. Keshishian outlines the upsides as well as the downsides to everything from simple beauty injections to post-pregnancy surgeries. His well-informed patients then feel more confident in their decisions, even as they timidly ask if he'll be collecting homework.
Signature Service: Jet Clear with Stem facial
Brands Used: I use my own proprietary blends.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 11
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I supplement my main services with LED light therapy and 24K nano-gold collagen gel masks.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
I customize my treatments according to my clients' needs. I like to do combination treatments. The reason my clients love them so much is that they see results immediately. All my treatments are very result-oriented.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Having my own proprietary blends, I'm consistently striving to create better products by using the best and, in some cases, very exclusive ingredients, such as the Swiss apple stem-cell extract. I'm also very proud of the edelweiss stem cell with advanced technologies, such as nanotechnology.