Prior to taking the helm of Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Soheil Lahijani first honed his craft at some of the top programs in the country and by the side of international surgical stars. What he learned as the chief resident at Yale University-Saint Mary's Hospital and in the operating rooms of Vanderbilt University and exam rooms of Barcelona, Spain, shaped him into a skilled plastic surgeon.
Before he ever picks up a needle, scalpel, or can of spray glitter, he and his staff educate prospective patients on their cosmetic options and counsel them on realistic expected results. Only then does Dr. Lahijani set about performing face-lifts and rhinoplasty, augmenting and lifting breasts, and reshaping physiques with liposuction.
Founder Ande Akinrele opened i Medspa after spending more than 20 years working in the international health and beauty industry in Belgium, England, and West Africa. Her close-knit staff?which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical aesthetician, and resident puppet?specializes in FDA-approved laser services such as IPL photofacials, acne treatments, medical weight loss, botox and filler treatments, and laser hair removal. More traditional spa services include facials, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and chemical peels combining glycolic and salicylic acids. To help clients maintain their results at home, i Medspa sells pharmaceutical or medical-grade skincare lines such as Epionce, Obagi, and Glo-minerals makeup.
At Allure Cosmetics of Beverly Hills, a close-knit staff?which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical aesthetician, and resident puppet?specialize in FDA-approved laser services such as IPL photofacials, acne and acne scar treatments, medical weight loss, botox and filler treatments, skin-tightening and wrinkle treatments, and laser hair removal. More traditional spa services include facials, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and chemical peels combining glycolic and salicylic acids. To help clients maintain their results at home, Allure sells pharmaceutical or medical-grade skincare lines such as Epionce, Obagi, and Glo-minerals makeup. Weight-loss and weight-management services are also available on request.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael K. Obeng helps patients at MiKO Plastic Surgery turn back the clock on the aging process. He performs anti-aging procedures and corrects aesthetic imperfections with a seemingly limitless variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures. But when he is not tucking tummies and lifting eyelids, he can be found traveling the world with his charity foundation, RESTORE, to donate his talents to abuse victims and those with congenital deformities. He also continues his good works in the United States, providing information about post-reconstructive treatments to breast-cancer survivors.
The Harvard-trained surgeon's compassion for the misfortunate can be traced to his upbringing in Ghana. His ability to overcome obstacles and thrive in his profession has inspired him to help others in similar conditions make changes to their lives.
Sci-fi movies make it seem like a collection of lasers could only belong to a villain who?s up to no good. However, at Dr. Laser, the stockpile of Candela GentleLase, Lumenis LightSheer, Lutroinc Spectra, and Hoya ConBio lasers are used only for good. Dr. Richard Mantell uses beams of light to zap unwanted body hair or break up permanent ink after a falling out with a former favorite anchor. IPL and laser skin rejuvenation treatments rejuvenate appearance by removing acne, scarring, signs of aging, and discolorations, and the staff uses products from Obagi to clear facial surfaces and Latisse elixirs to grow lashes. In addition to laser treatments, Dr. Laser also offers juvederm and botox treatments to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
A go-to clinical health and beauty expert who has appeared on such television programs as The Dr. Oz Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Susan Evans is known for being a skincare expert to the stars. The Harvard-trained dermatologist has shared her extensive knowledge alongside her husband—plastic surgeon Brian Evans—on the reality show Dr. 90210, via media such as WebMD, and in numerous well-known magazines, including Essence.
Though Dr. Evans leads a high-profile lifestyle, she is also known for her compassionate, down-to-earth personality. She has used surgical and nonsurgical methods to treat patients from across the country suffering from extensive pigmentation issues, acne, and scarring. Dr. Evans cofounded The Skin Deformities and Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides restorative plastic surgery to disadvantaged children and adults.
At her health and beauty institute, Dr. Evans offers the latest aesthetic and anti-aging procedures, including dermal fillers that diminish wrinkles and laser treatments that target hair, spider veins, or jungle vines that have taken up residence on one leg. The caring doctor has collaborated with Guthy-Renker—the makers of Proactiv—to create her own medical-grade skincare line to further promote healing and self-confidence.