Dr. Raphael Darvish sensed he might become a doctor at a very young age. Not because a game of MASH told him he would become one, but because he is the fourth generation in a family of physicians. With Skinpeccable, he has turned his family's history into his own practice. Growing up in Southern California, he quickly recognized the need to create a dermatology and laser center to serve the cosmetic needs of the surrounding area. He and his team of laser nurses and aestheticians practice with advanced and safe laser technology, soothing sun damage, removing veins and unwanted hair, and performing laser facials.
Pacific Ocean Laser Center has been zapping unwanted hair with laser beams for 15 years. Using cutting-edge equipment from GentleLASE and GentleYAG, the team can remove skin tags and rejuvenate faces as well. Other, non-laser-related beautifying services on offer include wrinkle-erasing Botox and Restylane injections, acne treatments, and weight-loss programs.
With Dr.Melamed at the helm, West LA Medical & Skincare connects clients with treatments that bring out their existing, natural beauty. Dr. Melamed is Chairman of the Laser Committee (AAAM), a physician educator, a Board Certified Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Surgeon. His talent for blending art and science with a combination of advanced lasers and in-office treatments ensures that his patients are receiving treatments that address their individual needs.
He is a true pioneer in the area of reversing the signs of aging with minimal or no downtime and is the only person in the practice who conducts the evaluations (there are no estheticians) and performs each and every procedure. Dr. Melamed takes his time with patients to help define their goals in order to apply the appropriate treatments to ensure they receive their desired modality.
Some of the procedures for which Dr.Melamed has become known include: Photodynamic Therapy for the treatment of cystic acne, keratoses and other skin diseases; utilization of the newest laser equipment and treatments available for skin tightening and his own patent for hair restoration which has been featured on television and magazines including Fox 11 News, Good Day LA, CBS 2 News, and Los Angeles Magazine.
Kalologie 360 Spa's expert beauty gurus offer a first-class selection of pampering services, earning the franchise a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques. The staff exfoliates faces with more than 10 varieties of facials and peels, using the boutique's own line of products custom formulated from medical-grade ingredients free of parabens and sulfates. Therapists also treat clients with massage modalities such as Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue, as well as waxing treatments that use specially formulated hard and soft wax for all areas of the body.
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.
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.