The South Coast Dermatology Institute provides the very latest in skin care and advanced treatments for problems that affect the skin, hair, and body.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is led by Dr. Vince Afsahi, M.D. and Board Certified Dermatologist.
Dr. Robert Skversky has been a doctor for more than 30 years, and a bariatric physician for the last 20?which means, in slightly less technical terms, that he currently specializes in treating obesity. He's quite good at it, too. He's appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show, discussing his philosophy on long-term weight loss and maintenance.
At his office, Weight No More, he puts this talk into practice, crafting customized medical weight-loss plans for his patients. The plans eschew quick fixes, instead focusing on long-term regimens including combination drug therapy, exercise, and low-carb eating. This long-term focus aligns neatly with Dr. Skversky's core belief that obesity, like diabetes, is a chronic medical condition, and needs to be treated as one.
Owner April Sampson of Orange County Permanent Makeup employs 20 years of experience to bestow clients with a youthful look or to restore features harmed by illness or injury. April's training in color theory and artistic design and application helps her dramatically line peepers, minimize the appearance of scars, or permanently unite two warring brows. Clients can choose from seven permanent-makeup procedures or opt for medical micropigmentation to revamp appearances after treatments such as chemotherapy or mastectomies. Touch-ups are often necessary after 30 days, depending on skin reaction. Read the FAQ for more information about the treatments and their aftercare.
Not only is Dr. Deirdre Habermehl a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, but she's also an expert in modern weight-loss methods. Her roster of patients, which includes Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County, couples sensible diet plans with pharmaceutical supplements to shed extra inches and pounds. In addition to these specialties, she offers hormone-replacement therapy to help fight the symptoms of menopause, and she administers beauty injections and laser treatments to target wrinkles, unwanted hair, and spider veins.
A board-certified surgeon who lent his talents to ABC's Extreme Makeover, Dr. Robert W. Kessler helps clients become their most confident selves through innovative cosmetic treatments. Instead of overhauling a client's appearance, Dr. Kessler uses patients' old photos and marble busts to restore a natural youthfulness that's unique to each individual. Treatments are generally targeted toward the face, chest, or body, and include surgical facelifts and breast augmentation. The doctor also counsels all clients on nonsurgical options, ensuring that patients make informed choices that are right for them.
Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist Shahla Darrodi knows the power of hands-on care. At Healing Hands Physical Therapy, she works one on one with clients during acupuncture sessions, where she assesses client needs and provides relief. In addition to treating orthopedic issues of the spine and extremities, she is proficient in treating fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, menopause, hypertension, sleep disorder, and other difficult conditions through acupuncture.