Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Michael P. Morrissette believes that structurally sound smiles are a right, not a privilege. That’s why he joins a crew of maxillofacial-surgery experts to travel annually to South America to treat the cleft lips and palates of underserved children. Stateside, he and his IV-sedation team continue such vital treatments, helping to correct issues ranging from wisdom-teeth extraction to misaligned jaws in patients of any age. With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Morrissette has seen it all and is qualified to heal facial injuries or treat mouths suffering from TMJ disorders or too many Jujubes.
Sandi Ravis backs up her services with more than two decades of experience, not to mention education from the University of Kansas, Cameo College, and The Santa Monica School of Massage Therapy. She has spent over 20 years in health care management, as well as more than 10 years in active massage practice. Sandi is also a Reiki master and a licensed master esthetician.
Aesthetician Kimberly Cizek expertly slathers Cirepil hard wax onto skin for a quick eviction of hair on faces, torsos, and limbs. When she is not busy waxing off unwanted fuzz from clients’ bodies, she spreads her knowledge of proper waxing techniques to other aestheticians and novice candlemakers.
Dermatology and Laser Medical Center's Alex Khadavi knows so much about skincare, he's a go-to expert for both celebrities and day-to-day patients. The board-certified dermatologist and industry innovator founded Advanced Skin and Hair, a company that uses years of clinical research to develop products for hair loss, acne, and signs of aging. Using his expertise in the area of blemish abolishment, Dr. Khadavi helped a friend of Tori Spelling get rid of acne before her big day on an episode of the Oxygen network's Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings. He used his Clearogen protocol to assist a self-conscious teen with her severe acne on an episode of The Tyra Show, and appeared on Extra to promote his natural Revivogen formula, which is designed to reverse hair loss caused by genetics or sandpaper pillowcases.
Dr. Khadavi is also the center's chief cosmetic surgeon and specializes in medical procedures, such as Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. He's written numerous magazine articles on cosmetic treatments, and is a national trainer for Botox, Juv?derm, Restylane, and advanced laser treatments.
Under the guidance of board-certified dermatologists Dr. A. David Rahimi and Dr. Michael Lin, who has appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the licensed aestheticians at Westlake Laser & Aesthetics Medical Group slough off dead skin cells during 30-minute glycolic- or salicylic-acid peels. Aestheticians apply professional Linage serums specially developed by Dr. Lin to reduce fine lines, fight acne, and make visages smoother than a dolphin at a singles bar. Typically, the treatments can improve the appearance of faces, necks, and chests by lightening pigmentation and revealing a healthy, rosy glow. After the resurfacing session, patients can return instantly to work or competitive pole vaulting, as there is no downtime required.
As medical director of Dermatique Medical Center, Dr. Marc Kerner has developed a vast knowledge of facial plastic surgery, dermal fillers, and other skincare topics, a fact which has made him a go-to expert on CBS 2 and KCAL 9 news. Backed by board-certified surgeons and aesthetic nurse specialists, Dr. Kerner and crew rejuvenate epidermises with advanced skincare treatments ranging from laser vein removal to CosMedix chemical peels. To keep refreshed complexions beaming bright, Dermatique's staff recommends Cosmedix products, with options for all skin types.