Though it’s not exactly a time machine, Ageless Aesthetic Medical Center does specialize in turning back the clock. Within this serene facility, professionals use a very exclusive collection of clinical and surgical skin-rejuvenation treatments to help clients revitalize their appearance. Treatments include wrinkle-relaxing injectables, peels and microdermabrasions, and laser-based therapies such as photofacials. Read on to learn more about the experts who administer the center’s treatments:
Dr. Edmond Zingaro, MD
Experience: more than 25 years in plastic surgery
Notable accomplishment: He completed his general surgery training program at Nassau University Medical Center in New York.
Certifications and memberships: American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fun fact: He's fluent in Italian.
Madalene Rose, RN, MEP-C
Role at Ageless Aesthetic: clinical director and aesthetic nurse
Experience: She has more than 20 years of experience, focusing mainly on clinical research in brain disease, melanoma, and HIV.
Memberships: Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses
Meet the Staff: Dr. Ella Faktorovich
Beyond its innovative procedures, up-to-date technology, and obsession with perfection, the Pacific Vision Institute has its passionate and experienced staff members to thank for its success. Here are a few things to know about the staff’s leader, Dr. Ella Faktorovich:
Who she is: founder of Pacific Vision Institute (1998)
Education: medical degree from UCSF School of Medicine
Claim to fame: one of the first surgeons in San Francisco to perform LASIK
Number of procedures performed: tens of thousands
Where else you might see her name: in numerous articles, abstracts, and books about corneal transplantation and laser and refractive surgery
Outside work: on faculty at the Department of Ophthalmology at UCSF VA Medical Center; the chair of the annual San Francisco Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Symposium
Fathers usually teach their sons how to shave, but they don’t often cover how to splice veins and arteries together. Dr. Greg Buncke, however, learned just that from his father, Dr. Harry Buncke. The two worked the operating table together for more than 20 years, and Greg couldn't have had a better teacher; his father pioneered the concept of microsurgery, which enabled doctors to reattach limbs, replace fingers with toes, and replenish muscles in one part of the body with those from another. The younger Dr. Buncke learned much from the man who the San Francisco Chronicle called the "father of microsurgery.” That experience—along with his own studies at Georgetown, a residency at Stanford, and service as a member of several medical societies—informs his work today as a surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco.
Dr. Buncke co-directs the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco alongside Dr. John Owsley, who has more than 40 years of experience in the field. Four other board-certified doctors fill out the rest of the clinic’s staff. The six doctors can claim specialties in different fields—including cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery—so the list of available treatments is extensive. On the surgical end, they perform face-lifts, chin and cheek implants, nose jobs, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and scar revision. They also oversee less-invasive procedures, as when an in-house aesthetician exfoliates skin with microdermabrasion and peels and plumps wrinkles with injectable fillers. Unlike people with crank-operated cell phones, the doctors have no problems sharing information; all procedures take place only after clients fully understand the process they will undergo.
Meet the Doctor: Scott W. Mosser, MD
Dr. Scott Mosser’s practice is grounded in a simple philosophy: to “help [patients] make an optimistic change that will serve them for years to come,” as he states on his practice’s website. As a plastic surgeon, he is indeed a catalyst of change and transformation, reshaping bodies and redefining features to improve the way his patients feel about their looks. Get to know a little more about Dr. Mosser and his work here:
Education: Baylor College of Medicine
Certifications: Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Body procedures performed: tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts, liposuction, contouring after weight loss, and FTM and MTF chest surgeries
Facial procedures performed: facelifts, facial implants, facial liposuction, ear reshaping, and forehead shortening
Scalpel-less procedures performed: Botox, dermal fillers, fat injections, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing
Where you’ll find his office: in the historic 450 Sutter Building in Union Square
Where else you might find him: traveling abroad to correct cleft lips and palates through his charity, Destination: Hope International Medical Missions
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Meet the Doctor: Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh, MD
"I find it truly rewarding that many times when we work with patients to improve their skin, they improve their outlook and self-esteem,” Dr. Kathleen Welsh says. To help her patients achieve this transformation, Dr. Welsh is well-versed in such procedures as Botox and Juvéderm injections, Thermage radio-frequency sessions, laser hair removal, and noninvasive CoolSculpting body contouring. Here's some more information about the doctor:
Practice: Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, which she founded in 2000
Education: medical degree from Harvard, internal medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, dermatology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine
Board certifications: internal medicine and dermatology
Number of syringes of filler she’s injected into patients: 10,000+
Allergan status-provider level: Black Diamond, the highest level nationally
What she does when she's not weeding out unwanted wrinkles: She weeds her rooftop garden.