AVA MD - "Life happens-It doesn't have to show on your skin"
Look Good, Feel Great
- From very early in her career, Dr. Ava Shamban understood the clear relationship between appearance and self-esteem. That's why she founded Ava MD: to help patients look and feel their best, inside and out, so that they can achieve success in all aspects of their lives. Dr. Ava witnessed this 'cycle of empowerment' on Extreme Makeover
, wrote about it in her book Heal Your Skin
, and sees it happen daily at her practice - not only through her own labor, but through the work of her highly credentialed and compassionate staff.
The Skin Visionary
- During her many TV appearances and press interviews, journalists have referred to Dr. Ava as the 'Skin Visionary.' She has the uncanny ability to connect with people and see the relationship between skin and well-being over the various cycles of their lives. This unique quality is shared by her entire highly skilled and experienced team, who share a dedication to truly elevated levels of customer service and standards of care.
A Plan for Your Skin's Future
– At Ava MD, the whole office works together to create an unsurpassed experience for each patient. This begins with the consultation, where we look at not just what the patient is looking to do aesthetically today, but develop a long range plan – a 'five year plan,' as it were – for the care of his or her skin.
With experts trained in using every injectable, and game changers like LaVIV™, miraDry and Zeltiq, we can treat all the patient's needs and concerns quickly and in one place, acting as a one-stop-shop as it were, creating for them beautiful results quickly - with less expenditure of time and energy.
– Signature Feature is Dr. Shamban's unique philosophy of beauty, a paradigm shift to a more positive approach. Many practices focus on 'fixing' aesthetic challenges. We choose instead to bring out the focal point of each patient's individual beauty—whether it's their expressive eyes, or dramatic cheekbones, or long and graceful neck. Our experienced staff works with each patient to determine their Signature Feature, and then highlights it. Part of this process may include elimination of 'background noise' such as wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles, pigmentation, sagging, acne scars, etc in order to help us draw attention to what is striking and original in each individual. It's how we help our patients put their best face forward.
- Skin health and well-being go beyond what happens in the treatment room. We take the time and care to really listen, to get to know each patient, and to provide recommendations for personalized skin care regimens that will work with their lifestyle. This may include diet and fitness, support as well as products; our practice carries an exclusive and well-edited selection of skin care, hand-picked and tested by our providers.
- We also provide expert treatment for skin that's under siege. Our Acne Treatment Center is the premiere center to help patients solve both acute acne issues and deal with scarring; our Skin Recovery Clinic fills a real gap in the field in that we treat the skin care concerns of patients undergoing cancer treatment; we also specialize in skin suffering hormonal change, and the special skin challenges of pregnant women.
Our team has worked hard to build a truly unique practice, one that we hope will help you feel better, inside and out. We hope to see you soon at either our Santa Monica or Beverly Hills location. And remember, no matter what's going on in your life, it doesn't have to show on your skin!