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Best Dermatologists And Facial Doctors In LA

January 14, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Dr. Behrooz Torkien)

(credit: Dr. Behrooz Torkien)

(credit: Dr. Behrooz Torkien)

(credit: Dr. Behrooz Torkien)


January is often the time we reflect on change. A time we think about making improvements to ourselves or taking better care of ourselves. And so many of us want to put our best face forward this new year. Whether that means treating an ongoing problem, taking more preventive measures, a little tweaking or a big change, there are countless amazing doctors in LA who can help. Below is a curated list of doctors we have highlighted for your consideration. Discovered via friends and testimonials, these doctors come highly recommended.

(credit: Dr. Behrooz Torkien)

(credit: Dr. Behrooz Torkian)

Dr. Behrooz Torkian

201 South Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 652-NOSE
www.noseandface.com

Living in LA we’ve all seen those who have obviously had some work done, but it’s the ones who you can’t tell who seem to have the inside track on where to go. A specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Behrooz Torkian’s patients tell him that they look “refreshed and rested” and not “done.” If you are considering facial liposuction, implants, a face lift or injectables, Dr. Torkian is a well-reputed and recognized Beverly Hills physician. Dr. Torkian graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He then completed his education with a Medical Doctorate at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his specialty training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, where he won multiple prizes in recognition of his research during residency.

(credit: Dr. Robin Schaffran)

(credit: Dr. Robin Schaffran)

Dr. Robin Schaffran

8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 854-3003
www.drrobin.md

As a dermatologist who has educated both adults and children in her practice (and as a parent of three) on the virtues of caring for your skin, Dr. Schaffran knows what it’s like to be concerned about the types of products you use on yourself and on your children. In researching the market for a safe and protective sunscreen for her own children and her patients, she discovered that many of the products on the market were full of chemicals, additives and preservatives, all which can be irritating to the skin. So she decided to create her own line of skin care products that are chemical-free. Today, patients and parents can buy Dr. Robin for Kids sunscreen, body wash & shampoo and moisturizing lotion online and in stores around the country. Dr. Robin Schaffran, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who has been treating parents and children in her Beverly Hills private practice for more than 10 years. She is an attending staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is an expert in caring for children’s skin. If you want to know about children’s skincare, Dr. Robin is an excellent source. She has even perfected a “zone” application technique to help children identify target areas and apply sunscreen themselves using the proper amount with a “dot application” process that helps evenly distribute sunscreen on the skin.

(credit: Dr. Rady Rahbahn)

(credit: Dr. Rady Rahban)

Dr. Rady Rahban

9730 Wilshire Blvd #215
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-9855
www.radyrahban.com

Known worldwide for his famous “mommy makeovers,” Dr. Rady Rahban helps moms look and feel their best! He has worked for many years with Dr. Garth Fisher, the original plastic surgeon featured on the hit television show Extreme Makeover, and has developed a reputation for being the best in the field for moms and kids. Dr. Rahbahn is also on rotation at Cedars-Sinai, treating children for laceration repair. Worried that your child might have a facial scar after a recent fall? Dr. Rahban is your guy. He also volunteers his time with Operation Smile, helping children around the world live a healthier, more normal life by repairing cleft palates or cleft lips. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, he received his general surgery and plastic surgery training from the esteemed Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

(credit: Dr. Daniel P. Taheri)

(credit: Dr. Daniel P. Taheri)

Dr. Daniel P. Taheri

LA Laser and Skincare Center
www.lalasercenter.com

Dr. Daniel Taheri was voted “Best Dermatologist by LA Magazine” for good reason — he is a pioneer in laser surgery, performing more laser procedures than any other center in Southern California. With 12 locations in LA and Nevada, the LA Laser and Skincare Center offers top notch medical services for patients including medical dermatology, cosmetic, plastic surgery and cancer treatment. A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, where he was awarded the “Valentine Honor,” the most prestigious award bestowed upon a UCLA Medical School graduate. A specialist in the treatment of skin cancer, Dr. Taheri wrote the “Practical Management of Skin Cancer” which is used in Medical Schools around the country.

(credit: Dr. Peter Kopelson)

(credit: Dr. Peter Kopelson)

Dr. Peter Kopelson

414 N Camden Drive, Suite #640
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271 7400
www.kopelsonclinic.com

In Hollywood circles there is no dermatologist more sought after for helping maintain a youthful appearance than Dr. Peter Kopelson. A graduate of the New York School of Medicine, he did his residency at UCLA and is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, specializing in cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. If you are looking for the doctor who can help you save time, this office is for you. Known for his non-surgical facelift and non-surgical nose job, Dr. Kopelson can work wonders without “going under the knife.” His office also features the latest in cutting edge laser treatments for everything from resurfacing to photo-rejuvenation.

Laura Gerson loves to discover things about Los Angeles and share them with your family. She blogs about kids activities and resources for Moms at www.MomAngeles.com.

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