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The Neurotoxin Story

The Neurotoxin Story

Posted: July 25, 2019

Welcome Jeuveau There are currently 4 FDA approved neurotoxins available in USA. First came Botox Cosmetic in 2002, then Dysport in 2009, then Xeomin in 2010. We haven’t had a new neurotoxin in almost a decade! Jeuveau became FDA approved this year and it is only neurotoxin entirely focused on the aesthetic market. The goal… Read More arrow


Parties Were Not Meant For Botox Treatments

Parties Were Not Meant For Botox Treatments

Posted: May 28, 2019

Tupperware, Candles and Crystals It used to be that women would get together for shopping parties featuring Tupperware, candles, and crystals. Unfortunately, Botox treatments have now been added to the list of things women indulge in purchasing in their boozed-up state of cocktailing and peer pressure! As an aesthetic specialist, I cringe every… Read More arrow


MonBon Skin Diaries

MonBon Skin Diaries

Posted: May 24, 2019

The surface of the skin accumulates dead skin cells, oils and environmental impurities such as dirt every living day making it rough, flaky, dull, and uneven with large pores. How well we take care of the skin surface determines the health and the appearance of the skin. Exfoliation is the process of removing the dead… Read More arrow


MonBon Skin Diaries: The Goodness of Olive Oil

MonBon Skin Diaries: The Goodness of Olive Oil

Posted: May 10, 2019

Bless Grandma and Her Home Remedies Did you have a grandma who used common food items as skin remedies? I did, and I often reminisce about this wise woman of my childhood. I remember just having grandma around when I was sick was enough to make me feel better, before she concocted her magic remedies!… Read More arrow


The Language of Facial Expressions

The Language of Facial Expressions

Posted: May 9, 2019

Silent Communicator Facial expressions are a nonverbal communication. They convey social information between humans, as well as most other mammals. Humans can adopt a facial expression voluntarily or involuntarily, and the neural mechanisms responsible for controlling the expression differ in each case. No Faking Microexpressions Involuntary facial expressions or microexpressions are brief, involuntary… Read More arrow


MonBon Clinical Skincare

MonBon Clinical Skincare

Posted: May 3, 2019

I created MonBon Clinical Skincare with high levels of active ingredients in elegant formulations to have superior absorption and real results. Beauty Graveyards Do you have a drawer full of barely used skin care products that over-promised and under-delivered? In the industry we call these drawers Beauty Graveyards! In the overcrowded skin care market, we… Read More arrow


Beautiful Jaw Contour

Beautiful Jaw Contour

Posted: April 22, 2019

A perfect profile picture starts with a well-defined jaw contour as seen on my darling client @natamals. Bone Development and Aging A well-defined jaw is the foundation of a balanced lower face. Our facial bones mature at different stages of our lives. The lower face development and jaw maturation occurs during the adolescent years. Most… Read More arrow


Five Types of Wrinkles and How to Prevent and Treat Them

Five Types of Wrinkles and How to Prevent and Treat Them

Posted: April 17, 2019

Did you know that different types of wrinkles have different causes? Classifying wrinkles helps to determine ideal methods to prevent as well as to treat them. Dynamic Expression Wrinkles What are they: These are wrinkles that happen when we make facial expressions like furrow lines between the brows from frowning or crow’s feet around the… Read More arrow


The Potentials of Freezing

The Potentials of Freezing

Posted: April 4, 2019

Cryotherapy for the body has been a popular treatment among athletes, celebrities and wellness enthusiast. We are one of the first medical aesthetics practices in USA to introduce a safe and highly effective Cryotherapy treatments for the face for anti-aging and beauty purposes. The Origins of Cryo Any type of treatment with application cold gas… Read More arrow


Phidias & Phi Ratio

Phidias & Phi Ratio

Posted: April 1, 2019

In 500 BC, Greek mathematician and sculptor Phidias, discovered that all beautiful objects, both in nature and man-made, reveal a specific ratio or proportion when broken down into their sub-parts- namely a ratio of 1.618 to 1. This ratio was called Phi Ratio, Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion. This ratio is seen in all beautiful… Read More arrow


MonBon Skin Diaries: Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreens

MonBon Skin Diaries: Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreens

Posted: March 28, 2019

Sunscreen Comes In Two Formulations MonBon Shade All Day is a broad-spectrum sunscreen with UVA/UVB SPF 40 protection which comes in two formulations- a physical colored version called Tinted, and a combination physical and chemical version called Sheer. Here is the skinny on the difference between these two sunscreen categories. Physical Sunscreens Physical sunscreen contains… Read More arrow


Can You Really Age Overnight?

Can You Really Age Overnight?

Posted: March 21, 2019

Yes! But let me explain! When I was a young doctor starting my aesthetic practice, I was puzzled by some of the new patients who came to see me declaring that they aged overnight! I didn’t understand why a woman in her 40’s or 50’s would insist that she did not have a single wrinkle… Read More arrow


Beauty, Fame Or Money Does Not Entitle One To Cheat!

Beauty, Fame Or Money Does Not Entitle One To Cheat!

Posted: March 12, 2019

Beauty Is Genetic In August 2016, I did a series of posts on celebrity mothers and offsprings who look like doppelgängers, making a point that beauty is genetic. Those lucky enough to possess it, will pass it on to their offspring. In this series, I featured Susan Lori Loughlin and daughters Isabella and Olivia Giannulli,… Read More arrow


Facial Shaping With Botox Cosmetic? Do Tell!

Facial Shaping With Botox Cosmetic? Do Tell!

Posted: March 7, 2019

BOTOX Botox has come a long way in the last 3 decades since its first FDA approval. It is currently FDA approved for a handful of medical conditions and cosmetic applications, and it holds close to 800 patents for potential future uses. BOTOX COSMETIC Botox Cosmetic is indeed the most popular cosmetic enhancement being performed… Read More arrow


Attributes of the Perfect Lips

Attributes of the Perfect Lips

Posted: March 4, 2019

Beautiful lips are appreciated by all humans regardless of their geographical and cultural differences. This is because ideal lips have certain predictable attributes. Ideal lips have two halves that are identical twin images of each other. Even though most beautiful human faces may not be completely symmetrical, we still find most beautiful lips to be… Read More arrow


MonBon Skin Diaries: The Mysteries of Retinols

MonBon Skin Diaries: The Mysteries of Retinols

Posted: February 27, 2019

Besides sunscreen, Retinoic Acid from Vitamin A, is one of the most important anti-aging ingredients known for the prevention and correction of aging skin. The history of this interesting molecule began in 1971 with its discovery by the famous dermatologist, Dr. Albert Kligman. Retinoic Acid was sold under the name of Retin-A as an extremely… Read More arrow


What is Self-Confidence?

What is Self-Confidence?

Posted on February 11, 2015

I often say that my career purpose and my greatest joy are to transform my clients into youthful and beautiful, natural versions of themselves, thus, increasing their happiness and self-confidence. So, it seemed fitting to ask what exactly is self-confidence? Self-confidence involves both feelings and actions. It is how someone thinks about herself as well… Read More arrow

She looks good “for her age”!

She looks good “for her age”!

Posted: February 22, 2019

Have you ever heard someone say “wow, she looks good for her age!” Hm, are those last three words really necessary? Chances are, they were said quite innocently and meant as a compliment. But the reality is that in 2019, if someone looks good, it shouldn’t matter how old they are. So, I started to… Read More arrow


What is aging?

What is aging?

Posted: February 15, 2019

Although everyone is familiar with aging, defining it is not so straightforward. The term “aging” refers to the biological process of growing older in a deleterious sense. When we hear the word “aging”, we think of our grandparents and great-grandparents at the last stages of their lives, when they were no longer useful to society… Read More arrow


What is beauty?

What is beauty?

Posted: February 13, 2019

Have you ever wondered what beauty is? Does beauty mean the same thing to all people? It is not a cultural construction, and an invention of the fashion industry, nor a backlash against feminism. Beauty is an essential and ineradicable part of human nature that is revered and ferociously pursued in nearly every civilization, and… Read More arrow


Your Yearly Skin Fitness Plan

Your Yearly Skin Fitness Plan

Posted: January 15, 2019

You may be tempted to set yourself new fitness goals, like starting up Pilates or heading out on morning runs. And while we applaud your effort to keep yourself healthy, we have to wonder if you are thinking of your skin’s fitness as well. After you’ve had a treatment with us, it’s important to take… Read More arrow


CoolSculpting for a Slimmer You

CoolSculpting for a Slimmer You

Posted: December 30, 2018

You may have heard about CoolSculpting and thought it was too good to be true. No downtime? No surgery? We completely understand why you’d be a little skeptical. But, believe it. While we couldn’t believe it at first either, we are completely on the CoolSculpting train now. This amazing treatment can help remove stubborn pockets… Read More arrow


Frequently Asked Questions: ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation

Frequently Asked Questions: ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation

Posted: December 8, 2018

As women get older, we may experience thinning of the vaginal walls, decreased lubrication, and tissue inflammation. Menopause is a common culprit for these issues, but it’s not the only explanation for why your vagina might be acting differently lately. Vaginal changes can occur after childbirth, chemotherapy, and even after a medical procedure like a… Read More arrow


Laser Hair Removal: What Should I Expect?

Laser Hair Removal: What Should I Expect?

Posted: November 30, 2018

The weather is cooling down and some people use that cooler weather as an excuse to stop taking care of themselves. Here comes party season, hot-tub season, and vacations designed to get us out into the world. If you’re tired of shaving your legs every morning, or just ready to say goodbye to the little… Read More arrow


All About the Hydrafacial

All About the Hydrafacial

Posted: November 15, 2018

What do you do when your skin looks like it needs hydration, nourishment, a resurfacing treatment, and a rejuvenating deep-cleansing mask? It might sound like a busy night with a lot of skincare products from your bathroom drawers, but those products still might not be enough. Or worse, they may not work together as you… Read More arrow


Secret Reasons Why You Might Want Botox

Secret Reasons Why You Might Want Botox

Posted: October 30, 2018

We all age, and we’re grateful for the opportunity. But, that doesn’t mean that we love our wrinkles. If you have some deeper-set wrinkles that drive you crazy, there’s Botox to help banish them (for a time). But, did you know that Botox is so much more than a beautifying treatment? Though Botox has a… Read More arrow


Spider Veins

Spider Veins

Posted: October 15, 2018

Our blood does so much for us. It brings our cells oxygen and helps keep our skin beautiful and glowing. As the pathway for blood, our veins are important in keeping our bodies working as they should. Our veins are easy to ignore when they’re working properly. It’s when our veins start acting up that… Read More arrow


Why Is My Skin Suddenly Sensitive?

Why Is My Skin Suddenly Sensitive?

Posted: September 15, 2018

Have you ever found your skin suddenly angry and red? Sometimes, it takes a little bit of backtracking to figure out why it’s acting out. Sometimes the culprit is a new cleanser that seemed fine until a few hours later. Other times, it could be active ingredients, like an at-home chemical exfoliating treatment with higher… Read More arrow


Dermal Fillers: For Faces and Hands

Dermal Fillers: For Faces and Hands

Posted: August 28, 2018

Have you ever gone to shake someone’s hand and realized you regret your decision? As we age we change, but sometimes in ways we’re not so happy with. Sure, we get more confident and sure of who we are as we age, but when did we get self-conscious about our hands? If your hands are… Read More arrow


Too Much Sun: How to Treat Sunburn at Homes

Too Much Sun: How to Treat Sunburn at Homes

Posted: August 15, 2018

It’s always around this time of year that we start forgetting why we were so excited for summer in the first place. It’s really hot, we’re really thirsty, and–if we’re really unlucky–we’re working on healing compromised skin. If you’re currently feeling the burn from the sun, you might be looking to trade that beach vacation… Read More arrow


Your Skin is What You Eat

Your Skin is What You Eat

Posted: July 30, 2018

There are so many factors when it comes to having good skin, whether we’re talking about acne or wrinkles. Genetics, sun exposure, and even diet can contribute to “bad skin,” “good skin,” or even “great skin.” We’re convinced that people who say they have great skin due to genetics are probably just hiding their secret… Read More arrow


Physical Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreens

Physical Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreens

Posted: July 15, 2018

We always love to see skin transform and improve, which is why we do what we do. But, did you know that there’s something you might not be doing, that could be sabotaging the results of your favorite products and treatments? No matter how many chemical peels you have, or how perfect your skin brightening… Read More arrow


Slow Down Aging From the Inside Out

Slow Down Aging From the Inside Out

Posted: June 30, 2018

The health question we at Bonakdar Aesthetics are asked the most often is definitely “how can I slow down and reverse aging?” While aging is a natural process, there are things we can do to slow down the process and keep both a youthful appearance and youthful, functioning body. We are learning that pre-mature aging is… Read More arrow


Chemical Peels For Enlarged Pores and Acne

Chemical Peels For Enlarged Pores and Acne

Posted: June 15, 2018

YouTube gives us so many amazing makeup tutorials, but how can we separate the good skincare advice from the bad? You can’t even trust that YouTubers look how they look due to skin-perfecting filters that can be placed right in front of their camera lens. It’s enough to drive us batty. But just because you… Read More arrow


What Happened To My Fillers?

What Happened To My Fillers?

Posted: June 12, 2018

There are many different types of fillers on the market, which can all be tailored to what you’re looking for. If you want fuller cheeks, there is a filler that can mimic the texture of your cheeks. If you want to smooth out wrinkles and lines, there are fillers specially designed to rest under the… Read More arrow


AmpliPhi Your Filler Treatments

AmpliPhi Your Filler Treatments

Posted: August 15, 2018

My patients rely on my expertise to look younger without downtime. Dermal fillers are amongst the most popular cosmetic treatments for lines and wrinkles, yet I found that I was not able to achieve the desired results with traditional techniques. My innovative AmpliPhi dermal filler treatment is the solution that my patients deserve. What is AmpliPhi? AmpliPhi… Read More arrow


Are You Bothered By Spider Veins?

Are You Bothered By Spider Veins?

Posted: April 30, 2018

My patients trust me to help them improve aspects of their appearances that make them feel less attractive. Although spider veins do not pose a medical concern, I understand that these networks of small visible veins make almost anyone feel uncomfortable. My spider vein treatments eliminate the problem without downtime. How Spider Veins Develop To understand… Read More arrow


No More Hiding Under Scarves

No More Hiding Under Scarves

Posted: March 30, 2018

With the warmer weather comes a change in our wardrobes, and you can no longer hide that double chin with thick scarves and other accessories. Fortunately, eliminating your double chin does not mean invasive plastic surgery thanks to my treatments with Kybella®. What Causes a Double Chin? The area just under your chin to the… Read More arrow


Change Your Skincare With The Seasons

Change Your Skincare With The Seasons

Posted: March 15, 2018

The transition from winter to spring offers us a rebirth of nature, but it also changes the needs of our skin. Cold, dry air is gradually replaced with warmth and gradual increases in humidity. As flower erupt, pollen fills the air, and gentle springtime breezes set aloft dirt and other particulates that can clog your… Read More arrow


The Ugly Truth About Cellulite

The Ugly Truth About Cellulite

Posted: July 30, 2018

I help men and women address problems with their bodies that keep them from looking and feeling their best. My experience with body contouring has brought me together with people who have followed a healthy lifestyle, yet still, have issues that cannot be resolved. One such problem is cellulite, and I want to share why…arrow


Feeling Blue About Your Brown Spots?

Feeling Blue About Your Brown Spots?

Posted: February 15, 2018

Age spots are one of the many types of sun damage that develop on your skin. Although the spots appear on the surface of the skin, the damage is in the deeper layers, and it may have happened years before you can visibly see the dark spot. Also known as liver spots and solar lentigo, age… Read More arrow


Love Your Skin This Valentine’s Day

Love Your Skin This Valentine’s Day

Posted: January 30, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and looking your best is important for the special night. I have met many men and women who are anxious about special occasions and big events because they can only hope that their acne stays under control. My Acne Program including Acleara™ treatments give them renewed optimism for having… Read More arrow


Kiss Of Youth: Advanced Collagen Delivery

Kiss Of Youth: Advanced Collagen Delivery

Posted: January 15, 2018

The patient experience, both during and after treatment, is of utmost importance to me. I consider the comfort, effectiveness and ultimate results from a patient perspective as I choose aesthetic procedures for men and women. Collagen Injections were amongst the first non-surgical anti-aging solutions that were introduced for volume loss, but the technique had limitations…arrow


Kiss Of Youth: Advanced Collagen Delivery

Your Botox® Treatments In 2018 — The Bonakdar Way

Posted: December 15, 2017

Why wait until you have to try to turn back the hands of time when you may be able to slow the clock now? No treatment can stop the aging process, but I can help you age gracefully. Following my philosophy of being proactive with your Botox®, anti-aging treatments may help reduce the chances of… Read More arrow


CoolSculpting® For Your New Year Body

CoolSculpting® For Your New Year Body

Posted: November 30, 2017

Losing weight and getting toned is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Men and women want bodies that reflect an active and healthy lifestyle. If your list of resolutions includes eliminating those few remaining bumps and bulges, you may want to consider CoolSculpting®, because not all fat is alike. The Problem is Stubborn… Read More arrow


Get Holiday Ready With Fillers and Botox

Get Holiday Ready With Fillers and Botox

Posted: November 15, 2017

If your kids or even your significant other have started making their holiday wish list, you are going to have to do more than check it twice. And although the holidays are the perfect time to think of others, don’t forget to take care of yourself either. With holiday parties quickly approaching, I can help… arrow


Get Ready for Your Holiday Photos With Ultherapy

Get Ready for Your Holiday Photos With Ultherapy

Posted: October 15, 2017

Lights, camera, action. Let’s face it; It’s never too early to start planning your holiday photo session. And although you may have your entire family’s wardrobe planned out, you may want to consider that it’s equally as important to ensure that your face is photo ready. However, with procedures like a traditional, surgical facelift, it… Read More arrow


Ditch the Stitch: Go for Botox Injections!

Ditch the Stitch: Go for Botox Injections!

Posted: September 15, 2017

Botox Cosmetic is the most popular aesthetic procedure performed all over the world today — and there are a lot of reasons why! Botox Cosmetic has put a smile on many patients’ faces because of its effectiveness and predictability in reversing aging signs. If you need another reason to give this aesthetic treatment a try,… Read More arrow


What Aesthetic Treatments Are Men Seeking This Year?<

What Aesthetic Treatments Are Men Seeking This Year?

Posted: August 30, 2017

Each year that goes by, we are seeing more and more interest from men who want to preserve or restore their appearance. We appreciate that men are stepping into the limelight without fear, They are courageously making the investment into self-care to feel confident and happy with their appearance. There are several benefits that stem…arrow


Tips for Baby-Soft Skin

Tips for Baby-Soft Skin

Posted: August 15, 2017

There isn’t much that can compare to the softness of a baby’s skin. Most of us cannot remember when our skin was so soft and smooth. The more we age, the more we may notice that the texture of our skin is changing. Textural roughness, combined with lines, wrinkles, and sagging, are fortunately things we… Read More arrow


Make A Wish

Make A Wish

Posted: December 14, 2016

Bonakdar Aesthetics sponsors This Old Bag: The Power of the Purse to raise money for Make A Wish Foundation Orange County and Inland Empire.Read More arrow


Our Charity Partners

Our Charity Partners

Posted: December 14, 2016

John Wayne Cancer Foundation‘s mission is to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer. JWCF funds novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support. JWCF established the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA and their research has… arrow


13th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards

13th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards

Posted: December 14, 2016

Dr. Monica was named as one of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship nominees for 2014. The Thirteenth Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards luncheon attracted a record-breaking 158 nominees and drew a record crowd of over 500 to the Hotel Irvine on March 18, 2014 to celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding entrepreneurs. Congratulations to this year’s… Read More arrow


Skin Care Tips for Each Part of the Body

Skin Care Tips for Each Part of the Body

Posted: December 14, 2016

Dr. Monica Bonakdar recently was interviewed by Erin Mayer for SheKnows.com. Dr. Monica shared her expertise and advice on skincare for all body parts after the wear and tear of the colder winter months. Click Here to find out how to keep your skin healthy from head to toe.arrow


2014 Women in Business Nominee

2014 Women in Business Nominee

Posted: December 14, 2016

Congratulations Dr. Monica on your nomination as one of 2014’s Women in Business from the Orange County Business Journal! Click Here to see why Dr. Monica is one of this year’s nominees!Read More arrow


2014 Pink Tie Ball

2014 Pink Tie Ball

Posted: December 14, 2016

Dr. Monica recently attended the Susan G. Komen’s 2014 Pink Tie Ball to help raise funds in the fight against breast cancer. This year’s event theme was “Journey to a Cure,” symbolizing the unique path each person takes toward breast cancer survivorship.Read More arrow


A Guy’s Guide to What Women Want

A Guy’s Guide to What Women Want

Posted: December 14, 2016

ILet Dr. Monica help find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for that special Mom in your life. Her spa packages were featured as the perfect gift on KTLA 5. Click Here for more great ideas for Mom!arrow


Splash Magazines

Splash Magazines

Posted: December 14, 2016

MonBon Hydrating Gel by Monica Bonakdar, MD was featured on LASplash.com for top anti-aging treatments. See the full excerpt here.Read More arrow


Achieving Timeless Beauty

Achieving Timeless Beauty

Posted: December 14, 2016

Dr. Monica was featured in the Newport Beach Independent in an article by Catherine Del Casale for her expertise in achieving timeless beauty. Click Here to read the full article.Read More arrow


Winter VIP Event

Winter VIP Event

Posted: December 14, 2016

Winter VIP Event by Monica Bonakdar, MD, February 27, 6 – 8 p.m. Discover the latest rejuvenation treatments and non-invasive cosmetic enhancement trends at Monica Bonakdar, MD’s Winter VIP event in Corona del Mar. Leading laser, injectable and skincare manufacturers will discuss innovative services and products to achieve a more youthful and radiant you. Light…arrow


Laura Mercier’s Beauty 101 Class

Laura Mercier’s Beauty 101 Class

Posted: December 14, 2016

Meet Laura Mercier Artist Adam Mantell and learn how to achieve ‘Flawless Skin’ with Laura Mercier skincare and complexion products. Plus, meet Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Monica Bonakdar as she discusses the various options, including lasers and fillers, of supplementing your beauty regime to look and feel your best.Read More arrow


‘New Year, New You’ Bonakdar Beauty Seminar

‘New Year, New You’ Bonakdar Beauty Seminar

Posted: December 14, 2016

Dr. Monica Bonakdar will host a free educational event on the latest fillers including Voluma, the new FDA-approved filler from Allergan that lifts and fills up to two years. Bonakdar exclusively specializes in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including fillers, Botox and high-tech laser treatments and is on the forefront of the latest industry advancements. Along with… Read More arrow


Face It, Wrinkles Happen<

Face It, Wrinkles Happen

Posted: December 14, 2016

Greg and Kathleen from the Orange County Register spoke with Dr. Monica to get her take on what to do when wrinkles happen. Click Here for her helpful tips!arrow


Recent News

Recent News

Posted: December 14, 2016

Education is empowering,” says Dr. Bonakdar, offering educational webinars, in-office seminars and open houses with demonstrations to give you all the tools you need to make your beauty decisions.Read More arrow


Aging Happens

Aging Happens

Posted: December 14, 2016

Aging Happens Examiner.com’s latest article from Dr. Bonakdar, “Let’s Face Facts, Aging Happens,” hit the news on May 21, 2014. Read about the aging process and what you can do to look as young as you feel. Click Here for the full story.Read More arrow


Reduce Cellulite With Contour Wave Therapy

Reduce Cellulite With Contour Wave Therapy

Posted: June 15, 2016

Cellulite can prevent you from donning a swimsuit and enjoying the summer. These embarrassing skin ripples cause many men and women to be self-conscious of certain parts of their body. Contour Wave Therapy can reduce the appearance of cellulite and give you back your confidence. Our expert dermatologist at the Bonakdar Aesthetics offers Contour Wave…arrow


Get Rid of Wrinkles & More on Our BOTOX® Days

Get Rid of Wrinkles & More on Our BOTOX® Days

Posted: May 25, 2016

The Bonakdar Aesthetics offers BOTOX® Cosmetic days to help you reach that youthful look you’ve been wanting for years. On June 1 and 15, you can enjoy discounts on this popular injectable with our cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Monica Bonakdar injects up to 40,000 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic per year. Because of her expertise, she is an… Read More arrow


Smooth and Tighten Your Skin with Ultherapy

Smooth and Tighten Your Skin with Ultherapy

Posted: April 15, 2016

Many things can affect the way your skin looks and feels. Age is generally the most prominent factor, but sun exposure, arid climates, sleep deprivation and even stress can cause anything from fine lines to severe wrinkles. If you live in the Orange County or Newport Beach areas, Bonakdar Aesthetics can help you get smooth,… Read More arrow


Dos and Don’ts After Laser Skin Care

Dos and Don’ts After Laser Skin Care

Posted: March 31, 2016

Bonakdar Aesthetics offers our Orange County and Corona Del Mar patients an array of laser skin care options that can help with anything from sun damage to sagging skin. These state-of-the-art services are incredibly popular because they provide patients with painless, beautiful results without the need for scalpels, sutures or downtime. Dr. Monica Bonakdar offers…arrow


How Long Do BOTOX® Results Last?

How Long Do BOTOX® Results Last?

Posted: March 24, 20168

Many of our Newport Beach and Orange County patients choose BOTOX® injections to treat their unwanted facial wrinkles. BOTOX® is a popular choice around the country thanks to its proven results, convenience and affordability. We are commonly asked how long BOTOX® results last. While there are some commonalities in the longevity of BOTOX® results, the… Read More arrow


Thanks for Making Our Open House a Success!

Thanks for Making Our Open House a Success!

Posted: March 18, 2016

To all our friends, associates and clients who attended Bonakdar Aesthetics’s “Key to Ageless Beauty” Open House, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks! Roughly 80 visitors from Newport Beach, Orange County and beyond came to learn about new cosmetic dermatology advancements and the latest services offered by Dr. Monica Bonakdar. Spending personal time with… Read More arrow


Regain Confidence With ThermiVA Feminine Rejuvenation

Regain Confidence With ThermiVA Feminine Rejuvenation

Posted: March 14, 2016

Childbirth, aging and menopause bring many unwelcomed changes to the female anatomy and function. These changes include loss of genital muscle tone and thinning of the mucosal walls resulting in vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, diminished sexual gratification and urinary incontinence. The overwhelming majority of women who suffer from these changes feel defeated and decline surgical… arrow


Join Us at Our “Key to Ageless Beauty” Open House

Join Us at Our “Key to Ageless Beauty” Open House

Posted: February 8, 2016

The field of cosmetic dermatology is constantly advancing with new techniques, procedures and technological innovations. If you want to learn more modern cosmetic procedures in a friendly, pressure-free environment, join us at Bonakdar Aesthetics’s “Key to Ageless Beauty” Open House on Thursday, February 25th. These annual events fill quickly, so RSVP now to secure your…arrow


Get Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day

Get Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 5, 2016

Are you ready to woo your Valentine with irresistibly kissable lips? There’s plenty of time to get your lips ready for February’s romantic holiday. If you live in Newport Beach or Orange County, Bonakdar Aesthetics can help you get the plump, luscious lips you’ve always wanted with Juvederm Ultra XC non-surgical lip augmentation. We’re not… Read More arrow


Change Your Skincare With The Seasons

Change Your Skincare With The Seasons

Posted: March 15, 2018

The transition from winter to spring offers us a rebirth of nature, but it also changes the needs of our skin. Cold, dry air is gradually replaced with warmth and gradual increases in humidity. As flower erupt, pollen fills the air, and gentle springtime breezes set aloft dirt and other particulates that can clog your… Read More arrow


New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Posted: July 30, 2018

The new year offers us a special opportunity to focus on self-reflection, resolutions, bold ideas and fresh starts. You deserve to be happy and comfortable in your own skin, so why not make 2016 the year you finally achieve your aesthetic goals? Newport Beach cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Monica Bonakdar has helped thousands of Orange County…arrow


Restore Your Youthful Beauty with AmpliPhi

Restore Your Youthful Beauty with AmpliPhi

Posted: December 15, 2015

We all want to maintain a fresh, healthy look. When we were younger, it came naturally. If the effects of aging are negatively impacting your appearance, Newport Beach skin care expert Dr. Monica Bonakdar can help with AmpliPhi, a non-surgical procedure that restores the youthful beauty of your face. Based on the ancient Greek principal… Read More arrow


ResurFX Restores Skin Glow Without Prolonged Downtime

ResurFX Restores Skin Glow Without Prolonged Downtime

Posted: December 4, 2015

In Orange County where the sun is shining almost every day, my clients know that they are aging even in the shade! However, they are hesitant to commit to laser treatments that have any amount of downtime and social inconvenience regardless of the benefits achieved. A new non-ablative technology called ReSurFX has changed laser avoidance… Read More arrow


Look Your Best for the Holidays

Look Your Best for the Holidays

Posted: November 13, 2015

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a variety of reunions and get-togethers. As your Newport Beach social calendar heats up, you’ll want to replenish your skin care products and book the cosmetic appointments that will help you look and feel your best. If you’re thinking about celebrating the holidays with some…arrow


Is ThermiVA Right for Me?

Is ThermiVA Right for Me?

Posted: October 27, 2015

Finally, there is an effective, non-surgical way to tighten loose vaginal tissue. Dr. Monica Bonakdar is proud to offer her Orange County and Newport Beach patients ThermiVA treatment, the first and only temperature controlled radio frequency system that provides vaginal tightening and rejuvenation. ThermiVA is a safe and effective body shaping treatment that delivers controlled… Read More arrow


Change Your Skincare With The Seasons

Change Your Skincare With The Seasons

Posted: March 15, 2018

The transition from winter to spring offers us a rebirth of nature, but it also changes the needs of our skin. Cold, dry air is gradually replaced with warmth and gradual increases in humidity. As flower erupt, pollen fills the air, and gentle springtime breezes set aloft dirt and other particulates that can clog your… Read More arrow


Does It Matter Who Performs Cosmetic Injections?

Does It Matter Who Performs Cosmetic Injections?

Posted: October 20, 2015

Your face is usually the first thing people notice about you, so if you plan to enhance any facial feature, you must trust the person performing your treatment. Dr. Monica Bonakdar provides her Newport Beach patients unparalleled expertise in the art of cosmetic injections, such as Juvederm Voluma and BOTOX®. Since 1994, Dr. Bonakdar has…arrow


What Issues Can ThermiTight Address?

What Issues Can ThermiTight Address?

Posted: October 13, 2015

Age and gravity are unavoidable, but their unwanted effects on your skin don’t have to be. If wrinkles and loose skin are making you look older than you feel, Orange County cosmetic physician, Dr. Monica Bonakdar can help you restore your youthful beauty with ThermiTight, a new, non-surgical way to tighten lax skin from within. ThermiTight… Read More arrow


Benefits of Juvederm Voluma® XC

Benefits of Juvederm Voluma® XC

Posted: October 6, 2015

For our patients in Newport Beach and Orange County, Juvederm Voluma® XC is a popular non-surgical approach to combating the facial signs of aging. With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Monica Bonakdar can help you address your sunken cheeks or flat, thin lips with safe and effective Juvederm treatments. Juvederm Voluma® XC is…arrow


Slim Down and Stay Motivated with CoolSculpting

Slim Down and Stay Motivated with CoolSculpting

Posted: October 1, 2015

If you are like many of our Newport Beach patients, the holidays mark the beginning of a difficult time when you must balance delectable festive temptations with your fitness goals. With so many scrumptious treats to choose from, many of us decide to postpone our good habits until January, and start over with new resolutions… Read More arrow


Introducing ThermiVA for Feminine Rejuvenation

Introducing ThermiVA for Feminine Rejuvenation

Posted: September 30, 2015

Bonakdar Aesthetics is proud to offer ThermiVA, a new vaginal tightening procedure for women who want to restore intimate aspects of their youthful femininity. Dr. Monica Bonakdar is a Newport Beach cosmetic physician expert who is committed to providing her patients with the most advanced therapies and treatments available, and ThermiVA is no exception. ThermiVA… Read More arrow


Listen to Dr. Bonakdar on the BuildMyBod Health Podcast

Listen to Dr. Bonakdar on the BuildMyBod Health Podcast

Posted: September 23, 2015

Orange County dermatologist, Dr. Monica Bonakdar, joined Dr. Jonathan Kaplan on the BuildMyBod Health podcast to discuss her Phi Lift procedure and September Open House. The podcast, which you can listen to here, is a great insight into Dr. Bonakdar’s history, practice, and passion for helping patients. Among the various topics covered in the roughly…arrow


How Can I Get Rid of Wrinkles?

How Can I Get Rid of Wrinkles?

Posted: July 28, 2015

The effects of aging and sun exposure are common concerns for our patients in Orange County. Juvederm injections are just one of several highly effective, non-invasive methods Dr. Bonakdar uses to address wrinkles and fine lines. Throughout the aging process, recurrent movements like squinting, smiling and frowning eventually mar our skin with fine lines. Although… Read More arrow


Restore Volume with Dermal Fillers

Restore Volume with Dermal Fillers

Posted: July 15, 2015

For many of our patients in Newport Beach, Restylane, Juvederm and other injectable treatments don’t just restore a youthful appearance, they enhance self-confidence. Our highly experienced cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Monica Bonakdar, performs thousands of injections every year, and understands the impact cosmetic enhancements can have on your self-image. The popularity of injection treatments is on… Read More arrow


Dr. Bonakdar introduces Kiss of Youth Needle-Free Collagen Treatment Using The Only Needle-Free Injection System

Dr. Bonakdar introduces Kiss of Youth Needle-Free Collagen Treatment Using The Only Needle-Free Injection System

Posted: June 3, 2015

Recently I was looking for faster and more effective solutions to deliver drugs into the skin. For example, for many of the aesthetic procedures that are performed in my office, we apply topical anesthetic cream on the skin and wait for the drug to absorb 30-90 minutes with variable numbing success. My only other option… arrow


What causes Brown Spots?

What causes Brown Spots?

Posted: May 28, 2015

Brown spots. Sun spots. Liver spots. Whatever you’ve heard them called, these flat, brown or black spots can be quite unsightly. And since they develop in the areas where your skin is exposed to the sun, they are generally highly visible and difficult to conceal with clothing. The two main causes of these skin spots… Read More arrow


Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting®

Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting®

Posted: May 25, 2015

Certain bulges of fat on your physique just don’t go away despite your efforts to shrink them with diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle. These persistent pockets of fat can be really frustrating. At this point, some people turn to liposuction surgery; however, with modern technological advances, you can receive body slimming treatment without surgery:… Read More arrow


Here’s what you should know about BOTOX® Cosmetic

Here’s what you should know about BOTOX® Cosmetic

Posted: May 22, 2015

Featuring BOTOX® Cosmetic for her guests, Dr. Monica Bonakdar is wholly committed to bringing her patients the most effective, least invasive facial rejuvenation treatments. According to an infographic published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, here are some of the top things to know about the innovative BOTOX® Cosmetic: The active ingredient, Botulinum…arrow


Dr. Bonakdar Introduces THERMiTight – For Neck & Jowl Lifting Without Surgery

Dr. Bonakdar Introduces THERMiTight – For Neck & Jowl Lifting Without Surgery

Posted: April 17, 2015

Posted: April 17, 2015 There will come a time when facelifts and neck lifts as we know them today will no longer be performed, being considered too archaic and perhaps even barbaric. Technologies of the future will bridge the gap between non- invasive and invasive treatments, delivering the miracle of surgical results with the ease of… Read More arrow


Are there Alternatives to Liposuction Surgery?

Are there Alternatives to Liposuction Surgery?

Posted: April 16, 2015

In short, Yes, there are several great non-surgical alternatives to liposuction that will shape and sculpt your body. At Bonakdar Aesthetics, Dr. Monica Bonakdar provides her patients with these alternatives: CoolSculpting VASERShape Liposonix Stubborn pockets of extra fat and loose skin can be a big detriment to your self-esteem and confidence. But surgery involves an… Read More arrow


Are your neck and chest summer ready? Dr. Bonakdar discusses her approach to neck and chest rejuvenation

Are your neck and chest summer ready? Dr. Bonakdar discusses her approach to neck and chest rejuvenation

Posted: April 1, 2015

One of the many perks of living in Southern California is being blessed with year round sunny days. Unfortunately, all this sun is bound to take its toll on your skin, especially if like many Southern Californians you protected and treated your face, while ignoring your neck and chest. Sun exposure activates collagen destroying enzymes… arrow


Introducing MonBon Permea Resurfacing

Introducing MonBon Permea Resurfacing

Posted: April 1, 2015

Dr. Bonakdar introduces a new treatment called MonBon Permea Resurfacing. Ideal for those who are not ready for a Fraxel and the down time that comes with it or those that just want a preventative treatment, this novel treatment delivers the convenience of a no down time low level laser resurfacing combined with the boost… Read More arrow


How can I get rid of Sun Spots?

How can I get rid of Sun Spots?

Posted: March 26, 2015

Sun spots are frustrating because they appear on your face, hands and décolletage as early as your 20s. Sun spots also go by the name of age spots or brown spots, otherwise known as hyperpigmentation, which occurs when melanin clusters together in your skin. Although sun spots can often be effectively covered with concealer, the… Read More arrow


What can I do to improve my skin?

What can I do to improve my skin?

Posted: February 24, 2015

Clinical skincare products like those offered at Bonakdar Aesthetics effectively rejuvenate, nourish and refresh your skin, but you can also promote healthy skin by doing the following: Protecting your skin from the sun: In addition to increasing your risk of skin cancer, repeated sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. Use a…arrow


Top 5 Signs you can benefit from BOTOX®

Top 5 Signs you can benefit from BOTOX®

Posted: January 22, 2015

Wondering if BOTOX® is the right injectable for the types of facial fine lines you have and for the final result you want to see? Consider the top 5 signs you can benefit from BOTOX®: You have wispy lines at the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet) You have one, two or even three vertical… Read More arrow


Dr. Bonakdar Reviews Accuvein Bruise Prevention Device

Dr. Bonakdar Reviews Accuvein Bruise Prevention Device

Posted: January 8, 2015

NO ONE LIKES BRUISING FROM COSMETIC INJECTIONS Cosmetic Injections are supposed to make you look good and feel good about yourself. They usually involve introducing products into the facial soft tissue through a sharp needle. Regardless of the talent or experience of the physician, bruising is common any time a needle is introduced under the… Read More arrow


Rejuvenate your Skin with MonBon Clinical Skincare

Rejuvenate your Skin with MonBon Clinical Skincare

Posted: December 31, 2014

Did you know Dr. Monica Bonakdar has her own state-of-the-art, advanced skincare line? If not, here you can learn all about Dr. Bonakdar’s skincare products that are formulated to improve and rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Bonakdar’s MonBon physician-grade products can improve your skin by: Cleansing: Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Hydrating Cleanser, and Clarifying Cleanser. Treating: Exfoliating Daily…arrow


Dr. Bonakdar Discusses What Makes a Brow Beautiful

Dr. Bonakdar Discusses What Makes a Brow Beautiful

Posted: December 4, 2014

Would you believe me if I told you there is a mathematical formula for beautiful brows? Well there is. And it has to do with PHI. Even though our faces change with aging, the distance between the eyes otherwise known as the inner canthal distance The Phi or the multiple of 1.618 of this distance appears… Read More arrow


Why Injectable Fillers are increasing in Popularity

Why Injectable Fillers are increasing in Popularity

Posted: November 28, 2014

According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, injectable fillers and other minimally invasive procedures continue to rise in popularity across the US. According to ASPS, minimally invasive procedures rose 3 percent in 2013. Hyaluronic fillers, such as Juvederm, rose 18 percent, which was a big boost for this type… Read More arrow


Getting Great Results from Lip Augmentation

Getting Great Results from Lip Augmentation

Posted: November 24, 2014

If you want fuller, plumper lips, our experienced skin care specialist Dr. Monica Bonakdar can create the naturally beautiful lip shape you want with completely non-surgical injectable fillers. The two fillers we use for lip augmentation are: Restylane Juvederm Dr. Bonakdar is extensively experienced in treating volume loss with these injectables. She can help you…arrow


Beauty is in the Phi of the Beholder

Beauty is in the Phi of the Beholder

Posted: November 3, 2014

When it comes to defining beautiful faces, studies show that there is surprising consistency among different cultures, ethnicities, races, ages and genders. Aristotle defined beauty as order, and symmetry. Symmetry is at the core of beautiful faces, along with youthfulness, clarity or smoothness of skin, and averageness of the features. Since the Renaissance period, artists and scientists… Read More arrow


Dr. Bonakdar Discusses When You Should Start Getting Botox

Dr. Bonakdar Discusses When You Should Start Getting Botox

Posted: November 3, 2014

Ever since Botox cosmetic was approved in 2002 to treat the expression lines in men and women 65 years and younger, there has been a paradigm shift among those interested in looking younger to start their Botox treatments at a younger age. My practice is no longer limited to clients who want their etched in expression… Read More arrow


Dr. Bonakdar Reviews 3 Must Have Treatments to Get Holiday Ready

Dr. Bonakdar Reviews 3 Must Have Treatments to Get Holiday Ready

Posted: October 1, 2014

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukah just around the corner, it’s not too early to start getting Holiday ready. My list of must have treatments is short but effective and will have you enjoying your new found self-confidence and perfect holiday photos this year. Must Have #1- $$$- Full Facial restoration with fillers and Neurotoxins is…arrow


Try On Your Treatment Before you Buy It

Try On Your Treatment Before you Buy It

Posted: October 1, 2014

Would you dare buy a pricey outfit without trying it on first? Probably not. If you are like me, you approach big ticket purchases cautiously and you need to feel good about your purchasing decisions. Now you can try on aesthetic procedures you have been considering before you decide to buy. We at Bonakdar Aesthetics… Read More arrow


Dr. Bonakdar Reviews – Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment Now FDA Cleared

Dr. Bonakdar Reviews – Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment Now FDA Cleared

Posted: September 1, 2014

The Mismatch We have all been taking care of our faces for many year with lasers, toxins, fillers, peels and topicals. But, some of us have been ignoring our neck and chest area. This leads to a disturbing inconsistency between the face looking young, and the connecting neck and chest looking old. The Only FDA… Read More arrow


Dr. Bonakdar Reviews Her CoolSculpting Experience- The Revolutionary Fat Freezing Treatment

Dr. Bonakdar Reviews Her CoolSculpting Experience- The Revolutionary Fat Freezing Treatment

Posted: August 1, 2014

Are you tired of your stubborn belly fat, muffin tops, love handles, and saddle bags that aren’t responding to your healthy lifestyle habits? If you answered yes to this, then you are not alone. Just like thousands of men and women, I have been frustrated with my upper and lower abdominal fat pooches despite my intense work…arrow


#SummerSelfie Tips for Taking that Perfect Selfie this Summer!

#SummerSelfie Tips for Taking that Perfect Selfie this Summer!

Posted: July 7, 2014

The social phenomenon “taking a selfie” has exploded internationally and inter-generationally. There is even a pop song “Let me take a selfie.” Our clients totally get it when we ask them to send us a “selfie” to discuss their care. Factoid-The word “selfie” won the Word of the Year for 2013 and is now included… Read More arrow


Pellefirm Tighten Body Skin and Minimize Cellulite

Pellefirm Tighten Body Skin and Minimize Cellulite

Posted: June 3, 2014

Deeply delivered heat does some remarkable things to skin. The heat = tightening connection When you elevate tissue temperature up to 45 degrees Celsius, the body responds with collagen changes and collagen production. That means you’ll see tighter skin right away and increasing firmness over time. “I tell my patients not to fear “hot” technology….Read More arrow


Who's behind the needle?

Who's behind the needle?

Posted: March 25, 2014

Sensible people and nonsensical decisions The “bet you can’t resist it offer” can make even the most sensible person consider making nonsensical decisions. But when it comes to your face, are you REALLY prepared to look otherworldly for 6 – 9 months while a filler degrades? Or like you’ve been hot stamped after a half-off…arrow


HydraFacial

HydraFacial

Posted: March 5, 2014

Want skin that’s smooth and soft as butter in less than 30 minutes? Then HydraFacial MD® is the key. Better looking and Healthier skin With an innovative spiral-designed exfoliator, cell-softening solutions and an infusion of intensive hydration, you will be on your way to skin that is not only better looking but skin that is… Read More arrow


IPL and ResurFX your way to the most beautiful skin

IPL and ResurFX your way to the most beautiful skin

Posted: February 5, 2014

With today’s skin-changing technology never at a standstill, we’re always eager to discover the next level of its effectiveness. As a lecturing physician for the new Lumenis M22 platform and the Light Sheer Duet, Dr. Bonakdar is increasingly impressed with the depth of research that has gone into the innovations that have transformed these systems…. Read More arrow


Announcing Juvederm Voluma the 8 Point Approach

Announcing Juvederm Voluma the 8 Point Approach

Posted: January 7, 2014

ANNOUNCING JUVEDERM VOLUMA Volume restoration has changed the way we treat the face to look younger. For decades a skin excising facelift was the standard procedure for making someone look younger. The missing component in facial surgery – Volume As time progressed, plastic surgeons began to realize that volume was an essential part of the…arrow


Fraxel DUAL Fast Cleanup for Sunspots and AKs

Fraxel DUAL Fast Cleanup for Sunspots and AKs

Posted: September 21, 2013

Fraxel DUAL – Post Summer Clean-up We’re all guilty of enjoying our Orange County lifestyle and why shouldn’t we? We live in the most coveted area of the country. But that lifestyle comes with a cost to our skin. There are a number of options to get soft, smooth and spot-free skin back after a… Read More arrow


Summer Safe Treatments

Summer Safe Treatments

Posted: June 26, 2013

Many of my patients become concerned about treating their skin during the summer months when they know they will have increased sun exposure. And I don’t blame them for the concern. Who wants to risk new pigmentation problems when enough already exist?? For that reason, we’ve gone to great lengths to be certain we have… arrow


Ultherapy Updates and Advances

Ultherapy Updates and Advances

Posted: May 30, 2013

Ultherapy is indeed proving to be a technological groundbreaker. The focused ultrasound precisely reaches the same tissue levels as those manipulated in surgery. A falling brow? Ultherapy can lift it. A sagging jaw and chin line? Ultherapy can redefine and lift. Sagging neck? Ditto… *When I first began offering Ultherapy, I was not encouraging my clients… Read More arrow


Your Skin Woes – Solved!

Your Skin Woes – Solved!

Posted: August 3, 2012

When you have persistent skin problems, it often seems as though there’s no solution. However, you can find a solution for nearly every skin care concern in Newport Beach at my practice. Here are 3 common skin issues I frequently treat: Sun Damage Sun damage is one of the most prevalent problems affecting my patients… Read More arrow


3 Ways a Liquid Lift Can Work for You

3 Ways a Liquid Lift Can Work for You

Posted: June 3, 2015

Many anti-aging techniques can provide dramatic changes in your appearance, achieving facial rejuvenation without surgery. At my Newport Beach med spa, I offer a “liquid facelift” using a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. This is a great option for people who want to give their faces a subtle lift, replacing soft tissue that…arrow


Why Its Better To Be Blunt

Why Its Better To Be Blunt

Posted: July 25, 2012

My patients who receive BOTOX® in Newport Beach are often interested in complementing the procedure with dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®. Fillers add volume to the skin and help dissipate fine lines and wrinkles for a younger, refreshed look. Most injectable fillers last from 6 to 9 months, but some are long lasting, five years… Read More arrow


Announcing the Bonakdar Aesthetics!

Announcing the Bonakdar Aesthetics!

Posted: July 17, 2012

When I first focused my practice in Orange County on cosmetic dermatology, in 2000, I named my practice Beauty, Laser & Wellness Center. This name was descriptive of what I did at the time. Namely, the goal was to create beauty and wellness by using lasers. However, fast forwarding to 2012, I have decided to… Read More arrow


Stand Firm In The Face Of Gravity-With Ulthera®!

Stand Firm In The Face Of Gravity-With Ulthera®!

Posted: October 18, 2011

Model Dr. Bonakdar announces purchase of Ulthera®, the acclaimed non-surgical Ultrasound lifting procedure-Not a facelift but an uplift! As seen in Rachel Ray, The Doctors and The View, plus touted by big-name beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and more. What is Ulthera®? Ulthera® System is a brand new treatment that lifts and tones loose skin with no downtime and no…arrow


Why We Love Lasers

Why We Love Lasers

Posted: June 23, 2011

It seems that there’s a laser treatment in Orange County for every concern –whether it be skin rejuvenation, fat reduction, or hair removal. The popularity of lasers has increased dramatically, and for good reason. Lasers can provide noticeable results with very little downtime. In fact, laser technology has become so advanced that, for most procedures,… Read More arrow


Faster Hair Removal

Faster Hair Removal

Posted: June 17, 2011

As a lecturer and trainer for Lumenis® laser, I have the opportunity to travel and introduce doctors to a revolutionary approach to laser hair removal in Orange County and other areas. The Lumenis LightSheer® DUET™ is an improved laser technology that results in faster laser hair removal and improved patient comfort. Both patients and practitioners… Read More arrow


Why Freshness Matters with BOTOX®

Why Freshness Matters with BOTOX®

Posted: June 8, 2011

In Southern California, we know the benefits of choosing fresh, locally grown produce: it is more sustainable, may use less harmful farming practices, and provides better nutrition. But did you know that the “freshness” of your BOTOX® in Orange County also matters? In fact, the effectiveness of your treatment may depend, in part, to how…arrow


Which Areas Can Pellevé Treat?

Which Areas Can Pellevé Treat?

Posted: June 3, 2011

As nonsurgical skin rejuvenation technology advances, new devices are helping women and men maintain their youthful looks. Pellevé Pellevé is an exciting new choice for people who want skin tightening as well as reduction of the appearance of facial wrinkles. Here are the keys to finding out if this treatment is right for you:… Read More arrow


How Do Laser Treatments Work?

How Do Laser Treatments Work?

Posted: May 30, 2011

There are a number of laser treatment options available in Orange County, but how exactly do they work? Take the time to learn about your options for increased confidence and to make a smart choice about the best procedure to achieve your cosmetic goals. Depending on the procedure, different laser technology will be used. Skin… Read More arrow


Fraxel® vs. Other Laser Treatments

Fraxel® vs. Other Laser Treatments

Posted: May 24, 2011

People come to me with questions about which laser treatment is “the best.” I always answer that as with any plastic surgery procedure, women and men should choose the treatment option that best suits their needs. People who want an even skin tone can turn to Orange County Fraxel® re:store DUAL laser treatments. This laser…arrow


5 BOTOX® Cosmetic Facts

5 BOTOX® Cosmetic Facts

Posted: May 18, 2011

A number of people come to my practice wanting a nonsurgical solution to the fine lines and wrinkles that accompany the aging process. One of my top solutions: BOTOX® Cosmetic in Orange County. Here’s five facts about this popular prescription treatment: It’s FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows,… Read More arrow


Beauty Rx

Beauty Rx

Posted: March 18, 2011

No two people have the same skin conditions, and that’s why my cosmetic dermatology practice in Orange County now offers a variety of products for your needs. The treatment line, called Prescribed Solutions, is a unique approach to skincare that allows me to customize specific formulations based on individual concerns. The creams, serums, and cleansers… Read More arrow


Fraxel Gets a Face Lift

Fraxel Gets a Face Lift

Posted: March 15, 2011

My patients often tell me how much they love the results of the Fraxel Laser at my dermatology practice in Orange County. Now I can provide them with even more benefits with the newest generation of laser resurfacing, Fraxel Dual. Improved Features and Benefits The new Fraxel Dual laser features 2 different wavelengths, one to… arrow


CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ

CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ

Posted: March 4, 2011

The next generation of non-invasive fat removal is now available with CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ – the latest alternative to liposuction in Orange County. This advanced body contouring procedure has absolutely no downtime and produces an average of 25% reduction in fat cells, no needles required. I have seen amazing results with this innovative procedure, which… Read More arrow


Caring for Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Caring for Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 11, 2011

If you are like many people, you can probably relate to the statement, “I am my own worst critic.” I hear it all the time from men and women who visit my cosmetic dermatology practice in Orange County. February is the month of love and romance, and I challenge you to be as compassionate to… Read More arrow


Healthy Body, Healthy Skin

Healthy Body, Healthy Skin

Posted: February 4, 2011

I’ve noticed a pattern among many of the people receiving cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX® in Orange County: they tend to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. I have seen the beneficial effects of exercising firsthand—both in my own life and in my patients. And while most people are familiar with the positive effects of exercise… arrow


The Next Big Thing: Pellevé™

The Next Big Thing: Pellevé™

Posted: January 31, 2011

I am delighted to share with you a new, revolutionary anti-aging treatment that I offer: Pellevé™. Pellevé is a non-surgical procedure that reduces wrinkles and tightens the skin with no downtime. Many of my patients in Orange County who might previously have used Thermage have tried Pellevé and were thrilled with their results. Read on… Read More arrow


Permanent Hair Removal?

Permanent Hair Removal?

Posted: January 27, 2011

You probably know from personal experience that waxing, shaving, and bleaching aren’t permanent. But you may not be sure about whether or not laser hair removal can be a permanent solution. Many people ask me if, with laser hair removal, their hair can be gone for good. The answer isn’t as simple as “yes” or… Read More arrow


Im Getting a Makeover — for My Web Site

Im Getting a Makeover — for My Web Site

Posted: January 20, 2011

In addition to discovering great new treatment options for my patients and helping them achieve their cosmetic goals at my cosmetic dermatology practice in Orange County, I’ve been working on another way to connect — I’m excited to announce the new Beauty, Laser & Wellness Center Web site. Check it out here: www.believeinagelessbeauty.com. These days,…arrow


Lets Talk Fillers

Lets Talk Fillers

Posted: January 10, 2011

Injectable fillers have become a very popular method of facial rejuvenation, excellent on their own and when combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic in Orange County. Many people are asking about them. Often, they’ve heard about fillers from friends, on TV, or in magazines, and they’re mentioning fillers by name when they come into my practice. Here… Read More arrow


My New Years Resolutions

My New Years Resolutions

Posted: January 1, 2011

I always look forward to the beginning of the year because it gives me an opportunity to reflect on my practice and make new goals for the future. For 2011, I have some things I’m eager to accomplish professionally. (I’m also working on a list in my personal life.) Stay educated about new technology: Remaining… Read More arrow


Choose a Platinum Provider

Choose a Platinum Provider

Posted: December 28, 2010

Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, awards Platinum Provider status to a select group of physicians who use their products. In order to become a Platinum Provider, a physician must perform a certain number of BOTOX injections. Platinum Provider status is one of the highest levels of recognition given by Allergan. I’ve been an Orange County…arrow


PHOTOPROTECTION HELIOCARE-NEW!

PHOTOPROTECTION HELIOCARE-NEW!

Posted: June 15, 2010

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one person dies of melanoma every hour in the US. Excess UV exposure is the biggest avoidable culprit leading to skin cancer and premature aging. UVA and UVB Facts UV rays from the sun or from a tanning bed have many detrimental effects on the skin. They directly cause… Read More arrow


INTRODUCING SUNLIGHTEN FAR INFRARED SAUNA

INTRODUCING SUNLIGHTEN FAR INFRARED SAUNA

Posted: April 12, 2010

As seen on Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. OZ Show, Suzanne Somers Book & Life Extension Magazine “If you want to live well, you need to use a Sunlighten Sauna. It will help you maximize your metabolism, remove toxins, and reduce inflammation and soreness. It’s a great secret to extraordinary physical health.” ~Jorge Cruise, Creator of… Read More arrow


FRAXEL RE:STORE DUAL

FRAXEL RE:STORE DUAL

Posted: February 24, 2010

Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing What is Fraxel re: store? Fraxel re:store is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for reversing many signs of aging. Fraxel re:store has FDA clearance for skin resurfacing, treating age and sun spots (pigmented lesions), brown spots and pregnancy mask ( melasma), acne scars and surgical scars, wrinkles and fine lines, pink and brown… arrow


Introducing Clarisonic Opal™ Sonic Infusion System

Introducing Clarisonic Opal™ Sonic Infusion System

Posted: January 19, 2010

with Anti-Aging Sea Serum You’ve seen the benefits of Clarisonic cleansing — softer, smoother skin — now experience the immediately noticeable benefits of sonic infusion. The Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System combines new sonic infusion technology with our Anti-Aging Sea Serum for results as beautiful as they are dramatic. Opal’s soothing sonic action gently infuses… Read More arrow


ThermaFrax Skin Rejuvenation

ThermaFrax Skin Rejuvenation

Posted: November 27, 2009

The Non-Invasive Alternative to Plastic Surgery for Facial Rejuvenation What would you say if I told you that you could achieve the results demonstrated in these photos without plastic surgery? You might think it’s too good to be true, but the fact is, not only is it true but these are actual un-retouched photos. What… Read More arrow


THERMAGE NXT

THERMAGE NXT

Posted: October 12, 2009

Retrieve Your Younger Face & Body The Problem As we age, the collagen in our skin breaks down, resulting in unsightly wrinkles and sagging skin. Wouldn’t it be great if we could reverse these aging changes non-invasively and without any downtime? The Solution Thermage® NXT uses radiofrequency energy to safely deliver heat to the deeper…arrow


Grow your eyelashes with LATISSE

Grow your eyelashes with LATISSE

Posted: August 3, 2009

There has been a lot of buzz about LATISSE- Allergan’s new and only FDA approved medication to grow eyelashes thicker, darker and longer. A Blog in OC register on July 23rd 2009 caught my eye discussing if your eyelashes are really worth $1400 a year for use of Latisse and why not just use mascara….Read More arrow


Renaissance in Laser Hair Removal Technology

Renaissance in Laser Hair Removal Technology

Posted: July 7, 2009

FI am excited to announce the arrival of the DUET Light Sheer Laser Hair removal- The new laser hair removal system for 75% faster and painless treatments. Click below to see the article I wrote on the DUET Light Sheer for OC Health May 2009 issue. Renaissance in Laser Hair Removal Technology by Dr. Monica… Read More arrow


Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

Posted: July 2, 2009

I will be posting useful information about the newest aesthetic treatments available. I welcome your comments as well as your questions. ~ Monica Bonakdar MDarrow


Contact Bonakdar Aesthetics for Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin Care in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA.

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