About Michael A. Persky, MD
Michael A. Persky, MD practices in Encino at Michael A. Persky, MD as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Persky was invited to join RealSelf in 2008, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 28 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Dr. Persky has hospital affiliations at Tarzana Providence Regional Medical Center: Encino Hospital.
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Posted by Lancaster39
I can not say enough good things about Dr. P and his entire office staff. He is a kind, professional, and caring physician. I would recommend him to my mother, my best friend, and my own daughter (and I'm hoping she doesn't need him). He went above and beyond to make me comfortable, to spend time, and to follow-up with me. Truly remarkable and exceptional.
Posted by Mills
Dr. Stein's bedside manner to that point had been brisk, dismissive, and heavy on the fear factor. I glumly asked the cost, and for details as to why, and what he planned on doing. His price to bring in what he called, “a crack team of Beverly Hills specialists” steadily increased from $4500 in the beginning, to $6000 by the end of our conversation. When I pressed for further details he briskly told me that after he received full payment he would schedule a pre-op appointment where all my questions would be answered. He curtly ended the consultation and suggested that I have payment either in cash or check by Monday in order to insure the proper healing of my nose. He then requested $100 for that day’s consultation. Luckily his bedside manner had been so horrendous that I left unsatisfied and eager to acquire a second opinion. One of my friends suggested Dr. P. Words cannot really express sufficiently my gratitude and appreciation for all that Dr. P has done. I have been saved from unnecessary and expensive surgery, and treated not only competently but with patience and kindness. It is rare in this day and age to find competent care, let alone a doctor that takes that extra time to assure you and explain things to you. I wanted to share my story not only as a warning but to recommend with extreme gratitude and appreciation Dr. P
Posted by roccoreno
Skilled, knowledgeable, and caring
Posted by sarahbt
Very caring and courteous staff
Posted by damian7777
Extreme Care, Honesty, Super Warm Environment, And One of the Most Experienced Fraxel Repair Physicians, Staff Like Your Sisters/Mom!
Posted by FairestOfAll
Extremely well educated on the fraxel repair laser.
Posted by OBPositive
My doctor was very informative. He had answers to every question that I had.
Posted by MaryDiaz
Dr. Persky is quite possibly the nicest man on the planet. I was very nervous, I've never had surgery. I asked a million irrational questions and he answered them all without one ounce of irritation, and mostly with a great sense of humor. My husband was unable to come back with me while I was being prepped for surgery, I was so nervous they could barely start the IV. When Dr. Persky arrived he sat next to the bed and rubbed my feet while they started the IV and never left my side. He rubbed my arm and talked to me as the strapped me into the bed and talked to me until I was out. The next thing I knew he was right there again telling me how well I did. He even went out and updated my family and told them every detail of the surgery (which I'm sure they didn't want to know). He is extremely calming and relaxed and the nicest doctor I've ever been to. He called me the night of the surgery to check on me and then again the following day, as did the office staff. My only complaint is that he can't be my general practitioner. I'm only a week out so its hard to say what it will look like but so far I am very pleased with what I see, and as soon as the swelling goes down I'll know what its like to breath out of both sides of my nose!
Posted by laladoza
He is so nice and patient. Staff is super nice.
Posted by ... stardust ...
I met Dr. Sunder at Ruth Swissa ... and later had a consult with her for mini-face/ laser/ etc. When I was ready for the procedures, I called to find out that she had just had a baby and was on maternity leave :). I then researched her colleague/ partner, Dr. Michael Persky. I was hesitant at first, b/c I was totally sold on Dr. Sunder. But after researching Dr. Persky and watching his videos on www.drpersky.com , I could just feel that he had that same warm, caring, kind, authentic and very knowledgable energy and expertise. I am so glad that I got to meet Dr. Persky, and again, totally trust both him and Dr. Sunder and wouldn't think of going to anyone else at this point.
Posted by januarygurl
I liked Dr. Persky. He was very affable and patient with my questions. I very much liked that he applied the applicator himself. His office staff is friendly and helpful and the office is very nice.
Posted by swimatnoon
I haven't been back for my follow up, and there just isn't any aftercare to speak of. I don't have an opinion of phone or email since it didn't apply to me.
Posted by stats
I had Restylane injected successfully in my tear trough and near my temples with Dr. Persky.I've had a few Restylane treatments from several reputable doctors in Beverly Hills but I consistently experienced lumps. He is honest and has a very soothing personality.
Posted by Ninatchka
Dr. Persky is a caring doctor, very professional, and he takes pride in his work. He explained everything in detail, was patient and even apologetic when I cringed in pain. He's a very warm person and I felt comfortable from the start. Everyone on the staff is extremely nice, and I feel that I'm in good hands there (literally).
I went for a FREE consultation with Dr. Persky for him to "fix" a botched filler job that another doctor messed up on and he was SO KIND and sympathetic and understanding. I went to see like 4 other doctors because of my traumatic experience and all the other doctors seemed so elusive and cold. He made me feel really comfortable and cared for and UNDERSTOOD(he had human compassion). Because of my traumatic experience, I've been skeptical of doctors touching my face again so getting as many consultations as possible but so far he has been the kindest and really seems to care so I will be making the appoinment with him. I just feel that there aren't as many doctors who truly care anymore... it's become all about the money so it's so refreshing to find a doctor like him. oh and he wasn't trying to make money off me, he was really just trying to help me so was being very conservative and i trust he truly wants to help me and is passionate about helping people look and feel good! thank you doctor persky for actually caring about people!
Posted by Msfitcindy
Pioneer in Fraxel laser. This is his field.
Posted by hisandhermommy
From my initial phone call to the day of my treatment everyone in Dr. P's office has been nothing but kind, considerate and supportive. I went to see Dr. P to discuss Coolscuplting by Zeltiq. Dr. P's warm bedside manner put any apprehensions I was feeling at ease. He was not rushed in our consultation, taking time to answer all of my questions thoroughly. We discussed every aspect of the procedure in depth. We talked about fat cell shedding, blood chemistry, liver function and bowel function. Like most people I always get second opinion. I saw another doctor but the difference between that doctor and Dr. P was night and day. The other doctor was cold, reserved and distant. Dr. P did not point out any faults in me. He only listened to the areas that I expressed concern in. The other doctor pointed out areas that I had no problems with. The key difference in the diagnosis was the size of the hand piece to be used; one large and small area versus multiple small and medium areas. When I left the other doctors office I felt worse then when I walked in. I thought over what the other doctor had said and contacted Dr. P's office to get another consultation. Again, Dr. P listened to my new concerns and stated that his diagnosis remained the same. I felt reassured and knew that Dr. P was the one who should do the procedure for me. Additionally, Dr. P generously agreed to do the procedure at a discounted rate! I will recommend Dr. P to everyone who is interested in Zeltiq. Dr. P cares about his patient’s well being. What more could you ask for? Thank you so much Dr. P!
Treatments offered at Michael A. Persky, MD
- Ear Lobe Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Eye Bags Treatment
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Fat Transfer
- Forehead Lift
- Fractional Laser
- Fraxel Laser
- Fraxel Repair
- Glycolic Peel
- Hyperhidrosis Treatment
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Peel
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Laser Treatment
Blog Posts and Articles
The recent issue of Allure Magazine discusses the 11 most overrated cosmetic procedures. As the title would indicate, we don’t perform most of these procedures, we perform some of these, but definitely have our opinions on all of them. So here we go: 1. Foot Lifts…this can vary from surgical intervention to make feet fit better into pointy shoes, shortening of a long second toe, and even lipo for a little toe that is too fat! The treatment that we are most asked about is...
The plastic surgery and aesthetic internet chat site RealSelf has asked me to comment on what I, as a facial plastic surgeon, would do if Santa Claus were to show up at our office for a consultation. I have been so honored because “…Your sense of humor shines in some of your RealSelf.com answers so we thought you’d be a great commentator for this.” First of all, who in their right mind would change anything about Santa Claus? …well, perhaps a few reality show...
“I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian” St. Regis Monarch Bay, Dana Point, CA The take home message of the first annual Summit in Aesthetic Medicine at the St. Regis Monarch Beach was that cosmetic patients deserve natural, un-operated upon rejuvenating aesthetic results, independent of whether surgical or non-invasive techniques are employed. My personal philosophy is offer our patients safe and clinically...
We are often asked, “So how is the plastic surgery business?”. Stephanie Gleason, in her statistically packed April 5, 2011 Wall Street Journal article gave her answer to the question. She begins, “More than 1.6 million Americans underwent the knife for beauty in 2010.” Plastic surgery procedures were up 9% from 2009. Not surprisingly, the increase of plastic surgery procedures is an excellent tracker of the reviving economy. A 2009 Cleveland Clinic study showed a distinct...
I am often asked, "Doc, do celebrities get better plastic surgery because they can afford to pay more?" I usually give a two word answer, "Michael Jackson." Cost is not necessarily a guarantee of excellence. Conversely, paying less for surgery, fillers, Botox, or laser rejuvenation can result in poor results. "Why do so many people who have their lips done (or Botox, or face lifts, or whatever) look so unnatural and funny?" is other commonly discussed question. Well, many of them...
Education / Training
Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia
Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles County