Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
2021 Santa Monica Blvd. , Suite 600E
Santa Monica, California 90404 US
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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Shamban is the best. There's no one else I'd let put a needle as close to my eye as she does. She opens up my left eye so that my eyes are symmetrical. I think Dr. Shamban is a magician. Thank you so much. I continually fill out these reviews but it never is reflected in my records to receive the discount.

5 out of 5 stars Facial

Clean Face - Santa Monica, CA

I sincerely appreciate Her time and attention. She is delightful and very attentive.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Huge Fan - Excellent Results, Excellent Patient Care - Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Ava Erin Haight Renita

5 out of 5 stars V Beam

Ematrix 4th Session & Vbeam 1st Session - Santa Monica, CA

One of the nicest ladies I have ever come across! She is so concerned over my well being and making sure I am comfortable. She discusses my results and progress, she also makes sure to adjust procedures to my needs.

5 out of 5 stars Bellafill

Amazing Treatment for Acne Scars!! - Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Shamban is the best of the best. This is how every experience at a doctor's office should be. Staff is warm and friendly, courteous, and on the ball. She runs a great shop. And every single doctor / practitioner in her office is the same way -- it must rub off! :)

5 out of 5 stars Active FX

Active FX & Deep FX for Sun Damage, Facial Wrinkles

I am now on day 6 after ACTIVE FX treatment on my face and DEEP FX under my eyes. I can't tell you how amazed I am with the results! My skin looks better than when I was 12 years old! No joke! I had a lot of sun damage and wrinkles under my eyes and it's all gone!! I almost can't believe my eyes. I was worried about doing it because I've read some bad reviews, but I am so happy I went...

3 out of 5 stars Total FX

Not really worth it for significant scarring - Santa Monica, CA

Ava Shamban offers numerous laser procedures at her Santa Monica facility. The staff is very courteous and sympathetic to each patient's concerns and they will provide you with the most advanced treatments that are available, rather than pushing an outdated laser treatment on you in order to pay their out of pocket costs on buying a laser machine a couple of years ago that is no longer considered viable.

1 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment

Horrible Result!!

Chris

1 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Total Disappointment! - Santa Monica, CA

This rating based on my unpleasant experience with Dr Shamban. I went through totally worthless, very painful treatment FOUR TIMES by her recommendation. Top of that Dr Shamban did a traditional CO2 laser peel herself AT THE SAME TIME 2007 even she refused to perform this "the most effective laser peel" for me. I didn't get help for my scars until I walked out of her fancy office and went to see another doctor. Thank god I did it because my result of CO2 peel is amazing. I truly felt Dr Shamban tricked me and took my money for nothing so not cool:(

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are all appropriate fillers for adding volume to the lips. The smoker/barcode lines can be treated with fillers,... READ MORE

What Skin Care Ingredients Should Be Avoided?

The skin care market is flooded with exotic ingredients that don't deliver promised results. Ingredients such as pearl dust and caviar, I would... READ MORE

Is coolaser the same as Pixel or Fraxel?

No. The Coolaser is a tissue tightener similar to Ulthera or Thermage. Pixel and Fraxel are fractionated non-ablative lasers used for skin resurfacing... READ MORE

Should I Try to Lose As Much Weight As I Can Before a Zeltiq Cool Sculpting Treatment to Optimize Its Benefits?

We have seen great results with CoolSculpting at our practice. Although you won't lose weight and the results will not be as dramatic as liposuction,... READ MORE

What % of patients lose fat around the eyes after using Latisse?

There is no research to indicate that patients lose fat around the eyes after using Latisse. Side effects (including eye lid irritation and skin... READ MORE

Can touching the face really irritate or cause acne?

Yes, avoid touching, picking, or scratching your face as this can aggravate any skin condition, including acne. Oils, dirt, and bacteria can easily be... READ MORE

What to do about a twisted smile after Botox injection to the chin and cheek?? (photos)

Correcting asymmetry around the mouth after having Botox is tricky. If the facial nerve was agitated, it may take between 3-6 months for full function... READ MORE

Can Restylane Silk be used for both tear trough and lip areas? (Photo)

Yes, Restylane Silk has FDA indication for lips, and off-label is great for the tear trough. Since this is your first time doing filler, achieving a... READ MORE

Recommended acne scar treatment? (Photo)

For acne scars, many of my patients are thrilled with Bellafill-a filler placed directly into the pitted scars for immediate correction. READ MORE

How to get rid of scars on my nose? (Photo)

From the photo, it is very difficult to assess whether these indeed are scars. A detailed history and physical exam is required to determine the cause... READ MORE

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Dr. Ava Shamban is live in New Orleans at ASDS 2016 to discuss how one can focus on enhancing their best features. WATCH VIDEO

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 34 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Memberships
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Harvard University
    Medical: MD, Case Western Reserve Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Harbor - UCLA Medical Center

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Shamban is the best. There's no one else I'd let put a needle as close to my eye as she does. She opens up my left eye so that my eyes are symmetrical. I think Dr. Shamban is a magician. Thank you so much. I continually fill out these reviews but it never is reflected in my records to receive the discount.

5 out of 5 stars Facial

Clean Face - Santa Monica, CA

I sincerely appreciate Her time and attention. She is delightful and very attentive.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Huge Fan - Excellent Results, Excellent Patient Care - Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Ava Erin Haight Renita


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Best Way to Get Rid of Smoker Lines on Upper Lip?

Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are all appropriate fillers for adding volume to the lips. The smoker/barcode lines can be treated with fillers,... READ MORE

What Skin Care Ingredients Should Be Avoided?

The skin care market is flooded with exotic ingredients that don't deliver promised results. Ingredients such as pearl dust and caviar, I would... READ MORE

Is coolaser the same as Pixel or Fraxel?

No. The Coolaser is a tissue tightener similar to Ulthera or Thermage. Pixel and Fraxel are fractionated non-ablative lasers used for skin resurfacing... READ MORE

Should I Try to Lose As Much Weight As I Can Before a Zeltiq Cool Sculpting Treatment to Optimize Its Benefits?

We have seen great results with CoolSculpting at our practice. Although you won't lose weight and the results will not be as dramatic as liposuction,... READ MORE

What % of patients lose fat around the eyes after using Latisse?

There is no research to indicate that patients lose fat around the eyes after using Latisse. Side effects (including eye lid irritation and skin... READ MORE

Can touching the face really irritate or cause acne?

Yes, avoid touching, picking, or scratching your face as this can aggravate any skin condition, including acne. Oils, dirt, and bacteria can easily be... READ MORE

What to do about a twisted smile after Botox injection to the chin and cheek?? (photos)

Correcting asymmetry around the mouth after having Botox is tricky. If the facial nerve was agitated, it may take between 3-6 months for full function... READ MORE

Can Restylane Silk be used for both tear trough and lip areas? (Photo)

Yes, Restylane Silk has FDA indication for lips, and off-label is great for the tear trough. Since this is your first time doing filler, achieving a... READ MORE

Recommended acne scar treatment? (Photo)

For acne scars, many of my patients are thrilled with Bellafill-a filler placed directly into the pitted scars for immediate correction. READ MORE

How to get rid of scars on my nose? (Photo)

From the photo, it is very difficult to assess whether these indeed are scars. A detailed history and physical exam is required to determine the cause... READ MORE

Videos by Ava Shamban, MD

Ava Shamban, MD has shared 1 video.

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Minor Enhancements With a Big Impact: Identifying Your Signature Look

Dr. Ava Shamban is live in New Orleans at ASDS 2016 to discuss how one can focus on enhancing their best features. WATCH VIDEO

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