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194 Newbury St., Ste. 1
Peabody, Massachusetts 01960 US
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5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

She's one of a kind - Boston, MA

I had coolscultping done with Dr. Shanthala last September and from the beginning of my consultation I knew I was in great hands. She was very knowledgeable about the procedure and took time to answer all of my questions thoroughly. I ended up doing 12 different areas and was very comfortable throughout the entire process. After the procedure I had quite a bit of swelling but Dr. Shanthala...

5 out of 5 stars Bellafill

A phenomenal experience !!

5 stars is not enough for this doctor ! She is knowledgeable, caring and extremely talented. I have severe facial asymmetry that she was able to correct with filler. I saw numerous doctors that were never able to correct it. She was able to do it on one visit. I am thrilled! I would highly recommend this doctor. She's a top notch doctor with reasonable prices and the spa is gorgeous.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting - Peabody, MA

1st I'd like to just say that Dr.Shanthala is the best! After 3 kids and in my early 30's and struggling with my stomach area I looked into coolsculpting: After meeting and explaining my insecurities with Dr.Shanthala she assured me that what I was looking for she could help me with & with that she did! She made me feel absolutely confident about my body & I now I can actually...

5 out of 5 stars Clear & Brilliant

Amazing Procedures with Dr. Shanthala at Shanthala MD Medspa and Laser Center - Peabody, MA

Dr. Shanthala is a brilliant doctor and wonderful person. I have had a number of procedures with her -- Clear & Brilliant, dermal fillers, botox and microdermabrasion -- and every experience has been outstanding. She has a phenomenal eye and an incredibly soothing manner. I can be nervous about getting any work done and every time she put me completely at ease. I trust her completely --...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Extremely Knowledgeable, Patient-Oriented, Dedicated Caring Physician! Outstanding!

Dr. Shivananjappa is one of the most knowledgeable & patient-dedicated physicians whom I have ever met! She is an outstanding physician whom specializes in the practice of aesthetic rejuvenation, using the latest technologies and fillers in her practice. She has invested in the latest technologies in her practice. More important, she had taken the time to become thoroughly educated in...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Ultherapy at Shanthala MedSpa in Peabody, MA - Totally Worth It! Boston, MA

Dr. Shanthala is an astute Harvard and Yale trained board certified physician. I consider her medical training to be extremely important, but in addition to her training and knowledge, Dr. Shanthala has great listening skills, and really took the time to get to know me and my preferences. Dr. Shanthala has a very gentle, yet efficient way about her. She explains every step of the treatment process before she does it, and then talks about what she's doing while she's doing it. That was tremendously helpful in allaying any potential nervousness on my part. I had visited one of the chain facilities offering discounts on Ultherapy treatment, but the initial consult (with a 20 something person with no medical training) left me uncomfortable. I'm very glad to have made Dr. Shanthala's acquaintance, and will definitely continue on as her client should I decide to have other treatments.

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Best Med Spa in the Region

Dr. Shantala used Retylane to smooth out the hollows under my eyes. I previously had unsuccessful cosmetic tear trough surgery that left me horribly deformed. I had corrective surgery that allowed me to go out in pubic again, but there was much need for improvement. My ocular surgeon asked me not to get fillers, fearing I would mess up his work. Nonetheless, after having had several...

5 out of 5 stars Kybella

Great experience with Dr Shanthana and Kybella!

Dr. Shanthala is not only talented and highly qualified, she is so incredible sincere. Not once did I feel like I was being sold to. I was being guided and informed on what the options were for me and what expectations I should have. I'm writing this review after two rounds of Kybella treatment. I had a a minor double chin, but the fact that it was lopsided (yes, lopsided!) made it bother me...

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

I am so happy

I can not stop smiling.Had lip injections on Thursday, spent Friday in front of a mirror in amazement.My cheeks are sore from smiling so much ! Do your self and your self-esteem a favor visit Shanthala Medspa & Laser.I had never taken a selfie before this,now I love what I see ! 5 stars for Shanthala MD Medspa & Laser Center for putting a smile on my face and twinkle in my eyes !

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Forehead Botox

She was amazing, very accommodating and extremely professional!! Made me feel right at home.

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Personal Statement

At ShanthalaMD, we strive to inspire confidence in each client by providing state-of-the-art, person-centered aesthetic care using advanced non-surgical technology in a family-friendly environment.

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Board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology


American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

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I need to find a tear trough injector that is skilled but afraid of bad side effects. What should I do? (photos)

Correction of tear trough area with fillers are the most challenging and rewarding work of art. There are various complications associated with... READ MORE

Mid thirties corner of mouth skin fold, what are my options?

Looking at your photo, it is clear that you have beautiful features, with nice mid face volume and full lips. In my opinion thread lifting such as... READ MORE

Different CoolSculpting providers gave different assessments. which to choose? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. The Coolsculpt physician will have to evaluate and rule out if it is fat or loose skin, or the laxity of the abdominal... READ MORE

At 54 would I benefit from fillers and Botox? (Photo)

It is very essential to learn a little bit about the process of aging before looking into procedures. In your case, what I notice is a combination of... READ MORE

What treatment/procedure is best for double chin? (Photos)

If you are looking for non surgical treatment, one should confirm the submental fat is above the platysma, and hence I would evaluate you thoroughly,... READ MORE

Is it normal after getting injected with Juvederm that part over lips is swollen? Will this be part of the end result? (Photo)

Bruising and swelling are the most common complications after lip injections. You have had 2 juvederm fillers in less than 2 wks, and hence it looks... READ MORE

I just got 1cc lip injection and it already looks like nothing happened? (Photo)

Perioral anatomy and the original shape will dictate the outcome of a lip filler. The age of the person, activity of the muscles around the mouth and... READ MORE

When is too soon to add more to my lip injections? Should I use more than Restalyne silk? (Photo)

Based on your photos, your lips are looking very natural and beautiful. I believe you should wait for at least a month or two and then add more volume... READ MORE

Best treatment for brow and forehead wrinkles? (Photo)

The lines on the forehead are due to repeated contractions of the muscles of facial expression. Relaxing these muscles at an early age can prevent... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for 'Coolsculpting'? (photos)

Based on your photos it is possible you may have good amount of abdominal fat which can be treated with CoolSculpting. The abdominal area below your... READ MORE

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Vaginal Health Questions and Treatments to Help

Common questions answered about vaginal health and the treatments associated with them. WATCH VIDEO

50 Years of Cystic Acne — A Woman Explains how She Finally Treated Her Scars With Bellafill

A woman explains how she had tried many different treatments over the years before finding success with Bellafill, which was given to her by Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa. WATCH VIDEO

A Man Shares His Experience With CoolSculpting

Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa speaks with a man who has just completed his fourth CoolSculpting session as he describes treatment and recovery. WATCH VIDEO

Facts About Bellafill

Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa explains what Bellafill is and what issues it can be used to treat. Next, watch as she inject a woman's face with this filler using a cannula. WATCH VIDEO

DualSculpting With CoolAdvantage Cuts CoolSculpting Treatment Time in Half

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Shivananjappa answers questions about CoolSculpting. WATCH VIDEO

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