We focus on Botox injections and laser treatments including laser hair removal, removing wrinkles, acne scars, acne, stretch marks, age spots, spider veins, tattoo removal and other skin discolorations/conditions. We also offer Restylane, Juvederm, Dysport, Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra and other cosmetic injections at our Los Angeles and Orange County clinics. We use 20+ state-of-the-art lasers and custom treatments that deliver results for your individual skin type and condition. With over 30 years of laser and injection experience, we are leading the industry, training nurses and physicians in the latest laser technology and treatments.
We don’t offer a service unless we believe that we’ll be able to achieve an 80% patient satisfaction rate. Rather than offer the “latest and greatest” treatments, we wait to hear consumer and practitioner feedback (usually about 1 year a
We have an experienced team and we use that experience to achieve superior results while protecting our patients. When you’ve performed tens of thousands of laser and injection treatments you learn a lot about treating different skin types, ag
Our organization is different than many other elective dermatology practices when it comes to patient interaction. Why our patients are considering a particular procedure is important to us. It helps us understand patients on a deeper level, and
At Celibre, we don’t cut corners. This means that everything we do is motivated toward patients have the best outcome in the safest environment, with the most highly trained staff. We have passed a laser audit with the Laser Institute of Ameri
How Does Laser Stretch Mark Removal Work? Stretch marks, unfortunately, are a very common problem for patients of all ages and both sexes. Whether the stretch marks are related to growth, weight changes, increase in muscle mass, or pregnancy, they can lead to much concern and discouragement on the part
Laser Tattoo Removal Questions How does laser tattoo removal work? The laser technology is fascinating and quite advanced. By using high powered, “Q-Switched lasers”, we are able to actually fragment the tattoo ink particles, breaking them apart. In this way that the body’s lymphatic system can then absorb and process
The Importance of Before and After Pictures for Laser Treatments & Injections At Celibre Medical, we are unique in the cosmetic dermatology industry in that we take before and after pictures of every single laser and injection patient that comes to our facility. In this newsletter, we wanted to talk
Dr. Harold Kaplan is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has 30 years of experience with facial plastic surgery and cosmetic lasers. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. He has been licensed as a physician in the state of California since 1972. In addition to Celibre Medical, Dr. Kaplan also maintains a private practice where he focuses on facial plastic surgery. Previously, he was a clinical associate professor of Surgery at UCLA where he taught facial plastic surgery to resident physicians. He has served as the director of Facial Plastic Surgery at UCLA-Harbor General Hospital. Among his many affiliations, Dr. Kaplan previously served as the Chairman of the Board for the South Bay Independent Physicians, a 550-member physician’s organization, and served as president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), Southwest District. Dr. Kaplan has published 15 professional journal articles and has contributed to various medical books. He has also presented research and taught courses to his medical peers at 18 national surgical meetings.
Lori Haney, RN serves as Nurse Educator for Celibre Medical. In this role, she serves as a source of information for the nursing staff, patients, outside medical professionals as well as consumers. She has received training and certification as a Medical Esthetic Practitioner as well as a Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer. More recently, she is one of only a small group of registered nurses that have received diplomat status through The American Board for Lasers in Surgery. Lori is also an expert witness for the California Board of Registered Nurses in the field of class IV medical lasers. Lori represents less than one hundred nurses in the country that have earned certification as an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist through the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. Background for Lori includes nine years of nursing in the neurosurgery/neurology department at Harbor UCLA. When transitioning out of the hospital setting, she discovered her interest in working with medical lasers. She now is driven to stay at the forefront of research to offer best practices and outcomes for our patients. “Working in the aesthetic practice has offered me an opportunity to combine my passion for the technology with patient education. Although technology is ever-evolving, people’s concern for their appearance remains constant.”
Patricia Rosero Avila attended California State University of Long Beach, graduating Cum Laude as a RN-BSN. After focusing on wound care in the hospital, Patricia moved to laser dermatology in 2007 and has focused all of her professional efforts in our industry since then. Patricia also graduated as an Esthetician from Cerritos College, receiving the Academic Excellence Award. Patricia believes in the benefits that laser and injection treatments offer to create and prolong healthy skin. Being the skin the largest organ and the protective barrier, we have to take care of it.
Tamara Burris is the Patient Services Coordinator for our Torrance facility. She has been with Celibre Medical since 2008 and serves as the gatekeeper, controlling the patient flow and appointment scheduling. She is vital in assisting the nursing and administrative staff, although her primary focus is on making patients feel welcome and comfortable at Celibre. Tamara has over fifteen years experience in customer service with over nine years in the medical field. It is extremely rewarding to be part of an organization that betters peoples lives on a daily basis. I feel honored to be a member of the Celibre team.
Kevin DiCerbo is the Director of Celibre Medical. He has been working side by side with Dr. Kaplan since 2004 and has managed the organization since its inception. He is a certified medical laser safety office (CMLSO) and uses his knowledge of laser physics to help patients understand the treatments we offer. He also oversees the day to day administrative activities at the two offices. He has a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA.
Amanda Ishii joined the Celibre team as Patient Services Coordinator with the important task of managing a busy schedule as well as assisting the nursing team in the treatment rooms. She enjoys the interaction with patients and is known for wanting to make sure visitors are comfortable. She is currently in nursing school. “It is always a pleasure to cater to our patients and be part of the innovative team of Celibre.”
Maheshni Karunasena PA, is a national board certified (1994) Physician Assistant with 22 years of experience. She graduated from the USC Keck School of Medicine Physician Assistant program and has a BA from the University of California Irvine.