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Orange County Best Laser Removal
DermFx received this Best Of recognition from OC Weekly magazine in 2010.
Excellence in Patient Satisfaction
This came as a result of an independent survey of the top 20% of clinics in the US in 2008.
Black Diamond Injector of BOTOX
Only the most experienced BOTOX injectors reach this level.
Thirteen years ago DermFx set out to offer state-of-the-art beauty treatments that were affordable to everyone.
Our competitive pricing, and our uncompromising care of patients remains paramount to our mission. We take great pride in 2014 as we realize our mission has come to fruition. We find ourselves number one in practically every category in the industry. DermFx being one of the oldest, best and most comprehensive aesthetic clinic, is a great start for anyone looking to accent their beauty. Experience, is key. Rest assured we are among the first of the "medispa era" and have treated tens of thousands of patients, from all walks of life. We house over 26 state of the art light/laser based systems, the most extensive in California.
Consultations are always free.
We are open 7 days a week. We are never undersold! We will strive to surpass your every expectation. We are here to help you capture your best look. An integral part of our approach is our commitment to an education that will make your experience a collaborate effort in fulfilling your beauty needs. Come join our family.
Sunset Beach Team
Todd Miller, M.d.
What draws Dr. Miller specifically to Facial Plastic Surgery is being able to provide patients with a unique skill set involving the head and neck. He has performed a vast number of facial cosmetic procedures. He has authored articles for national publications and made numerous presentations at national and regional meetings. He is a board certified member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with his family when he is not combining his cosmetic practice in Southern California with his head and neck surgery practice in the Midwest.
Erin Alonso, R.N.P., M.S.N., F.N.P.
Erin Alonso has been delivering aesthetic beauty treatments for the last 12 years. She has a passion for using multiple modalities to help anyone acquire their best look. She has vast knowledge in fillers, neurotoxins, lasers, radio frequency, ultrasound and nutrition. She has trained for Allergan, Medicis, Bioform, Suneva, and McGhan. Her interest lay in creating beauty from the inside out. She has a passion for people and touching their lives by helping them feel great about looking great. Erin received her BSN at NewMexico State University and received her MSN and FNP at Long Beach State University. She is currently working on her PhD in anti aging medicine. Erin has been a pioneer in finding new and exciting modalities and bringing them to you. In her spare time she does cat rescue, plays racquetball, and loves on her three elementary aged children, 4 cats and dog named Stewie with her husband Alex.
Kimberly Cowley, R.N.
Kimberly Cowley is an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist here at DermFx. She graduated from Denver School of Nursing in Colorado and is currently in school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Kimberly is dedicated to making patients feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin. Being a Registered Nurse, Licensed Esthetician and having nearly six years experience as a makeup artist has been a well-rounded combination in the beautiful world of Aesthetics. She has an eye for perfection along with a gentle touch which has been a success for Kimberly.
Elizabeth Sommers, R.N.
Elizabeth Sommers graduated from nursing school in 2004. She has always had a passion for skin care and has followed her heart into the aesthetic field. Elizabeth has set out to understand each beauty issue she, or one of the many women in her life have struggled with. It has lead to great relationships with her clients, as she really understands anti-aging, and beauty enhancing techniques. She has an ability to listen to your concerns, and select the best treatment option for your skin. Her favorite procedure's include filler, BOTOX, and resurfacing lasers. Elizabeth is very artistic and has an ability to help the client set, reach, and maintain their goals. She would love to meet you and adopt you into her family of life long clients.
Maheshni Karunasena, Physician Assistant
Maheshni has been practicing medicine for eighteen years, specializing in Aesthetics, Cosmetic Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. She has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Irvine, Physician Assistant Degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and was Nationally Board Certfied in Surgery and Medicine in 1994. Maheshni brings her enthusiasm for patient care, helping people in becoming their best inner and outer self, and continual advancement in all aspects of Aesthetic cuttinng edge technology.
Susie Cody, R.N.
Susie started nursing (her second career) at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center before deciding to get involved in aesthetics. Over the last 10 years she has worked in a variety of prestigious aesthetic medical establishments in Newport Beach. She has taken formal training and is certified in fillers, Botox, Dysport, tattoo removal, sclerotherapy, laser vein removal, laser hair removal, laser facial aesthetics and more. When Susie isn't working at DermFx you can find her at the martial arts studio either teaching or working towards her fourth degree black belt.
Teri Dingman is a Patient Consultant and also manages the sales and marketing department. She has been with DermFx since it's inception, over 10 years. She is extremely knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest technology, surgical and otherwise, that DermFx has to offer. Her high energy and love for people makes her an invaluable part of the DermFx team and a genuine asset to our patients as well. Teri is always available to answer any question you may have regarding your procedure. She looks forward to seeing you!
Inger Jensen is a Patient Consultant and part of the sales and marketing team. She comes from a business background although she spent many years coordinating still photography and video shoots nationally and internationally. She is an upbeat people person who takes pride in helping our patients. Inger is a valuable source of information, whether you are considering a simple Laser hair removal procedure or surgery. So call us today and schedule your free consultation, she will be happy to meet with you and discuss the many treatment options available to you at DermFx.
Laura joined the DermFx team in July 2004. Her Passion for the aesthetics industry is what lead her to become a Patient Consultant. She finds the most rewarding part of her job to be interacting with patients, helping them to find the products and services that best meet their needs. She says, "I love helping people feel better about themselves." She enjoys spending her spare time with her family, traveling, and playing tennis.
Martha began her career at DermFx as a patient consultant. Her experience in the cosmetic surgery field led her to DermFx to follow her passion for aesthetics. With over five years of experience in the beauty industry she still strives to understand patient needs and beauty goals. Her goal is to always make patients feel welcome and that they are part of the DermFx family! Martha likes to spend her spare time with her family and dogs, reading, Missions trips, fund raising and crafting.
Shauna looks at skincare as doctors look at helping people with good health. Shauna has been practicing as a Medical Aesthetician since 2003 and recently became a CA Certified Medical Assistant. Shauna is passionate about the science of skin care and devotes her practice to the beauty, health, and wellness industry. As a Medical Aesthetician/Medical Assistant Shauna performs: skin analysis, consultations, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, make up applications, Velashape, and vitamin injections.
Jaselle Medellin, M.A.
Jaselle became a medical assistant in 2010. Although new to the aesthetic field, she has really come to love it and hopes to further her education and start a nursing program very soon. When she is not working at DermFx she enjoys spending her spare time with family and her dogs.
Britney Nicosia is a Certified Medical Assistant she has been with DermFx for over 2 years.she works very closely with patients and assisting the nurses.she also assist Dr. miller in surgery.along with being highly knowledgable with skincare, wellness and a varity of different lasers and injectables. Britney is currently balancing her full time work and school schedule in furthering her medical education of becoming an ultrasound technician and furthering her skills with DermFx.
Shannon Alexander has been with DermFx since 2004, affording her the chance to see first hand the advancements in laser technology and growth in the business. There have been many exciting changes and she looks forward to seeing more. Shannon likes to say that she has shared most of her "major" life experiences with DermFx, its staff and clients. She became a wife, graduated from UCI in 2007, with a degree in Environmental Analysis and Design and became a mother all while enjoying her time here.
Gennifer Roe started her career in the cosmetic field with DermFx in 2005. As a Patient Coordinator, she works very closely with patients and assisting the nurses. Along with being knowledgeable in a variety of lasers and injectables. She offers a warm and welcoming environment for our patients. Gennifer is currently in the process of furthering her education with the hopes of starting the nursing program in the near future.
Jana Perry began working at DermFx as the Operations Manager in February 2008. She brings with her an extensive history of medical management and operation management in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgeries. As operations manager she efficiently coordinates and organizes office staff, schedules and oversees the day to day operations of DermFx. As a Southern California native she enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her husband and her golden retriever "Sky".
Awards & Accolades
Orange County Best Laser Removal - 2010
DermFx received this Best Of recognition from OC Weekly, award-winning magazine providing lifestyle and entertainment guides to readers in Orange County and Long Beach.
Excellence in Patient Satisfaction
An independent survey of the top 20% of clinics in the US, paid for by Allergan, was conducted nationwide in 2008. The survey results were based on overall patient satisfaction with, staff knowledge, skill, after treatment care, etc. We here at DermFx are truly honored to receive such a prestigious award. We will hang this award proudly on our walls as this plaque truly illustrates our honest mission statement.
Black Diamond Injector of BOTOX and JUVEDERM
To be a Platinum Level Provider, a practitioner must use between 225 and 400 vials of BOTOX® every year. Only the most experienced BOTOX® injectors reach this level. DermFx has exceeded that milestone and now has reached BLACK Diamond Level Provider status! Nobody injects more BOTOX®! or JUVEDERM® than DermFx.
Thermage Black Diamond Award in 2009
The Thermage Black Diamond Award signifies this practice is the top provider of Thermage treatments in the zip code and radius search provided. DermFx has been the proud recipient of this award now for 5 years straight. We are proud to display this award as we do all our other accolades.
Thermage Training Accolades
Thermage provides comprehensive training and education to each practitioner who acquires The Thermage CPT System. This initial training is required to safely and effectively perform the Thermage Procedure. Many of the DermFx practitioners have pursued and met additional training criteria for the Tummy, Eyes, Hands, Lips by Thermage application. These icons are used to represent an office that has been trained on the optimal application of these Thermage procedures by a Thermage Certified Trainer.
No.1 in California & No.2 in USA for Radiesse
Radiesse® dermal filler is a next generation wrinkle treatment that provides both immediate and long-lasting results. Ideal for the correction of nasolabial folds and other facial lines and severe wrinkles, Radiesse works below the skin's surface to stimulate the body to produce new collagen, giving you a soft and natural look. Bioform has recognized DermFx as a Premier Provider for Radiesse. Premier Providers refers to a select group of experienced providers who have achieved an exceptional level of Radiesse experience.
Restylane Platinum Club
Restylane® is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. DermFx has been a Platinum Level Injector for Restylane products for 4 years in a row.
DERMFX - SUNSET BEACH
16501 Pacific Coast Hwy. Sunset Beach, CA 90742, USA. Phone: 562-592-5100. Toll Free: 877-822-2122.
extended hours by appointment only.
Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 9AM-6PM
La casa de esperanza
Background of La Esperanza de los Ninos. After a fire destroyed an orphanage displacing forty children to the unpaved streets of Mexicali, a small group of good willed individuals from around Orange County decided to help. DermFx and it's extended family have organized an effort to help purchase a new orphanage for these kids. Through a relationship with a non-profit organization that assists in providing housing in Mexico, we are able to now have contributions be tax deductible. If you wish to participate or join us on our next visit please contact us here at DermFx. 877-822-2122.
I would be remiss if I did not express my sincere appreciation to all of the staff at DermFX and my experience. From my initial call to Inger who listened patiently to what I wanted to achieve, who then explained the procedure and what to expect. My visit: Walking in "nervously" yesterday - as for a man it is not the most comfortable feeling/experience to have something done to the face (only a man can understand...). I walked in and everyone immediately made me feel welcome, safe and okay to be there. How great to be surrounded with beautiful woman giving compliments! That was worth the price of admission in itself! I was escorted upstairs and was immediately greeted by several staff members who listened to what I desired. All made me feel comfortable and understanding of what I wanted. Immediately was being prepped for my procedure and everyone was more than kind and comforting. From room to room, person to person, I felt like I was the only patient (and like a king) and actually enjoyed being there. Even those that weren't providing treatment and assisting other patients popped in to say hi and "check" to see if I was comfortable and if I needed anything. The customer service at DermFX is one of the best experienced. This excellent experience was not only yesterday, but actually began several years ago when I first came there and Erin treated me with several procedures and always felt great with the end result. Please express my appreciation to everyone as it is very much appreciated in a society that lacks "customer service"!
I just have to say that you and Dr Miller are wonderful, my experience was great. From the moment I met Dr Miller I felt at ease, I usually get more than one consult with other Dr's, but being a long time patient at DermFx I totally trusted him and his staff to give me the best results. I am very happy. Dr. Miller took his time, he did not rush my procedure. You and the staff were very attentive and there for me before and after. I had just moderate jeweling and the results were subtle and I was able to return to work in one week and no one could tell I had anything done, just that I looked different, rested, did I get a haircut? I will be happy to tell anyone who considers having this done to go to Dr Miller. Thanks again Shannon, you are quite a team with Dr Miller.
Jennifer M, a loyal DermFx customer since 2000!
Iuse Perlane in my upper and lower lips. I have tried other fillers. For me, Perlane seems to last the longest. The girls at DermFx know how to make my lips look natural! No one notices; but me which is great!
Victoria Tap, Salon Riveria, Redondo Beach, CA
Ihave been going to DermFx for at least 9 years. I have done many procedures from Botox to Photofacials. The results are always apparent and dramatic. I love the staff there, you don't want to leave it's like old friends. One of the best parts about the clinic is that it's a smooth running machine, they get you in and out efficiently, but you never feel rushed. I always appreciate the fact that I don't have to wait like a typical doctors office. I recommend DermFx to everyone of my clients. They make it happen!!
The ladies here are wonderful.
I came here with a living social deal for hair removal, and their machines are truly state of the art. The facilities are also very welcoming, clean, and updated.
Easy parking. Nice staff. Good prices. Lots of options. Service is great... Very clean.
I recommend this business because I got a good price, excellent service, and fantastic results.
Clean, newest technology, on-time appointments and great hours - plus the staff makes you feel comfortable, which is so important.
This place is amazing, and I find it very hard to believe any bad reviews.
The facilities are beautiful, clean and comfortable. The staff is always so nice and gracious. But most importantly, you come here and you get results.
Probably the #1 Medspa in Orange County.
You name it they offer it and they always have great specials. Once you start going here you will be hooked. It's really a one stop shop for all your Medspa needs.
Love this place! Great prices, great staff, great service... Definitely try them out.
June VIP Specials
Buy 2 Radiesse or Belotero or mix & match - Get 20 units of Xeomin FREE!
Ultherapy Brow Lift: Get 20 units of Xeomin FREE!
Laser Hair Removal: Buy 1 area, get 2nd area 1/2 off
For over a decade now DermFx set out to offer state-of-the-art beauty treatments that were affordable to everyone. Our competitive pricing, and our uncompromising care of patients remains paramount to our mission. We take great pride in 2014 as we realize our mission has come to fruition. We find ourselves number one in practically every category in the industry. DermFx being one of the oldest, best and most comprehensive aesthetic clinic, is a great start for anyone looking to accent their beauty. Experience, is key. Rest assured we are among the first of the “medispa era” and have treated tens of thousands of patients, from all walks of life. We house over 26 state of the art light/laser based systems, the most extensive in California.