Meet the Bonakdar Institute Staff

Meet the Bonakdar Institute Staff

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CARE for NEWPORT BEACH, CORONA DEL MAR & ORANGE COUNTY, CA

 

Liz Brodersen

What is your background?

I began working as an Aesthetician in 2006. Since then, I have continued my education and training in cosmetic procedures and cosmeceutical products. I love what I do and enjoy the process of making men and women feel good about themselves.

How long have you worked with Dr. Bonakdar?

Seven years as an aesthetician and the office manager.

What do you like best about your job?

Bonakdar Institute has a family atmosphere. I love seeing patients year after year, learning about their families and lives and helping them age gracefully.

What is one of the first things you learned in the field of cosmetic dermatology?

Chemical Peels. I performed them constantly. On every skin issue - acne, pigmentation, wrinkles, rough texture and dull skin. It was a go-to treatment then. Now the field has advanced and Microneedling is the new go-to treatment.

What is your favorite procedure?

Botox Cosmetic. I think most people think of Botox as a corrective procedure. But it is the best preventative procedure. I have been getting Botox since I was 29 years old. I am in my forties and my wrinkles are minimal around my eyes and non-existent on my forehead. I say Botox is worth every penny for those in their late 20’s to early 30’s who have not yet started!

What is your favorite product at Bonakdar Institute?

Defenage Trio Kit and Sente Bio Complete. Between these two products, I have all my essential skincare ingredients including Retinol, Vitamin C and Stem Cell Growth Factors. I'm fighting aging every step of the way!

Which is your favorite Bonakdar charity partner?

Breast cancer runs on both sides of my family. The efforts of Susan G Komen in fighting breast cancer is dear to my heart.

Tell us about your family.

I have been married for 12 years. I have a step-son who is a teenager named Deven and a daughter who is a toddler named Harper. Life is very busy!

What do you do for fun when you’re not at work?

I spend as much time with my daughter as possible so I can be a part of all her important milestones as she grows up.

Tell us something fun about your co-workers.

It’s tough getting us to agree on the right temperature for the office. The air conditioning guy thinks we’re crazy. The treatment rooms are usually too warm especially if any of the lasers are on. Robyn is always cold regardless of the ambient temperature or what she is wearing.

Tell us something fun about Dr Bonakdar.

Dr. Bonakdar is a bit obsessive about organization. The p-touch label maker was invented with her in mind. Everything is organized, labeled and color coded. Next time you are in the office, ask us to show you her handy work