Newport Beach Dermatology Blog


Skin Care Corona Del Mar, CA

We always love to see skin transform and improve, which is why we do what we do. But, did you know that there’s something you might not be doing, that could be sabotaging the results of your favorite products and treatments? No matter how many chemical peels you have, or how perfect your skin brightening… Read More

The health question we at Bonakdar Institute are asked the most often is definitely “how can I slow down and reverse aging?” While aging is a natural process, there are things we can do to slow down the process and keep both a youthful appearance and youthful, functioning body. We are learning that pre-mature aging is… Read More

Facials & Peels ORANGE COUNTY, CA

YouTube gives us so many amazing makeup tutorials, but how can we separate the good skincare advice from the bad? You can’t even trust that YouTubers look how they look due to skin-perfecting filters that can be placed right in front of their camera lense. It’s enough to drive us batty. But just because you… Read More


The transition from winter to spring offers us a rebirth of nature, but it also changes the needs of our skin. Cold, dry air is gradually replaced with warmth and gradual increases in humidity. As flower erupt, pollen fills the air, and gentle springtime breezes set aloft dirt and other particulates that can clog your… Read More

There isn’t much that can compare to the softness of a baby’s skin. Most of us cannot remember when our skin was so soft and smooth. The more we age, the more we may notice that the texture of our skin is changing. Textural roughness, combined with lines, wrinkles, and sagging, are fortunately things we… Read More

MonBon Hydrating Gel by Monica Bonakdar, MD was featured on for top anti-aging treatments. See the full excerpt here.

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a variety of reunions and get-togethers. As your Newport Beach social calendar heats up, you’ll want to replenish your skin care products and book the cosmetic appointments that will help you look and feel your best. If you’re thinking about celebrating the holidays with some… Read More

Age and gravity are unavoidable, but their unwanted effects on your skin don’t have to be. If wrinkles and loose skin are making you look older than you feel, Orange County cosmetic physician, Dr. Monica Bonakdar can help you restore your youthful beauty with ThermiTight, a new, non-surgical way to tighten lax skin from within. ThermiTight… Read More

Posted: April 17, 2015 There will come a time when facelifts and necklifts as we know them today will no longer be performed, being considered too archaic and perhaps even barbaric. Technologies of the future will bridge the gap between non- invasive and invasive treatments, delivering the miracle of  surgical results with the ease of… Read More

One of the many perks of living in Southern California is being blessed with year round sunny days. Unfortunately, all this sun is bound to take its toll on your skin, especially if like many Southern Californians you protected and treated your face, while ignoring your neck and chest. Sun exposure activates collagen destroying enzymes… Read More