Newport Beach Dermatology Blog


The field of cosmetic dermatology is constantly advancing with new techniques, procedures and technological innovations. If you want to learn more modern cosmetic procedures in a friendly, pressure-free environment, join us at Bonakdar Institute’s “Key to Ageless Beauty” Open House on Thursday, February 25th. These annual events fill quickly, so RSVP now to secure your… 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

In short, Yes, there are several great non-surgical alternatives to liposuction that will shape and sculpt your body. At Bonakdar Institute, Dr. Monica Bonakdar provides her patients with these alternatives: CoolSculpting VASERShape Liposonix Stubborn pockets of extra fat and loose skin can be a big detriment to your self-esteem and confidence. But surgery involves an… Read More

Dr. Bonakdar introduces a new treatment called MonBon Permea Resurfacing. Ideal for those who are not ready for a Fraxel and the down time that comes with it or those that just want a preventative treatment, this novel treatment delivers the convenience of a no down time low level laser resurfacing combined with the boost… Read More

Sun spots are frustrating because they appear on your face, hands and décolletage as early as your 20s. Sun spots also go by the name of age spots or brown spots, otherwise known as hyperpigmentation, which occurs when melanin clusters together in your skin. Although sun spots can often be effectively covered with concealer, the… Read More

NO ONE LIKES BRUISING FROM COSMETIC INJECTIONS Cosmetic Injections are supposed to make you look good and feel good about yourself. They usually involve introducing products into the facial soft tissue through a sharp needle. Regardless of the talent or experience of the physician, bruising is common any time a needle is introduced under the… Read More

Did you know Dr. Monica Bonakdar has her own state-of-the-art, advanced skincare line? If not, here you can learn all about Dr. Bonakdar’s skincare products that are formulated to improve and rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Bonakdar’s MonBon physician-grade products can improve your skin by: Cleansing: Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Hydrating Cleanser, and Clarifying Cleanser. Treating: Exfoliating Daily… Read More

When it comes to defining beautiful faces, studies show that there is surprising consistency among different cultures, ethnicities, races, ages and genders. Aristotle defined beauty as order,  and symmetry. Symmetry is at the core of beautiful faces, along with youthfulness, clarity or smoothness of skin, and averageness of the features. Since the Renaissance period, artists and scientists… Read More

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukah just around the corner, it’s not too early to start getting Holiday ready. My list of must have treatments is short but effective and will have you enjoying your new found self-confidence and perfect holiday photos this year. Must Have #1- $$$- Full Facial restoration with fillers and Neurotoxins is… Read More

Would you dare buy a pricey outfit without trying it on first? Probably not. If you are like me, you approach big ticket purchases cautiously and you need to feel good about your purchasing decisions. Now you can try on aesthetic procedures you have been considering before you decide to buy.  We at Bonakdar Institute… Read More