Newport Beach Dermatology Blog



If your kids or even your significant other have started making their holiday wish list, you are going to have to do more than check it twice. And although the holidays are the perfect time to think of others, don’t forget to take care of yourself either. With holiday parties quickly approaching, I can help… Read More


The Bonakdar Institute offers BOTOX® Cosmetic days to help you reach that youthful look you’ve been wanting for years. On June 1 and 15, you can enjoy discounts on this popular injectable with our cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Monica Bonakdar injects up to 40,000 units of  BOTOX® Cosmetic per year. Because of her expertise, she is an… Read More

Ever since Botox cosmetic was approved in 2002 to treat the expression lines in men and women 65 years and younger, there has been a paradigm shift among those interested in looking younger to start their Botox treatments at a younger age. My practice is no longer limited to clients who want their etched in expression… 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

My patients who receive BOTOX® in Newport Beach are often interested in complementing the procedure with dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®. Fillers add volume to the skin and help dissipate fine lines and wrinkles for a younger, refreshed look. Most injectable fillers last from 6 to 9 months, but some are long lasting, five years… Read More

In Southern California, we know the benefits of choosing fresh, locally grown produce: it is more sustainable, may use less harmful farming practices, and provides better nutrition. But did you know that the “freshness” of your BOTOX® in Orange County also matters? In fact, the effectiveness of your treatment may depend, in part, to how… Read More

A number of people come to my practice wanting a nonsurgical solution to the fine lines and wrinkles that accompany the aging process. One of my top solutions: BOTOX® Cosmetic in Orange County. Here’s five facts about this popular prescription treatment: It’s FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows,… Read More

I’ve noticed a pattern among many of the people receiving cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX® in Orange County: they tend to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. I have seen the beneficial effects of exercising firsthand—both in my own life and in my patients. And while most people are familiar with the positive effects of exercise… Read More

Injectable fillers have become a very popular method of facial rejuvenation, excellent on their own and when combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic in Orange County. Many people are asking about them. Often, they’ve heard about fillers from friends, on TV, or in magazines, and they’re mentioning fillers by name when they come into my practice. Here… Read More

Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, awards Platinum Provider status to a select group of physicians who use their products. In order to become a Platinum Provider, a physician must perform a certain number of BOTOX injections. Platinum Provider status is one of the highest levels of recognition given by Allergan. I’ve been an Orange County… Read More