Newport Beach Dermatology Blog


Cellulite can prevent you from donning a swimsuit and enjoying the summer. These embarrassing skin ripples cause many men and women to be self-conscious of certain parts of their body. Contour Wave Therapy can reduce the appearance of cellulite and give you back your confidence. Our expert dermatologist at the Bonakdar Institute offers Contour Wave… Read More

Orange County dermatologist, Dr. Monica Bonakdar, joined Dr. Jonathan Kaplan on the BuildMyBod Health podcast to discuss her Phi Lift procedure and September Open House.  The podcast, which you can listen to here, is a great insight into Dr. Bonakdar’s history, practice, and passion for helping patients. Among the various topics covered in the roughly… 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

My patients often tell me how much they love the results of the Fraxel Laser at my dermatology practice in Orange County. Now I can provide them with even more benefits with the newest generation of laser resurfacing, Fraxel Dual. Improved Features and Benefits The new Fraxel Dual laser features 2 different wavelengths, one to… Read More

In addition to discovering great new treatment options for my patients and helping them achieve their cosmetic goals at my cosmetic dermatology practice in Orange County, I’ve been working on another way to connect — I’m excited to announce the new Beauty, Laser & Wellness Center Web site. Check it out here: These days,… Read More