Meet Dr. Sheila Farhang, Millennial skincare expert,
Board-certified Dermatologist entrepreneur influencer.
I love meeting new experts in the dermatology and aesthetics field. When I think back on the evolution of it all, it’s truly incredible how far things have come. I get a major thrill meeting the new, young practitioners who are currently gaining momentum. It’s always interesting to learn what makes them special and why – in a field that has become so popular. What is their point of view? How is their eye? Are they jumping onto trends defined by social media and filters or are they finding their own vision? You get the idea!
Board-certified dermatologist and double-fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon Farhang recently expanded her practice from Tucson to Beverly Hills and is now seeing patients at her new part-time clinic within Sunder Plastic Surgery on Rodeo Drive.
First off, is this doctor not the most divine creature you’ve ever seen? Especially in THIS SPACE, where so many injectors look like the really played-out, over-used, tacky AF, living embodiment Instagram filters!
No overly plumped lips, over-filled ANYTHING – she waltzed in looking so naturally beautiful, I knew right away, Dr. Sheila had an eye, and a tasteful one at that. That is very important to me when I meet a new provider in this world : What is their taste level? How do they see themselves? Etc…She was a class act head to toe. Elegant, understated and natural. Hence her natural approach has been hailed in all her press.
Featured in the NY Times for her “barely there” approach to botox and her subtle “lip flip” plumping technique, many of Dr. Sheila’s patients are new to botox injections and trust her natural approach.
Named by Women’s Health and Forbes as a top derm influencer, Sheila Farhang is a board-certified dermatologist and double fellowship-trained in cosmetic surgery as well as cutaneous oncology & reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sheila is an entrepreneur–both founder of her dermatology practice Avant Dermatology & Aesthetics and co-founder of her start-up health tech company, Vispera. Dr. Sheila is also known for her integrative approach as she is faculty for an Integrative Dermatology program and lived in Bali while obtaining her Yoga instructor certification. She has been a featured expert on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, THE DOCTORS, THE REAL, KTLA and more.
So I went in for a tiny basic touch-up – a little around the eyes, between brows, the light touch to soften my extremely emotive and expressive face.
Then we got down to business. How can Xeomin support me, beyond the obvious aesthetics?
First off, I suffer ( YES SUFFER!) from major Bruxism. That means, night teeth grinding, chomping my teeth until they are loose – I know, a real horror show – major gum recession, and more. On one side of my face, my masseter muscle pops out and it looks like I literally am sucking on a jawbreaker. So yes, there is a minor visual component, though it doesn’t really bother me because it only is apparent when I am talking or chewing or swallowing – none of which I do in the mirror. But there is a very real medical aspect – and that is, I have lost 4mm of my bite from clenching. I have headaches – it is a real issue – let’s not forget my teeth popping out and needing gum surgery.
So, we attended to that side. It has only been a few days – but will take some more to settle in. I cannot wait. We did a small amount so as to not over-treat, which can cause laxity. We don’t want that. So, Dr. Sheila said let’s under treat, see how this goes, and asses from there.
Next – my platysma muscles are, shall we say, EPIC. Truly so AGRO that I look like The Hulk. It’s actually disarming when I catch it on a zoom (I train clients on Zoom and can see them from several feet away) – It is like my neck is hosting an underground tree root party in the Redwoods. (Did that analogy work?)
We hit them up with some Xeomin to soften the bulges. They remind me of the trauma I experienced witnessing my mother’s varicose veins at the beach for the first time. “There are snakes under your skin! Truly just…ICKY. (And gross).
I loved my time with Dr. Sheila. The office is spectacular. I love that she is doing a lot of TV promo, sharing her expertise (you can catch her on a host of shows and news channels) and she’s young and hungry to be the best. Clearly, she’s already arrived.
Find her at:
Sarmela Sunder, MD | Sunder Plastic Surgery
421 N Rodeo Dr g8, Beverly Hills, CA 90210