Anti-aging procedures and products have improved dramatically in the last five years with advancements in lasers, fillers, and even powerful non-invasive treatments. Many new options are now available for all skin types. The solution lies in finding the right treatments and procedures to achieve the results you deserve. Encino & Thousand Oaks Dermatology & Laser Medical Center is dedicated to providing advanced dermatology treatments for medical skin conditions and cosmetic anti-aging care. With more than 20 combined years of experience, we look forward to giving you the finest professional medical skin care possible.
Dr. Alex Khadavi
Board Certified Dermatologist, researcher and educator
Alex Khadavi is an Associate Professor of University of Southern California and is the founder of Advanced Skin and Hair, a company committed to developing innovative and effective products for hair loss, hormonal acne and anti-aging skin care.
After graduating with honors from George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Khadavi completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in the development of novel skin cancer treatments. He completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, earning several distinguished awards, including the honor of being Chief Resident of Dermatology.
He is passionate about delivering personal care to each of his patients and his extensive research on a variety of skin conditions enables him to treat difficult skin disorders beyond the scope of traditional dermatology.
Dr. Khadavi is a national trainer for Botox®, Juvaderm®, Dysport®, Restylane®, and Advanced Laser Treatments. He is an expert in the most advanced medical and surgical treatments of skin cancer, including melanoma.
Dr. Paul Nazemi
Dr. Nazemi specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows and upper face. He has practiced in Southern California for 10 years. He has authored numerous scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and has made presentations at local and national meetings. Using his surgical experience and expertise in microsurgery and education, Dr. Nazemi offers the latest, safest, and most effective procedures to his patients. Dr. Nazemi has successfully performed hundreds of eyebrow and eyelid procedures.
Dr. Alan O. Khadavi
Dr. Alan Khadavi is an experienced allergist who treats all allergy and asthma related conditions. He sees both adult and pediatric patients. Alan Khadavi, M.D., received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, graduating magna cum laude. He was named a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He then graduated from medical school at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
Dr. Khadavi completed his pediatric residency at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York, and then went on to complete his allergy and immunology fellowship at Long Island College Hospital. He is board-certified in adult and pediatric allergy/immunology.
He has been cited in nationwide journals and has participated in research and drug trials. He also teaches medical students and residents about current allergy care and treatment.
Dr. Khadavi also attends continuing medical education programs regularly in order to provide the most current, highest quality health care to our patients. He is also interested in community education and involved in conducting health fairs on a regular basis.
John Tonegato, NP-C
Board-certified Nurse Practitioner
John Tonegato graduated from the prestigious Ursuline College In Cleveland, OH. He has done rotations and worked in some of the highest ranked hospitals in the world including The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland where patients come from all over the globe to receive treatment and world class care. From there, John went on to be a traveling nurse focusing in Dermatology. John has found his passion in skin care. To supplement his education, John has received training from top leaders in the fields of Dermatology.
John’s expertise is not limited to just performing cosmetic dermal fillers, Botox, and neurotoxins. His ability to diagnose, perform, and manage the full range of dermatological procedures and treatments including biopsies, skin exams, acne and treating rashes of any kind makes him an invaluable member to the Dermatology and laser Medical Center’s team. His dedication to the art of dermatology and skin care is exceptional. He provides personalized care for each patient and always strives to make each patient look and feel their absolute best; whether to bolster self-confidence or to be red carpet ready. Always working to achieve natural results, John will address any concerns, questions or specific requests and discuss your ultimate goal prior to any intervention. His personality, experience, and knowledge about dermatology has made him a highly sought-after Nurse Practitioner and we couldn’t be happier to have him on our team!
Victoria Sophia, R.N.
Advanced Nurse Injector
We are pleased to announce the addition of Victoria Sophia, R.N. to Encino Laser & Dermatology. Nurse Victoria, a certified nurse injector and California State Licensed Registered Nurse, will join Dr. Alex Khadavi in offering a wide variety of specialized cosmetic services, including treatments with neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport & Xeomin and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, & Sculptra as well as Kybella for fat reduction. Victoria Sophia, R.N. is a Los Angeles based Cosmetic Nurse Injector specializing in anti-aging procedures on both the face and body. She is recognized for her ability to provide treatments tailored to each and every patient’s features and structure to achieve their aesthetic desires. Victoria’s ability to maintain a youthful balance provides natural results while maintaining patients relaxed and calm when in her care. Victoria Sophia, RN, BSN, is an expert in aesthetic non-surgical treatments that restore and enhance natural beauty. Nurse Victoria takes an artistic approach by designing customized treatments to suit the needs of each client. Victoria Sophia is recognized for her expertise in Buttock Augmentation via dermal fillers. She has a great reputation in the industry for Buttock & Hip Enhancements. Additionally, Victoria has OR experience assisting in and observing various cosmetic procedures, deepening her knowledge and understanding of the anatomical structures of the face. Moreover, she has worked in the Trauma Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Florida before moving to California. Victoria believes that truly understanding her patient’s aesthetic goals is the first step to achieving happiness. The consultation process and pre-treatment discussion is an integral part of every consultation and treatment performed by Victoria. She strives to give her patients the ultimate combination of expertise, time, conscious consideration of all aspects of care as well as her innate artistry. Every one of her patients knows that she is fully invested in their care from beginning to end.
Abida Arif RN, BSN has been an Aesthetic Nurse at Encino Dermatology & Laser since 2005.
She got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Middlesex University in London.
She has 14 years of experience in treatment of patients including laser treatments, skin care, botox, cosmetic fillers, remedies for scarring, acne and aging skin.
Abida has been working with Dr Alex Khadavi for 14 years. Her goal is to help people feel beautiful and refreshed. She's passionate about helping her clients to enhance and accentuate her patients natural beauty.
She focuses on helping clients meet their goals by listening to their individual needs and then developing a tailored treatment plan.
In her free time she enjoys time with her family ,loves to paint, listen to music and love watching movies.