MEET OUR STAFF
Dr. Parhiscar, MD FACS
Afshin Parhiscar is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who has dedicated many years of his life to mastering the art of Plastic Surgery. It is a privilege and a pleasure to be able to share the experience of transforming a physical aspect of your body to help improve your quality of life. I strive to hear your concerns, assess your goals and aim to provide a safe and optimal surgical outcome with you.
Afshin's education is rooted in hard basic science. He studied Biochemistry, developing a deep understanding of the human body and how it functions. He gained a foundation that allowed him to better understand it’s incredible working dynamics. Once he began medical school, he soon learned that what he loved, as much as the science of medicine, was the practice of medicine. Taking care of patients and sharing in their experiences has allowed Afshin to live a fuller and more meaningful life. By the time he completed medical school, Afshin decided he wanted to become a Head and Neck Surgeon. The head and neck had always been the most incredibly complex and interesting anatomy and pathology for him.
His residency training opened an entirely new aspect of medicine. He has always liked working with his hands and enjoy unraveling structures, understanding their mysteries and putting them back together. The fundamental skill sets he acquired as a surgical resident allowed him to appreciate the structure and function of the human body. What he learned about himself, is his strive and grow when he is allowed to imagine and create. He decided to expand his horizons by studying the discipline of plastic surgery. As he learned more about plastic surgery, he fell deeper in love with the profession that would allow him to use his basic science knowledge, Afshin's compassion for people, his technical skills and the creative freedom to imagine and form the optimal surgical outcome for a physical attribute.
Afshin Parhiscar, MD FACS
Anu Verma, RN
Anu Verma, RN is an aesthetic nurse specialist at Medspa California. She has successfully performed thousands of treatments in laser hair removal and IPL/Photofacial, fractional lasers and dermabrasion. She has keen interest in administering botox, various dermal fillers, rosacea treatments, acne treatments, leg vein treatments, microneedling and sclerotherapy. She is also fully certified and experienced in doing treatments such as coolsculpting, skin tightening with Titan and Ultherapy and chemical peels.
Anu is passionate about client-care and the needs of each individual patient to achieve their aesthetic goals. In the past she has worked as an ICU and open heart nurse at John Muir Medical Center. She has been working in the cosmetic and aesthetic field for the past 19 years.
Anu has a BS and masters in nursing and hospital administration. She is a member of the American Dermatology Nursing association and serves as a trainer for laser companies including Cutera and allergan, and continues to train physicians on cosmetic procedures. She continues to take various courses and continued education programs to stay knowledgeable on the most modern and competent techniques.The results of her extensive training and experience shows in each and every patient’s face. Anu is a laser specialist that can truly be entrusted with your skincare and anti-aging needs. She is a dynamic, proactive, enthusiastic individual who utilizes her skills, knowledge, energy and passion to provide quality care for patients.
Anu Verma, RN
Patient Care Coordinator
With over 25 years’ experience in the field of Plastic Surgery, Melinda is a wonderful resource for our patients.
Warm, receptive and engaging, she has a sincere interest in patients, their positive experience with our practice and their satisfaction with their surgical result.
Melinda always remembers each patient is special to our practice. Although the field of plastic surgery is her area of expertise, she never forgets this is a unique, individual experience for each person. When patient feedback is given, Melinda is frequently mentioned as one of the people who made their experience a positive one. In addition to her interest in the Plastic Surgery field, Melinda is a fan of international travel, volunteering with various non-profit organizations, yoga, hiking, juicing, documentaries and spending quality time with family and friends.
Melinda, Patient Care Coordinator
Ione Broughton is the current Practice Manager at MedSpa California, and is also a National Makeup Artist and Brand Ambassador for brands such as bareMinerals, BUXOM, Laura Mercier, Giorgio Armani, YSL, etc. under Shiseido and Estée Lauder companies. She is currently pursuing both her esthetician and nursing license as she has successfully obtained her Associates Degree in LA: Math and Science, and is working towards a career as an aesthetic nurse.
With experience in both the Emergency Room as a phlebotomist and in various cities and states as a Makeup Artist, Ione possess unique interpersonal skills that enhance her charismatic and ambitious nature. She prides herself in providing high quality care and service to every client, and genuinely looks forward to meeting new patients and maintaining her connection with current ones.
Ione Broughton, Practice Manager