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Ava Shamban, MD

Ava Shamban, MD

About author

Renown board-certified dermatologist, Ava Shamban M.D, is a true skin visionary, clinician, author, age-delay expert and prejuvenation proponent. Dr. Ava as she is known, is owner and director of AVA MD, full-service dermatology clinics [Santa Monica, Beverly Hills] and SkinFive Medical Spas, her curated maintenance and membership concept [West LA/Century City & Pacific Palisades]. She treats patients from a partner office in New York and privately in Aspen and Hawaii seasonally. The Box by Dr Ava, her latest project, is the first and only dermatologist curated and dispensed skin care and treatment membership delivery; no appointment necessary.

Dr. Shamban is well known as the Extreme Makeover dermatologist, a resident expert on the Emmy-winning daytime talk show The Doctors, and a regular contributing guest dermatologist on Extra. She is the author of the best-seller, Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal, Co-Host of the YouTube show The Gist, and her own Condé Nast Entertainment, digital series, "Dr. Ava Says" as an Allure Insider. Additionally, she is working on a show titled "Beauty In Your Own Backyard" for 2021.

Dr. Ava Credentials and Qualifications:
Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, she earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve. Dr. Shamban completed an internal medicine internship and a Dermatology Foundation Fellowship for the study of extracellular matrix proteins at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her dermatology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is licensed to practice in CA, NY, Ill, CO and Hawaii.

Clinical Work
In 2006, Dr. Shamban established the ATS Clinical Research Center for clinical research on dermatological disorders, rejuvenation technologies, fillers and neurotoxins. She is a leading principal investigator on many clinical trials for both pharmaceuticals and devices that led to FDA approval of Juvederm, Restylane Lyft, Dysport, Bellafill, Restylane Silk, Epiduo, Isolaz, Accent, Xeomin, Photoderm, Jeuveau, RHA among others. Highly regarded by the medical dermatology community, Dr. Shamban is sought after to speak at prestigious aesthetic, dermatology and cosmetic surgery industry conferences on advanced dermatological treatments, technology as well as aesthetic artistry. She has over 200 published works in medical journals and text book chapters for peer review including; Cosmetic Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Facial Plastic Surgery, Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy, and Dermatologic Clinics on topics ranging from inherited genodermatoses to laser technology to innovative cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Ava Treatment / Expertise:
Dr. Shamban has been an industry pioneer developing a multimodality treatment approach to manage skin conditions, progressive cellular aging and maximize aesthetic improvements. She treats acne and scars, pigmentation, rosacea, photo aging, intrinsic and epigenetic aging with an arsenal including lasers, LED, ultrasound, and radiofrequency technology combinations with injectables, infused topicals and at-home programs. Her highly efficacious facial rejuvenation and contouring sequences yields results greater than the sum of any of its parts.