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Ava T. Shamban, MD, Dermatology Santa Monica, CA

Ava T. Shamban, MD



Ava MDMedical Doctor2021 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404


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Top procedures performed by Ava T. Shamban, MD

Dermal Fillers & Injectables Before, Female 33 - 1503Dermal Fillers & Injectables After, Female 33 - 1503

Dermal Fillers & Injectables

Acne Treatment Before, Female 22 - 4141Acne Treatment After, Female 22 - 4141

Acne Treatment

Botox Before, Male 37 - 4144Botox After, Male 37 - 4144


Neck & Jawline Definition Solutions Before, Male 37 - 4149Neck & Jawline Definition Solutions After, Male 37 - 4149

Neck & Jawline Definition Solutions

Skin Smoothing Solutions Before, Female 58 - 4143Skin Smoothing Solutions After, Female 58 - 4143

Skin Smoothing Solutions

Laser Skin Resurfacing Before, Female 35 - 1088Laser Skin Resurfacing After, Female 35 - 1088

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Hair Loss Before, Female 60 - 1085Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Hair Loss After, Female 60 - 1085

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Hair Loss

Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers Before, Female 47 - 1089Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers After, Female 47 - 1089

Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers

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About Ava T. Shamban, MD

Dr. Ava Shamban dedicates herself to helping patients worldwide heal their skin to live happier lives. A California native, Dr. Ava graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Shamban has two practices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Professional Title

AEDIT Advisory Board Member, Board-Certified Dermatologist, Editorial Board Member for The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

Top Procedures

  • ACell & PRP Injections for Hair Loss
  • Ablative Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser
  • Ablative Erbium Laser
  • Ablative Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Ablative Non-Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Accutane
  • Acne Scar Treatment
  • Acne Scar Treatment: Dermabrasion
  • Acne Scar Treatment: Dermal Fillers
  • Acne Scar Treatment: Laser Resurfacing
  • Acne Scar Treatment: Subcision
  • Acne Treatment
  • Birthmark Removal by Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • Botox
  • Botox for Dimpled Chin
  • Botox for Hyperhidrosis
  • CO2RE®
  • Cellulite Removal
  • Chemical (Botox) Brow Lift
  • Chemical Peels
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Chin Augmentation with Soft Tissue Fillers
  • Clear + Brilliant®
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Deep Chemical Peels
  • Deka SmartXide Dot®
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers & Injectables
  • Dermaplaning
  • Dermaplaning Treatment
  • Embrace® Scar Therapy
  • Facials
  • Fraxel® Repair
  • Fraxis Duo
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers
  • HydraFacial®
  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Jawline Slimming with Botox
  • Jessner’s Peel
  • Kybella®
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Hand Rejuvenation
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lip Augmentation Solutions
  • Lip Augmentation and Injections
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Medium Depth Chemical Peels
  • Microblading
  • Microdosing with Botox
  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling Treatment
  • Microneedling with PRP and Stem Cells
  • Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Microneedling with Radiofrequency (RF)
  • Minoxidil
  • Nanofat & PRP Injections for Hair Loss
  • Neck & Jawline Definition Solutions
  • Non-Ablative Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Ablative Non-Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • PDO Thread Lift
  • Periorbital Botox for Crow's Feet
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Hair Loss
  • Radiofrequency Occlusion for Varicose Veins
  • Radiofrequency for Cellulite Treatment
  • Restylane®
  • Salicylic Acid Peel
  • Scars
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Resurfacing Solutions
  • Skin Smoothing Solutions
  • Spironolactone for Acne Treatment
  • Spironolactone for Unwanted Hair
  • TCA Peel
  • Temporary Lip Fillers
  • Thread Lift
  • Tofacitinib
  • Ultrasound Skin Tightening
  • Under Eye Filler
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation with Laser Energy
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation with Radiofrequency
  • Vaniqa
  • Vein Treatment
  • VelaSmooth™
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Board Certifications

American Board of Dermatology

Years of Experience

28 years of experience


  • Undergraduate School: Harvard University
  • Graduate School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Dermatology


  • English

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I've been in the Aesthetic Industry for over 20 years. I launch the game changing devices, skin care, and procedures nationwide. Simply put, Dr Ava Shamban and her staff are my hands down choice for Dermatology in SoCal! I can't give a higher recommendation than that. —Wayne L., Ablative Erbium Laser
I love Dr. Ava! One of the best, most professional doctors along with her staff, that I know of. Whether for dermatology needs or beauty needs, this is where you need to go! They are all very knowledgeable in the latest techniques and technologies and very caring and kind. —Diane T., Laser Skin Resurfacing
Every safety precaution is taken when visiting Dr. Shamban’s office. I always feel more upbeat when I leave.........and prettier. —Carol S., Botox
Dr. Ava Shanban and her team are true professionals and follow the strictest COVID-19 protocols, not to mention they have the latest technology and procedures —Greg B., Dermal Fillers and Injectables
I’ve been going to Ava MD for five years now. The staff is incredibly friendly, and you never have to wait. They’re up to date on all the latest procedures. If I ever have an issue with my skin, I know they’ll take care of it the first time around. —Mindy H., Microneedling with Radiofrequency

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Clear and Brilliant work?


Clear & Brilliant is a gentle laser skin resurfacing treatment that smooths skin tone and texture, reduces the size of large pores, and minimizes sun damage, brown spots, and uneven pigmentation. A single session is relatively quick, taking only about half an hour, and virtually painless. Best of all, Clear & Brilliant does not cause uncomfortable or unsightly side effects, like peeling skin or crusty sores. In many cases, patients turn to Clear & Brilliant to preserve their youthful skin and erase the subtle signs of aging before they become more obvious. Most patients can return to their everyday activities without worrying that anyone can tell that they have had work done. In most cases, there may only be a faint red look to the skin, similar to a slight sunburn.

How does Sclerotherapy work?


Sclerotherapy is a fairly simple and quick procedure. A saline solution is injected directly into the varicose or spider veins using a very thin needle. The solution essentially irritates the vein, causing it to swell and coagulate, leaving behind scar tissue that is gradually reabsorbed into the body. A single session may take no more than 30 minutes depending on the number of veins being treated and the treatment area. Patients typically see full results within a few weeks. After sclerotherapy, it is recommended that patients wear support hosiery or Spanx to help compress the treated area, encouraging the body to heal quicker. It is also recommended that patients avoid direct exposure to sunlight as well as hot baths or hot compresses.

What is the recovery time for Kybella?


A Kybella treatment usually takes under half an hour, and consists of a series of injections placed strategically in the area under the chin in order to destroy the most amount of fat cells in an even and regular manner. Some people will require multiple sessions for optimal results. It is important to only have Kybella injections done by a board-certified dermatologist with experience using Kybella. The area under the chin is sensitive with various nerve endings, and it is vital that the dermatologist doing the injections knows exactly where to place them for optimal results and to avoid any unwanted side effects. Normal side effects following a Kybella treatment include swelling, numbness, or bruising around the injection sites. These side effects will disappear on their own within a matter of days, and can be easily managed with over the counter medications and makeup. People are free to resume their daily activities immediately following a double chin treatment.

Will Microneedling with Stem Cells be a good option for Acne Scars?


If you are suffering from acne scars, wrinkling, brown spots, or just tired and drab looking skin, you may be a good candidate for microneedling with biological growth factors. Microneedling is safe and effective, and a great way to smooth and brighten the skin. It also stimulates collagen production, creating micro-injuries that push the skin’s healing powers into high gear. Microneedling with biological growth factors is a relatively painless and quick procedure with little to no downtime. There may be some swelling and redness following the procedure, which should go away on its own in a matter of hours or days, depending on the individual. It’s a great treatment option for people who don’t have a lot of time to spare for lengthy recovery times, and can be done periodically as skin maintenance once the initial sessions are over. Depending on the skin concern to be addressed. Dr. Ava will discuss the appropriate number of treatments during your consultation.

What is the most powerful laser to tighten my skin?


The Erbium Yag is a solid-state laser that interacts with the water within your skin to effectively tighten and rejuvenate your skin. This makes it perfect for tightening areas affected by skin laxity and for controlling visible veins as well. The Erbium Yag is one of our most powerful and diverse laser treatments, allowing your Ava MD skincare expert to treat the following and more: Saggy Skin, Wrinkles and Fine Lines, Acne & Acne Scarring, Visible Veins, Body Scarring, Skin Growths, Vascular Lesions, Pigmented Lesions & Freckles, Sun Damage




  • CA (2000 - 2024)


  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society
  • California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The Dermatological and Aesthetic Surgery International League


  • The Emmy Award
  • Magna Cum Laude Honors Harvard University
  • Solomon Scholar Award
  • Nelson Paul Anderson Memorial Award
  • Dermatology Foundation Research Grant

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