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With our state-of-the-art treatment, Acne scarring does not have to be a lifelong problem; there is an opportunity to once again have healthy, glowing skin.Learn More
We use the most advanced laser technologyto remove unwanted hair efficiently, cleanly, and now SCMS is offering the latest and most impressive laser in the industry.Learn More
The precision of laser treatment ensures that only the old, damaged layer is removed, while simultaneously stimulating the growth of healthy new skin cells.Learn More
The SCMS lasers can reliably remove dark ink and red ink tattoos, as well as green and sky blue ink. Tattoos, on average, require six to eight or more treatments.Learn More
Since 2005 we have specialized in, and perfected our approach to, these three procedures. As recognized world leaders in these applications, we have performed nearly 200,000 treatments using the latest, most advanced proprietary techniques and laser technology in the medical industry. Our specialized protocols can treat all skin types safely.
Our team of medical professionals, led by renowned cosmetic physician Dr. Paul Knittel, brings years of combined medical experience to bear in producing superb results for each and every patient. South Coast Medspa has three great locations in Southern California: San Diego, Los Angeles, and Newport Beach.
Meet the Team
Dr. Paul Knittel, M.D.
Dr. Paul Knittel joined South Coast MedSpa and assumed the role of Regional Medical Director in August 2012. Dr. Knittel is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and has been serving patients and our communities since 1999.
Dr. Knittel was born in Fullerton, California and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. At an early age, health and medicine intrigued him, and he was determined to become a physician, and help those in need.
Dr. Douglas Ballesteros, M.D.
Dr. Douglas Ballesteros joined South Coast MedSpa and assumed the role of Regional Medical Director of the San Diego offices in August of 2012. Dr. Ballesteros is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and has been serving patients since 1999.
Dr. Ballesteros was born in Riverside, California and been a permanent resident of Southern California. Medicine has forever been a career choice of his and the sciences have intrigued him from a young age.
Courtney Toogood, Lead PA-C
Courtney Toogood PA-C is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant’s (NCCPA) and is licensed by the Physician Assistant Board of the Medical Board of California. She joined South Coast MedSpa in the beginning of 2010 after undergoing an extensive hands-on training program supervised by our highly trained medical staff.
Courtney was born and raised in Southern California and at an early age she realized her desire to help others and was determined to have a career in the medical field.
I have been coming here for over a year for laser hair removal on my face. I must say that the service is prompt, prices reasonable, and the treatments effective. In fact most of the time I have been coming to South Coast MedSpa has been for inexpensive and quick touch ups. Even without those, I would be very satisfied with the results. Before, my facial hair grew in dark and thick, forming a shadow on my lips and chin despite my best efforts. I would have to use foil blades, shaving cream, hot water and steam to get any decent shave. Now I can go for a week and just have a little stubble no more than 1/8 of an inch long scattered on my chin, lip and a bit on my cheeks. It's not very noticeable and shaving is a breeze if I need to do it at all. Even then the vast majority of my face is baby smooth and stays that way. With enough touch ups I am confident I won't even need to do the 5 second shave I do now. I find that not having to shave daily makes a real difference on my comfort and efficiency in the field or just camping.
I am amazed by how this facility accommodated my biggest wish, in such a short time frame! I so wanted to get rid of my crown balding, but was worried about how fast this could get done, and how costly it might be. Apprehensively, I called on a Thursday, and they scheduled me on that Saturday... nervously I showed up fully shaved at their request, and within two hours, I had my first head treatment completed, and accepted a package which included all upper body above the belt, at a fraction of the price of what I thought it would cost to do just my scalp!
There is no doubt the staff knew how to make me feel comfortable, and there state-of-the-art facility, and first-class location really helped me understand that this was a smart investment made with a good business, who knew how to accommodate my needs successfully,
Three of ten sessions in, I have seen an 80% reduction in hair loss on most of my body and scalp, with absolutely no scarring of any kind! I am appreciative of this, although I acknowledge that results may vary based on skin type, etc. Honestly, I couldn't be happier!
South Coast Med Spa even had me approved on credit within minutes the first day I showed up, allowing me to stagger my costs for the lasering. I was impressed with that too.
You should trust and try this place if you're thinking about laser hair removal. I trust that you won't be disappointed in South Coast Med Spa; they are extremely professional, accommodating, and honest!
My experience at South Coast Med Spa has been nothing but excellent. Extremely professional, well educated staff who understand the in's and out's of laser treatments. I have been to many places in the LA & OC areas and have never been happy with my results until I began coming to South Coast Med Spa over a year ago. 12 treatments later and all I need are twice yearly touch ups to maintain my awesome results. Although I live over 30 minutes away, I will continue using South Coast Med Spa as my exclusive laser treatment center!
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