Meet Our Doctors

Douglas Ballesteros | Robert Troell | Julia Jowett | Amber Rangel | Courtney Toogood

Robert TroellDr. Robert Troell, MD, FACS

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Troell is an award-winning plastic surgeon, notable academic, college professor, and world-renowned expert who endeavors to make your cosmetic dreams a reality.

Dr. Robert Troell is contracted by O.C. Medical Aesthetics DBA South Coast MedSpa to provide his medical expertise and leadership in the areas of, neurotoxins, dermal fillers, platelet rich plasma and cosmetic surgery.

Stanford University educated and Triple Board Certified, Dr. Troell is highly regarded by colleagues in his field and beyond, and was listed among the Leading Health Professionals of the World published by Cambridge International Biographical Centre. He was also a recipient of the Robert F. Jackson award, indicating top academic performance in his field.

Dr. Troell approaches each patient with the goal of creating a natural, personally optimized aesthetic outcome. Each patient's physiology is different, and Dr. Troell's decades of experience and knowledge of cutting-edge techniques allow him to tailor a cosmetic solution that is perfect for your specific concerns.

Areas of Speciality

  • Fat Transfer
    • Liposuction
    • Brazilian butt lift
    • Tummy tuck
    • Natural breast augmentation
  • Body Contouring
    • Endermologie
    • VASER Shape
    • VelaShape
    • Cellulite Treatments
  • Dermal fillers
    • Botox®
    • Restylane®
    • Juvederm™
    • Radiesse®
    • Bellafill®

Doug BallesterosDr. Douglas Ballesteros MD

Chief Medical Director for San Diego, LA, and Orange County

Dr. Ballesteros joined O.C. Medical Aesthetics Inc, DBA South Coast MedSpa as a regional medical director in 2012. Dr. Ballesteros took over as the Chief Medical Director in 2015, and continues to serve in that capacity.

Dr. Ballesteros is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and has been practising medicine since 1999. His interest in aesthetics has lead him to pursue the role with South Coast MedSpa. His continued education includes manufacture trainings, CME as well as keeping up on medical journals and papers in the area of cosmetic laser medicine.

Dr. Ballesteros supervises the medical treatments of laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing treatments, laser tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.

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.

For his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of California San Diego, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Microbiology. He was then accepted into the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Ballesteros completed Medical School in 4 years, and earned his Medical Degree from USC in 1999.

He was then accepted into the elite Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. Here he trained under the country’s leading ER Physicians, and was exposed to a multitude of cultures and pathology. Dr. Ballesteros completed his USC Emergency Medicine Residency in 2003, and immediately joined an ER Physician Group in San Diego. He has been working at local underserved community hospital emergency departments for the past 9 year before joining the South Coast Med Spa team in 2012.

Julia JowettJulia Jowett, MSHS, PA-C

San Diego

Julia is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed by the Physician Assistant Board of the Medical Board of California. She began working at South Coast MedSpa in 2013 and serves patients in the San Diego clinic.

Originally from the east coast, Julia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2007. She then returned to her home town in Florida to pursue her interests of working in the medical field. She began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant and realized her dream was to become a Physician Assistant. She was accepted into the prestigious George Washington University PA Program and completed the rigorous 2 year program with a Master of Science in Health Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies Certificate in 2012.

Julia is passionate about aesthetic dermatology and enjoys helping SCMS patients on their journey towards better skin. Her attention to detail, calm and gentle bedside manner, and warm personality shine through in every procedure she performs. When she is not practicing at SCMS, she enjoys spending time with her rescue chihuahua, Max, boyfriend Pete, and riding her beach cruiser.

Courtney Toogood PA-CCourtney Toogood, PA-C

Newport Beach

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. Before graduating high school she knew she wanted to become a Physician Assistant so that she could truly focus on the health and wellness of others. She attended the University of California, Irvine and earned her bachelors degree in Biological Sciences in 2006. She was then accepted into the Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program at the College of Allied Health Professions at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Ca. After completing the rigorous 2 year academic and clinical curriculum, she earned her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. During her clinical training, Courtney developed a love for the dermatological field and chose to further her experience in dermatology by completing multiple elective rotations with leading Dermatologists in both Orange and Riverside counties. Throughout this training she expanded her knowledge and hands-on experience in both medical and aesthetic dermatology. This eventually led her to South Coast MedSpa where she has enjoyed spending the last few years helping people to feel more comfortable and confident about their skin and themselves.

Amber Rangel, PA-C

Los Angeles

Amber Rangel Amber Rangel B.S., PA-C is NCCPA Board Certified and licensed by the Physician Assistant Medical Board of California. After three years of study she graduated from USC’s Keck School of Medicine with a degree in Master of Physician Assistant Practice. Soon after graduation she began working for South Coast Medical Spa at our Los Angeles location where she specializes in dermatological aesthetic laser procedures. Each of our providers undergo extensive medical training and supervised hands-on practice with highly qualified medical staff prior to treating patients on their own; Amber is no exception to this. Additionally, she has attended conferences and training by our laser manufacturers to enhance her knowledge of laser aesthetics while staying current with advances being made in this field.

Amber is a Southern California Native born and raised in the heart of West Los Angeles. Since childhood she had a passion for medicine which grew during her Freshman year of college when she discovered the PA profession. Amber went through a multitude of internships while completing her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine at California State University Northridge. As she prepared for PA school she continued to work and volunteer at local clinics in multiple settings from physical therapy rehabilitation clinics to dermatology clinics. Initially when Amber began PA school her focus was on Orthopedic Surgery which she spent many rigorous hours learning proper surgical techniques while under the tutelage among the best and most skilled at USC in that field. Later, her focus began to shift towards Dermatology, and more specifically aesthetics. Her keen attention to detail from many years in surgery has been useful in giving each patient nothing but the best of her abilities in the medical procedures she performs today. Amber truly enjoys helping her patients on their journey to achieve confidence and feeling great about the skin they are in.




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