Minimally-Invasive Cosmetics


Dr. Gardner began performing cosmetic surgical procedures over 25 years ago through the UCLA Department of Dermatology. As they became FDA approved, he gradually expanded the number of cosmetic services offered by his practice. He first added BOTOX®, followed by dermal fillers, laser skin rejuvenation, laser leg vein and hair removal, and , finally, body, face and neck sculpting with SMARTLIPO™. This procedure, also known as laser lipolysis, is the first liposuction technique to dramatically tighten the skin through tiny incisions (the size of the opening of a ball point pen) under a local "awake" tumescent anesthesia. This allows us to perform tummy tucks, male breast reduction, and lower face/neck lifts without scars or significant downtime.  Dr. Gardner believes in a natural, minimalist approach to cosmetic procedures that makes you look great for your age. He is a certified cosmetic surgeon who has trained under some of the top specialists in the country. Dr. Gardner also teaches laser safety and technique to other physicians as a consultant. He serves as a clinical instructor for UCSF and Stanford University Schools of Medicine.

Your Physical Health


Dr. Gardner uses a state-of-the-art approach to maintain and protect your health. His self-designed screening program utilizes modern advances in imaging and genetic studies, as well as routine laboratory tests and his 25 years of clinical experience in taking a history and performing your physical exam. As you can read on Yelp, Dr. Gardner is known for his focused and thorough professionalism, for being generous with his time, and his personal attention to your concerns and conditions. He is especially aggressive in early detection of cancer and in preventing vascular disease that might lead to a heart attack or stroke. Living longer and healthier requires early detection of problems, control of risk factors, and a preventative program that will keep you at the top of your game for many years to come.

Your Emotional Health


For many years, Dr. Gardner has been mindful of the terrible toll that anxiety and depression takes on overall health and quality of life. He is also been concerned about the collateral impact of these conditions on the children, friends, spouses, and co-workers of those in the turmoil of emotional unrest and despair. His books are written to empower those suffering from emotional illness to be proactive in understanding the sources of their dysfunction and to help them design a strategy to regain consistent emotional wellness. Feeling better begins the moment you ask for help and begin the journey with Dr. Gardner to find balance and stability in your emotional life.



Books by Dr. Gardner

The Anxiety Toolbox Program:The comprehensive, integrative approach to calming anxious emotions.
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Phobias and How to Overcome  Them, Understanding and Beating Your Fears.

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Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Depression; New Ways to Regain Your Confidence
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