The Eyelid Experts


Cosmetic Eye & Facial Surgeons in Los Angeles

Welcome to Eyesthetica

Eyesthetica is the largest oculoplastic and cosmetic surgery group dedicated to eyelid, orbital, lacrimal and cosmetic surgery in the Los Angeles area with office locations in Los Angeles, Encino, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Torrance and Valencia.

Eyesthetica is comprised of Steven C. Dresner, MD, Michael A. Burnstine, MD, Helen A. Merritt, MD and David B. Samimi, MD. Dr. Dresner, Dr. Burnstine and Dr. Samimi are Associate Clinical Professors and Clinical Instructors at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.

Eyesthetica houses one of the 44 fellowship programs in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS, Our eyelid surgery approach has helped deliver the most successful procedures in the area.

Eyesthetica also provides coverage for ocular and orbital trauma at California Hospital Medical Center, a level 2 trauma center, in Los Angeles.


Dr. Steven Dresner

Steven C. Dresner, M.D.

Dr. Steven C. Dresner continues to impress with his skills in the field.  He developed these skills through numerous years of intensive training and on-field experience.  He completed his MD studies at the University of Michigan Medical School and also underwent training as an intern at the University of California San Francisco.

About Dr. Dresner
Dr. Burnstine

Michael A. Burnstine, M.D.

Dr. Michael A Burnstine earned his position as an outstanding doctor through his extensive educational background.  He received his MD from the Harvard Medical School and completed his internship in medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  After completing his ophthalmology residency, he served as the chief resident at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan.

About Dr. Burnstine
Dr. Samimi

David B. Samimi, M.D.

A graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. David B. Samimi is a professional who strives to consistently augment his proficiency in the field.  After completing his internship at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, he travelled to Miami to serve as a resident of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

About Dr. Samimi
Dr. Helen A. Merritt

Helen A. Merritt, M.D.

Dr. Helen A. Merritt completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She spent her transitional internship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Austin where she trained in both internal medicine and general surgery.

About Dr. Meritt