Cosmetic Facial and Eyelid Surgeon Los Angeles

Welcome to Eyesthetica

Eyesthetica is the largest private physician group in the greater Los Angeles area whose practice is solely dedicated to oculofacial plastic and cosmetic surgery. We specialize in cosmetic surgery, complex reconstruction after aesthetic eyelid surgery gone awry, lacrimal and orbital surgery.

Eyesthetica is comprised of Steven C. Dresner, MD, Michael Burnstine, MD, David Samimi, MD, and Helen A. Merritt, MD. All of the Eyesthetica doctors hold appointments at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California: Doctors Dresner and Burnstine are Clinical Professors, Dr. Samimi is an Assistant Professor, and Dr. Merritt is a Clinical Instructor.

Eyesthetica and the USC Roski Eye Institute house two of the 56 fellowship programs in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) in the United States. Our innovative approaches to eyelid surgery have advanced the field and consistently deliver outstanding patient outcomes.

Eyesthetica physicians also provide coverage for ocular and orbital trauma at California Hospital Medical Center, a level 2 trauma center, and LA County + USC Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, both in Los Angeles.

Our goal at Eyesthetica is to deliver the very highest care for reconstructive and cosmetic concerns of the eyelids and face. Please check out our Practice Profile video below to learn more.


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