Our Santa Monica office is located in the Wilshire Medical Building at 2121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301. We are open Monday through Friday, from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM.
Nestled in the heart of beautiful Santa Monica, our office is located at the midpoint between the 405 freeway and the beach. While we offer valet parking at our Santa Monica office, the Whole Foods next door generously allows customers to validate their parking with a minimal purchase, and there is 2-hour street parking throughout the neighborhood.
Featured Procedures in our Santa Monica Office
The doctors at Eyesthetica recognize that every patient has different aesthetic goals. The high-caliber surgeons at Eyesthetica meticulously evaluate the face in all dimensions, using their knowledge of oculofacial surgery to address each patient’s individual concerns with surgical and non-surgical options in the following areas:
- The upper face (forehead/eyebrows/upper eyelids)
- The midface (lower eyelids/cheeks)
- The lower face (lips and neck)
Drs. Steven C. Dresner and David B. Samimi create a custom treatment plan for each patient. Our goal is to help each patient attain the best possible results, while preserving the health and safety of your eyes.
FEATURED SURGICAL PROCEDURES
FOR A YOUTHFUL AND NATURAL APPEARANCE
From the North/South: Take I-405 N or S to exit 55 for Wilshire Boulevard. Follow Wilshire Boulevard west, passing Los Angeles National Veterans Park on the right. Keep heading west down Wilshire. Immediately after Whole Foods on your right, you’ll find our office in the Wilshire Medical Center. We are located on the corner of Wilshire and 22nd Street.
From the East: Take I-10 W to exit 1C for Cloverfield Boulevard. Take a right onto Cloverfield Boulevard and continue until you reach Santa Monica Boulevard. Take a left on Santa Monica, and then a right onto 23rd Street. You’ll pass O’Brien’s Irish Pub just before Wilshire Boulevard. Take a left on Wilshire. After you pass New York Bagel & Deli on your left, our building will be on your immediate right, on the corner of Wilshire and 22nd Street. Eyesthetica is located on the 3rd floor of the Wilshire Medical Center.
Santa Monica Eyelid Surgeons
Dr. Steven C. Dresner has practiced in Santa Monica for over 35 years. After earning his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed an internship in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco and was a resident in ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans. Dr. Dresner went on to serve as a fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and received his oculofacial fellowship training at McGill University in Montreal.
A fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Dresner is a Clinical Professor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Director of the ASOPRS Fellowship at Eyesthetica, and Associate Preceptor of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute ASOPRS Fellowship. Dr. Dresner has published more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and numerous textbook chapters, lectures nationally and internationally, and is a recipient of the Honor and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Outside of the office, Dr. Dresner enjoys biking, skiing, golf, jazz, and time with his three children.
Dr. David B. Samimi earned his M.D. from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Miami’s world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He completed his fellowship at Eyesthetica, undergoing two years of intensive specialized training in oculofacial plastic surgery sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Among his awards, Dr. Samimi was granted the Dean Mellinkoff Scholarship Award from UCLA, as well as the ASOPRS research award.
Dr. Samimi serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, teaching oculofacial plastic surgery and running recurring lecture series on Botox and facial fillers, and a skin suturing workshop. He lectures nationwide on eyelid surgery and regularly publishes research in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Samimi speaks Spanish and Farsi. Outside of the office, Dr. Samimi enjoys travel, the outdoors, road biking, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Christopher C. Lo is a graduate of Harvard College, with a bachelor’s in biology and health policy, and earned his M.D. and membership with the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society at Mount Sinai. He then completed his medical internship and ophthalmology residency at New York University and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital — where he served as chief resident — and his fellowship training at UCLA’s Doheny and Jules Stein Eye Institutes, specializing in oculofacial plastic surgery.
Dr. Lo remains committed to education, service, and self-improvement. He earned the Fellows Teaching Award in 2018 at UCLA-Harbor Hospital and has a teaching appointment and hospital privileges at several UCLA institutions. While in medical school, Dr. Lo founded a free eye clinic and volunteered with the Virtue Foundation on an international surgical mission. He has taught facial and orbital surgery courses, lectured at conferences around the world, published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and authored book chapters in medical textbooks.
Dr. Lo enjoys learning about his patients, and provides care fluently in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and is conversant in Spanish. In addition to eye care, he enjoys distance running, music, and seeing the best of the Los Angeles food scene.
I came to Dr. Dresner recently to fix a botched job from another doctor on my lip that caused a horrible scar. He was so kind and made me feel confident that he could fix it for me, because I was very nervous how it would turn out from what happened to me before. During the healing process he took the time to call me to make sure it was healing correctly and that it was what I expected it to look like. I am so pleased with how it turned out and would recommend him highly to anyone! Thanks Dr. Dresner you’re the best.
The professional manner Dr. Samimi exhibited throughout all three phases of my reconstructive surgery were exemplary. The thorough explanation he provided during the pre-op phase, the supportive thoughtfulness he offered during the surgery, and the post operation analysis he conducted following the surgery all evidenced the extent of his expertise and conscientious respect for addressing all my concerns and issues. Dr. Samimi not only did a perfect job on my lower eyelids, but the level of care, friendliness and excellence that I received from him and his staff was something you just have to experience yourself to believe.
NON-SURGICAL FACIAL ENHANCEMENT OFFERED
There are dozens of options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. The experts at Eyesthetica can help you pick which option is right for you.
Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines
Smooth Under The Eyes / Tear Troughs
Smooth Marionette Lines
Elevate Brows, Smooth Furrows, Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines