Head to Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Leaf for All Your Cosmetic Needs
Written By: Jessica Ourisman
Photographed By: Roberto Cerini
Expert: Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and Dr. Norman Leaf
Credentials: CEO & Medical Doctor and Plastic Surgeon Advanced Skincare
Motto: “I’d rather look old than weird.” Advanced Skincare
Orange County recently added a world-renowned plastic surgeon to its ranks. Dr. Norman Leaf is a well-known plastic-surgeon-to-the-stars, and we have Dr. Jennifer Armstrong—the CEO of Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter—to thank.
For nearly four decades, celebrities and high-profile patients have flocked to Dr. Leaf’s Beverly Hills office for his youth-restoring facial rejuvenation technique. The Forbes-featured doctor will tell you he has performed more facelifts over the years than any other plastic surgeon in the area. As Hollywood’s most beautiful faces prove, Dr. Leaf’s mastery of his craft borders on perfection.
Before relocating to joining Advanced Skincare in Newport Beach and Brentwood, Dr. Leaf’s reputation for excellence kept him in high demand throughout his nearing 40-year career. In addition to his thriving practice of celebrity clients, he also teaches plastic surgery residents at UCLA’s prestigious medical program, training many of today’s experts.
Even with his impressive background, Dr. Leaf still cites his philanthropic work with the nonprofit, Rebuilding America’s Warriors (R.A.W.), as his greatest source of professional pride. While serving as their Medical Director, the organization has bestowed the life-changing effects of facial reconstruction on thousands of veterans who were disfigured by war.
While it’s clear that Dr. Leaf is a master of his craft, his true signature is discretion. He is committed to the quality of his work, with his patients reaping the benefits of a life devoted to fine-tuning his skill. His personal motto says it all, “Good plastic surgery is invisible.” But, he notes, “Everybody notices a bad result.”
Dr. Armstrong, the owner of ASC Med Center, is the one responsible for Orange County’s stylish newest resident. Its three locations in Newport Beach, Fullerton and Brentwood offer patients a comprehensive array of cosmetic treatments and surgeries that prioritize natural-looking results.
Her appreciation for a natural aesthetic is clear. Stating, “I’d rather look old than weird,” one can appreciate the philosophy at work in her medical practice. She asserts that the best anti-aging treatments require a thorough understanding of the aging process, motivating her to accumulate an elite, hand-picked staff of prominent doctors. Together, they approach aging from multiple vantage points, each a celebrated expert in their respective specialties.
This multi-pronged treatment model creates a practice that can address the needs of virtually everyone. She personally specializes in the practice’s non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including her own products and method for treating hair loss. Dr. Armstrong uses her additional degree in alternative medicine to inform each patient’s regimen and treatment plan, drawing from her knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine.
Popular treatments, such as chemical peels, facial fillers, microneedling, laser skincare and PRP injections are often stacked to deliver maximum efficiency. Furthermore, timely collaboration between staff facilitates truly comprehensive care from respected medical professionals. Their own dermatologist, Dr. David Sire, is a leading authority on lasers who is often called upon to conduct trainings.
The end result is a superior level of patient care that delivers high quality results. Even as ASC MedCenter has grown and flourished, their booming success has only enhanced their commitment to patient care. It’s meant great things for Orange County, as well. With two surgery centers for the face and body, the arrival of Dr. Leaf certainly affords OC a new status in plastic surgery. However, alongside more invasive rejuvenation procedures, patients also receive the type of high quality preventative care from Dr. Armstrong and her staff to delay the need for surgical interventions—or put them off altogether.
Native Knowledge: Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter offers top of the line technology to reduce recovery time, pain and complication risks.
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Newport Beach, CA
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Fullerton, CA 92835
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