Dr. Raffi Dishakjian, the Center’s medical director, founded Nu Vela Laser Medical Spa in November 2005 with the goal of offering the most advanced cosmetic laser surgery and varicose vein treatment in San Fernando Valley. The doctor was one of the first in San Fernando Valley to offer a wide variety of results oriented, minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatments that enhance, rejuvenate, restore and refresh the aging face, as well as contour the body and reduce varicose, blue and spider veins.
To achieve this goal, Dr. Dishakjian equipped the Center with the best technology available. The Sciton Laser and Cutera Laser systems are considered the gold standards in aesthetic industry, offering unparalleled versatility in treating an entire array of skin problems. Since the establishment of the Center, the doctor and his team are constantly evaluating new therapies, sometimes even before they become available in the market, and investing in new technologies to ensure that the Center offers the best results and best value to its clients.
Dr. Dishakjian has always adhered to the highest ethical standards of his medical profession and believes in building relationships through quality care and attention to detail. Patients at Nu Vela receive caring, respectful, personalized treatments. Dr. Dishakjian is very approachable and accessible. He will often contact his existing patients personally through text or email. Whether its laser hair removal or Botox® injection or a deep laser peel, Dr. Dishakjian personally performs all cosmetic, laser, injectible and vein procedures to ensure the most consistent, quality outcomes that his patients have come to desire and expect. We don’t know of many other centers in San Fernando Valley that can make this claim. He believes that his clients deserve the best and most natural looking results that are achieved as safely as possible.
Dr. Dishakjian’s expertise in aesthetic medicine goes far beyond his formal training. His keen eye and passion for beauty as well as his pursuit of lifelong learning give him an artistic advantage over many others. His contribution to his field is well covered in the mainstream media, including his appearance twice on ABC Channel’s Eyewitness News.
Dr. Raffi Dishakjian, M.D., is a board certified physician, a cosmetic surgeon, specialized in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, and a phlebologist, a doctor specialized in varicose vein treatment. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology since 1995 with more than 18 years of operating room experience.
Dr. Dishakjian’s extensive surgery and anesthesia training, skill and experience also provide a comforting level of safety, allowing him to anticipate and manage medical risk in the rare chance of a medical emergency.
Physician and Surgeon, California
Graduated with honors from the American University of Beirut, MD – 1986
Internship and Residency: General Surgery at State University of New York, Buffalo, with emphasis on trauma, burn and emergency care – 1987-1989
Anesthesia at Drew Medical Center – 1990-1993
Obstetric Anesthesia at University Southern California (USC) Women’s and Children’s Hospital – 1994
Board Certified Anesthesiologist on staff at Southern California’s West Hills hospital and Medical Center for more than 10 years.
Member of the American College of Phlebology – the largest U.S. multi-specialty medical society dedicated to the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and leg ulcers.
Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – a multi-specialty medical society dedicated to the study and advancement of aesthetic surgery.
Member of the International Meso-Lipotherapy Society – Dr. Dishakjian trained with Dr. Rittes and Chubaty who pioneered the injection Lipotherapy treatment for eliminating unwanted fat pads non-surgically.