Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetics Medicine. We’re talking about new medical specializations here. Nobody talked about either of these specialties twenty years ago.
Today, there are two distinct disciplines: one that corrects cellular aging on the inside, and the other that corrects the damage caused by physical aging on the surface.
We interviewed Dr. Rahi Sarbaziha MD, a well known name in the field of aesthetics, integrative and anti-aging medicine in Beverly Hills, CA and New York, NYC, to learn more about these specializations and her take on beauty, health and wellness.
Who Is Dr Rahi?
Dr. Rahi is proud to be one of the top aesthetics specialists in both Los Angeles and New York. For over a decade, she’s helped thousands of patients look younger, feel healthier and achieve the beauty and confidence they deserve. What sets her apart from other doctors is her unique holistic approach — improving your health and appearance from the inside-out. That means offering not just world class aesthetic procedures, but also groundbreaking new methods related to nutrition, physical health, body sculpting and more.
When did your passion for “Integrative Aesthetics” first begin, and what first steps did you take in order to establish yourself as a pro?
My passion for Integrative Aesthetics began when I was in medical school. As I progressed
through residency, I realized that most of what I was taught centered around illness rather than wellness and vitality. I have always lived a healthy lifestyle and did not enjoy traditional medicine because I felt it did not emphasize the importance of healthy habits. I was frustrated being in the traditional system so I decided to pursue a fellowship in Integrative Medicine. I then decided to merge my love for wellness and aesthetics making my current practice focused on beauty and health from the inside out.
What do you feel is unique about your perspective on skincare?
My perspective is unique because I believe that mind and body are connected. In order to look good, you must feel good as well. When I am conducting a consultation with a patient, I always take into account how their lifestyle may be affecting their skin. Not only is it important to optimize diet, take supplements and have an exercise routine but it is also important to use high quality skincare tailored for your specific needs.
What, if anything, do you wish you had known before you entered this occupation?
I wish I would have learned more about the business side of medicine. Although I love having my own practice, I wish I would have had more knowledge about business earlier in my career in order to make my own business more efficient from the start. Nonetheless, I enjoy being able to have a business and learn more about the business aspect of medicine everyday.
What do you wake up looking forward to? What’s next for your career?
When I wake up, I look forward to treating my patients with the most advanced technologies and integrative options available. Not only do I want my patients to look good, but I want them to feel good as well.
In terms of my career, I am hoping to explore my passion of writing. In fact, my Persian vegan cookbook will be released next month. I am excited for that because I will be able to show more of my integrative side through my writing.
What’s a go-to procedure you’re seeing a lot of male patients get?
I would say that 40% of my patients are male, but that number is constantly increasing. They get a range of treatments but the most popular would be neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport.
What’s trending in integrative aesthetics?
Right now, PDO threads are trending. PDO threads also happen to be my favorite procedure to perform.
What’s the most bizarre procedure you’ve ever performed?
Hmm good question. I don’t think any of my procedures are bizarre in any way, in my opinion. However I am sure if someone who is not in the medical field saw some of the procedures performed they may consider it bizarre.
Stars like Kylie made lip filler a popular procedure, is it still as popular as it was 4 years ago? Or are women opting for other procedures these days?
Lip filler techniques have evolved over time – what they were 10 years ago is not what they are today. Some prefer the more “fake” look but my practice focuses on enhancing your natural lip shape and creating a more hydrated appearance therefore if you saw some of my patients you probably would not even know they had work done.
What’s something every person should know before getting any cosmetic procedure?
I think it’s super important to be aware of who is injecting you. I would do your research and prepare yourself before your appointment. Pre + Post care is just as important as the procedure itself so please be mindful to not take any blood thinners before any procedure (including alcohol) and to follow great post care following your procedure.
Where can readers find you!?