Meet the Experts
DR. KIAN KARIMI
Kian Karimi MD, FACS is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon, who is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. He is considered one of the nation’s top facial plastic surgeons and an innovator in advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Dr. Kian maintains a thriving medical practice in Los Angeles that focuses on advanced facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, and endonasal skull base surgery as well as non-invasive procedures. He’s gained trust and built his reputation by serving individuals from all walks of life with the utmost care. Patients include A-list celebrities, high profile executives and public figures, professional athletes, trauma victims, and young adults.
The Indiana native graduated magna cum laude at the age of twenty with double degrees in Biochemistry and Spanish from the University of Indiana. He matriculated into IU School of Medicine where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, a distinction reserved for the top 10% of medical students in the country.
Dr. Kian completed his residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Florida performing over 2000 procedures during his term. He was selected for a highly competitive fellowship program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Peter Adamson, former President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) where he became board certified after extensive training.
Dr. Kian has been the recipient of multiple awards including the coveted Kris Conrad Merit Award, for ‘outstanding achievements’ in Facial Plastic Surgery, multiple Castle Connolly Awards, LA Magazine’s Super Doctors, and has been nationally recognized for his research on ‘Ethical Considerations in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty’.
Dr. Kian has contributed to media outlets for his cutting edge, aesthetic techniques and has been recurrently featured on CBS, The Doctors TV and Extra!.
Recognized as a pioneer in non-invasive procedures, Dr. Kian personally trains surgeons across the nation on best practices of PDO thread techniques, microcannula filler injections, and utilization of autologous blood plasma for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes. He also plays a role in research and development as the Medical Director of CosmoFrance since 2012, an acclaimed medical manufacturing company. He is also the course chairman of the Los Angeles Multi-Specialty Cosmetic Academy Meeting, an academic forum that takes place every Spring in Beverly Hills and is designed to bring together top aesthetic medical experts and industry leaders to share new techniques and discover emerging technologies.
Dr. Kian served as the plastic surgeon for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey organization for nine consecutive seasons and is a proud Stanley Cup Champion. He believes in educating the next generation and has been a Volunteer Faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine and at USC Keck School of Medicine. He is also active in research collaborating with the Brain Tumor Clinic (BTC) team in assessing postoperative outcomes and quality of life measures in addition to working with The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute in clinical trials in head and neck cancer.
Dr. Kian is trilingual – speaking English, Spanish, and Farsi fluently. When Dr. Kian isn’t treating patients, he enjoys traveling, playing piano, physical fitness, cooking, and dancing. Dr. Kian is married to his wonderful wife Deena and is a proud father of his nearly 3 year-old girl Kimiya and his baby boy Kaspian.
FRANCINE YOUNG-OCA, RN
GAIN CONSULTANT – NATIONAL GALDERMA INJECTABLE TRAINER
Francine Young-Oca is an aesthetic nurse dedicated to the overall beauty, health and well-being of her patients. With a remarkable medical background and intuitive artistic eye, she provides cutting-edge skincare treatments that yield spectacular, age-defying results—without surgery.
She specializes in rejuvenating non-invasive treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments and chemical peels, and has treated thousands of satisfied patients throughout the United States and internationally over the past seven years.
Francine holds combined bachelor’s degrees in biology and applied ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and an associate degree in nursing from Golden West College. She worked as an obstetric nurse for one year before crossing over into aesthetics. Adding to her repertoire of training, she has earned certificates in all the latest dermatologic techniques—from PDO Threadlifts, liquid facelifts, body transformation to laser treatments. Francine has also earned her title as a nationwide trainer for Galderma as a GAIN Trainer for 2017.
Francine was drawn to all things gorgeous from a young age. Her aunt was a professional make-up artist and as a young girl she would often tag along, mesmerized, as her eager assistant. She began to develop a passion for making women everywhere feel beautiful—and today is living this dream in a radical way.
In addition to providing stellar treatments at a cost-effective price point, Francine takes a uniquely customized approach to skincare, transforming every treatment session into a custom-designed work of art. Skilled in meeting the full range of skin type, ethnicity and lifestyle needs, she mixes and matches technologies to bring out the natural beauty in each of her patients.
Francine’s refreshing honesty also sets her apart. If patients request a service they simply don’t need, she will refuse—and then guide them toward achieving the youngest, freshest, most vibrant appearance possible.