Debra Luftman MD
Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Luftman has always felt that there is an important link between overall health, skin health and emotional well being. Her mission is offering cutting-edge medical care while retaining the art of medicine—always communicating with her patients.
"We should be concerned and aware of what is happening to our skin because it is the largest living organ of the body," comments Dr. Luftman. "Our overall health is reflected in the condition of our skin."
Dr. Luftman began developing her interest in science and aesthetics while an undergraduate at the University of California San Diego, where she majored in biology and minored in art history. She then traveled to Europe to pursue her artistic interests and study under a fellowship at St. Andrew University in Scotland. After returning to this country, she attended and graduated medical school at Tufts University and completed her residency in internal medicine and dermatology at UCLA. She has been board certified in Dermatology since 1996.
Dr. Luftman is also a member of the San Fernando Valley Dermatology Society and Los Angeles Metroderm.
Dr. Luftman is also a member of Step Up Women's Network, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Learn more at www.suwn.org.
Having entered the field of cosmetic dermatology when the field was still in its infancy, Dr. Luftman is an authority on numerous anti-aging treatments and constantly researches the latest technologies. She was one of the first to publish the use of external ultrasound in conjunction with tumescent liposuction. In her practice, she offers patients an array of the most recent lasers for skin rejuvenation and hair removal. She also offers injectable fillers, such as CosmoDerm®/CosmoPlast®, Restylane®/Perlane®, and Juvéderm™ in addition to BOTOX® for reducing wrinkles. Other frequently requested treatments in her practice include Thermage®, IPL™/Photofacial, microdermabrasion, spider vein treatment with sclerotherapy, BLU-U light acne treatment, and beta lifts/glycolic peels.
Dr. Luftman currently divides her time between her two office practices, and raising two teenage children with her husband. She has also developed her own skincare line of products, Therapeutix®. Currently Dr. Luftman is co-writing a book, The Beauty Prescription, with her best friend, a University of Miami psychiatrist, to be published by McGraw Hill in 2008. She maintains an active dermatological research center through her office, studying treatments for acne, psoriasis, cosmetic devices and injectables.
Dr. Luftman is often called upon in the press as an expert in cosmetic medicine, and has appeared on Good Morning America and EXTRA TV as well as other television programs. She is frequently quoted in the NY Times, LA Times, Vogue, W, InStyle, Oprah Magazine, National Public Radio, just to name a few. She is also the co-editor for the medical text Glycolic Acid Peels, published by Marcel Dekker.
Dr. Luftman retains an academic association, teaching skin surgery and general dermatology at UCLA.
Dedicated to the health and well-being of all who need treatment, regardless of their ability to afford medical care, Dr. Luftman serves on the board of the Clear Up Skin program, the first nonprofit organization for underprivileged teens with acne. Learn more at www.clearupskincare.org.
Dr. Luftman is also a member of Step Up Women's Network, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls.Â Learn more at www.suwn.org.
Dr. Luftman's conviction is that beauty is more than skin deep. Health, beauty, the environment and emotional wellness make a complete picture. Her fulfillment lies in being able to treat and educate patients, and she loves spending time with them as much as keeping up with technology and research. In her free time, she continues to develop her passion for art by taking drawing classes.