Keith A. Marcus, MD, Owner; Michael T. Fulbright, DDS, Owner; Sheila Chang Barbarino, MD
Top Doctors | Aesthetic Edge Medical Spa
1815 Via El Prado, Ste. 102 in Redondo Beach | 310-316-1400 aestheticedge.com
Aesthetic Edge Medical Spa is a state-of-the-art facility specializing in non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Voted by “Best in LA” as Southern California’s finest medi-spa, Aesthetic Edge is the only practice in the nation that offers not only traditional services such as Botox, laser resurfacing and fillers, but cosmetic dentistry and a full range of plastic surgery procedures all under one roof. Aesthetic Edge is often featured in major media including Fox’s Good Day LA and KTLA Morning News.
Dr. Keith Marcus is a board certified, facial plastic surgeon with an impeccable educational pedigree. He graduated from Berkeley with honors before attending medical school at USC and completing a surgical residency at the University of Michigan. He spent five years specializing in Head & Neck Surgery prior to completing one of the most renowned Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowships in the nation. Also a Trojan, Dr. Michael Fulbright attended dental school at the USC School of Dentistry, and to supplement his proficiency, received post-graduate training from UCLA in the Advanced Aesthetics Continuum and from The Pacific Implant Institute in Oral Implantology. He is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a member of both the American and California Dental Associations. Dr. Sheila Chang Barbarino is an Oculofacial surgeon who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery. She received her undergraduate degree at USC and her medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College. After completing her ophthalmology residency at New York University/Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, she completed a fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. She furthered her training by completing an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery fellowship with the Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group.
How and when did the doctors move to the South Bay?
“Dr. Marcus and Dr. Barbarino are California natives who grew up together in Palos Verdes. Dr. Fulbright moved to Southern California 25 years ago and has never left.”
Tell us about the staff at Aesthetic Edge.
“Our staff truly cares and is committed to making our guests smile. Our contagious enthusiasm and our reputation for integrity instill trust and confidence in our clients.”
Dr. Marcus, what’s one trend that is changing or defining your specialty today?
“As the owners of Aesthetic Edge, we have vowed to be different from our competition. The recent popularization of medical spas has become concerning due to a dangerous lack of medical oversight. We specifically created Aesthetic Edge as a facility with on-site physicians who personally perform and oversee all medical procedures.”
Dr. Barbarino, how did you become interested in cosmetic surgery?
“I worked with a significant number of reconstructive and functional patients throughout residency and fellowship and started realizing that there is a fine line between medical patients and cosmetic patients. I enjoy the creativity of the field and the limitless possibilities. It’s all about making patients feel confident about themselves and the best that they can be. By looking their best, they can find the courage, confidence and resilience to do things they never thought they could, take care of the people they love and live their lives to the fullest.”
How do you give back to your community?
“In addition to our work in the local community with various local groups including the Sandpipers and 1736 Family Crisis Center, all of the doctors donate their services to help those less fortunate including battered women, hate crime victims and very deserving super-moms who have undergone tragedy in their lives.”
Dr. Marcus, was there a defining moment in your career that guided you to where you are now?
“About seven years ago when the original concept of Aesthetic Edge was devised, we realized that a myriad of people undergoing cosmetic treatments were traveling from the South Bay to Beverly Hills. This seemed crazy to us so we decided to bring Beverly Hills to the South Bay … just with a more natural beauty. We created a luxurious, state-of-the-art facility and hired only the most qualified and competent medical personnel. We have built our business on integrity.”