Ben Talei, MD
Board Certified.
Dual Fellowship Trained.
Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Dee Bartolo, Esthetician

​Equal parts esthetician and educator, Dee Bartolo is recognized as one of the country’s most knowledgeable and sought-after practitioners in her field.

​Unique among her peers, Dee advocates a synthesis of European and Eastern wellness philosophies for a holistic approach. “I teach each client to look at the skin—the largest organ in the human body--as a reflection of our general health. In many ways, the skin is a strong indicator of what is going on internally. For this reason, my single most important goal is to arm my clients with the tools to take care of themselves inside and out. In so doing, I lay the groundwork both for optimal skin care and an education in general wellness and health.”

​Trained at Shaw College of Beauty Therapy, Bond Street, London, Dee’s unparalleled commitment to excellence and results earned her the position of Director of Beauty Therapy at The Shaw College of Beauty Therapy in England, Japan, and in the Caribbean. Fascinated by the new techniques and serious study of skin care in California, she relocated to Los Angeles in the early ‘90s as Head Aesthetician and Trainer at the Leonard Drake Skin Care Salon and in Jose’ Eber’s flagship Beverly Hills salon, where she initiated the Dee Bartolo Skin Institute. Dee then opened the Institute for 12 years at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, at their invitation; afterward, she was showcased at the W Hotel, Westwood for a period of two years.

Dee’s treatments are especially coveted by Hollywood’s elite during award season, and throughout the year. She prides herself on creating a "safe haven" for everybody who comes in for care.

Dee’s most esteemed attribute is her absolute and ongoing commitment to research and developing techniques. “Knowledge in the field of medical esthetics is among the fastest-moving of any specialty,” she advises. “Indeed, many of the techniques I use today were unheard of even five years ago.”

While deploying the newest technologies and treatments are key, both pale in comparison to Dee’s primary objective: results oriented with an in-depth on-going analysis of the skin and custom treatment plan. “Only years of experience, as well as technical knowledge, allow an esthetician to do the most for a client’s skin—not only for a pleasurable and results-oriented treatment experience, but as a preventive one as well. And,” Dee adds, “from a beauty standpoint, our skin is always the best accessory we have. I am as passionate today as I was the day I started.” It is this very synthesis of education, experience, and unwavering attention to each client’s skin health that has conspired to forge a reputation for Dee Bartolo as an esthetician of the very highest order.

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Peter S.
Literally one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the world. You will NOT regret being treated by this highly skilled professional. He's a mensch, too.
darci t.
I am absolutely ecstatic about my results!!!!!! I am a model and actress as well as an occasional TV host. I have been performing upkeep for my face and lips in Beverly Hills for years and I was convinced I was with the most talented and famous surgeons and dermatologists, but boy was I wrong! One visit with Dr. Talei and my life has changed. He clearly and quickly explained the slow imbalance which had happened in my lips and face over time and we planned for a lip lift procedure. I did this under local anesthesia with no pain at all! He's the ONLY surgeon who can do this with NO scarring. All other doctors I reviewed had scars on at least half their patients. Now all of my friends in plastic surgery and fashion compliment me much more and they have no idea what I had done. This man is AMAZING!!!!
Jennette C.
I went to Dr Talei for under eye filler using Restylane. Dr Talei was very thorough with each step in the process and made me feel very comfortable. The procedure was quick and painless! My under eyes have always been an insecurity for me and when I looked in the mirror after he was done I was beyond impressed with his work. I felt more confident and beautiful. I was able to leave his office and go right back to work! I highly recommend Dr Talei. He's friendly, has a lovely staff and truly cares about making his patients happy.
Lauren F.
My experience with Dr. Ben Talei was very positive. He answered all my questions prior to the procedure and made me feel very comfortable. Before meeting him, I had heard all the rave about his work, and I am so glad I went through with the visit. I was very insecure with my "eleven" deep wrinkles in between my eyebrows, he was very fast and clean with this procedure and I couldn't be more grateful for this minor adjustment that has brought me a major confidence boost. Thank you Dr. Talei
Bryan B.
Ben is a skilled professional. I would have no hesitation recommending Ben and his team to my friends or family. He is passionate about his work and this passion shows in the exceptionally high standard of care that he provides to his patients (both in his practice and in his humanitarian work). You’re in good hands with Ben and his staff!
Danielle B.
I used to see Dr Ben in New York and now I fly to LA to see him. I have no room for error and he is absolutely the only plastic surgeon I trust. Everyone else seems to be out for money. Every time I'm in his waiting room all I hear is praises and how he's the greatest. I completely agree. He's the most talented surgeon I've ever seen. It's worth the flight
Kelly H.
I have worked in health care in Los Angeles for over 20 years and have always hesitated in referring plastic surgeons to my clients. Dr. Ben Talei, MD is in a class of his own. I am so pleased to be able to refer to Dr. Talei without hesitation, and consistently receive outstanding feedback on him. Dr. Talei brings a wealth of experience and exceptional skill, along with cutting edge techniques to his practice. Not only does Dr. Talei excel in every facet of care, but he has also cultivated a warm, kind and patient bedside manner that is second to none. Dr. Talei's office is a dynamic patient focused environment, I urge you to visit him!
Holly K.
Ben is amazing! Was my first time getting botox and it was virtually painless. Marks were gone in minutes. Thanks Ben you're the best!!!