I had a problem 3 months after my eye lid surgery. The left eye did not heal as good and left a little scar that bothers me.On meeting with the doctor, he said muscles differ. He had to add more numb meds during on left, I sleep on that side too. The other eye healed up so nice that you can barely see it. The left…not as good plus I had trouble wearing contacts for awhile dry eye. The doctor offered to do the surgery again and take a little more skin minimizing the scar or do a laser on it to soften it up free. I also did CO2 laser treatment, it looked best 3 months after, my under eyes and crow feet look great still. The skin was great first but back 4 mths later went back to normal. Just my cross to bare.I definatly had a ton of sun damage in before pictures that is gone. I am using retina a and sunscreen always and others think I look so much better. The doctor was nice enough to offer to put me in a clinical program for $750 to and get the face done again and touch up the eye lid scar. Very cutting edge lipo lasers etc available and they do run a lot of specials on them. Last I added $1500 fillers to the smile lines and cheek bones which were supposed to last 8 mths plus. They were gone sooner. I believe thats pretty std. Fillers are a waste in my opinion.. At least I look refreshed till I can afford something more major .Fillers may last longer for others. They go the extra mile to make sure patients are happy and satisfied and the doctor did tell me prior that every body is different. One photo of Patty showed a ton more sagging then me, she responded so well to the CO2 laser with firmness. I hoped for the same but like he said, does not work the same for everyone. I have saggy skin I guess. The staff is nice and they really check you out with getting doctor records and blood work. They give you a ton of paper work to read on the proceedure and the doctor and the nurse spent alot of time prior explaining pros and cons. They spend alot of time after as well w/follow up appts. They invest alot of time in their patients to be sure they get results in keeping your skin and body youthful longer.
These Doctors are both sweet people. I felt well taken care of whenever i go there. Dr. Sonia has found skin cancer on me and her husband has removed it 100%. I feel like i owe them my life!
Always remember to get your skin cancer checks! It will save your life
This review is ONLY for Jeff since I have never had any other procedures there besides laser hair removal.
I was brought to this place by groupon. I got six sessions at a really good price for full legs. When I first called, the front desk was really accommodating. I didn’t have my first appointment for about three months because of mine and their busy schedules, which was to be expected since the groupon was just released. When I first came in I filled out the appropriate paperwork and the front desk was very nice to me. Also, the place looked CLEAN which made me very happy
So then Jeff brought me into the room and we started. If you do not like pain, DO NOT get laser hair removal. It is the worst pain I have ever experienced, and I had to bring my boyfriend to the second session to hold my hand. Besides the pain, Jeff was very professional. I didn’t feel uncomfortable with him and he was very informative about the process.
Now, to the results. It took several weeks after the first procedure to really notice any. After those few weeks, I noticed HUGE results and was surprised about the progress after only the first session. I have very pale skin, and my hair is jet black. Before the first session, I had 2-3 thick hairs growing out of each follicle. Now I have only one, and some areas without hair. I just had my second session about a week ago, but there is already less hair. Another thing is, the biggest difference is only on my lower legs. On my upper, the hair is light brown and thin. I haven’t noticed any difference there. My suggestion is, if you do not have light skin and dark, thick hair, it’s not worth it.
Anyways, even though I have seen several groupons for laser hair removal at other places, I haven’t bought them. I am going to buy more treatments, even at the full price, here because I know it works and I am so comfortable with Jeff. Plus, I know they have quality lasers. I wouldn’t risk going anywhere else.
True, I’ve only had one visit, but I’ve had great results with this doctor and I loved the office staff and the treatment I received by everyone. My internist recommended them to me and I’m glad she did. If you are looking for a dermatologist that is skilled, cares about your concerns and questions, takes time with you and an office staff that treats you with respect and dignity, than I highly recommend Elite MD. I can’t imagine why anyone would give them anything less than 5 stars. I would refer this practice to all of my friends and family.
I love Elite MD and have only had great experiences!
My first experience really set the tone. Jeff was assigned to me. I had gone in for Botox and while he was doing it I asked about some filler. He took a look at my areas of concern and was stated that I could use some, but not too much. I went ahead and had him do it. He was very careful and took so much time. I thought that he would be rushed since I had added a procedure while I was in the chair, but not at all! He could not have been more accommodating. The best part about my appointment was that I was thrilled with the results!
I am going back in a few weeks for a pre-vacation round. Can’t wait!
I’ve received amazing customer service, treatment and great results from this business! Very helpful, personable and reasonably priced with lots of educational information. Their technicians are very respectable, educated and just overall incredible. I would HIGHLY recommend this company!! Thank you Elite MD!!!
My surgery is not until Jan 2013 but I would like to rate their service here. I have been treated with dignity and respect through this whole process. They were polite and quick with all questions and info seeking I was doing. I felt comfortable at every turn. Even my financial issues were handled with care.
I was introduced to Elite MD through Living Social. They were running a great special on Botox Injections ($199) vs. the usual ($350 – $500). When I first called, I spoke with Stephanie who was very friendly, informative and made me feel good about my purchase. She managed to get me in that afternoon and when I arrived I was seen by Jeff Wheaton. He walked me through the process, we discussed what I wanted to have done, and that is exactly what I got, a very natural outcome with fewer lines in my forehead. We also had discussed Juviderm and he walked me through how he could do the procedure with a very natural outcome and that we could get all the areas of concern done with one syringe. I made an appointment for the following day (again at a great price) and was very pleased with the outcome. Jeff is a pure artist! He injected just around the lip area and he didn’t even need to do inject my nasolabial fold. As he explained to me, that area is a symptom (gravity ladies;-) of something else, so he always does the lip area first to see if he gets the results desired before going directly to that area which would have required a 2nd syringe. All he did was place the injection in certain areas around the upper and bottom lip, which changed the appearance of that area. I love the overall look, I don’t have any visible “filler” lines around my lips (yuck!) and I don’t have duck lips either, just a slight plumpness and no more fine lines around my lips (you know, where lipstick bleeds into?….) and no more marionette lines. I would recommend Elite MD to anyone looking for either of these treatments. They are very knowledge, accessible, friendly and take a natural approach:-)
I like Dr. Bansal and Dr. Sonia. They are honest and hardworking. The follow up care was very Ritz-Carlton. I also suggest their webmd spa. The esthetician Linda Aragon is exceptional. The best skin analysis and diagnosis, and follow up care ever. She gave me a peel, my face broke out due to meds I was on, after a facial with Linda, it was 80 percent gone! The follow up care was even better.
I can’t wait to go back. By the way, since she did facials on Aaron Spelling and Tina Turner, then you are getting the Ritz service in Danville. Linda is honest. Worth every dollar! Even though I am on a student budget, I make room for Linda Aragon-the best esthetician in town with almost 30 years in the industry.
Dr. Bansal did Adominoplasty and Laser Lipo. Removed the fat from under my arms a year later. The staff is wonderful with my follow-up care. I feel I am at home when I walk into this place! The best surgeon and husband and wife team ever!!! Candy is great for service, and Jeff the RN is great for velashaping.
I have been here two times now and will definitely go back. Staff is so friendly and helpful, Jeff the R.N. is awesome with Botox. The prices are very reasonable for the bay area/easy bay.
Jeff was great at addressing my concerns and questions during my consultation visit. I didn’t have to wait a long time before my appointments unlike another place I went to a few years ago for the same procedure. and groupon deal makes it sooo worth it! I highly recommend this place!
I’ve been a patient for several years and have never had a problem with the professional staff at Elite MD. Dr. Bansal and his team have me coming back. From Botox, to lipo and lazer. They are good at what they do but most importantly they are very competitive with their pricing. When I was shopping for fat removal Elite MD came under everyone else’s quotes I was receiving. I met with the Dr. and the staff, and after doing my own research, EliteMD took top place.
Linda Aragon, esthetician, good as it gets. have no knowledge of the spa in general
esthetician Linda Aragon rocks!!!!if you’ve had a facial, you haven’t had a real one till you get one from her. Evaluation of skin is right on, as are treatment options and products. She’s great. have no experience with others in the clinic….
I have been using Elite MD for my lazer hair removal services with Jeff. The staff and Jeff were absolutely outstanding. I was greeted and welcomed immediately upon entering the office. I was seen in 5 minutes and Jeff was so great. He explained the procedure to me in detail and made sure I was comfortable. The procedure went flawless. I haven’t been exposed to skin care or other procedure but I highly praise the services I received.
I just had a surgery under the care of dr bansal. He was very professional and actually stated that he had prayed for me before the surgery. You don’t know how much that meant for a surgeon to tell me that. My surgery went great and was told that there come be some results that I might not like. Well there is but it isn’t because of dr bansal’s skill as a surgeon it is because of how my body responded to the surgery. I would definitely go back to elite md for any other surgery needed. I also want to commend his great staff. Marcella has been a great patient advocate, Candy let me know what to expect financially and Amber always answered my questions or found the answer for me. Thank you elite md!!!!!
Dr bansal is fantastic. She helped me with my skin care problem and I love my skin. I would recommend her to all my friends. She is the least expensive dermatologist around and very caring and concerned. I am very pleased with my results.
I went to Elite MD after interviewing 2 other surgeons. Dr Bansal was very easy to talk to and showed me different procedures that I could choose from to benefit me! I decided to have the extended tummy tuck and lipo. I had my procedure on 1/31/2011. The staff was so caring and Dr Bansal called to make sure I was doing ok. I had appointments set up for 2 days after surgery, then 7 days after, ect. They truly care! The best part of all I look FANTASTIC!!!! I am so shocked on how great I look and feel! My husband was scared for me to have surgery and he is wowed!!! I have recommended Dr Bansal to all my friends.
THANKYOU DR BANSAL!!!!!!!!!!!
I interviewed a number of plastic surgeons in other parts of the Bay Area and San Francisco and am very glad I chose Dr. Bansal and his excellent, personable staff at Elite MD for my procedures which took place in late December 2010. I had a mini-lift to improve my neck and chin. A laser was used on my eyelids, around the eye and mouth area to minimize wrinkles, remove a cheek scar and some unsightly age spots on my face.
Results: I couldn’t be happier. My neck and chin result are incredible and Dr. Bansal’s pride and joy. Wrinkles are gone and/or diminished around eye and mouth areas. Scar on cheek and age spots are gone. Skin texture is much improved.
Other benefits: On an initial visit, I was able to speak with and question another patient who had the same procedures I was contemplating. She looked fantastic and looked about 20 years younger than her actual age. As a woman in my 60′s, a local anesthetic was used rather than a general which made me less anxious about the surgery which went well and was relatively comfortable. Choosing a local practice turned out to be a wise decision since it was more convenient for the post-op and follow-up appointments to be close to home.
Since the surgery, I have recommended Elite MD to others who thought I looked great and had good results.
As a high risk patient, I conducted thorough research and two avenues leg to Dr. Bansal and Dr. Sonia. I have used Dr. Sonia’s skin care products exclusively since Summer 2010 including laser hair removal. Careful planning, and organizing with the staff prepared me for my complete tummy makeover during Christmas break. Dr. Bansal was the first voice I heard in recovery. After a series of follow-up appointments since December, I have just scheduled my next procedure. I trust his judgement and my husband and children are very proud of my transformation.
I have a great experienced with Dr. Bansal and his team, they are CARING and HONEST. I am very happy with my results.
I have been to several dermatologists in my past due to a family history of cancer. When I was given the name of both Dr. R. Bansal (board certified plastic surgeon) and Dr. Sonia Bansal (board certified dermatologist) at Elite MD for two separate issues. I was a bit hesitant about the practice due to the name (I was not sure about the training and certification of the Dr’s) and has some concern over combination of two Dr’s who are married, working in the same location. When my child and I met with Dr. Sonia Bansal, I was impressed with her breadth of knowledge and diligence in following up on our skin. As a result of our family history and the abnormal presentation of moles on my child, it was determined a couple needed to be removed. Due to the location, size and depth of the moles I chose to consult with a plastic surgeon on my child’s behalf (as well as young age). The ability for both Dr’s to communicate with each other at the same location made everything easier for me especially when scheduling appointments around school. I was very impressed with both Dr’s, researched their backgrounds on my own and checked with friends who were familiar with the practice. Both dr’s are well educated, stay on top of current medical techniques and technology, skilled in their perspective field and are very ethical. The practice worked with me to get the appropriate insurance documents filed, Dr. Bansal performed the necessary surgery which went well, my child did have a positive reading on the results, and we now know what we will have to do in the future, (I have been through this before with another child and the over all experience did not yield the same positive results). I was concerned with how the experience would affect future surgeries, which probable will be necessary. I am pleased to say how amazed I was at my child’s positive response to the surgery, both Dr’s, and how Dr.R Bansal delivered the information to my child (with my knowledge and consent). I was so impressed; I followed up on a personal New Year’s resolution to do something for myself. Dr. Bansal was honest, straight foreword and very ethical in what he recommended, (I have been to 4 other plastic surgeons for consultations, and only one other came half way close to what Dr. Bansal recommended at well over 3 times the fee). This practice may not be the least expensive, however you do get what you pay for. At no time during our visits did either Dr. try to sell me anything. All options were discussed, questions were asked and appropriate feedback was provided. Followup and communication was excellent.
I cannot say enough about this practice, would never hesitate to recommend either Dr., I am very impressed with the level of professionalism the staff and Dr’s have. I highly recommend both Dr’s and respect the work they do. As a parent, I placed my most precious commodity in their hands, and know my decision was right. As an individual who needed a pickup, I gave Dr. R. Bansal very visible parts of my body to work with, both my child and I came out with excellent results.