A Real Beauty
A local dermatology group helps clients achieve wellness—inside and out.
- Written byLaura L. Watts
- Photographed byJeffrey Fiterman
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Healthy skin is a priority for most of us. Whether we enjoy sports and fitness under the sun, casual hikes, or lazy days at the beach—we are part of an active, outdoor community. So it’s crucial to follow some important steps in designing our own healthy skin care regime.
Moy-Fincher-Chipps Facial Plastics & Dermatology has been helping South Bay residents put their best skin forward for 30 years. Realizing that good skin is a reflection of good habits, the practitioners teach patients to focus on overall health to reach their aesthetic goals.
The practice specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic and facial plastic surgery, and Mohs surgery. They offer injectables (such as neurotoxins and fillers), custom laser treatments, and services for skin, hair and nail disorders.
“We are known for comprehensive skin health and cutting-edge technology.”
Serving the Golden State for three decades, the team is well aware of the need to protect the skin from harsh sun rays. “All of our providers are skin cancer experts,” says Jennifer Herrmann, MD. “We specialize in skin cancer prevention, early detection and the highest cure-rate treatments. Our physicians are all board-certified, fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeons.”
The team promotes the benefits of using high-quality products that contain DNA repair enzymes to undo sun damage caused by our SoCal lifestyles. They recommend various vitamins and supplements to enhance optimum health inside and out.
“Our practice has the most up-to-date and scientifically backed procedures and services that help patients soften signs of aging and maintain a youthful, natural appearance,” says Lauren Moy, MD, who recently joined her father’s practice.
The providers are proud to offer the latest in laser technology for skin rejuvenation. They have an array of devices to tighten skin, improve sun damage, decrease wrinkles, fade brown spots, remove red spots and reduce unwanted body fat.
“We are known for comprehensive skin health and cutting-edge technology,” says Edgar Fincher, MD. “We assist patients of all ages with medical, surgical and cosmetic care. Through a unique combination of vitamins, topical reparative creams, hormone balance, stress reduction, nutrition optimization and restorative skin treatments, we help patients achieve and maintain their healthiest skin.”
South Bay native Ronald Moy, MD, founded the practice while working as co-chief of the dermatology department of UCLA, where he had the opportunity to train both Dr. Fincher and Lisa Chipps, MD. The practice then moved to Beverly Hills and expanded to additional locations in Torrance and Encino. Dr. Herrmann and Dr. Lauren Moy later joined the team.
All five physicians are leaders in cosmetic dermatology, using transformational techniques to correct the signs of aging, treat the effects of the sun, and address general and cosmetic skin care concerns. Along with their support team, they are dedicated to personalized patient care and natural-looking results.
Dr. Ronald Moy is a diplomat of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and has published more than 200 scholarly articles. He is a renowned international lecturer on advancing cosmetic surgery technologies. He is past president of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Fincher received his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Dr. Chipps earned her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Herrmann earned her medical degree from Harvard University, and Dr. Lauren Moy earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College.
All five physicians completed a dermatology residency and a Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship. Dr. Ronald Moy, Dr. Fincher, Dr. Chipps and Dr. Lauren Moy also completed cosmetic surgery fellowships.
The Moy-Fincher-Chipps team includes physician assistants Jeffrey So and Nisha Shah, nurse practitioner Jillian Roy, and nurses Kaitie McKeever and Caitlin Vandermolen. Along with the physicians, they are known for their skills and compassionate care.
Moy-Fincher-Chipps remains at the forefront of innovative techniques and is committed to advancing the field of dermatology by performing breakthrough research. They have developed and tested new products and devices for treating multiple types of skin conditions and cancer.
Three decades after the founding of Moy-Fincher-Chipps Facial Plastics & Dermatology, the practice recently became an affiliate of Golden State Dermatology—a comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology network with locations throughout the Western U.S.
“We are excited to join Golden State Dermatology and gain new colleagues who share our approach to providing the best care and staying at the pinnacle of dermatology and cosmetic surgery and treatments,” says Dr. Ronald Moy.
“Our partnership with Golden State Dermatology allows us to enhance and expand our ability to provide top-notch care to our medical and cosmetic patients,” says Dr. Chipps.
Enhancing the health and beauty of your skin is the top priority of the Moy-Fincher-Chipps team. They will listen to your concerns, address your needs and engage their expertise to help you look and feel your best—all with the highest level of individualized, professional attention by an elite team of board-certified doctors and friendly, supportive staff.