Who We Are

Our Mission

SILK is an elegant boutique medical spa, located in Encino, CA. We approach each client by taking a very personal interest in their needs. By providing up-to-the-minute technology, we nurture everybody with state-of-the-art skincare and aesthetic treatments.

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There is no substitute for experience

The SILK Medical Spa team is overseen by Dr. George Sanders and Dr. Stephen Bresnick, two of the top plastic surgeons and skin care experts in the nation. They have both undergone extensive training in some of the nation’s elite institutions and have spent years honing their skills and knowledge in order to provide beautiful, long-lasting and safe results to their patients. Thanks to their breadth of knowledge and compassionate approach, Dr. Sanders and Dr. Bresnick are two of the most highly sought out plastic surgeons in Southern California.

Tens of thousands of men and women have put their beauty and health into the hands of Dr. Sanders and Dr. Bresnick and have achieved stunning results in the process.

The team at SILK Medical Spa also consists of licensed and highly experienced nurses and medical aestheticians who share the doctors’ vision of providing high-quality care with a gentle, personal touch. Each of our team members take a personal interest in our patients’ needs and goals, and works diligently to provide excellent, individualized care.

Dr. George Sanders, MD


George Sanders, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is one of the best-known plastic surgeons in Southern California. Born and raised in Texas, Dr. Sanders earned his undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa from Rice University. He then went on to complete his medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

After graduating, Dr. Sanders trained in general surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and then finished his general surgery training as chief resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he earned the coveted Leo Rigler Award for surgical excellence. Dr. Sanders then completed his plastic surgery fellowship at UCLA, where he trained alongside some of the top cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the world. He was aggressively courted by a number of plastic surgery practices, but chose Encino because of his love for the area and its residents.

Dr. Stephen Bresnick, MD


Stephen Bresnick, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has over twenty years of experience practicing plastic surgery in Los Angeles. A native to Los Angeles, Dr. Bresnick earned his undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to complete his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Bresnick is considered to be one of the country’s most extensively trained plastic surgeons, having trained in some of the nation’s top institutions. He completed his surgery internship, surgery residency and a three-year plastic surgery residency at Stanford University. Dr. Bresnick was named Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at Stanford in 1996. He then completed a Craniofacial Plastic Surgery fellowship at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he was named Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery from 1996 to 1997.

Abel Navarro, R.N.

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Abel has an extensive background in beauty and medical aesthetics. Starting out as a makeup artist, Abel developed an eye for symmetry and facial aesthetics. He performed makeup services for various private clientele and celebrities. Abel discovered his new-found passion with perfecting skin and facial contour with makeup.

After successfully completing aesthetics school, Abel started working in one of the hottest medical spas in the Los Angeles area. He received mentorship and experience from working directly for a celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist as the lead medical aesthetician where he learned a lot more about skin, lasers and injectables.

Lisa Arnold, Aesthetician

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Lisa Arnold is an aesthetician with 20 years’ experience. She has worked for the past 15 years in medical aesthetics within the plastic surgery field. Lisa specializes in post-procedure skin care treatments as well as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, oxygen infusion, stem cell protein infusion, led light therapy, and customized skin care treatments.

She is a graduate of Paul Mitchell Skin Academy 2003, and has advanced her education with many additional skin care courses, and educational training programs.

Lisa has a unique, compassionate way that she listens to her patients’ needs. For every individual patient, she combines her beautiful touch with a medical aspect to communicate and achieve the optimal result. She truly cares and values each person that she consults and treats.

Claire Ahmann RN


Claire is a registered nurse with a passion for skincare. She is originally from the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Boise State University. By day, Claire combines her nursing expertise with her love for aesthetics and enhancing natural beauty. In her free time you’ll likely find her on the volleyball court or with her cat, Miso. Claire is here to help you look and feel your best which ensuring your experience is filled with care, comfort, and a smile.

What People Say About Us!

"Everyone is lovely at Silk. Abel is fantastic, knowledgeable, and doesn't push extra products or procedures on me. He tells me what he thinks will look best on me and he is always right! I highly recommend Silk!"

- Anonymous

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Visit Us in Beautiful Encino

Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed Weekends

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