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.
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.
Heather Voss, R.N.
Heather Voss, R.N., offers patients a unique perspective on beauty and an artist’s eye when it comes to the use of fillers and other facial contouring techniques. She is passionate about the synergies between feeling and looking one’s best. Heather has 15+ years’ experience in the aesthetics industry.
Heather grew up in Minnesota and moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue a modeling and acting career.
It was her love for facial anatomy and physiology that would ultimately capture her interest in facial aesthetics. She began working with an acclaimed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty and injectables. She grew to love the fine art of injectables and now is a master in her own right. “I look at each individual face as unique and recommend a custom solution for every client. That might include the use of Botox to soften lines and improve skin texture along with fillers to compensate for a loss of facial support and fat. Light and shadows fall differently on an aging face compared to a youthful face and that determines where I inject.” Treatments for the skin may also involve laser tightening to stimulate collagen production.
In her free time, Heather enjoys playing piano, singing, waterskiing, travel and spending time with family. She is licensed as an RN to practice in both California and Texas and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner at West Coast University California.
Abel Navarro, R.N.
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
Lisa Arnold is an aesthetician with 15 years’ experience. She has worked for the past 10 years in medical aesthetics within the plastic surgery field. Lisa specializes in post-procedure skin care treatments as well as microdermabrasion, micro needling, 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.