To further extend our commitment to scientific integrity, cutting edge formulations and breakthrough skincare technology, DermaTech Research has established the Stemology Skincare Advisory Board. This board is comprised of leading professionals in science, medicine and esthetics who are committed to helping make Stemology the best skincare products available.

In their advisory role, each member provides additional insight on the development, implementation and assessment of both products and informational content for the brand’s customers, company and community. Additionally, advisory board members lend their specific expertise and knowledge directly into the research and development processes for Stemology Skincare products. And finally, members provide early information on the latest technologies in skincare and lend insight into diagnosis trends seen in their practices.

The Stemology Skincare Advisory Board gives us the first opportunity to serve the needs of our patients and clients – well before new concepts are introduced into the mainstream – ensuring that Stemology remains a leader in skincare science, technology and formulation.

Advisory Board Profiles

Christine Petti, MD, FACS

Dr Christine Petti

Dr. Christine Petti is a board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery, aesthetic laser treatment and non-invasive surgical cosmetic rejuvenation procedures. Practicing since 1988, Dr. Petti currently serves as the Medical Director of the Palos Verdes Ambulatory Surgery Medical Center, a private on-site AAASF certified plastic surgery center, and Spa Bella, a full service medical day spa.

Dr. Petti is a member of the medical staff of both Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, an expert reviewer for The Medical Board of California, a member of the Advisory Board for The Wellness Cancer Community of The South Bay, and a former Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at The University of Southern California. Additionally, Dr. Petti is an active member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The California Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Voted the Best Cosmetic Surgeon by The Los Angeles Daily Breeze and Beach Reporter of The South Bay for consecutive years, Dr. Petti has also appeared on ABC “20/20”, had multiple appearances on CBS “The Doctors” as well as being featured in The Los Angeles Times. She has been selected as a “Top Doctor” by US News and World Report.

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Henry Mentz, MD, FICS, FACS

Henry Mentz

Dr. Henry Mentz is an internationally-respected plastic surgeon who holds the distinctive honor of being the nation’s first triple board certified plastic surgeon. He blends the specific technique and skills of his board certifications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, and head and neck surgery to achieve remarkable, comprehensive, and natural looking results. Forbes magazine listed Dr. Mentz as a leading plastic surgeon in the United States. And his physician peers have repeatedly nominated him in H Magazine, Texas Monthly, and Health and Fitness magazines as one of the select “Top Docs” to whom they would send family members and friends. His expertise has been widely sought and shared through his participation in more than 150 presentations, books, and chapters. Dr. Mentz received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University Medical School. After completing the General Surgery program at the Ochsner Foundation of New Orleans, he went on to complete the Otolaryngology program at Tulane University School of Medicine. He followed this with specialized training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Joseph in Houston.

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Dr. Michael M. Dao, MD

Dr. Michael M. Dao

Beginning his journey in internal medicine, Dr. Michael M. Dao recognized the link between inner & outer beauty. Acknowledging that aesthetic enhancements are elective procedures patients seek out to feel better about themselves, Dr. Michael M. Dao was disappointed by the limited availability of modern technology. Earning his medical degree from The American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine, and completing his residency at the University of Southern California, Dr. Michael M. Dao is a regular guest speaker for many distinguished pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Merck, and Astra Zeneca in addition to being certified in the use of Botox, fillers and many cutting edge lasers. Dep Aesthetics Institute has been awarded the honor of bringing the latest advancements to market with Dr. Michael M. Dao specifically being chosen as a luminary for a variety of treatments and products. Recognized as a leading expert in his field, Dr. Michael M. Dao is also board certified by the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association, National Society of Cosmetic Physicians, as well the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

As an industry thought leader in the world of aesthetics, Dr. Michael M. Dao, founded Dep Aesthetics Institute as a platform for the advancement of modern cosmetic medicine. Pioneering a new vertical for non-surgical procedures, Dep Aesthetics Institute was created to provide the most comprehensive selection of broad spectrum laser and aesthetic device solutions in the market today. Through the on-going refinement of suggested protocols, designer treatments and combination therapies, distinctive solutions to wide spread aesthetic challenges were born. These game changing non-surgical solutions can now be brought to the masses through the carefully developed Dep Aesthetics Institute training and consulting program. Additionally, today’s time compressed consumer is looking for accessible treatments that provide amplified results with minimal downtime needed, as they are far more conducive to their lifestyle. Through targeted research and extensive vetting, Dr. Michael M. Dao and the Dep Aesthetics Institute team collectively strive to focus on the development of treatment protocols and suggested maintenance regimens to provide the end consumer with tailor-made results without the excessive downtime or complications associated with traditional surgical procedures.

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Dr. Joseph K. Bivens, MD

Dr. J. Kurt Bivens

Dr. J. Kurt Bivens has dedicated his life to the enhancement and the re-creation of the human form. An artist and a musician, Dr. Bivens pursued Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as a career path in order to fulfill his desires to embellish beauty and balance of the body. He was born in Florida where he attended the University of Florida for both undergraduate and Medical School. While at the University of Florida his research experiences in microvascular surgery and silicone gel implants paved the way for his interest and dedication to Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. His training in General Surgery was completed at New York Medical College Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. Plastic Surgery training was done at the University of California San Diego where he specialized in Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring. After completing his training in plastic surgery he was honored to perfect his skills in Body Contouring and Liposuction by working with the fathers and promoters of the Liposuction industry in America, Drs. Illouz, Fornier, Hetter, Toledo and Lewis. Dr. Bivens moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 where along with a busy private practice in Plastic Surgery he was a faculty member at Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Surgery, Associate Medical Director of a large IPA and member of the Atlanta Medical Association. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and a candidate of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bivens has most recently moved to Southern California. The move has retuned him to his roots and to the area that he most appreciates. His personal goals in Plastic Surgery are to “bring beauty into the lives of people thru enhancement of the spirit, body and the mind. Cosmetic surgery is only the beginning”. Dr. Bivens has been a strong advocate in fitness and nutritional support as a means to promote and enhance youthful growth in patients’ lives. He is scheduled to obtain his boards in Age Management Medicine this year. This achievement will usher in a new era in which Cosmetic Surgery Rejuvenation meets pharmaceutical and genetic manipulation in Age Management Medicine. With the marriage of these two disciplines Cosmetic rejuvenation becomes individually specific and will cater to the internal and external needs of the patient.

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