Not only does Dr. Beth Haney have a flourishing health and wellness facility in Yorba Linda, California, but she is one of the industry’s most influential advocates on safety, morals and integrity.
By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal
Email: Rick@CalBizJournal.com / Mobile: 949-648-3815
WHEN BETH HANEY WAS 12 YEARS OLD, her uncle, UCLA Microbiology and Immunology Professor James Miller, took her on a tour of his lab and gave her an insider’s view of the medical world at the stately Westwood campus.
That was the moment that changed Beth’s life forever.
“I realized right then and there that’s what I wanted to do,” she says. “I could actually envision myself taking care of people.”
When she strolled around the renowned university, gawking at the buildings and impeccable landscape, “I felt like I was in heaven,” she says. “Knowing the knowledge and learning that was going on there, I just wanted to be a part of it.”
Just prior to that, there were signs that Beth was destined for a career in medicine. While riding horses in Yucaipa, California, a close family friend fell off his horse and broke his wrist – badly. It was completely deformed. While the other kids screamed, squealed and looked away, Beth raced up next to him, jumped off her horse and examined his wrist.
“I was as cool and calm as a cucumber,” she says today with a laugh. “I held his arm while my mom called the doctor. The other kids were screaming, ‘Oh my God.’ But I was ok. I thought it was a little weird but I just felt comfortable helping someone.”
Beth went on to receive her Bachelor’s from Loma Linda University in 1995, then a Master’s degree in 2000, also from Loma Linda. Later, in 2010, she received her doctorate in nursing practice from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Today, she has emerged as one of the industry leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology with a special focus on dermal fillers, lasers, Botox, and health and wellness as a nurse practitioner. She has her own practice – Luxe Aesthetic and Wellness Center in Yorba Linda – and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Irvine. At the same time, she helps out in urgent care at local health facilities.
Basically, when Beth isn’t working directly with a client at her facility, she’s heading off to teach at UCI, meeting with legislators in Sacramento on nursing and medical issues, authoring articles and textbooks, or giving a lecture on the safety of using lasers and other cosmetic equipment and products.
“Beth is amazing,” says Surani Hayre-Kwan FNP, MBA, Executive Director of Operations North Division Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in Santa Rosa, California. “She is one of the most influential people in our industry. She has served as an expert in lasers, specifically in educating how to use lasers safety in an office setting. She has served as an expert for legislation in Sacramento – and the state has recognized her skill sets with lasers and her education of other health care providers on safe laser use. To say the least, she is well respected in the industry.”
Beth is also a board member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners and has been embroiled in many legislative issues.When Senate Bill 491 hit the floor, Beth was entrenched in the battle to remove practice barriers for nurse practitioners in California and increase access to care for patients.
“She took heat from all sides of the issue, but she stuck to her guns and did what was right for her industry — and for Californians in general,” says Rob Finley, Executive Director of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners.
While working as a nurse practitioner at the outset of her career, primarily at urgent care facilities, Haney was introduced to cosmetic dermatology and lasers in 2000. She was fascinated. She worked with physicians who were involved in clinical trials for a new filler called Sculptra, which was primarily used to enhance facial volume on HIV patients. She embraced aesthetics, working with several doctors and plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and other facilities around Southern California.
Beth displayed such professionalism and care, and was so effective at her craft, that the laser company, Lumenis Laser Corporation, a pioneer of cosmetic devises, asked her to become a trainer for the company. She wound up training physicians and nurses across the U.S.
At the same time, she was still fulfilling her obligations at the urgent care center.
Several years later, she launched Medical Aesthetic Institute with a group consisting of a plastic surgeon, nurse practitioner, attorney, registered nurse and a laser physicist. The purpose was to train medical professionals on how to safely use laser equipment. Haney was also successful in getting the Board of Registered Nursing to approve her course so people seeking to work in the field could receive credits, separating them others who had not received appropriate training.
Along the way, issues surfaced that led Haney to where she is today – having her own facility and becoming a leader in safe and ethical practices.
After one specific incident, Haney put her foot down, saying, “I have years of experience — I know what I’m doing. I’ll open up my own office and make sure everyone is very well taken care of and do it the right way.”
Just like any profession, there are questions of moral, character and integrity. Cosmetic dermatology is no different. There have been cases where products such as Botox have been diluted so patients pay full price but did not receive the full benefits of the product.
Early on, Haney knew that the public should be cautious of facilities promoting $8 Botox treatments.
“It was a ploy to get people in the door and it led to providing less than the best service,” she says. “It turned a lot of patients off because they didn’t know whom to trust. You had to earn your reputation because of the ones who were undercutting and not being honest.”
She recalls an instance when the CEO of a practice where she was working was elated when a new customer pulled up in a Mercedes. “He said, ‘Oh good, here’s someone who’ll spend a lot of money here,’” she recalls. “He wound up treating them nicer than if they had driven up in Toyota. I felt very uncomfortable being there. That’s when I knew I had to go out on my own.”
As someone who has spent her entire professional life working in an urgent care environment, Haney was appalled.
“Everyone has the right to the highest quality care no matter what and every person needs to be treated with the utmost respect,” she says. “That incident really bothered me. In urgent care, you have people from every walk of life. Some people have real serious issues, and I always treated them as if they were the Queen – or King — of England. That’s my philosophy.”
The decision to open her own facility was not agonizing at all.
“I just felt it was my responsibility to provide a place in Yorba Linda and the surrounding area that functioned on moral integrity and gave the best possible care and treatment for the right price,” she says.
Dr. Beth Haney, DNP, FNP-C
18619 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
About Luxe Aesthetic and Wellness Center
Luxe Aesthetic and Wellness Center values the opportunity to help you look as young as you feel with its state-of-the-art equipment and medical procedures. Most procedures are performed with little or no “down time” and are all administered by an expertly trained Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse.
Luxe’s Medical Director has more than 12 years of aesthetic experience. The practice is the only one in Yorba Linda and nearby areas where IPL and laser hair removal are performed by a former national educator and trainer for the Lumenis Laser Corporation using the outstanding Lumenis One IPL and gold standard for hair removal, the Lightsheer Duet.
Luxe Aesthetic and Wellness Center effectively addresses and treats the following conditions: Facial lines and folds, Uneven skin tone, Photodamage (age spots, freckles, brown spots, facial vessels), Rosacea (red, ruddy skin tone), Melasma, Acne, Thin Lips, and Unwanted hair.
Luxe Aesthetic and Wellness Center is a Former National training and preceptor site for the Lumenis Laser Corporation. It offers FDA approved services that are proven effective.
Luxe Aesthetic and Wellness Center is a former corporate member of Film Independent, a non-profit organization that champions the cause of independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent produces two major events: The spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.
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What are the different types of Facial Rejuvenation Treatments at Luxe Aesthetic and Wellness Center?
The following are the more common types of facial rejuvenation treatments. All of these methods carry their own set of risks, benefits, costs, and techniques.
The following are some of the more common minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures:
Microdermabrasion: This is a superficial skin polishing procedure that involves sanding off the first layer of skin with a diamond tip wand.
Chemical Peel: When certain chemicals are applied to the skin, they cause age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.
Fillers: Dermal fillers are used to fill the lines of the face and increase the fullness of lips. They are also very useful in filling certain facial depressions and scars.
Photo Rejuvenation: Photo rejuvenation is designed to reduce redness, flushing and wrinkle size. Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed the skin. This leaves the skin with a more even tone that looks and feels smoother.
Spider Vein Treatment (Sclerotherapy): The injection of a chemical, known as a sclerosing solution, into unsightly veins that causes them to turn white and gradually disappear.
Dysport/Botox Injections: Dysport and Botox are a botulinum toxin that is injected to prevent the contraction of muscles that form wrinkles, thus reducing them.
These facial rejuvenation procedures are just some of the many ways cosmetic treatments can help enhance one’s appearance. To learn more about other facial rejuvenation procedures, call Luxe 714-970-9100.
Our face is the most distinguishing features on our entire body. However, as we grow older, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging appear. Age, sun exposure, smoking, and other factors can all contribute to this appearance. While there are those who choose to accept aging as a way of life, many people have been seeking cosmetic surgeons or dermatologists to find how they can recapture their youth. There are several techniques that can help restore a youthful appearance to faces.
These are known as facial rejuvenation treatments. While some of these facial rejuvenation procedures involve surgery, like facelifts and dermabrasion, more and more minimally invasive procedures have emerged. These procedures require no incisions and may not require anesthesia, plus these patients experience minimal, or no downtime at all. Minimally invasive procedures are gaining in popularity. With the increasing popularity of facial rejuvenation, it is important that the prospective patient research and understand different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors.
While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to facial rejuvenation, when considering this or any other cosmetic procedure, we recommend that you consult a qualified provider with significant experience. Some important elements you should understand regarding this procedure include the following:
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
These treatments cannot stop your face from aging, but it can take years off your appearance by reducing the amount of fine lines and other signs of aging. Benefits can vary depending on the type of treatment used. While some procedures offer no down time, others have longer lasting results.
Who would best Represent an Ideal Candidate for Facial Rejuvenation Treatments?
Those people looking to enhance the appearance of their face would represent an ideal candidate for facial rejuvenation treatments. Although reasons vary from person to person, the more common include:
- Enhancing appearance and boosting self-confidence.
- Becoming less self-conscious about appearance.
- Achieving smoother looking skin.
- Removing unsightly skin conditions (i.e. age spots, uneven pigmentation, spider veins, etc.).
Consultation visits give patients the opportunity to address their goals and expectations for their treatment and to ask any questions they might have. These visits also allow practitioners to inform the patient of the benefits, precautions, treatment response, adverse reactions, method of administration and other important information.
How long do these facial rejuvenation procedures last?
The following is a listing of the average duration of the results, which can vary from patient to patient:
- Botox Injections: Up to four months
- Dermal Fillers: Six months to twelve months
- Chemical Peel: Variable depending on the chemical used
- Sclerotherapy, Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Photo Rejuvenation: The results of these procedures are very long lasting as it removes age spots, wrinkles, and other skin conditions. However, the skin can still age and new wrinkles and other blemishes can still appear, especially with sun exposure and other lifestyle habits.
Perfect the Skin You’re In – Sunscreens and Intense Pulsed Light
- Dr. Beth Haney’s great advice on how to maintain that youthful glow.
- Learn about skin health and some available options.
- This article includes tips on how to care for your skin, sunscreens, intense pulsed light treatments (or photo-facials), and product ingredients.
Our facial treatments are performed by one of the best, most experienced estheticians in Orange County. We use professional medical grade skin care products, such as Epionce, IS Clinical, and our very own signature line. Our esthetician can customize a facial for any specific need to ensure that when you leave our office your skin will be radiant.
Revitalizing Facial: European , cleansing facial
Luxe Green Tea Facial: Antioxidant facial treatment to help repair the skin.
Purifying Acne Facial: Is great for acne prone skin, uses high frequency and deep cleansing.
Innovative Facial: Rejuvenate your skin with the combination of two therapeutic masques.
Luxe Mini Facial: Also know as the lunchtime facial, is a great introductory facial for first time clients.
Teen Facial: Perfect for special teen occasions.
Acne, is the single most troublesome medical skin condition for preteens and young adults. Luxe Aesthetic Center has developed safe, effective and very successful treatment programs for thousands of patients who suffer from mild to severe acne.
Acne problems can begin as early as age 9 or 10, but typically show up during puberty when hormones begin to surge. Nearly 85% of those aged 14 to 24 deal with some level of acne, even if it is only the occasional “Pimple” that shows up the day before a date or a job interview.
When your acne problems become bothersome, with repeated eruptions of new pimples, or when simple over-the-counter solutions are ineffective, it is important to seek the expertise of a qualified healthcare provider in order to prevent long term problems such as scarring and discoloration of the skin.
The Lumenis Lightsheer is the “gold standard” of lasers for permanent hair reduction. The Lightsheer can be used safely on all skin types, even tanned skin with incredible results. Unwanted hair can be permanently reduced on almost any area of the body.
Luxe’s Duet high speed laser is a more comfortable, faster laser with excellent results in a third of the time. Entire men’s back or ladies’ legs completed in approximately 20 minutes.
Be You-T-Full was selected for the 2014 Academy Awards and the 2013 Grammy Swag Bags that were presented to all the nominees and attendees.
Hear what Dr. Beth Haney has to say on staying Be You-T-Full.