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The goal of our podcast is to help our audience understand that there are internal and external factors which contribute to the perception of beauty. In each episode, our host, Dr. Behrooz Torkian, will connect with different personalities and influencers like yourself, from various backgrounds and fields. All of this will be tied together with our mission to make everything as simple as possible and make it your own.

The goal of our podcast is to help our audience understand that there are internal and external factors which contribute to the perception of beauty. In each episode, our host, Dr. Behrooz Torkian, will connect with different personalities and influencers like yourself, from various backgrounds and fields. All of this will be tied together with our mission to make everything as simple as possible and make it your own.


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The goal of our podcast is to help our audience understand that there are internal and external factors which contribute to the perception of beauty. In each episode, our host, Dr. Behrooz Torkian, will connect with different personalities and influencers like yourself, from various backgrounds and fields. All of this will be tied together with our mission to make everything as simple as possible and make it your own.




5 Big Reasons People Have Rhinoplasties with Dr. Torkian

Download Podcast transcript In this episode, I want to go over 5 of the big reasons people choose to have rhinoplasties and what makes them successful. I’ll go into detail about why people want these changes and what procedures are required to achieve them, as well as some of the pros and cons of some of these procedures and the long-term results you can expect. Highlights: Be sure to check out past episodes! Join us on our website for more information on cosmetic surgery. Remember...


Airway Obstructions and Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Torkian

Download Podcast transcript This week I want to go over some of the common issues that come up in my practice, specifically regarding airway obstruction. Many patients come in for rhinoplasties and think their breathing is fine, but I find there’s actually some issue that is obstructing their airway and needs to be addressed. So in this episode, I cover some common causes of airway obstruction, how they can be diagnosed, and what can be done to solve them. Highlights: Check out past...


Common Misconceptions about Facial Fillers with Dr. Torkian

Download Podcast transcript I’m back after a short hiatus due to a “zoom boom” in the industry, and for a few episodes, instead of chatting with a guest, I’m going to take some time to discuss cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medicine so that prospective patients can learn a little bit about it. In this episode, I’m dispelling the myths of facial fillers and answering some common questions that I receive about them. Highlights: Check out past episodes! Join us on our website for more...


Embracing the Natural Movement of the Hair with Pekela Riley

Download Podcast Transcript If it's natural, it's better! Today's guest is Pekela Riley, hair care consultant, master stylist, and founder of Salon PK and Pure + True Texture. Pekela had a difficult childhood, but she never let that stop her from going on her way. Her mother inspired her to overcome obstacles and challenge her creativity, so while she was studying nursing she switched to cosmetology school. Six months after starting cosmetology, she went full-time to a salon to pursue her...


Expert Guide to Ethics in Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Jonathan Sykes

Download Podcast Transcript Should the plastic surgeon question the wishes of the patients? Today's guest is Dr. Jonathan Sykes. One of the most respected board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States, specializing in facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid procedures, he will answer this question. Dr. Sykes has been in practice since 1986 and has performed more than 20,000 aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries. He is a truly dedicated and ethical physician, who has been a true educator...


Dark Skin Dermatology with Dr. DiAnne Davis

Download Podcast Transcript Did you know that diagnosing in dark skin can be very different compared to fair skin? Today's guest is Dr. DiAnne Davis, MD, a board certified cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in non-invasive facial rejuvenation, skin of color, hair loss, and cosmetic dermatologic surgery. During her residency, Dr. Davis was influential in coordinating the first Skin of Color Symposium, helping to promote awareness of the unique characteristics of colored skin from a...


The Skin as a Magic Mirror with Dr. Trevor Cates

Download Podcast Transcript Your skin says a lot about your overall health. Today's guest is Dr. Trevor Cates, a nationally-recognized naturopathic physician, author of the Amazon best-selling book Clean Skin From Within, and founder of The Spa Dr., a natural skin care line. She has been a physician for 20 years, but began to focus on the skin 10 years ago, when she realized that the skin is an external reflection of internal health. Her interest in natural medicine began in her childhood,...


Revolutionizing the Beauty Industry with Jessica DeFino

Download Podcast Transcript Let’s redefine beauty standards! Today's guest is Jessica DeFIno, a pro-skin and anti-product beauty reporter covering supportive and sustainable skincare based on science and spirituality. With a degree in songwriting from Berklee College of Music, she brings a unique perspective to her writing with the lyrical qualities of storytelling, fluency, and connection to the audience. Her work in the beauty industry started because she had a problem with it. Through...


Being a Young Entrepreneur in the Beauty Business with Bianca Bee

Download Podcast Transcript There are people who do not miss opportunities because they are go-getters! Today’s guest is Bianca Bee, a beauty blogger, entrepreneur, and author, best known for her own talk show "The Bianca Bee Show" and for her book "The 20's Chronicles." Originally from Detroit, she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to attend film school. As she studied, her eager desire made her begin to blaze her own path, working for E! News, Oprah Winfrey Network, TMZ, and many...


Artistic Vision in Regenerative and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Joubin Gabbay

Download Podcast Transcript Don't miss this amazing conversation with two experts from the plastic surgery world! Today's guest is Dr. Joubin Gabbay, M.D., a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the art of cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Gabbay graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego, with a full education in molecular biology and theoretical and practical arts and received his medical education at the Medical College of Virginia....


Enhancing Latinx Beauty with Refinery29 Senior Editor Thatiana Diaz

Download Podcast Transcript We invite you to know the story of someone who succeeded in the beauty industry and decided to change it for the better! Thatiana Diaz is a senior editor and beauty contributor for Refinery29. She leads the editorial strategy, ideation, and execution of Somos, Refinery29's first Latino multiplatform channel. Thatiana produces deeply informed beauty pieces and exclusive celebrity features. She joined Refinery29 from People en Español, where she launched Chica,...


Making a Skin Decision with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian

Download Podcast Transcript Get to know the behind the scenes of plastic surgery! Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery, and host of the Netflix show Skin Decision. Dr. Nazarian attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in economics with a pre-medical concentration. From there, she enrolled at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and then went on to a combined residency in...


Aging Gracefully and the Science Behind it, with Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day

Download Podcast Transcript It's never too late to start taking care of your skin! Today's guest is Doris Day, MD, a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology. Dr. Day graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English, completed her MA in journalism and science writing at New York University before earning her MD from Downstate School of Medicine in New York. She completed her dermatology residency at Cornell University...


Sex, Feminism, Gender, and What Role Beauty Plays in Them, with Writer Suzannah Weiss

Have you ever thought about what place has plastic surgery in feminism? Today's guest is Suzannah Weiss—a writer and editor, whose work consistently focuses on discussing gender, sex, and feminism, and has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and Vice. Weiss grew up on Long Island, New York, and attended Brown University, where she studied Cognitive Neuroscience, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture and Media. She had several jobs but finally...


Catching Beauty Out of Everybody with Kiyana Tehrani

A picture is worth a thousand words! Kiyana Tehrani is a Los Angeles-born photographer and creative director who specializes in fashion portraits and highlights the utter beauty in anyone. She is a true artist and portraitist who feels free and brave when she works. Capturing real beauty is one of her constant goals, so she uses little editing on her models to achieve a true and unique expression in each image. For the past 8 years, she has been honing her ability to lead creatively and...


The Subtle Art of Makeup with Bethany Garita

Some artistic disciplines are socially relegated but are just as creative as other popular doctrines. Bethany is an artist and works as a makeup artist in LA. Her journey began as a painter, and she has been creating art since she could hold a pin. While being a body piercer, she fell in love with bodies and faces and decided to get into makeup. She was already amazing on paper, so starting on skin wasn’t much of a challenge––but becoming a licensed esthetician was essential to understanding...


Perfecting the Game of Styling With Rebecca Dennett

The fashion industry as we know it needs to change. And what better time than now? Rebecca Dennett is a stylist and art director that uses fashion as a medium to create boundary-pushing visual narratives. She studied textile design at Brighton University, fell in love with vogue art, and started working for a stylist in London. Since moving to New York in 2012, she has contributed to prestigious clients such as Elle, Allure, and Style Magazine. Rebecca acknowledges fashion is a constantly...


Embracing Natural Beauty with Rochelle Graham-Campbell

Treat your hair and skin better using chemical-free products! Rochelle Graham-Campbell is an accomplished entrepreneur, CEO, and Co-Founder of Alikay Naturals, a luxury organic line of hair and skincare products. Her journey started in 2008 as one of the first vloggers on YouTube, where she did hair-care tutorials. Everything blew up when her subscribers started asking for the natural hair oils she was doing for herself. That’s how Alikay Naturals was born! A visionary pioneer in the natural...


A True Eye for Spotting Talent with Danielle Eskinazi

Have you ever wondered how Hollywood actors get chosen? Today’s guest, Danielle Eskinazi, is an award-winning casting director with an ability to spot potential where others can’t. She started working in the entertainment industry more than twenty years ago and has cast incredible actors, such as Milla Jovovich, Hank Azaria, Woody Harrelson and David Bowie. Producers and directors trust her creativity to find actors that suit their needs. Authenticity and personality are what she prioritizes...


Celebrity Eyebrow Guru’s Best Kept Secret For The Perfect Brow with Sania Vucetaj

The perfect brow-look exists and today’s guest, Sania Vucetaj, will explain how to achieve it. Sania is an eyebrow stylist and founder of Sania’s Brow Bar in New York City. Due to her unique and incredible style she has become an icon in the beauty industry working with celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Angela Simmons and Eliza Dushku. Her passion began when she was a kid and got a scar in her brow, and in order to fix it, she camouflaged the wound and started playing with...