Ranked as one of the top 100 Allergan practices in the nation (Botox and Juvéderm filler)
Ranked as one of the top 40 Galderma practices in the nation (Dysport and Restylane filler)
James Wethe, M.D.
JAMES WETHE, M.D. Board Certified Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon; Medical Director of Skin365
Degrees/Accolades: Graduate of USC’s School of Medicine (1980); Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; Diplomate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Speaker for Galderma; Expert witness for court cases; Easy Readers’ Best of Beach Cosmetic Surgeon (2018); a Favorite Cosmetic Surgeon-Daily Breeze Reader’s Choice South Bay’s Best (2015 & 2018) Skin365 is under the medical leadership of Dr. Wethe, an established and highly respected cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, who has been practicing in the Los Angeles/South Bay area since 1985.
What is your approach to the work you do? Every patient and each case are unique and always get my full attention. My goal is for every patient to feel like they are part of our practice family and to be treated just like family. There are no two patients or procedures that are exactly the same and that makes me excited about my work each and every day. It’s very rewarding to see the smile on a patient’s face after solving their cosmetic or reconstructive concerns.
What’s something others might not know about you? When I was younger, I was a dedicated and devoted prankster. I went to great lengths to set up some fairly elaborate pranks that today I would never consider doing. No further details will be forthcoming—I plead the fifth!
Where can you be found when you aren’t working? I’m usually with my family. With four children who live nearby, I am blessed that they involve me in their lives and take advantage of every opportunity I can to spend time with them.
JoLyn Gibb, RN
JOLYN GIBB Founder of Skin365; Advanced Aesthetic Registered Nurse
Degrees/Certifications/Accolades: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1994); Chosen to be one of the first RN’s to train for Allergan (2005); Allergan MedSpa Advisor Committee (2016); Allergan Ace/Epic Speaker & Trainer (2005-2015); Galderma Trainer (2008-2012); Laser educator & trainer for Syneron and Laserscope (2002-2005); Selected to work with internationally-known dermatologist, Dr. Howard Murad, Murad Skin Products (2014-2015)
How did you get involved in aesthetic medicine? In my teens, I had a passion for stage and theatrical makeup. I received a scholarship for special effects from a school in New York, but my father didn’t want me going so far away. Fast forward through my nursing rotations in ICU, ER, Open Heart Recovery, and as an ER Flight nurse, to my accepting a medical sales position with 3M. Calling on dermatologists and plastic surgeons, led me to my mentor and partner at Skin365, Dr. Wethe, and the world of aesthetic medicine where I realized I could combine my passion for special effects artistry and skin rejuvenation. My ability to look at a patient’s face and know what needs to be done—and see the end result in my mind’s eye before I even start—I believe is a rare gift and my best asset.
What is your approach to the work you do? I have a strong sense of service, of wanting to help people feel better, live better and look better. I truly listen to my patients, empathize, and provide information about aesthetic treatments in a way they will understand. I’m incredibly transparent about the good, the bad, and the ugly in the industry and NEVER suggest treatments that do not have strong evidence-based studies—which means no gimmicks or fads. Safe beauty is a must! When it comes to injectables, my approach is “less is more”—natural not overdone. I’m not only a practitioner but a patient. I’ve had it all—fillers, Botox, laser resurfacing, microneedling, dermaplaning, peels, even a little cosmetic surgery—which allows me to share my own experiences with my patients first hand. We all deserve the right to look better and feel better about ourselves. It’s not about vanity-it’s about taking care of ourselves now, so we feel good about the way we look when we are in our 80’s and beyond. We are worth it!
Where can you be found when you aren’t working?
Playing hide and seek with my family, planning a cozy weekend dinner party at our home for our friends and their children, walking the stables near our house at twilight with my daughter saying goodnight to the horses.
Jeanette Oka, M.D.
Jeanette Oka, M.D. Physician
Degrees/Certifications/Accolades: Graduate of UCLA School of Medicine; Board Certified Anesthesiologist; Microneedling training with Dr. Des Fernandes, pioneer of microneedling and founder of Environ Skincare
What are the primary services/treatments you provide? Full face consultations, medical screenings, and advanced medical microneedling.
What led to your interest in aesthetic medicine? I have always been interested in the science of skin and in the prevention and preservation of our bodies. I’m also a proponent of whole-body health and the idea of stimulating our own collagen growth with microneedling intrigued me. Personally, I also have an issue with hyperpigmentation and have been on a journey for years to find the best, safest solution.
What gets you excited about the work you do? I love educating patients about the importance of total body wellness. I get very excited when I see the difference in a patient’s life when they feel good about themselves. Beauty starts from within. It’s my goal to help patients understand that our “exterior” self develops from a stable and healthy foundation—that diet, quality of sleep, social habits, mindfulness, gratitude, in addition to how we treat our skin, are all important contributors to overall wellness and beauty and we must take an active role in all of them to achieve the best results.
What’s something others might not know about you? I love sports—especially baseball. I go to almost all Dodger games and keep score to maintain my memory.
Where can you be found when you aren’t working? I value privacy and rejuvenation time, so I’ll never tell!
Elizabeth Sommers, RN
Certifications/Accolades: Registered Nurse, Allergan Trainer, Galderma Trainer
Why did you get into aesthetic medicine? Injectable medicine is an art and passion for me. I love connecting with patients and helping them look and feel amazing. I grew up loving everything beauty related. While I had been a registered nurse since 2004, when I moved to Southern California ten years ago, I decided I wanted to get certified in aesthetic medicine. For me, it’s beauty, science, and medicine combined.
What do you like best about the work you do? I really enjoy the consultations and full facial assessments I do with my patients. It allows us to discuss their aesthetic goals together and create a treatment plan that is customized specifically for them. I will not perform a procedure on a patient unless I think it will look beautiful. Patient safety and outstanding results are always my priority. I love making people feel beautiful. Seeing a big smile on a patient when they leave the office makes me very happy.
What do you do for fun? When I’m not working, I love spending time with family and friends—and dance roller skating! On weekends, you will probably find me outdoors roller skating with friends. I have even traveled to Spain, where I participated in an international skating event, Skate Love Barcelona.
Favorite Skincare product: Vita-Peptide Eye Gel
SKIN CARE SPECIALIST
Certifications/Accolades: Certified in SkinCeuticals, Environ, and Vi Chemical Peel
Why did you get into aesthetic medicine? I got involved in this field over 18 years ago because I was always passionate about my skin and the best ways to take care of it. I did research and read articles about skincare and realized this was the work I was meant to do.
What do you like best about the work you do? I really do get excited about coming to work. I enjoy interacting with my patients and getting to know them. I like to educate them on the products and procedures that will best address their concerns and, ultimately, help improve their skin.
What do you like to do for fun? Spending time with family & friends and organizing (not sure if that qualifies as “fun”).
Favorite Skincare product: Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight
SKIN CARE SPECIALIST
Certifications/Accolades: Certified in Environ products and Ionzyme DF Machine; Named one of the best facialists’ in Los Angeles by Allure Magazine (2011)
How did you get started in the aesthetic industry? I came to New York City from Nagoya, Japan in 1997 and went straight into beauty college—without speaking English. At the time it was a survival decision rather than a career decision. But here I am 20 years later, still in the industry and loving it!
What do you like best about the work you do? I have the opportunity to meet interesting people all of the time and get to know them even better through their skin. There is great satisfaction in creating a skin care regimen that helps a patient improve not only their skin but the confidence they have in themselves.
What’s something others might not know about you? I am currently working on my prerequisites to get into a nursing program which I believe will enrich my aesthetic career.
What are you personally most passionate about? My two daughters who are 12 and 14. It can be challenging juggling a career, school, and family but I believe in embracing life every day!
Favorite Skincare product: Vitamin A C & E Body Oil
OFFICE MANAGER/PATIENT LIAISON
Certifications/Accolades: Environ Product Specialist
How did you get into the aesthetics field? I suffered from acne from a very young age and after finding a medical spa who helped clear my skin, I was interested in learning more about the industry. I actually ended up getting a job at that clinic and have been in aesthetics and skincare ever since.
What do you like best about your job? I enjoy answering questions about our services and being able to help guide them through the process.
Where can you be found when you’re not working? With my husband and our three amazing kids.
Favorite Skincare product: Revival Masque