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4 Facts about Simon Ourian M.D.

1

20+ years career

Simon opened his legendary Epione clinic in Beverly Hills over 20 years ago to provide minimal-invasive treatments with surgical results and drive innovation in cosmetic dermatology.

2

Derm to the A-List

Simon’s client list is unparalleled. Some of the most beautiful and well-known faces in the world trust Simon with their skin; the Kardashian-Jenner family, Lady Gaga, Sophia Vergara to name a few.

3

Enthusiastic artist

From an early age, Simon has been passionate about art and sculpting – which is one of the reasons he has such a unique eye for proportions and aesthetics. He is an active artist and sculptor in his free-time. 

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Innovator

Simon pioneered Coolaser a revolutionary method to arrest the appearance of aging and has been innovating skincare treatments for decades. With MDO he's finally bringing his expertise home to you.

I developed MDO to enable anyone to achieve professional results safely and easily in the comfort of their own homes." 

- Simon Ouran M.D.

An American Dream

Simon moved to California from Iran as a refugee with his family in the 80’s. During his early years in the US, he focused on learning the language, whilst working hard in a local fast food restaurant – a humble start to his own personal American dream.

A passion for the arts

His interest in the arts and beauty drew Simon to sculpting since he was a child. Little did he know at the time, that studying shape, form and understanding how to achieve harmony in proportions would be the key skills that would lead him to a destiny of becoming one of the world’s leading aesthetics.

Aesthetic Cosmetic Dermatology

Simon decided to pursue a career in medicine and was able to combine his two passions, science and art, by re-defining the practice of cosmetic dermatology. To this day, he approaches each client with the eye of an artist and the mindset of a scientist, combining the latest skincare technology with the goal of resurfacing and enhancing the face’s natural beauty.

The clinic’s success

In 1998, Simon first opened the doors to his now legendary Epione clinic in the epicenter of glamour and glitz in Beverly Hills, offering ground-breaking treatments to Hollywood’s elite.

Over the years, he has gained the trust of numerous Hollywood stars and treated Victoria´s Secret models such as Taylor Hill, actresses like Sophia Vergara, popstars such as Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, and megastars such as the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Bringing the clinic home

Simon believes that everyone is born with beautiful skin. His goal is to enhance the natural beauty that was always there! Great skincare results are only meaningful when they give you that extra boost of confidence.

Simon’s ambition today is to provide women with the treatments, products and tools they need to achieve rejuvenated, radiant, and healthy skin in the comfort of their own homes.

Q&A with Simon Ourian M.D.

What is your philosophy and understanding of beauty?

"Nobody wakes up and says: I refuse to look better today! The skill in cosmetic dermatology is not to change the face through invasive procedures, but to optimize and highlight natural beauty. For flawless skin, the skincare routine plays the most important role in the long run. I focus on carefully selected and effective ingredients that work particularly well in combination with each other."

Why did you start practicing cosmetic dermatology?

"Cosmetic dermatology is a way of bringing my love of art and sculpture into my medical career as a doctor. When I treat a patient, I feel like an artist. If you're interested in aesthetics, you look for the beauty in people's faces and how you can enhance those features naturally. This idea is what led me to cosmetic dermatology."

Tell us about your success story!

"There was no specific moment when I woke up and thought: ‘Ok wow, you're successful and famous, Simon.’ My path has been like a jigsaw puzzle: many small steps and lots of hard work have resulted in consistently good results in my field. Of course, luck also always plays a role. I mean, many other dermatologists in the middle of Beverly Hills, had the same opportunity I had, yet didn’t become as successful. I think my advantage was, that I was able to combine medicine with my passion for art and aesthetics, as well as my interest in various scientific methods. And so, one thing led to another where many celebrities saw and appreciated my work and told their friends and followers. So, I wouldn’t say it has been about one particular moment when I achieved good results, it was more about remaining consistent with strong results. My goal is to innovate every day."

What is the idea behind MDO?

"Healthy skin means beautiful skin. Everyone was born with perfect skin. My goal is to bring the skin as close to this level of original perfection with professional care and carefully selected, harmoniously coordinated care products. And to keep the complexion radiant for as long as possible. I developed MDO to allow people to quickly achieve great results outside my clinic – with effective ingredients and step-by-step instructions – simply, effectively and safely."

How do you think will beauty evolve in the future?

"If you had asked me ten years ago how things would go, I would have never guessed correctly. Seeing as no one could have predicted how the internet and social media would develop. One can only assume that many things are becoming more and more mainstream when it comes to beauty. Yet I firmly believe that one thing, in particular, will always have center stage: No matter how old you are or from which background you come – the desire to be attractive will continue to manifest itself. My goal is to support people to become more attractive – but in a natural way. With treatments that are not immediately recognizable as a treatment per se. Whether it's a minimally invasive facial or a new skincare routine, I always place the focus on highlighting one's own health and beauty. From the outside, people should only notice that you look better, fresher, younger but they should not be able to guess what exactly has changed."

Does it mean more pressure when you work with celebrities?

"On the wall of my Epione-clinic, you can see pictures of myself and Salma Hayek, Lady Gaga, the Kardashian Jenner family and even members of royal families. Despite their fame, they are people like everyone else. They are looking for great results to enhance their appearance. This just means there are more faces that I care about, more people I want to achieve a flawless complexion for."

How important is social media for your work?

"It's the perfect platform. Instagram and Facebook allow doctors like me to demonstrate our ‘art to a global audience. With over 3.5 million followers on Instagram I can reach international clients all over the world. I see myself as an artist. Doctors have better tools and skills now, than they did 15 years ago and like all artists or anyone from many different fields, you have to present and stage your work for people to see and appreciate. Beauty doesn't always have to be a secret kept behind closed doors and with social media, everyone can have a look behind the scenes and see the results of my work."

Do you remember your first client ever?

"Yes, absolutely! I remember when the first client entered my office, I was very nervous, but I wanted to look like I have done it millions of time before. I was very well prepared, and I knew what I was doing, but I did not know how to take care of a patient from the start to the end, which is something I perfected over time. It was such an important moment that I remember very well after 20 years."

Client List

  • Kim Kardashian
  • Lady Gaga
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Taylor Hill
  • Eva Mendes
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Chrissy Teigen
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Olivia Culpo
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Adriana Lima

Celebrity Voices

I go to Dr. Ourian in Beverly Hills. He's the best, and he's super natural about it.

Kylie Jenner

@kyliejenner

There is absolutely never a dull moment with Simon, he's my master.

Lady Gaga

@ladygaga

I am so happy and this is from my favourite doctor, doctor Simon. I can't wait to see you soon in LA.

Adriana Lima

@adrianalima

These are 3 products that will change your skin in 28 days. I love the results so far!

Mandy Bork

@mandybork

I already love it. My skin looks so radiant after my first treatment! Thank you so much!

Sarah Tanno

@sarahtannomakeup

Flawless skin up next! Thank you to my favourite Beauty Guru Dr. Ourian!

Hazel-E

@hazelebaby

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