Press and Awards
La Jolla Laser in the News
Welcome to our Press and Awards page. Here we have compiled our most recent press coverage and professional awards. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is a well respected Laser Clinic in La Jolla and we are fortunate to have received great acknowledgment for our work. We strive to provide the best experience for our patients, the recognition helps us feel we are doing just that.
San Diego Top Doctor 2014
Dr. Mani has been chosen for a third time as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors. Peer-chosen, Top Doctors are presented this award through the San Diego County Medical Society. Dr. Mani’s reputation in the area as one of the best Retinal Surgeons is borne of her consistent goal of providing the utmost in skill.
Voted San Diego Top Doctor 2013
Once again, Dr. Mani’s physician peers have chosen her as a San Diego Top Doctor. Her skills in retinal surgery and her dedication to surgical excellence have consistently brought her to the attention of the San Diego professional community. Dr. Mani sees the choosing as a special honor and she has much praise for her medical colleagues, who, she says, inspire her to be the best she possibly can be. San Diego Top Doc 2013 Press Release
Voted Southern California Top Doctor 2012
Dr. Mani listed in Southern California Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Physicians are chosen by their professional peers. Dr. Mani earlier was chosen as one of America’s Top Doctors. This impartial process is a highly respected accolade for physicians who are considered to be among the most qualifed for their specialities. Dr. Mani is well known in La Jolla and San Diego for her medical and surgical achievements.
Voted San Diego Top Doctor 2010
The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS), working collaboratively with San Diego Magazine for seven years, continues to evolve our process for identifying board-certified physicians within the county who are held in highest regard by their peers. These individuals have been identified by their peers as physicians to whom they would entrust the care of their own family members and patients. Among these honorees, 14 have been recognized by their peers in each of the past eight years, 43 for seven of the past eight years and 73 for six of the past eight years. There is no greater compliment one can receive from one’s colleagues!
Voted America’s Top Doctor 2011-2012
America’s Top Doctors® announced the selection of the 2011-2012 Top Doctors of America as a collaborative effort by US News & World Report and Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. The top doctors who are listed in the Castle Connolly books and on their and US News & World Report websites are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors each year.
These Top Doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories – and much more – are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.
Diamond Elite Physicians 2011
Dr. Mani has been honored with the Diamond Elite award for 2011 by Suneva Medical, makers of Artefill. Diamond Elite status is the highest level attainable by Artefill physicians. At that time, Dr. Mani was the only physician in San Diego who had been granted this award. As an Expert Trainer chosen by Suneva, Dr. Mani has unsurpassed skill and experience in the injection of Artefill. Artefill is the longest-lasting filler approved by the FDA. Dr. Mani’s experience with delicate eye surgery has led her to offer this injectable product for the correction of under-eye hollowing with all the assured expertise gained from her many years as a precision retinal surgeon.
Thermage Black Diamond and Pinnacle Award Winner 2007-2013
La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic has the only 7 consecutive-years top Thermage Awards in San Diego. Solta Medical, makers of the Thermage and Fraxel technology, has consistently recognized Dr. Mani’s aesthetic clinic as one of the top private physician Thermage centers in California.
Certifications and Accolades
Sculptra Physician Trainer
Dr. Mani has achieved Trainer status for Sculptra. Dr. Mani’s selection positions her as one of the top Sculptra physicians in the region. Dr. Mani was personally trained and mentored by Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, a Master National and International Trainer. Sculptra is the only injectable product which is a pure collagen stimulator. Injected deeply into the skin, Sculptra promotes a natural collagen building response which can be “designer designed” to restore volume in specific areas of the face.
Artefill Expert Trainer (Regional Southern California)
Few physicians have the qualified expertise to be invited as Physician Trainer for Artefll. Dr. Mani has been named a Certified Expert Trainer for Suneva Medical’s popular Artefill dermal filler. As a trainer, Dr. Mani’s role is to provide peer one-on-one traning to physicians who wish to provide Artefill for their patients. A rigorous training program is required and trainers across the country share their increasing skill levels to provide the most effective appearance changes possible.
Medical Education Faculty Merz Aesthetic – Radiesse
Medical Education Faculty provide physician training. An elite group of doctors comprise the MEF. Radiesse use requires specific training in technique as it is not administered in the same way or in the same areas as other fillers. Dr. Mani is one of the early MEF physicians and maintains an excellent safety record and training levels.
Professional Speaker Board for Allergan – Botox and Juvederm
Dr. Mani was chosen by Allergan to join the professional Speaker Board to introduce new physicians to Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus. Speakers are often the first professional exposure new phsyicians have to injectable products and are chosen for their seasoned experience and success with patient treatment.
Professional Speaker Board for Medicis – Restylane, Perlane and Dysport
Medicis has selected Dr. Mani to act as a teaching speaker on their professional Speaker Board. As a first-use physician for Dysport, Dr. Mani has some of the longest term experience with this wrinkle relaxer.
Platinum Plus Provider for Allergan – Juvederm and Botox
Allergan recognizes the top providers of their cosmetic fillers and Botox Cosmetic. Dr. Mani has reached the Platinum Plus level indicating one of the highest levels of providers.
Health Hero 2010 American Melanoma Association
The American Melanoma Foundation is a voluntary health agency, registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization. AMF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to serving the needs of patients and communities nationwide, and is a member of the National Council On Skin Cancer Prevention. Honorees are recognized for the contributions they have made to the local health industry through their community activism.
Medical Licensure in California 1983-Present
Surgical Staff Scripps Health La Jolla
Scripps Health is a private, nonprofit health system in San Diego, California that includes: Four acute-care hospitals on five campuses; More than 2,500 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees;Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center, a network of integrated outpatient facilities with specialists from more than 60 medical and surgical specialties and Home health care services. A leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, Scripps was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 10 health systems in the nation for providing high quality, safe and efficient patient care.
Surgical Staff Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego
As San Diego’s health care leader, Sharp has an unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for caring. At the forefront of Sharp’s commitment to excellence is The Sharp Experience, a sweeping performance improvement initiative launched in 2001. This initiative has resulted in numerous advances in clinical outcomes, patient safety enhancements and organizational and service improvements.
Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s. Eye M.D.s are ophthalmologists, medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. More than 90 percent of practicing U.S. Eye M.D.s are Academy members, and the Academy has more than 7,000 international members. The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.
Member American Society of Laser, Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
The vision of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is to be the world’s preeminent resource for biomedical laser and other related technologies research, education and clinical knowledge. The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) was founded in 1980 and is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care by advancing laser applications and related technologies.
Member San Diego County Medical Society
The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1870, chartered by the California Medical Association (CMA), and affiliated with the American Medical Association (AMA).
OUR MISSION: SDCMS shall act independently — as well as jointly with CMA — to promote the science and art of medicine, the quality care and wellbeing of patients, the protection of the public health, the betterment of the medical profession, and the adjudication of ethical relations of its members, as well as the provision of education to its members in scientific, social, legal, ethical, and medio-economic aspects of medical practice.
Member American Society of Retina Specialists
The mission of the American Society of Retina Specialists is to provide a collegial open forum for education, to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, and to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care.
Dr. Mani is a Fellow of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The goal of the CACS is to assure optimal patient care in the field of cosmetic medical and surgical care