Press and Awards

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Press and Awards

Welcome to our Press and Awards page. Here we have compiled our most recent press coverage and recent 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.

Professional Awards

San Diego Top Doctor 2019

Dr. Mani was, once again, selected as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors in 2019! Read more here.

San Diego Top Doctor 2018

Dr. Mani has been chosen as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors in 2018! Read more here.

San Diego Top Doctor 2017

We are proud to announce Dr. Mani has been chosen for the sixth time one of San Diego’s Top Doctors in the Physician of Excellence program through the San Diego County Medical Society! Her professional peers consistently recognize her as one of the top physicians in her field.

San Diego Top Doctor 2016

Once again, we are proud to announce that Dr. Mani has been chosen for a fifth time as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors in the Physician of Excellence program through the San Diego County Medical Society! Her professional peers consistently recognize her as one of the top physicians in her field.

San Diego Top Doctor 2016

Dr. Mani has been chosen for a 4th time as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors in the Physician of Excellence program through the San Diego County Medical Society. Her professional peers consistently recognize her as one of the top physicians in her field.

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.

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.

Certifications and Accolades

Top 500 Allergan Partner

Klein Tumescent Liposuction Course

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.

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.

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.

Diamond Elite Physicians 2011

Dr. Mani has been honored with the Diamond Elite award for 2011 by Suneva Medical, makers of Artefill / Bellafill. Diamond Elite status is the highest level attainable by Bellafill 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 Bellafill. Bellafill 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.

Professional Speaker Board for Allergan – Botox and Juvederm

Dr. Mani was chosen by Allergan to join the professional Speaker Board (Amfast) 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

Medical Licensure in California 1983-Present

Hawaii 1992-Present

Arizona 1995-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.

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  • “This was my first time here and my first time getting Botox and let me tell you Dr. Mani and her team is amazing. Coming into it I was extremely nervous bc I’ve never gotten any non surgical procedures done before so I didn’t know what to expect. But when Dr Mani and her team came in I got extremely calm and ready and let me tell you she is amazing and super quick! Didn’t feel a pinch!”


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