Our nurse practitioner, Anita Gardner, combines science and her own artistic skills beautifully. She has proven to be an extremely skilled and knowledgeable nurse practitioner. Anita has accumulated more than 30 years experience in the fields of plastic and general surgery, facial aesthetics, and hormonal optimization. After graduating from nursing school in San Francisco, CA, she completed a postgraduate program at Stanford University in operating room techniques. She continued her education by earning multiple advanced certifications in areas such as BOTOX® applications, dermal filler injections, the patented ArqueDerma l technique, and intravenous nutritional therapy. She is currently a member of many professional organizations including the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Dermatology DermCare Team, and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.
With a passion for people, Anita made the transition to an aesthetic nurse practitioner after seeing the positive impact these treatments have on the lives of her patients. Anita says, "Patients leave our office with an improved outlook on life, feeling happier, and with greater self-confidence." Anita was recruited and personally trained by Dr. Zein Obagi. Her service-oriented philosophy combined with her compassion and professional integrity make her a welcomed addition to our team at the ZO Skin Centre® in Beverly Hills, CA.
"Dr. Obagi's products literally changed my life! I've suffered from adult acne since my early 20's and its taken a toll on my psychological state of mind; not feeling good about myself had a negative trickle down effect when it came to all areas of my life and I lacked confidence. I can say that I've tried every acne product on the market. I've been prescribed topical acne medications, organic face washes, and other expensive skin care brands and nothing has worked the way Obagi's products have. I've seen consistent progress and am beyond thrilled with the results. I feel like I can do anything now and have definitely found a new sense of confidence. I saw Nurse practitioner Anita and she was amazing. Everyone there is so warm, friendly, and accommodating. I just wish I would have found Dr. Obagi sooner."
"I saw Anita Gardner, NP, for my terrible adult acne. My skin was not too bad as a teenager, but when I got into my twenties it progressively worsened. I saw other dermatologists who told me that my acne would naturally go away, but it continued to escalate and would flare up periodically. I tried everything to get rid of it. I saw Anita, and my acne was gone entirely five months later in time for my wedding. She fixed both my childish acne, and my emerging lines and wrinkles. She also gave me an upper lip that looks 100% natural-- no one would ever guess that I had injections!I am SO grateful for the amazing care and results that I have had. I only wish that I would have gone to see her a long time ago, and did not live with the embarrassment of my acne for so many years. In the beginning of my treatment, I had raw red skin. It was not easy, but I diligently stuck with my treatment exactly as I was supposed to. A few months later, I had clear skin that was so worth the process. I would not go do anyone other than Anita Gardner."
"I went to Anita Gardner NP for a clear and bright laser treatment on my face. I had a sun spot on on nose that kept getting more noticeable. After the treatment the skin gets a bit red and dry but after that my skin was clear, smooth, and my sun spot that I was embarrassed about for years was gone!I'm so happy with the results. My skin looks like it did when I was 20!I've also seen her for botox and lip injections, and was extremely pleased with the results. I won't go to anyone else and send all of my friends to Anita."
"Anita is a godsend!! I've been coming to the clinic to get my skin to look and feel better and have been blown away by the results! The products are great but what makes it better is the special attention I get from Anita Gardner!! She pays special attention to how my skin is, but to what I feel is working (or not). SHE LISTENS!! And the magic of the fills are unbelievable. I wish I could bottle how happy I am with the results. I'd make a million!!!Love these guys"
"Anita is a godsend!! I've been coming to the clinic to get my skin to look and feel better and have been blown away by the results! The products are great but what makes it better is the special attention I get from Anita Gardner!! She pays special attention to how my skin is, but to what I feel is working (or not). SHE LISTENS!! And the magic of the fills are unbelievable. I wish I could bottle how happy I am with the results. I'd make a million!!! Love these guys"