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Yearly Archives: 2021

Welcome Laura Erdman, Medical Aesthetician to Esana

The holidays are definitely delivering beautiful things this year! Please help us welcome Laura Erdman, Medical Aesthetician to Esana Med Spa.

Driven by her natural passion for beauty and skincare, Laura started her career in the cosmetic industry over 10 years ago as a makeup artist at Sephora. She soon developed an instinct and natural pull toward skincare which brought her career to New York City as a skincare specialist.

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Getting Ahead of Facial Aging with Botox or Dysport

Ah, the age-old question asked when that first fine line or wrinkle appears on your forehead or around your mouth, “When do I need botulinum toxin (Botox or Dysport)?” The honest answer is there’s no one right or wrong way to tell if you need botulinum toxin. It’s a personal decision that has to do with a number of factors from health to confidence levels. The best thing you can do is educate yourself about the aging process, how it works, and decide when the time is right for you! So, let’s start learning, shall we?

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Posted in: Botox, Dysport

Mommy Make Over – Bodies after Babies

Many of us start judging the moment we hear the term “plastic surgery.” We assume the patient is simply trying to look younger without putting in the work. A term like “Mommy Makeover” solidifies these opinions. Yet pre-pregnancy restoration, the medical term for a mommy makeover, serves many important functions. Yes, the procedure quickly reduces excessive abdominal skin and firms up the breasts, but it also strengthens these areas, repairing the musculature to perform exercises, work, and the everyday tasks of parenting.

Read the full CT Post story here


Posted in: Mommy Makeover

Welcome Alyssa Raines, PA-C

ESANA is ecstatic to welcome Alyssa Raines, PA-C to our practice. Alyssa received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Bridgeport and is licensed to practice in the state of Connecticut. She is truly passionate about surgical and non-surgical cosmetics. She is eagerly looking forward to assisting Dr. Pan and Dr. Davila in the operating room as well as meeting patients in both the New Haven and Guilford locations. Alyssa will be assisting in pre and post-operative surgical. She will also offer non-surgical options such as: Botulinum toxins, fillers, Ultherapy, Fractora, Morpheus, and Cool Sculpting. Outside of time at ESANA, Alyssa enjoys running, traveling and making delicious, nutritious homemade treats. She is excited to collaborate with the wonderful doctors and staff of ESANA and excited to help patients to be his/her/their own kind of beautiful.

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Elevate Your Natural Beauty with Teoxane® Collection Fillers at ESANA

As we go through the motions of life we experience many emotions—joy, sadness, stress, relaxation, the list goes on. When experiencing those emotions, your facial features adapt to your mood, with millions of micro-movements you don’t even realize you’re making. While those moments are key to our expression and life experience, those repetitive movements, while ever so small, are what contribute to our lines and wrinkles as we age.

That’s why ESANA is so thrilled to be launching state-of-the-art adaptive fillers from the Teoxane® Collection. This exclusive collection of fillers is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based filler for treatment of the wrinkles and folds that form and shift during daily dynamic movements. So how is the Teoxane ® Collection different? Let’s take a look…

Clean Fillers Crafted for Natural, Long-Lasting, Personalized Results

While most want to feel and look younger, most don’t want to appear stiff or unnatural. You want to be able to express your emotions freely, while also looking and feeling like a younger version of yourself. That’s what we love about Teoxane ® Collection.

Utilizing a gentle and clean manufacturing process, the hyaluronic acid in the Teoxane ® Collection is formulated to match the natural composition of the hyaluronic acid already found in your skin. It is designed to mirror the movement and structure your body emulates, unlike any other filler. It’s a truly revolutionary advancement for natural filler technology. Part of the beauty of the Teoxane ® Collection is that there are three different formulas. Each formula is crafted to meet the needs of different individuals. No two faces are the same, so why should their filler treatment be?

You can rest assured that you’re receiving a treatment that will match the needs of your body. The best part? Results are immediate and last between 6 and 12 months depending on how quickly your body breaks it down.

Make Your Appointment for Teoxane® Collection Fillers at ESANA Today

Are you ready to elevate your natural beauty, while enjoying all the magical moments life has to offer—all without the stress of aging? ESANA Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa is honored to be one of the few practices selected to administer this revolutionary filler due to our track record for exceptional patient results. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will consult with you to design an aesthetic treatment regimen utilizing the Teoxane ® Collection that will ensure you fulfill all your natural beauty goals. With rejuvenated features and refreshed confidence, you’ll be able to enjoy every little moment in life looking and feeling like your best self!

Posted in: Injectables, Skin Care

Celebrating 15 Years of Transforming Lives with Dr. Pan & Dr. Davila

Anniversaries are always special milestones. After 2020, we feel especially thankful to celebrate 15 years of Esana Plastic Surgery Center & Medspa this year with our valued clients, partners, and community.

Today, our excitement and passion for plastic surgery are as steadfast as day one. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we want to share some insight into our practice and the future of Esana!

“Our unique field merges art and science through the use of intricate surgical skills to create remarkable transformations. And blending cutting edge technology keeps our specialty filled with excitement for the future..”
– Dr. Deborah Pan

The Foundation: Pillars of Our Business Longevity
At Esana, we are always striving for improvement. Our foundation is built on a few principles that build our practice to what it is today. These core values are the reason why 15 years later, we’re at the forefront of aesthetic medicine.

Any successful career, in plastic surgery or otherwise, is built on listening and learning. From the formative medical school years, through six years of residency training at Yale, to interacting with patients daily, we are life-long learners who use these opportunities to be our best.

“I feel that as much as my patients learn from me, the converse is true.
There are many different things that drive patients to a plastic surgeon’s office and understanding their goals and motivations is essential to a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.”
– Dr. Javier Davila

We spent years undergoing rigorous training to refine our skills as plastic surgeons. We use that knowledge and expertise to advise and educate our patients about the best options to reach their desired results. We disclose potential risks and benefits, provide solutions for their concerns, and share what we can offer to transform their lives. Teaching is one of the most important factors in a healthy patient-surgeon relationship. Education is power, and we aim to empower our patients daily!

It’s our goal to use our expertise, education, and years of hands-on experience to advise our clients on the best options to improve their lives. A great deal of what we do is elective; they don’t have to choose us, but since we place value on building trusting relationships with full transparency and the patient’s well-being at the forefront, we can sustain long-term relationships that are highly rewarding for all parties.

Beauty inspires confidence, heightened self-esteem, and happiness. Our goal is to make every patient feel beautiful, merging their external appearance to coincide with how they feel on the inside. Seeing the joy of a satisfied patient reminds us why we do what we do every single day.

The Memories: A Rewarding Adventure

Fifteen years ago, we realized the need for higher-end aesthetic care was not being met in the New Haven area. And what better way to start a practice than by joining forces with an old friend and colleague? Dr. Pan originated the business concept and Dr. Davila said yes. Fifteen years later it still feels like it was the right decision for everyone!

By owning our practice, we can build exactly what we want to meet the needs of the community with shared values of excellent care, safe surgery, and natural results. Our practice has been able to maintain an atmosphere that is highly focused on our patients from day one—and for that, we are eternally grateful. We also cannot do it without our incredible team of dedicated staff who contribute to every client’s experience.

The Future: Where We Are Going, Together.

With technology transforming the world, especially in the medical space, there will be more options than ever before for cosmetic procedures. As we strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our community, we look forward to introducing new, well-researched options for non-invasive age management and body contouring. Surgery will always be a mainstay, but those who are hesitant about surgery or want natural results with less downtime will have more options than ever—and we can’t wait to bring those technologies to our practice!

Thank you for 15 wonderful years. Here’s to the future and exciting new options!

– Dr. Pan, Dr. Davila, and the entire Esana team

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How a Tummy Tuck Can Elevate Your Confidence

As much as we hate to admit, our external appearance is directly tied to our inner self-confidence. Whether you are navigating post-pregnancy weight loss or simply losing extra pounds, it often feels like you cannot achieve desired results. That is when the realization comes that you cannot diet or exercise away excess skin.

“People find they lose subcutaneous fat more easily in the upper body, while belly fat and skin remains,” says Dr. Davila, “a problem that only worsens through your 30’s, 40’s and beyond despite maintaining the same level of physical activity and dietary habits.”

If you are struggling with a similar issue, the silver lining is that ESANA has assisted numerous people in this situation. We understand you want to feel fantastic in whatever clothing you wish to wear, from normal every day outfits, athletic gear to swimwear.

Feeling good in your body again is possible! For many ESANA patients, a tummy tuck / abdominoplasty is a solution that has helped them regain that confidence and achieve their personal goals.



Abdominoplasty: The Details

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and can repair any muscle weakness. It works by contouring your mid-section to re-shape your abdominal wall. It is a procedure that requires general anesthesia and takes anywhere from one to three hours. Our surgeons will carefully remove excess skin and fat and repair any separated muscles, leaving you with a flatter stomach. Post-surgery, you will need to heed your surgeon’s instructions to ensure that the area heals appropriately. While it is a procedure that requires some downtime, the transformational results will make it worthwhile.

Many question whether they need a tummy tuck or if other treatment options like CoolSculpting or Evolve can help them reach their physique goals.

Every person is different and depending on a physical exam, our physicians can determine which treatments would be best. CoolSculpting or Evolve are skin toning and fat reduction treatments that require little to no downtime. While they are effective and incredible treatment options for some looking to improve targeted areas, those looking to shed excess skin may experience superior results from surgical removal performed during a tummy tuck.

Let’s get you on the road to loving your body again!

tummy tuck

We Want You to Be Confident in Your Body Again! Schedule Your FREE Consultation at ESANA Today.

Our Ivy League trained, board-certified plastic surgeons understand just how important it is for you to get your body back. We can help you sculpt your abdomen to look more toned and to fit into your clothes better than you have in years. Together, we’ll restore your confidence and get you ready to feel great at the beach or pool this summer, and throughout the year!

Contact our office to schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Posted in: Tummy Tuck

VI Peels: March into Spring with Your Best Skin

Did you know that many Americans are self-conscious when it comes to their skin? If your confidence is being shaken by undesirable changes in your skin complexion, you’re not alone.

By now, you are probably familiar with chemical peel renewal treatments that work to exfoliate the skin and produce a healthier, rejuvenated, younger-appearing complexion. However, some chemical peels can be harsh and result in a lot of downtime. Luckily, not all peels are the same! We’re pleased to share VI Peels with our Esana patients!

This non-invasive treatment is virtually painless, requires no skin preconditioning and minimal downtime. They also have vitamins and minerals which nurture the skin while the skin is exfoliating. These peels are practical, affordable, and are one of the safest and most effective chemical peels for a range of skin types.

Whether you suffer from acne, melasma, wrinkles from sun damage or aging, rosacea, skin pigmentation issues, or other common skin concerns, VI Peels could be the secret weapon that will have you finally showing off your skin, rather than hiding it.


  • Restores a more even skin tone
  • Smooths away rough skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles


  • Safe for all skin types
  • Medium-depth peel
  • Results within 7 days

The Magic of VI Peels for Facial Rejuvenation
If you’ve never had a chemical peel before, or if you’re a chemical peel aficionado looking to try a new, cutting-edge treatment option, VI Peels are one of the leading chemical peel treatment options for all ages.

The scientifically-engineered solution used for the VI Peel is made up of a distinctive blend of rich vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and salicylic acid, that is unlike any other chemical peel formula. Our skilled aestheticians will apply the solution directly to the skin to treat skin safely while removing layers of skin virtually pain-free. The ultimate goal of the treatment is to restore youthful tone and texture on your face, neck, and chest without the need for an invasive procedure.

Typically, treatments last only 30-minutes and there’s minimal to no downtime after the procedure. You will experience the common post-chemical peel side effects like skin peeling, but it’s similar to experiencing the aftermath of a sunburn. You’ll feel refreshed in just a few days with profound results that will restore not only your skin health but your confidence as well.

Ready to Let Yourself Shine? Schedule Your Skin Consultation at Esana Today!
Our VI Peel treatments are the ultimate secret weapon to restore visibly healthy, clear skin that will allow your confidence (and skin) to shine bright! Contact our office to schedule your skin consultation today, so we can work together to craft the best VI Peel treatment regimen for your specific skin goals.

Posted in: Skin Care

CT Post: New Year, New Technologies: Esana’s Plastic Surgeons Reveal the Best Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Technologies for 2021

Heading into the new year, many of us are having the same thought: after 2020, I need an upgrade. Seeing our faces staring back at us from our screens this last year had many of us realizing just how much we’ve aged. In the past, some may have turned to injections or plastic surgery to help reverse the signs of aging, and while these treatments are effective, they carry certain physical risks and recovery times.

Times have changed. Now there are multiple non-invasive, effective anti-aging treatments with little to no necessary recovery time offered by plastic surgery centers and select MedSpas around the country. Ultherapy, Morpheus8/Fractora, and Evoke are 3 treatments that fight the effects of aging—sagging skin, wrinkles, and sun damage—without the use of scalpels or injections. By naturally stimulating your body’s collagen production, these alternatives to more invasive procedures can produce stunning results.

Read the full CT Post story here

Posted in: Anti-Aging, Evoke, Ultherapy

Hindsight is 2020! How will you face 2021?

Let’s be honest, 2020 is a year we’d all like to see in the rearview mirror! Good riddance!

With everything that has come from the pandemic—wearing masks and sacrificing our traditional beauty and self-care regimens—we’re all feeling and looking a little tired.

Fortunately, Esana is open for business and operating safely in cooperation with all CDC guidelines to keep our team and clients safe. We have all the solutions to reawaken your skin and body to start 2021 off in the right direction.

Some of our clients have shared their biggest skincare concerns that are holding them back from feeling like their best selves in the new year. Here are our team’s top tips to address the main skincare concerns we’re seeing, so you can put your best face forward as we kick off a new year…

If you’re struggling with maskne…

Our faces aren’t used to being under wraps for hours and days at a time! The unwanted maskne has been increasing during the pandemic with breakouts induced by responsible mask wearing.

Let’s set your skin free for clearer, happier skin with treatments including:

If you’re experiencing dry skin…

With the chill of the winter months comes lots of cozy fireside evenings and snowy scenes that bring us so much joy… but it also brings pesky dry skin problems. Sound familiar?

Let’s hydrate and lessen the flaky, itchy, dull skin with treatments including:

If you’re noticing the effects of aging…

With all the virtual sessions and lack of time for important self-care at home, have you been feeling like you’ve aged 20 years in 9 months? You’re not alone!

Let’s soften and blur those fine lines and wrinkles that result from squinting at screens, and firm up trouble spots with treatments like:

  • Evoke to remodel and tighten contours on the face and neck
  • Botox & Dermal Fillers to soften unwanted expression lines or replace lost volume
  • Fractora Skin Rejuvenation to even out complexion on a deeper level
    & More!

Ready to Leave 2020 Behind & Put on a New Face?

Are you ready to embrace the new year and put on a bright new face—literally and figuratively? With revitalized skin shining through and a sense of restored self-confidence, there will be nothing you can’t take on with enthusiasm and confidence in 2021.

Our Esana team is ready and waiting to listen to your skincare concerns and desires! After a consultation, our team will craft a personalized long-term skin treatment plan that combines the invigorating benefits from a regimen of treatments for renewed skin longevity. You’ll feel refreshed, revitalized, and ready to leave 2020 behind and start 2021 with a radiant new glow and a recharged attitude! Schedule your skin consultation today.

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