dr-norma-kassardjianDr. Kassardjian specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Norma’s expertise lies in Mohs Micrographic Surgery which is a precise technique for the removal of skin cancers followed by the cosmetic repair of the surgical would. She also specializes in Tumescent Liposuction and has performed more than 3,000 surgeries to date.

Being a woman, she understands the challenges that women face as they enter pre-menopausal stages where their faces and bodies change with time and hormonal fluctuations. In this regard, she prefers using non-invasive techniques such as the IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and Fractional Lasers as well as Restylane and Juvederm to minimize the appearance of fine lines and restore volume that is lost with age. She certainly has the experience and an eye for beauty which are necessary to achieve natural and age-appropriate results for facial rejuvenation and body sculpting.

Dr. Norma Kassardjian MD Curriculum Vitae

Norma Kassardjian MD
Office Address:
30280 Rancho Viejo Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Office Telephone:

(949) 248-1632 FAX: (949) 248-9339
Birth Date:
August 20, 1962
Place of Birth:
Beirut, Lebanon

English, Spanish, French, Armenian, Arabic


University of California, IrvineBSspacer1979-83
Northwest UniversityMDspacer1983-87
University of California, Irvine Medical CenterInternal Medicine1987-88
University of California, Irvine Medical CenterInternal Medicine1988-90
Loma Linda University Medical CenterDermatology1990-93
Loma Linda University Medical CenterFellowship – Mohs1993-94


University of California, IrvineCum Laude1982-1983
University of California, IrvineMember of Phi-Beta-Kappa1982-1983
University of California, Irvine“Excellence in Research”1982-1983
Northwestern UniversityAOA Award for Outstanding
Student Research

Special Training

Jeffrey Alan Klein, MDTumescent Liposuction1994-1995
Lasers:Ultra Pulse CO21995-1996
Beckman Laser InstituteFlashlamp Pulse Dye Laser1994-1995
Beckman Laser InstituteND: Yag Laser1994-1995
Beckman Laser InstituteQ-Switched Luby Laser1994-1995
Beckman Laser InstituteKTP Laser1994-1995
Botox Training1996

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology – 1993


  • State of California – 1993


  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery

Teaching Affiliation

  • University of California, Irvine – Associate Professor

Hospital Affiliation

  • Mission Hospital – Mission Viejo, CA
  • Hoag Hospital – Newport Beach, CA
  • South Coast Hospital – Mission Viejo, CA
  • University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA

Present Activity

  • Associate of Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD

Professional Societies

Scientific Publications

  • Fakjian, N., Hunter, RJ., Cole, G., Miller, F. An argument for neonatal circumcision: The prevention of balanitis in the adult. The Archives of Dermatology August 1990.
  • Fakjian, N., Buckpitt, AR. Metabolism of bromobenzene to glutathione adducts in lung slices from mice treated with pneumotoxicants, Biochemical Pharmacology 33:1479-1486, 1984.
  • Fakjian, N., Buckpitt, AR. Effect of treatment with bronchiolar and alveolar cytotoxicants in the formation of bromobenzene-glutathione adducts in lung slices, Toxicologist 3: Abst. 421, 1983.
  • Fakjian, N., Bahnson, L., Buckpitt, AR. Species differences in the pulmonary metabolism and toxicity of bromobenzene, Federation Proceedings 44: Abst. 4124, 1985.
  • Fakjian, N., Torres, A., Hoffmann, T. Update of OSHA and CLIA regulations for the dermatologic surgeon. Surgical Dermatopathology, Ed. Abel Torres, M.D., and Thomas Hoffmann, M.D., Submitted for publications.
  • Kassardjian, N., Klein, JA. Lidocaine Toxicity with Tumescent Liposuction, a case of probable drug interactions. Dermatologic Surgery Journal 24:1169-1174, 1997

Scientific Presentations

  • Gross & Microscopic – American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 1990. The use of the CO2 laser in the ablation of metastatic prostate cancer to the penis.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1991. B-cell lymphoma presenting as spongiotic dermatitis.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1992. Mycosis fungoides occurring in a patient previously treated for a large cell (histiocytic) lymphoma.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1992. Porokeratosis of mibelli resolving with moist gauze occlusion.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1992. The elusive histopathologic diagnosis of angiosarcoma of the face and scalp.
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – 1995. Post-operative care for tumescent liposuction.