17822 Beach Blvd., Suite 452, Huntington Beach, CA | Directions 9264733.703326 -117.988096
Hours by Appointment
Neighborhoods: Oak View
NEVER WILL I GO BACK!!!!! DO NOT GO TO THIS DERMATOLOGIST!!!!
She makes you think you need $100's of dollars worth of products (all her own label products). They overcharge for everything! I've had cortisone shots on the past for keloids. My visit with her they charged me $40 for the shot. I've never once had to pay for a cortisone shot, my insurance covers it 100%. But they gave me the shot without telling me before hand that they do not bill insurance for cortisone shots. When you walk out of the room she convinces you need all these products. You get to the receptionist counter and they start pulling out all the products you need. My product total came to $175. My 9 year old son, who was seen for a mild case of dry skin, had a total product bill of $150!!!!! That is RIDICLOUS!!!
Then to top it off, they will ONLY validate your parking if you purchase her products. And, if you walk up just to buy product they will NOT validate your parking, even though I was spending over $100 in products. I was informed that in order to get validation you have to 1.) have an appointment with the Dr. and 2.) purchase her products. That was my final straw with this cheap, penny pinching, scam you for every $ you have Dr and office. I will never go back again!!!!
Just trying to sell her medicines and lotions and doesn't try to solve the patient's skin problems
WAY too long of a wait to see the doctor!!! – I don't have 1 hour to sit in a doctors office and wait just to see the doctor! I don't care what it is! I would definately not recommend Dr. Effron to anyone who thinks they are going to make an appt at her office in HB and be seen quickly. Either you sit in the waiting room forever or you are put in an exam room and wait forever - not sure which is worse. I personally feel that Dr. Effron is more of a Cosmetic Dermatologist and she would rather promote her skin care products than help patients!
2 Hour round trip and no appointment! – I made an appointment with Dr. Effron's Anaheim Hills office, which is an hour drive from where I live, on July 1, 2011. The appointment was for August 15th at 2:10pm. I did not receive any calls to confirm my appointment and I drove the hour on Aug 15th thinking I had an appointment. When I arrived at 1:51pm, Mariette told me they didn't have me on the schedule. That my appointment was cancelled. I told her I didn't cancel and I never received any appointment confirmation calls either. She couldn't tell me how my appointment was cancelled. She said she would "try and fit me in" as if she was doing me a favor when it wasn't my fault, it was thier office screw up. She said it may take about 45 minutes. I waited for almost an hour and left. I now feel that I would not get quality care from Dr. Effron's staff after this and would not go back or recommend anyone else to suffer the office staff incompetence.
Amazing Dermatologist – Absolutely amazing dermatologist. My daughter has pretty severe psoriasis and we were very picky about who we saw. From the moment we met Dr. Effron, we knew she was the perfect doctor for our daughter.
Dr. Effron has a wonderful bedside manner, a kind heart, and an IQ and EQ that transcends any other doctor I have seen.
Such a passionate doctor! – She constantly amazes me how passionate she is about in her field. She travels all over the world to give lectures to people and help people at the same time she is so open minded to seek the best of the best treatments, medicines & products wherever she goes.
Her vast range of knowledge and passion have always helped our family. She constantly introduces the best products that is reasonably priced out there and always gives us choices so that we can attack our skin issues within our means.
She is the hardest working doctor I've ever known. Always there for her patients 6 days a week from early morning till late in the evening unless she has lecture engagements some parts of the world ;-)
We truly thank you for your hard work Dr. Effron!
She has helped our family tremendously – My younger daughter and myself has severe eczema. Every time she sees us, she gives us very detailed instruction of what to do. If we thoroughly follow her directions, our condition gets improved immediately. Amazing how quickly she spots our issues and treat us.
When I'm too busy and cannot follow her direction precisely, then I can see that I slowed down the speed of getting results. My elder daughter's warts got improved tremendously in a few days after we are given the directions. My husband has been seen by her since she started practice. Our girls have been seen by her since they were babies and been helped throughout. She is very gentle with our daughters and filled with fun spirits. My girls love her and so do we.
Thankful Family – I have 4 kids coming to see Dr. Effron for acne problems monthly. Though they are all on different regiments, all of them are getting results. They are not embarrassed at school anymore. These days kids can be cruel at school. Now my kids are confident and looking great!
I also had a mole that Dr. Effron was concerned about. I had a biopsy done by Dr.Effron. Dr. Effron took the time to send it out for a second opinion and it came back as she predicted, cancerous. I had a MOHS procedure done and I am fine now.
Dr.Effrons products are wonderful. For the past 5 years my family has used Dr. Effrons gentle cleanser, glysal cleanser, pads for acne and we couldn't be happier. We also love her sunscreen pads for after school sports! They are very reasonable since I have 4 kids to buy for.
I have recommended several of my friends to Dr. Effron, however I advise them of longer wait times. I also let them know Dr.Effron is result driven and you will either like her or perhaps not like her. Dr. Effrons current staff is very likeable and polite.
I just wanted to thank Dr. Effron for all her dedication to her patients and committment to getting results for my entire family.
My kids and I will see you next month. :)
Beauty Editors Beware! – I can't say enough about this place. I'm a beauty editor, and I was going to write a review on Dr. Effron for my column. Now I'm afraid that if I print my experience with her, she might be removed from practice or something. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy, but Dr. Effron is someone I will never forget.
I went in to clear my skin after a season's worth of beauty samples left me looking sub par. She destroyed my face. I booked the first appt of the day each time I visited, and still had to wait every single time. And she knew I was a beauty editor, and there to write a review on her! Imagine how you'll be treated! Once, after 45 minutes, I asked how much longer it would be. The staff told me she had a procedure ahead of me, two consultations, and then she'd get to me (i.e., another hour). I was livid. I have Rosacea, so you could see my anger in my face ;-)
I gave her three months to help me. I had a handful of appointments to try to fix the problem she caused at the last appointment. Each time I saw her, it was for about a minute each. Basically I attended 1-minute lectures on what she knows about the incorrect diagnosis she gave me. Then she'd leave and her nurse would write down everything she said, and THAT was when I had time to ask a question. I was blown away! And all her nurses would say is, "you'll have to ask Dr. Effron next time you're in." She pushes her cheap product line with a no-refund policy, won't suggest anything comparable over the counter, and kept prescribing me skin-stripping pricey acidic products to rid me of acne I didn't have. I aged at least 10 years in these two months. I have deep wrinkles on my forehead, nose, and around my eyes, that were non-existant before. I took it like a champ and hung in there, because she's supposed to have experience, and I figured this was all part of her plan.
Her products made me feel like I had severe sunburn on my face. My face peeled, cracked, and BLED. I woke up on fire in the middle of the night, and several times I left meetings to ICE my face. She said this was normal, but to try one of her other products. Yes people, she was aware of all of this.
I tried every product she had, because that was her solution. After my last visit with her, I pinched my cheek and the SKIN STAYED THAT WAY. I'm 29 years old and haven't been in the sun in 10 years. My skin used to be beautiful....just three months ago....
Immediately I began looking for a dermatologist I used 10 years ago, who I feared was no longer practicing, because she was pregnant the last time I saw her. She is! She's in Tustin, and her name is Dr. Said. I made a rush appointment and explained what happened, and by the end of the day I had relief. I slept through the entire night. The next day, I had some glow back. And the most beautiful part....my new products can be purchased at CVS (La Rochey something - same ones Amber Valetta uses). AND, Dr. Said doesn't look a day older than the last time I saw her. That says a lot.
I am still fighting the wrinkles and damage Dr. Effron did to me, which may even hurt my career as a beauty editor. I never ever leave negative reviews for anybody, because I believe in Karma. But, I won't be able to live with myself if someone just like me, some trusting fool who didn't do enough research, sees Dr. Effron without being warned first.
Dr. Effron and her products are the worst thing I've ever exposed my body to. STAY AWAY. Do your research!!!
You get what you pay for... – After going to several doctors, I finally found someone that actually knew what they were talking about. Educated and science driven, I actaully got results. If you listen and do what you are suppose to, you will get results...no doubt about it! If things are financially tight, Dr. Effron is willing to work with you too. Whether you get sample Rx's or perhpas get one of her brands for less then pharmacies trying to get you on generics. She is wonderful and caring. Thank you for all that you have done for our family.
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