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Meet the World Leading Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Simon Ourian

4 Facts About Dr. Simon Ourian


20 Year Career

Simon opened his legendary Epione clinic in Beverly Hills over 20 years ago to provide minimal-invasive treatments with surgical results and drive innovation in cosmetic dermatology.


Derm to the A-List

Simon’s client list is unparalleled. Some of the most beautiful and well-known faces in the world trust Simon with their skin; the Kardashian-Jenner family, Lady Gaga, Sophia Vergara to name a few.


Accomplished Artist

From an early age, Simon has been passionate about art and sculpting – which is one of the reasons he has such a unique eye for proportions and aesthetics. He is an active artist and sculptor in his free-time.



Simon pioneered Coolaser a revolutionary method to arrest the appearance of aging and has been innovating skincare treatments for decades. With MDO he's finally bringing his expertise home to you.

Client List

Kim Kardashian
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Hill
Kendall Jenner

Khloe Kardashian
Olivia Culpo
Kylie Jenner
Adriana Lima

Simon's Philosophy Behind MDO

"Everyone is born with beautiful skin" says Simon. With MDO he has made it his mission to bring his cosmetic dermatology expertise home by developing innovative skincare products, that help maintain the skin's natural beauty and youthfulness for many years to come.

A Passion for the Arts

His interest in the arts and beauty drew Simon to sculpting since he was a child. Little did he know at the time, that studying shape, form and understanding how to achieve harmony in proportions would be the key skills that would lead him to a destiny of becoming one of the world’s leading aesthetics.

An American Dream

Simon moved to California from Iran as a refugee with his family in the 80’s. During his early years in the US, he focused on learning the language, whilst working hard in a local fast food restaurant – a humble start to his own personal American dream.

Aesthetic Cosmetic Dermatology

Simon decided to pursue a career in medicine and was able to combine his two passions, science and art, by re-defining the practice of cosmetic dermatology. To this day, he approaches each client with the eye of an artist and the mindset of a scientist, combining the latest skincare technology with the goal of resurfacing and enhancing the face’s natural beauty.

The Clinic's Success

In 1998, Simon first opened the doors to his now legendary Epione clinic in the epicenter of glamour and glitz in Beverly Hills, offering ground-breaking treatments to Hollywood’s elite.

Bringing The Clinic Home

Simon believes that everyone is born with beautiful skin. His goal is to enhance the natural beauty that was always there! Great skincare results are only meaningful when they give you that extra boost of confidence.

Q&A With Simon

"Nobody wakes up and says: I refuse to look better today! The skill in cosmetic dermatology is not to change the face through invasive procedures, but to optimize and highlight natural beauty. For flawless skin, the skincare routine plays the most important role in the long run. I focus on carefully selected and effective ingredients that work particularly well in combination with each other."

"Cosmetic dermatology is a way of bringing my love of art and sculpture into my medical career as a doctor. When I treat a patient, I feel like an artist. If you're interested in aesthetics, you look for the beauty in people's faces and how you can enhance those features naturally. This idea is what led me to cosmetic dermatology."

"There was no specific moment when I woke up and thought: ‘Ok wow, you're successful and famous, Simon.’ My path has been like a jigsaw puzzle: many small steps and lots of hard work have resulted in consistently good results in my field. Of course, luck also always plays a role. I mean, many other dermatologists in the middle of Beverly Hills, had the same opportunity I had, yet didn’t become as successful. I think my advantage was, that I was able to combine medicine with my passion for art and aesthetics, as well as my interest in various scientific methods. And so, one thing led to another where many celebrities saw and appreciated my work and told their friends and followers. So, I wouldn’t say it has been about one particular moment when I achieved good results, it was more about remaining consistent with strong results. My goal is to innovate every day."

"Healthy skin means beautiful skin. Everyone was born with perfect skin. My goal is to bring the skin as close to this level of original perfection with professional care and carefully selected, harmoniously coordinated care products. And to keep the complexion radiant for as long as possible. I developed MDO to allow people to quickly achieve great results outside my clinic – with effective ingredients and step-by-step instructions – simply, effectively and safely."

"If you had asked me ten years ago how things would go, I would have never guessed correctly. Seeing as no one could have predicted how the internet and social media would develop. One can only assume that many things are becoming more and more mainstream when it comes to beauty. Yet I firmly believe that one thing, in particular, will always have center stage: No matter how old you are or from which background you come – the desire to be attractive will continue to manifest itself. My goal is to support people to become more attractive – but in a natural way. With treatments that are not immediately recognizable as a treatment per se. Whether it's a minimally invasive facial or a new skincare routine, I always place the focus on highlighting one's own health and beauty. From the outside, people should only notice that you look better, fresher, younger but they should not be able to guess what exactly has changed."

"On the wall of my Epione-clinic, you can see pictures of myself and Salma Hayek, Lady Gaga, the Kardashian Jenner family and even members of royal families. Despite their fame, they are people like everyone else. They are looking for great results to enhance their appearance. This just means there are more faces that I care about, more people I want to achieve a flawless complexion for."

"It's the perfect platform. Instagram and Facebook allow doctors like me to demonstrate our ‘art to a global audience. With over 3.5 million followers on Instagram I can reach international clients all over the world. I see myself as an artist. Doctors have better tools and skills now, than they did 15 years ago and like all artists or anyone from many different fields, you have to present and stage your work for people to see and appreciate. Beauty doesn't always have to be a secret kept behind closed doors and with social media, everyone can have a look behind the scenes and see the results of my work."

"Yes, absolutely! I remember when the first client entered my office, I was very nervous, but I wanted to look like I have done it millions of time before. I was very well prepared, and I knew what I was doing, but I did not know how to take care of a patient from the start to the end, which is something I perfected over time. It was such an important moment that I remember very well after 20 years."

Glowing Reviews

A Letter From Dr. Simon Ourian

Science and art have always been passions of mine and working in cosmetic dermatology allows me to combine the two fields I love the most. Seeing the smile on my clients' faces after I have helped them is what makes my job so worthwhile. This is exactly what motivated me to develop the Medical Doctor Ourian (MDO) skincare range, to be able to support as many people as possible in their skincare journey.

Having worked in this industry for over 20 years, I am very aware that we all have different skincare needs, and this is why I carefully designed the MDO portfolio to ensure each product provides solutions to specific skincare concerns.

Results and client satisfaction are extremely important to me. That’s why the MDO range is skincare you can trust. Thank you for letting me be part of your skincare journey.

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