Shanthala Shivananjappa, MD

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Shanthala MD Medspa & Laser Center



Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist, assistant professor at Yale University, and staff at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to opening her cosmetic medicine clinic. Her extensive experience working with plastic surgical patients in the operating room for more than 25 years, paired with years of training in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, has enabled Dr. Shanthala to have a unique perspective on Anti-aging treatments.
Her expertise in the art of injectables, a nonsurgical facelift by using a combination of PDO threads, Botox & fillers, Botox for excessive sweating, skin tightening, Vampire facelift, O-SHOT, P-SHOT, PRP injection for hair loss, vaginal rejuvenation has made her one of the leading cosmetic physicians in the Northshore Area of Boston and RealSelf Top Doctor.
Dr. Shanthala performs aesthetic procedures in a private luxury spa-like setting. Her extensive evaluations and unique treatment plans are individualized to obtain natural-looking results.  She believes that a healthy, trusting relationship between doctor and patient is just as important as the outcome of the procedure.
Dr. Shanthala believes that “beauty encompasses how you feel on the inside and on the outside.” Her aim is and has always been, to make her patients feel beautiful and confident in themselves and their appearances at every age. Her patients range from teens to individuals in their eighties, both male and female. So regardless of your age, gender, or reason for visiting Dr. Shanthala’s office, know that when you do, you will be treated with the utmost care and her honest opinion.
“I owe everything in my life to the most important person in my life – my mother. I would not be the woman, doctor, and mother I am today without her. Her encouragement and belief in me to be well-educated, well-rounded, hard working, and independent have inspired me to pursue a dream of mine that is finally coming true: launching Shanthala MD, my very own Aesthetic Medicine practice.
Beauty, to me, encompasses how you feel on the inside and on the outside. Being beautiful is looking good, feeling confident, and loving yourself at every age.”

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