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Our Practice More than a med spa

Dr. Aeria Chang

“I am awed by each person’s unique beauty, and it’s a wonderful thing to watch as an individual discovers and appreciates their God-given beauty.  As my clients experience outward transformations, there’s a ripple effect into other areas of their lives.  I can now confidently say that we truly change lives – one client at a time.  It is my hope and desire that my clients will experience and achieve Beatitude – beautiful attitude – not only in the physical dimension, but in intellectual, emotional and spiritual realms as well.” – Dr. Aeria Chang

Internal Medicine Training for Dr. Aeria Chang

After receiving her B.A./M.D. degrees from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Aeria Chang completed her Internal Medicine training at Faulkner Hospital in Boston and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.  She practiced in various locations for more than a dozen years when, in 2006, she saw a young teenager whose cystic acne improved after laser treatments.  This led Dr. Chang to discover a new passion – laser and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Chang’s Introduction to Laser Acne Treatment

In 2007, she took an office-based preceptorship with a local dermatologist.  She saw the limitations in traditional acne therapies, including intolerable side effects such as dryness, peeling, and hyperpigmentation.  So she began to explore more sustainable solutions, such as laser acne treatments.

The Founding of Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine

In February 2008, Dr. Chang and her husband Scott Eisenberg founded Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine and moved into their current Mission Valley location in July 2008. Since the beginning, Dr. Chang has been a passionate advocate of aesthetic procedures that are safe for all skin colors, that enhance each patient’s unique and natural beauty, and that have little to no pain or downtime.

During this time, Dr. Chang has also been at the leading edge of an explosive growth in the aesthetic industry.  She was one of the first in the nation to offer eMatrix and SkinFinity for safely resurfacing ethnic skin; Venus Freeze for tightening and body shaping; platelet-rich plasma, Clear & Brilliant and Permea for facial rejuvenation; MiraDry for excessive underarm sweating; and Vanquish for nonsurgical fat reduction.  She has built up her tool box to include the best and the latest aesthetic devices that reflect her philosophy, and she is on a continual quest to educate herself and her staff.

Dr. Chang believes that each person is a composite of body, soul, and spirit.  She is humbled by each person’s UNIQUE beauty, a reflection of internal and external attributes.  In fact, the name Beatitude means blessings and beautiful attitude.  She believes in celebrating beauty in ourselves, in others, in nature, and in the created works of talented fellow human beings.  Finally, she views Matthew Chapter 5 Beatitudes as the highest standard by which Christians can live out their faith.

Dr. Chang’s Personal Life

For the last two years, Dr. Chang studied Bel Canto style singing with the coloratura soprano Ms. Lucy Lin.  Her performances with Ms. Lin’s students can be seen on YouTube by searching her name Aeria Chang.  She currently sings at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church with the main Chancel Choir and Grace Notes, a smaller women’s ensemble.

Dr. Chang emigrated from Korea at the age of ten and speaks Korean.  She has lived in North Dakota, Chicago, New York, Boston, Providence, Florida, Oregon, and finally settling in San Diego – her favorite place in the world.  Dr. Chang loves her work at Beatitude and hopes to retire in San Diego. Dr. Chang and her husband make home with their two adorable Shih Tzu pups, Cooky and Rusty. Dr. Chang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Associate of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.