Reviews

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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Douglas V. | Source: Yelp |
Let's admit it, vanity reins when it comes to facial procedures and there is zero tolerance for anything but perfection. The whole process can be unnerving. Dr. E was  so down-to-earth and approachable throughout the whole process. I quickly felt highly informed, confident and knew exactly what to expect at every step of the way. I can't recommend him enough. Thanks Dr. E!!!!!!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Rick Stolley | Source: Google Reviews |
Have had Sculptra treatments over the last decade with several different providers. Dr Echavez's technique is without any doubt the best. I have had several treatments this year with no bruising. What a relief.

(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Rita Magazine H. | Source: Yelp |
Dr. E is very knowledgeable and fair. He doesn't push you to do unnecessary procedures. He has an incredible office location and great staff. He is a creative yet highly professional  artist who looks at your whole facial structure and gives you realistic expectations. His gentle kindness is a relief if you are squeamish with injectables. He's the BEST!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from David T. | Source: Yelp |
Dr. Echavez is friendly, knowledgeable, and does great work.  He has a wonderful aesthetic sense and never tries to push you into unnecessary procedures.  The restorative work done by Dr. E. has restored my self-esteem and truly improved my life.

(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Pam H. | Source: Uncategorized |
Dr. Echavez is fantastic!  I was a bit nervous at first about having any cosmetic procedure, but he carefully explained everything and there was no pressure to do it.  He is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.  I first did the coolsculpting and was very pleased with the results.  I went back to have it done in other areas - all with great results.  I also had Dr. Echavez perform blepharoplasty on my droopy eye lids.  I was really nervous about that because of the plastic surgery horror stories you hear about.  However, when I was checking into the hospital, EVERY one I met at the hospital raved about his careful and professional work.  The head nurse said he was everyone's choice for the blepharoplasty procedure because he is so methodical and careful to achieve a very natural-looking result... just enough but not too much.  And, they were correct - he did a wonderful job in making my heavy eye-lids and bags under my eyes look SO MUCH better.  People tell me I look 10 years younger now (they don't know about the blepharosplasty because it doesn't show at all).  Anyway, if you are considering coolsculpting, botox, blepharoplasty or other cosmetic procedure, please check out Dr. Michael Echavez.  I'm sure you will be delighted with the results!
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(4 out of 5 stars)
Review from Rick A. | Source: Yelp |
Good guy who does excellent work. Very competent without being Beverly Hills flashy about it. He can initially come across as being a bit cold, but that's really more a reflection of his low-key nature. Extra points for the fact that his office assistant is very easy on the eyes, too (but won't give me the time of day, probably because I had to put my real age on the paperwork I filled out there). Highly recommended.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Kurt S. | Source: Yelp |
Dr. E is awesome.  A first-rate practice, always professional and friendly, and really takes care of his patients.  I wouldn't take my face anywhere else!

(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Daniel J. | Source: Yelp |
Can't really say enough good about Dr E --- beautiful office of course, but his demenor, expertise and humor makes the visits (and the outcome) among the best in the city. He gives a great assessment (and an honest one) allowing you voice your opinions and desires, but reflects them with an honest assessment -- a great back and forth  -- and you end up with what you need --- very fair pricing........... There are a lot of choices in the city, but Dr E's the only one I consider.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Andrea G. | Source: Yelp |
Dr. Echavez is an honest, REAL,  person who works with clients collaboratively, unlike many other surgeons who are in age-denial, superficiality land.  He will patiently describe various treatment modalities when you inquire but will never push anything on you. I have been seeing him for around 8 years for Sculpra Aesthetic treatments as I was no longer a good candidate for Restalyne according to  another Dr. who referred me to Dr. Echavez, the reason being I needed too many Restalyne treatments to make a difference, and that would make it very costly.  Although Sculpra does not last as long as I would have liked on me (maybe only 6-8 months) I am pleased with the results of more fullness in the somewhat hollowed-out areas of my face. (I have a thin face to begin with). As I have ruled out plastic surgery as an option that feels right for me, I will plan on continuing to see Dr. Echavez for this particular treatment!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Carla T. | Source: Yelp |
I was a former employee of Dr. Echavez as his clinical esthetician. I can sincerely say that, as a 51 yr old female, I have never worked with a kinder,more respectful 'boss". He treated me as his equal and was never condescending, like most can be in that position. I was also a patient of his. I have yet to find a clinic/nurse/doctor that can give me that 'brow lift' like Dr. E! I haven't lived in SF for many years, so it's difficult for me to get to him, but I can highly recommend this man. Not only is he a very good cosmetic surgeon, he is a decent human being with a stellar character!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Marvella W. | Source: Yelp |
This review is long over due.  Dr. Echavez removed a large, dark, freckle spot off the bridge of my nose. Removing the spot off the bridge part of my nose, requires careful skill.  Not easy suturing a tight area like the bridge of my nose! The procedure was done beautifully and painless.  Thank you so much! My apologies for this over due review, and again, thank you so much!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Amber T. | Source: Yelp |
I have been seeing Dr Echavez for over 2.5 years ever since I saw him back in April 2014 when he (perfectly) fixed a Belotero job that a SF dermatologist had placed incorrectly. He is very talented with his work and also very kind. His office assistant Karla is also great. They never fail to call after any visit and they genuinely care about your results, pocketbook, appearance and feelings. I highly recommend.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from Jeannie C. | Source: Yelp |
I move a lot, so I've gone to a bunch of doctors for botox and fillers over the course of the past 7 years. But I'm so glad I'm back in the bay to come back to Dr. Echavez. Dr. Echavez brings a level of taste and competence to the whole world of "New Beauty" style self improvement that I haven't seen in any of the other doctors I've had in NYC, LA, or Boston. For example, at a recent trip to his office I asked him about a few of the latest treatments that I read about--and I was prepared to get them if he deemed it worthwhile. He was honest with me, and told me it didn't make sense to get those procedures yet...even though it might have meant money to him in the short term. Also, I like that he does mini consultations with me every time I see him just to make sure I agree with his plan for injection placements--even though they are always very natural looking, with or without my input. I've been to many a (well meaning, but too rushed) doctor that just jumped immediately into poking me with syringes willy nilly. Not only is his skill top notch. He's also very affordable. I often go into see him with a plan on how much I want to spend. I'll say something like, "400 bucks, but I want forehead and crow's feet." And every time, he makes it work with my budget. Magic man:) Dr. Echavez strikes me as having too much class to ever actually self merchandise, hence the surprisingly low number of reviews on Yelp! thus far. But this is a clear case of being under appreciated, or of his current patients being strategic enough to keep their secret to themselves. But I figure I'll be a nice girl and share...Pssst, five stars!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from PAM H. | Source: Google Reviews |
Dr. Echavez is fantastic! I was a bit nervous at first about having any cosmetic procedure, but he carefully explained everything and there was no pressure to do it. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. I first did the coolsculpting and was very pleased with the results. I went back to have it done in other areas – all with great results. I also had Dr. Echavez perform blepharoplasty on my droopy eye lids. I was really nervous about that because of the plastic surgery horror stories you hear about. However, when I was checking into the hospital, EVERY one I met at the hospital raved about his careful and professional work. The head nurse said he was everyone’s choice for the blepharoplasty procedure because he is so methodical and careful to achieve a very natural-looking result… just enough but not too much. And, they were correct – he did a wonderful job in making my heavy eye-lids and bags under my eyes look SO MUCH better. People tell me I look 10 years younger now (they don’t know about the blepharosplasty because it doesn’t show at all). Anyway, if you are considering coolsculpting, botox, blepharoplasty or other cosmetic procedures, please check out Dr. Michael Echavez. I’m sure you will be delighted with the results!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
Review from DAVID T. | Source: Google Reviews |
Dr. Echavez is friendly, knowledgeable, and does great work. He has a wonderful aesthetic sense and never tries to push you into unnecessary procedures. The restorative work done by Dr. E. has restored my self-esteem and truly improved my life.