Meet Our Family
At TrueCare, we are far more than a team of doctors, estheticians and administrative personnel – we’re a family. And when you decide to undergo cosmetic surgery at our state-of-the-art facilities, we treat you like one of our own.
We are committed to giving you the best possible care and creating a warm and relaxing environment that puts you at ease. Each member of our staff is always ready with a friendly smile, and will happily assist you in scheduling your appointments and answering any questions you may have.
We invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Farzaneh today and meet the incredible staff that helps him provide superior cosmetic care to discerning patients worldwide.
Dr. Grace Xue, Anesthesiologist
Board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Grace Xue has been practicing anesthesia for over 13 years. She is a graduate of the Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences P.R. China. Her anesthesia training was completed at New York Medical College. With her extensive training, she has a vast knowledge in anesthesia to accommodate our patients and ensure total safety. Dr. Xue is bilingual in English and Chinese.
Dr. Xue has been married to her sweetheart for over 30 years, and has two beautiful children—her son (15) and daughter (17). During her spare time, when she is not accommodating patients, she enjoys listening to music and reading.
Cathleen Wu Farzaneh, Director of operations, CAC
Cathleen Wu Farzaneh is Dr. Farzaneh’s wife. She assisted her husband in founding Truecare Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in 2015, and she has worked alongside Dr. Farzaneh since 2010.
Cathleen studied business in Santa Monica College after graduated in Acting Major from Theater Arts College of Shanghai, China. Her creativity, along with her entrepreneurial and leadership skills, have greatly contributed to the expansion and success of Truecare Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa. Cathleen oversees daily operations and business development, coordinates all patient related functions, and handles public relations, sales and marketing efforts. She is also active in local charity organization. In her spare time, Cathleen enjoys the company of her little Westie.
Christine Yanikian, RN, DON, CAC
Christine has been in the practice of aesthetic medicine well over 15 years, and now has joined our team at Truecare Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa. Originally of Armenian descent, she grew up in Orange County and attended Santa Ana College where she obtained her degree in Nursing. Christine then began her career in ICU Neurosurgical Trauma and Pediatrics.
Even with her accomplishments working in trauma, Christine still had not found a nursing position that utilized her creativity. It was shortly thereafter that she was introduced to the aesthetics field. Having a love of art and a keen aesthetic eye, Christine was drawn to aesthetic medicine and began to dedicate herself to mastering the techniques of non-invasive facial and body sculpting. Every day she brings her own unique artistic talents to the clients desired natural look. She also uses the latest techniques to prevent or minimize bruising and/or swelling after injections.
Since beginning her career in aesthetic medicine, Christine has risen to the position of Director of Nursing in several well established medical spas and has injected patients and performed laser and body contouring procedures with expert knowledge. Christine also educates her peers on the latest techniques for administring fillers, neuromodulaters and laser treatments. Christine is passionate about aesthetic medicine and attends aesthetic medicine meetings multiple times throughout the year in an effort to bring the latest and most advanced techniques in facial and body rejuvenation to her patients.
Christine is bilingual, being fluent in English and Armenian. She has two children, Shaunt (6) and Sophia (5), with her husband John, whom she affectionately calls “her lobster.” When she is not helping people look their best at the spa, she is relaxing and enjoying time with her family. But if you ask her about some of her passions, she will tell you all about her love of cars and dancing!
Amanda Chapman, NP
Amanda is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She completed an Advanced Practice Program and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles in 2014. She has been in the healthcare industry since 2005 and has joined our family at TrueCare Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa.
Amanda began her career as a Critical Care Nurse in 2005 at PIH Health Hospital. Alongside working the hospital, her nursing career extended to working in Plastic Surgery where she able to embrace her passion for healthcare & beauty. She knew she wanted to take her career to new heights and furthered her studies. When she graduated from UCLA as a nurse practitioner, she worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center in the Cardiothoracic ICU. Although she loved cardiothoracic surgery, she was drawn back to her love for the Aesthetic Industry because it allowed her to combine her nursing background with her passion for Aesthetics.
Amanda has captured her skillset into the art of cosmetic injections, specializing in non-surgical facial aesthetics as well as body treatments to enhance ones overall appearance. She is highly trained in antiaging therapies to increase collagen for skin tightening, improving skin texture and aesthetic injections to help with wrinkles and volume loss. Amanda resonates with many as the ideal mix of beauty, brains and a personality that brings comfort and confidence to all her clients. She believes in natural beautiful results that enhance each individuals personal beauty.
"Aesthetics is a passion - executing it correctly and beautifully is an art."
Raquel Martinez, Medical Esthetician, LME, CAC
Raquel is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician with advanced training many years of experience in the field of medical skincare. No matter what your skin has been through, Raquel believes that it can be improved with the proper treatment and attention. She has expertise in pre and post skincare for cosmetic treatments, specializes in medical and cosmeceutical skin therapy, treating acne, sun damaged skin, aging skin, rosacea, and hormonal skin issues. Raquel is also trained non-invasive body contouring and skin tightening. She is skilled in building relationships and educating patients. Raquel's recipe for being a successful skincare professional is a combination of determination, passion for continuing education, sound business practices, and the technical skills that enable her as a professional to deliver great treatment. Not only is she an advocate to our patients, she also delivers natural results with real expectations.
Crystal Barragan, Patient Care Liason, CAC
Crystal is an enthusiastic and caring member of the TrueCare family. She has been in the aesthitic fieald for over 7 years. Crystal has a very strong background in the customer service and in the cosmetics industry, having spent several years as a makeup artist. She is dedicated to helping patients acheive their aesthetic needs by being a loyal patient advocate throughout every step to their surgical or non-surgical journey.
Her outgoing and friendly personality helps build strong relationships with patients, that is why she is known as our “Tiffany in box.” She is dedicated in assisting all patients in their needs by being attentive, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She is a firm believer that honesty and understanding can help aid in the comfort and trust of a patient. Crystal’s primary goal is to make sure everyone at TrueCare has a smile on his or her face. She is excited to be part of a team that truly does care for the well being of each and every patient. Crystal’s primary goal is to make sure all of your questions are answered before and after your treatments. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Lynn Andres, Patent Coordinator
Bio coming soon.
Marissa Ramero, Front Office Coordinate
Bio coming soon.
Schedule Your Private
Meet with Dr. Farzaneh today to discuss your appearance goals, concerns and any questions you may have, and to receive a custom treatment plan designed to enhance your overall appearance and correct the cosmetic imperfections that concern you most.