"My name is Kennedy and my dramatic before and after photo is below. I have had a horrible acne problem for years and have seen many doctors and was put on medication but nothing seemed to work. But one day I met this magician named "Cody" my life changed from bad to "Check out this model face" it was incredible i never knew just cream would have taken all that acne and kill it just in a few months! It improved my confidence way higher and no longer have to worry about what people see me as and putting on hoodies to cover up. I recommend you guys go check this dude out %100 he'll fix you up and you will be %100 satisfied at the end of the process but the most important thing is (PATIENTS) it takes time. Also he has a great online store for his products which helped me even more which i also recommend you guys to check out as well. In conclusion 5 STARS!" Kenny Ro
Hello my name is Fannie, and I am shocked to see how bad my melasma was in my photo below. Cody is basically the best thing that has happened to my skin! I have severe melasma and I'm also prone to breakouts. Receiving consistent treatments has drastically lightened my melasma as well as kept my skin clear. Cody is intuitive and extremely receptive to any and all feedback and I always know exactly what to expect from each treatment. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for Cody's honesty, his warmth and not to mention... his products:) His treatments are the reason I feel good about my skin💙 Thank you for all that you do Cody!
"I recently started seeing Cody for my melasma treatment. I've gotten two lightening peels so far, and have seen tremendous results. My dark spots have already faded so much. Not only is Cody very knowledgable about this industry, he is also very affordable for the treatment you get. I will continue my treatments at Montarbo Skin Care. " Darla P.
"Cody is the master of perfect skin! I have been seeing him for about 4 years. When I first started with him we were doing maintenance-- enhancing and improving my skins texture and glow. Once I turned 30 I started to get adult acne (which I had never experienced). Cody is the only person I trusted to get my skin back to where it needed to be. He not only evaluated the skin but inquired about my lifestyle and what could be the root cause of the change. With a customized approach he was able to get me back on track to flawless skin. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and talented but also a genuine and honest person. I look forward to the hour I get to spend with him every appointment.
Also, I am OBSESSED with his skincare line! He never once pushed it on me and more recently I decided to start incorporating his products in my skincare routine one by one. Now I use his products almost exclusively. Every single product he recommended (specific to me and my needs) has been a true game changer!
Whether your looking to maintain flawless skin, fix troubled skin or just feel better about your skin, Cody is the person you want helping you. I couldn’t love him more!"
"Cody welcomed me with open arms, was super supportive of what I was going through and gave me a genuine consultation. Cody never pressured me or tried to sell me anything, which is just one thing I love about him. I’ve been to several places that just try to sell you a product or facial, promising it works and then rush you out the door. Cody did the exact opposite, no pressure just genuine advice. I ended up purchasing a package of 6 facials from Cody and currently have finished 4 of them. I cannot even describe the results I have gotten so far! Cody is seriously the real deal. If you are struggling with your skin I highly recommend checking him out. Not only am I extremely happy with his work, but also just super thankful I met him. He has a huge heart and is an expert at what he does. You can really tell how much he genuinely cares and wants to help you see the results that you want to see. On the business side of it, Cody’s prices are very reasonable, he doesn’t try to push his products on you (although he has some awesome stuff), and he is very professional to work with. Thank you Cody for everything that you do! " Jaclyn Hamme
" I have struggled with acne since I was 12 years old. I am now 31. I've gone through endless treatments and two rounds of Accutane. Still at 31 I suffer with some acne. My skin isn't as problematic as it once was, but you'd figure at this stage in life, it would have disappeared. As a result I have been left with some terrible scarring, something I have been very self conscious about. I went to my dermatologist to have microneedling done and I thought this would fix the issue, but I think it maybe fixed it 30% because they didn't really focus on the type of scar (I learned there's different kinds after talking to Cody). Fast forward to a few months ago, I was desperate to find a solution so I googled for someone that could help and after reading reviews for Cody I decided to go with him. I loved how Cody tailored the treatments to what my skin needed. I just had a chemical peel done by him and oooohhh myyyy goshhhh the results were amazing. Granted this is only after the 2nd treatment, but I never thought my skin could look the way it looked when I was in my early teens. I'm so excited for my third treatment next week and to see what my skin will look like after having treatments done by Cody. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Cody, for helping me with a problem I've dealt with for almost 20 years. Going to Cody was one of the best things I have ever done for me. Stefanie Pereda
"If you are looking for a chemical peel I could not give you a better recommendation. My skin has seen AMAZING results!" Tiana Austel
"Cody is wonderful! He is honest and sincere. I've done chemical peels in the past, but I've never had such a great experience. He works with you to understand your needs and is invested in helping you look and feel better."Mary Ngo
"First time meeting Cody. Loved how detailed and honest he was during the consultation. Started my first treatment and am so excited to see what we can accomplish together. Thank you for being so sweet, accommodating and responsive to my questions, email and texts! You made this experience for me very easy and awesome."Kelly Alvarez
"Cody is THE BEST. Book an appointment right now.
I have been to 11 different estheticians over the past 2 years to treat my adult acne and the dark marks they left on my face. I've spent $$$$ on different treatments and products in spas from Del Mar to La Jolla to Mission Valley and PB. I've done the really expensive treatments and the groupon circut but I have never seen the results, the instant results that I have with ONE visit to Cody. I only wish I would have taken before and after pictures to prove it.
I think what makes Cody different and what makes him achieve magical results is he does not take a one size fits all approach to skin care. He kind investigates your skin's history like genes, products used and condition to go beyond the basic facial to get the cause of the problem to address it.
And aside from being extremely talented, he is so passionate about his work. Cody takes the time to fully explain what he's doing and using and how to care for my skin after. He called to follow up about my treatment a few days afterwords. No other esthetician has ever done that.
His treatments are reasonably priced. There is never any sales pressure to buy products or services. He'll even take the time to talk about products that you do use and he prefers that you ask him for recommendations 1st before buying new products.
Seriously, everytime I look at my face in the mirror now I just want to shout on the mountain tops how awesome Cody is. If there is any skin concern you have, no matter how bad it is just book an appointment with Montarbo. No one could treat your skin better than Cody. I only wish I would have met him sooner. " Eden S.
" I have nothing but amazing things to say about Cody! He is a true master of skincare, an amazing human being, and has his own skincare products (I’m using the hydrating moisturizer and spf lotion) which are some of the only products I’ve ever used that do not break me out!
Cody really cares about my skin and knows how much it bothers me. It feels amazing to be able to (for once) take the weight off my shoulders and let someone else worry about my skin, because I trust him. He’s very well educated, very informative, and realistic.
So far I have done one chemical peel. He did a custom treatment for me and I will be doing a handful more. My skin’s texture has improved big time just after one peel and I look forward to seeing my results after a couple more, and while continuing to use his products! And the best part is, I am breaking out less!" Shey Baesler
" Born and raised in the sunshine has done lots of damage to my skin. Until I found Cody!!! He is amazing with improving appearance, lastisity, and glow. My skin has never looked better. He knows how to customize a facial/peel for exactly what your skin needs. I look forward to every visit because I know how awesome my skin will look after I peel. I HIGHLY recommend Cody if you are looking to improve your skin!!" Nicol Medina
"I've tried a number of different skincare doctors and specialists, yet Cody has been the only one who I can always tell genuinely cares about the people he works with. He will always give you his honest input and work with you to figure out the best plan specific to what you are going through. After already trying different forms of intense lasering in the past, his treatment has already made more of a difference in just a couple of sessions. Couldn't recommend him enough! " John Wu
" I started seeing Cody about 6 years ago! And I have nothing but positive comments to say about him! I went to him with bad cystic acne and scaring and we started with chemical peels! He was super helpful and explained the whole process! He would always text me if I would freak out about peeling or any concerns I had about the process. Fast forward 6 years and I continue to use his montarbo skincare line & I fly back home to San Diego to see him! He’s the best!!!!:) " christina lazcano
I went in for a severe flare up of hormonal acne. Cody has a calm manner that really put me at ease. He asked questions about what was going on in my life in order to understand the root cause(s) of the acne. He suggested many realistic things I could do to manage my stress and I was impressed. The peel he did was great. He made me super comfortable while he had the peel on my face, even messaging my neck and shoulders! When I left the office my skin was tight and smooth and I know that I have finally found the right person who can help me with my acne... Finally!" Anha J.
"I have been going to Cody for over 2 years and wonder how I ever trusted my skincare to anyone else in the past. Cody is very professional and while most skin care professionals are all about how many clients they can see in the course of a day, Cody is focused on spending time with his clients and providing quality service. I have recently started using his skin care line of products and love them! He is affordable, professional and I highly recommend him to anyone for their continuing skin care needs." March S.
" Cody is the best ever and has made me feel good inside and out! I am so glad I found him and I look forward to seeing him each month! He is an expert in the skin care filed and my skin is glowing because of him! I would highly recommend him and his products!" Lori W
"This is a long overdue review but better late than never, right?
Cody is an amazing, skilled, and professional esthetician. I came to him for problems I had with acne. During the consultation, he showed that he genuinely cared about my skin and came up with a treatment plan that same day. The treatment plan consisted of chemical peels, which he performed without any issue. The results definitely exceeded my expectations.
If you are looking for excellent skincare services, then Cody is your person." Billy N.
"Cody has been slaying my skin for years!!! Cody is hands down one of the most knowledgeable, gifted and skilled individuals in this field. He is the Nordstrom of skin care!!! He treats his clients like a queen/king from the moment they walk in the door!! He is genuine, caring, honest and gorgeous! I have seen amazing changes in my skin as a result of his peels and treatments. Cody will give you his honest opinion and listens to any concerns that you have. Together you will come up with a skin skincare regimen/treatments that work for you. Cody has been in the field slaying skin for over 16 years.... I highly suggest if you want your skin to SLAY, turn back the clock and turn some heads....get in formation :) and make an appointment with Cody!!!" Deanna M.
"First off let me preface this by saying I'm an esthetician and that Cody is the REAL DEAL! I wanted a second opinion on my skin, so i found Cody through yelp. In less than a minute he was able to look at my skin and explain to me all the science behind why my skin looks the way it does and he created a custom plan to fix it. Cody is very warm, friendly, not at all pushy or judgmental and very easy to talk to. It was very obvious that he has a true passion for skincare and is filled with knowledge, I just wanted to pick his brain the entire session! We decided to do a chemical peel for my deep whiteheads to bring them to surface and smooth out those pesky little bumps (first time ever receiving a chemical peel). I have now had 3 chemical peels from Cody and the results have been quite clear. I also love how easily reachable he is and ALWAYS follows up with me the next day. There have been many times, even on the weekend, where id text him a random question and he would get back to me. Ive also started using Cody's own line of cleanser which are totally awesome! doesn't break me out at all, smells good, and super gentle. There are so few ingredients (which is amazing) and none of the ingredients are known to clog pores (which is surprisingly hard to find nowadays). I would totally recommend Cody to anyone who wants to improve their skin whether it's your first time seeing an esthetician or if youre a chemical peel pro." Haley Z.