The Skin Studio


Our philosophy is based on a holistic approach to skin care. Many factors, including eating habits, life-style, stress, hormonal changes, etc., contribute to skin conditions. These factors are explored with our clients and together we formulate a skin care program to address individual needs.

Our clients’ skin conditions have improved, allowing them to remove the layers of make up used to cover skin imperfections. As the improvements become apparent, the clients’ confidence, self-esteem and overall well-being have improved.

Our clients are multi-ethnic, and many referrals are made by our clients, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and nurses.

About the skin studio

The Skin Studio is located in the beautiful rustic environment of Piedmont Lane on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, California.

We opened with the mission and philosophy of delivering the highest quality of care to our clients from a medical-esthetic approach. With this in mind, we begin with an anatomical and physiological understanding of the body’s largest organ -- the skin.

After assessing the skin of each individual, products and treatment programs are customized and modified to meet our client’s changing needs.

By encouraging our clients to fully participate in their skin care program, together we have achieved amazing results.

Dr. Joseph N. Togba

Joseph N. Togba, Jr., M.D., Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery in Oakland, California, is the Medical Director for the Laser Hair Reduction services of The Skin Studio’s Medical Division.

Ida Lipscomb

Ida Lipscomb is a native of Liberia, West Africa. She relocated to the United States to pursue her education. Ms. Lipscomb holds a B.S. Degree in Pre-Med/Biology. She is a registered nurse and a certified make up artist. She also holds a M.A. Degree in Human Behavior.

As a makeup artist, Ms. Lipscomb discovered that many clients wore makeup to cover skin imperfections. These imperfections affected the clients’ self esteem, confidence, and overall lifestyle and socialization. With this knowledge, Ms. Lipscomb decided to become a skin care specialist. Ms. Lipscomb combines her medical, behavioral and esthetic background to deliver the highest quality of skin care possible. She is committed to the overall well being of her clients.


By appointments only.

Please call for your appointment.

4125, Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: (510) 653-3355

We look forward to meeting you and servicing your skin care needs.