About us

About Us

We're experts at what we do. But knowing the best techniques is only part of the process, we're also here to make you feel great. Whether you're here for a one-hour service or an entire day, your happiness is of utmost importance!

Mahin Shafai is more than merely the Founder and Lead Aesthetician at Inspiration Beauty MedSpa.  She remains the inspiration behind a premier spa dedicated to offering truly superior skincare treatments.  Noting that her two foremost specialties are acne treatments and anti-aging techniques, she notes with pride, “My clients span 3 generations and range in age from 19 to 90!”

A Persian beauty, Mahin says her own inspiration dates back to girlhood: “It was my personal need that started it all. I myself had acne and needed to find a solution.” On a family trip to Paris, Mahin took an extensive course in skincare, and brought many fabled French techniques back to her home country. “Fortunately, I had six sisters to practice on, so that’s where it all began!”  Even today, Mahin continues to travel across the globe to keep current about new techniques from Paris, Italy, Greece, and other top European spa cities.  She’s honed her experience from an international perspective: “I’ve come to discover every country has something valuable to offer in skincare.”

Mahin’s career in the field has spanned nearly four decades.  When she first married her husband, Dr. Shafai, a dermatologist, they opted to pool their talents and become business as well as life partners.  “We realized there could be a nice collaboration between his work and my work,” she says.  The pair started out with just a 400-square foot office; as their reputation grew, their facilities expanded five-fold ultimately including a team of over 12 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons as they became recognized as preeminent in their field.

Inspiration Beauty MedSpa in Menlo Park, Mahin’s most recent enterprise, was founded in 2000 and has been in the same shopping center for almost two decades.  During that time, she has a well-earned reputation as a leading practitioner of the finest skincare available.  “All the experience I’ve gained, and all the techniques I’ve learned, are geared to a single goal…to bring clients the most modern, effective clinical treatment, and to help each individual uncover a new level of beauty, healing and confidence.”  Her loyal following touts that their skin’s drastic transformation is due to “Mahin’s magic touch” and that “Mahin always keeps up with the most current trends, has the latest techniques, products and tools.”

Relaxing Environment


From the moment you walk in the door, our focus is on relaxation. Our spa services are a great way to take a step back from the bustle of everyday life. Come take a break with us.

High-Quality Products


Many people underestimate the effect high-quality lotions and oils have on a spa treatment. We guarantee our all-natural products help you with that extra feeling of zen. If you fall in love, everything is available for purchase!

Dr. Blum


Mitchell E. Blum M.D., F.A.C.S. is an elite California ENT and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 35+ years of experience. He is one of the most experienced Northern California plastic surgeons, Double Board Certified in both Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Blum treats all ear, nose, and throat diseases and has an intimate understanding of both the functional and aesthetic basis of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Mitchell Blum received his Undergraduate Degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his medical degree from Hahnemann University and surgical residency at Allentown Hospital, both in Pennsylvania. Dr. Blum then moved to Washington Hospital Center, in Washington D.C., to complete his additional residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

The San Francisco Bay is Dr. Mitchell Blum’s home. At Blum Facial Surgery we stress the importance of giving back to our local community. Dr. Blum very active in community healthcare improvement the Rotary Club, and his local Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Blum is also an advocate for domestic violence prevention. Blum Facial Surgery has donated time to FACE TO FACE, The National Domestic Violence Project. Working with this organization in the past, Dr. Blum was able to help a child severely affected by domestic violence.