About the Practice
We are a physician-owned and -operated medical practice in Torrance, California. We specialize in the latest minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures available to improve age-related changes or otherwise enhance one’s physical appearance.
We cater to those who value medical knowledge and procedural expertise as an art-form.
The Story of Our name
One of the first aesthetic devices added to my medical practice emitted intense pulsed light energy.
Lumière is the French word for “light,” and Lumen is a measurement of light, coined by a French physicist.
Lum is written in Chinese as 林, and means forest. Don’t miss the forest for the trees, because “Lum” is also in “Lumièr.”
“Lumière,” was purposely truncated to “Lumièr,” as I endeavored to create a unique label to a practice that would pay homage to its new beginnings.
– Dr. Lum
Our fundamental mission is to preserve and renew the well-being of our patients.
We believe in preventive medicine and in a “whole person” approach to health care. An individual is more than just the sum of body parts or what appears on the skin surface. We do not focus exclusively on one technology trend, treatment modality or product. We focus on what will best serve the patient as a whole person, consistent with sound medical care and practice. We believe in continuity of care.
We are committed to consumer advocacy, safety, education, and strive to promote medical professionalism and integrity.
Recognition of Primacy of Consumer Welfare
We are dedicated to serving the individual interests of the consumer on the premise that the interventions are compatible with ethical practice and appropriate care.
Recognition of Patient Autonomy: We Respect Consumer Autonomy
We must be honest with consumers and empower them to make informed decisions about their care.
Quality over Quantity
Our mission favors maximizing one-on-one doctor-patient interaction, not a business model fashioned to optimize profits at the expense of quality patient care. We believe in quality over quantity, collegiality within our profession, mutual respect, and the compassionate care of individuals as patients, not as business clients.