the art of aesthetic dermatology
Nissan Pilest, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist dedicated to the art of aesthetic dermatology. He has developed a national reputation with his dermatology practice, treating both medical and cosmetic patients, beginning in 1979. Dr. Pilest has practiced in Orange County, California for over 38 years.
Dr. Pilest was one out of 100 selected from a field of 6000 nominees for the award. His win is a testimonial to the fact that referring doctors hold him in high esteem.
extensive experience, superior talent
Selected by the Orange County Medical Association, Dr. Pilest now joins the elite ranks as a Physician of Excellence for 2015 and 2016. Over a million physicians in the country can inject – only 3% qualify for Expert Injector status. Dr. Pilest has attained the coveted Circle of Excellence from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Known for his extensive experience and superior aesthetic talent, he was named the Dermatologist of the Year by the Consumer Business Review and is the winner of the Doctor’s Choice Award for 2014 and 2015. Additionally, he is listed in the “Best Doctors Book” and is a winner of the Best Dermatologist of Irvine for 2012 and 2014.
cutting edge procedures
Dr. Pilest prides himself on staying on top of the latest technologies as well as the newest techniques, remaining on the cutting edge of all aesthetic cosmetic procedures. He knows that “A growing practice demands a growing Doctor.” Dr. Pilest is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine. He was elected President of the Dermatological Society of Orange County in 2012 and is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Pilest is also well known in his community for being a Training Physician for injectables and lasers. He is a Physician trainer for Juvederm Voluma, an Allergan Botox/Medicis Dysport Training Physician, Diamond Botox Physician, Diamond Juvederm Physician, Platinum Restylane Physician, and a Radiesse Black Card Expert.
He holds Advanced Certification for Thermage, is a Fraxel Restore/Fraxel Repair CO2 Laser Training Physician for Solta Medical Aesthetics and is also a professional speaker for Thermage technology.
Named to the Circle of Excellence in Soft Tissue Fillers, inclusion in this prestigious group of physicians represents a special industry recognition of knowledge and ability. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery awards this designation to board-certified dermatologists who have demonstrated their knowledge through one of the most rigorous qualifying exams in the industry. “My patients trust me with their personal appearance and it’s my privilege and duty to be sure I’m amply qualified to do the job as perfectly as possible!”
Dr. Pilest routinely donates his time and services to charities that benefit cancer patients, such as the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and The Breast Cancer Foundation. He is married and has two grown children and two grandchildren. He is an avid traveler.
We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.
“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”
— Priscilla S.
“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”
— Kay S.
“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”
— Victoria L.
*Individual Results May Vary
“Dr. Pilest is the only Doctor I trust to perform any of my injections. I don’t do much but the tweaks here and there are so natural and make me look like a more rested and prettier version of myself. Today I got undereye filler and Xeomin! I love the immediate results of the undereye filler! I will definitely be back for all of my dermatology needs!”
“I couldn’t be happier with my treatments from Dr. Pilest. He always treats me with dignity and compassion and always gives me thoughtful and honest advice and information. I love his staff, too. It’s a busy practice because of their expertise and cutting-edge treatments, but they always take the time to answer any question and address any concern. Best cosmetic dermatologist in OC!”
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.