Dr. Pilest is honored for a 2nd year by the Orange County Medical Association. Top Doctors are chosen by their medical peers as the doctor they would see themselves or send their family to.Learn More
Dr. Pilest among the first Dermatologists to access the double chin removing injectable Kybella. See what you need to know before choosing to consider Kybella.Learn More
Dr. Pilest’s patients’ before and after photos were featured in New Beauty Magazine’s Winter 2013 issue. New Beauty is a national “big book” magaine dedicated to the beauty industry. Featuring the latest in cosmetic procedures, New Beauty has become the “go to” publication for men and women who want to see what’s available for improving appearance and stalling the aging process.
Dr. Pilest was approached by the publication to submit photos to be used in the editorial sections on fillers and injectables.Learn More
Injection safety has become an important issue with the new uses of injectables. Core physicians were invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind Human Cadaver workshop developed by Docent LLC. Physicians were presented with a unique hands on opportunity to actually see inside the skin how fillers behave and how to safely navigate delicate structures. Avoiding the “danger zones” such as arteries and facial nerves is of the utmost importance in providing pleasing patient results as safely as possible.
“Every physician who injects fillers or toxins should at the least view and complete the online Cadaver Dissection CME by Docent LLC – and if at all possible, participate in a live workshop as they provide invaluable techniques and knowledge.” Nissan Pilest, M.D.Learn More
The Dermatologic Society of Orange County starts 2012 with a new president, 33 year veteran Board Certified Dermatologist Nissan Pilest, and a focus on increased Continuing Medical Education for members and non members and extended efforts of public education.
The Society is home to many of the top dermatologists and academic researchers in Southern California and has been active in promoting physician leadership and involvement in community action since 1983.Learn More
New wrinkle filler slated to fill the gap for fine lines and superficial wrinkles and lines. Orange County Dermatology Trainer/Teacher/Professor adds new Belotero hyaluronic gel to dermal filler line-up
Although not dramatically different from the HA gels that have been in use for the last decade, Belotero is being marketed by the manufacturer as a gel which will more easily integrate with skin tissue. This enhanced integration is the key to treatment of finer lines and more superficial skin irregularities.
“The Swiss are known for their precision”, Dr. Pilest reminds. “This precision is poised to add to the perfection potential. And that definitely excites me!”Learn More
Needles can be replaced with flexible smooth tip micro cannulas for nearly pain-free and nearly bruise-free placement of most dermal fillers.
No longer must patients endure the many needle sticks previously required to access multiple areas. With the cannula, only a few entry points are needed to access the entire lower face. For the needle phobic patient, this change alone opens up a whole new world of possibilities.Learn More
Dr. Nissan Pilest, a veteran Board Certified Dermatologist with 37 years’ experience, was recently invited to provide an educational workshop on the injectable products Restylane, Perlane and Dysport, offered by Medicis Pharmaceuticals.
All aesthetic physicians understand the benefit from continued education scenarios with their more established and experienced peers. No physician “knows it all”, and the constant changes in the aesthetic market demands time and attention and shared knowledge.Learn More
Isolaz Acne Laser has shown to be a successful alternative to older acne laser treatments with patients aged 13 and up.
“The increased risk associated with antibiotics means more patients, young and mature, appreciate having alternatives which provide acne relief without increasing levels of antibiotic resistance or side effects common with antibiotics.”
A typical Isolaz treatment plan is once weekly for 6 weeks then occasional maintenance treatments or an “on demand” treatment if there is unexpected acne flare.Learn More
Irvine Dermatologist Nissan Pilest acclaims success of new Isolaz Acne Laser in reducing acne with dual-action technology.
“With Isolaz we’ve begun a very unique and very effective method of reducing a great deal of the causative factor of acne…”Learn More
August 10, 2010 — OC Derm Nissan Pilest has excited patients lined up for the latest innovation in Fat Reduction – the Zeltiq. Zeltiq reduces targeted fat areas by freezing the fat cells in a process called cryolipolysis. Completely nonsurgical. the Zeltiq procedure is an FDA approved treatment for love handles, “bra line” fat and poochy abdomens.Learn More
May 08, 2010 — Nissan Pilest, MD, Orange County Cosmetic Dermatologist, joined a select group of invited physician participants in Suneva’s corporate forward development of Artefill (now Bellafill) dermal filler use and safety.Learn More
February 15, 2010 — OC Derm Society elects Nissan Pilest, MD of Total Dermatology as 2010 Board Member. Dr. Pilest brings over 30 years’ experience to share with the society members.Learn More
December 18, 2009 — Dr. Nissan Pilest, Orange County’s most visible laser dermasurgeon, was selected to help present the latest Fraxel technology during the special Illumination Tour by Solta. In a Newport Beach stopover, Dr. Pilest boarded the custom-outfitted airstream and provided a live demo of the latest Fraxel pigmentation laser, the Fraxel Dual.Learn More
November 01, 2009 — Dr. Nissan Pilest, well known Board Certified Dermatologist in Irvine, California recently attended a special Continuing Medical Education program developed by the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and StrataMed. The program, aptly titled Developing Leaders in Aesthetic Techniques, covered a broad range of peer-collective experience in the field of cosmetic dermatology.Learn More
August 13, 2009 — Irvine Dermatology Specialist Nissan Pilest is a selected Physician Trainer for new Dysport. Dysport is the first rival for Botox. Dr. Pilest met with Medicis CEO Jonah Shacknai at a special Dysport launch meeting in Beverly Hills along with core investigative physicians who were involved in FDA trials for Dysport.Learn More
Dermatology industry leaders often call on preferred physicians to help train other physicians in the use of their products and equipment. Dr. Pilest’s long-held reputation as a seasoned and knowledgeable dermatology means he is often called upon to participate in these programs.Learn More
Clinical trial physicians are selected for their knowlege in the field as well as for their ability to be clinically precise. SDS Clinical Trials chose Dr. Pilest as one of their investigative physicians.Learn More
Physicians learn best from other physicians. Dr. Pilest was called upon to demonstrate the Thermage and Fraxel technologies at a training meeting held by Solta.
At this meeting doctors and their support staff were able to view live treatments and ask questions during the demonstrations.Learn More
Fraxel Repair is a new power-addition to the world of fractonal laser. Dr. Pilest’s long time experience with lasers led to his becoming a prefector for area physicians.
Reliant Technologies, the developers of the patented Fraxel technology, seek to showcase the laser’s capabilities to do what previous lasers could not do, or could not do well.
The Fraxel lasers use a unqiue rolling laser delivery which makes for complete coverage instead of the “stamped” area delivery common in older laser technology. Dr. Pilest is pleased to be able to share his knowlege with other physicians.Learn More
There are FDA clinical trials and there are in-office trials that physicians use for a less formal evaluation of procedures. Dr. Pilest is doing so with the effects of Botox prior to laser. Establishing a healing field that won’t disrupt skin integrity is the goal of this study.Learn More
Fraxel’s CO2 Repair is an extremely powerful laser. Set to offer a comprehensive solution to the effects of severe sun damage and aging, this laser proves its promise.Learn More
Radiesse was brought to the market for naso labial folds. Dr. Pilest has expereinced many additional uses for this long term filler, to include correction for nose irregularities, chin augmentation, cheek augmentation and jaw line definiton.
Radiesse has unique properties that allow it to hold shape wherever it’s used. Dr. Pilest shares precise techniques in achieving the best outcomes.Learn More
Chosen for his expertise in dermal filler injections, Dr. Pilest is again invited by Allergan to provide training presentations to area physicians on the use of Juvederm.Learn More
Multi-effect laser treatment for face, neck and eyelid tightening, skin resurfacing and pigmentation are some of the uses of Fraxel in Dr. Pilest’s Irvine dermatology clinic.
Reliant Technologies chose “first” physicians based upon their previous success with lasers and their previous educational accomplishments.
Dr. Pilest is pleased to be among the first dermatologists in Southern California to offer the Fraxel Repair to patients.Learn More
Nose surgery is widely considered the only option for nose refining, even when there is only a small defect. Fillers now give patients a new choice – and without surgery.
Fill a divot, smooth a nose bridge, lift a scar and balance proportion, all with the simple injection of a filler.Learn More
Fraxel laser is the new treatment for aging skin — anywhere. Body skin resurfacing was “practically impractical” before Fraxel. Now your hands, neck, chest, literally any area of your body, can be gently and youthfully resurfaced by Fraxel’s innovative system.
Fraxel Dermatologist in irvine, California shows how fractional resurfacing works on all parts of the body.Learn More
Tweaking the Thermage delivery techniques has already proven to offer substantial improvements. Adding customized “PLUS” treatments creates an effective program for de-aging. Patients get a personalized recipe for both short term and long term effects.
Iin the right hands Thermage can be very effective. The key to getting results is the knowledge of how the skin reacts to heat and which areas are needed to support the areas below. Customized treatment protocols make a huge difference in outcome.Learn More
By the time Erik arrived at the office of Orange County Dermatologist Nissan Pilest, the 15 year-old was in big trouble with his skin.
The physician recalled, “His face and neck were covered with extremely painful cysts, pus-filled pimples and angry red acne scars. Acne punished not just his face, but his back and shoulders, too. It was a summer day and he wore a turtle neck sweater and a baseball cap pulled low over his eyes.
“You could see that the pain of his skin was nothing compared to the pain in his soul. He was distraught, angry and visibly fought to hold back the tears.”
When Erik came in that first day, he scowled at everyone, mumbled that it was his mother’s idea and complained that he didn’t have any reason to be there, “since nothing’s going to work anyway.”
Dr. Pilest told Erik he was delighted to have him in the office because he could see the future. He promised Erik that he would ” look definitively different in a matter of weeks.”Learn More
There are technologically advanced skin-changing lasers and procedures coming on the market faster than most people can keep up with. Yet, one of the most amazing treatments on the market today is – you guessed it – Botox. Why?Learn More
Resistant and Cystic Acne frequently fails to respond to typical measures of control. A safe topical two-step treatment which chemically coats and then destroys acne bacteria offers a new solution.
PDT may involve some downtime, but this downtime is nothing compared to the alternative of years being embarrassed and the lifelong potential of scars.Learn More
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
Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.
*Individual Results May Vary
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.