Total Dermatology Office and Medical Support Staff 2018-01-02T13:19:09+00:00

Mariah Dannenhold – Practice Manager

Mariah joined Total Dermatology in 2009 and has been in Business Management since 2005. She has found success in many of her endeavors starting in athletics, winning the Division 1 National Championship in 1998 at Long Beach State. Mariah took her team building skills into her business management career. She was promoted to the Director of Sylvan Learning Center and after only being there a year, was honored as “The Center of the Year” out of over 1,200 centers in the country.

Favorite Product: Brightening Cream 2 (8% HQ)
Favorite Treatment: Restylane Under Eye
Favorite Filler: Voluma
What bothers you most about your skin? My Melasma
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Use sunscreen SPF 50 or higher every day.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: Hard to just pick just one. We have worked together going on 9 years and he is a wonderful boss, mentor, and friend.

Jayci Miyamoto – Assistant Manager

Jayci initially joined our practice as our photo technician/videographer and quickly demonstrated her ability to pretty much do everything! She has become a key member of our team, routinely training new employees, managing schedules, assisting with patients and juggling all the tasks with what can only be described as boundless energy, perpetual enthusiasm, and total competence.

Favorite Product: Retinol 5x
Favorite Treatment: Restylane Under Eye
Favorite Filler: Restylane
What bothers you most about your skin? Redness
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Take the products down to your neck.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: His adventurous fashion sense

Aileen Navarro – R.N.

Aileen Navarro is a registered Nurse (RN) in the state of California. Prior to working with Dr. Pilest, Aileen practiced as a licensed vocational nurse in a convalescent hospital, providing care and compassion to the sick and elderly. She is excited to continue her career by practicing as an RN in the field of dermatology and aesthetic nursing.

Favorite Product: Retinol
Favorite Treatment: Intensif
Favorite Filler: Restylane Under the eye
What bothers you most about your skin? Acne
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Never fall asleep with your makeup on.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: His intelligence.

Liz Cummaro – R.N.

Liz Cummaro, R.N.

Liz Cummaro received her R.N. BSN at USC School of Nursing. She has over 25 years of cosmetic skin care experience and expertise as an active status Board of Registered Nursing member. Liz is a certified SkinCeuticals professional, certified PCA Skin professional, and certified Thermage professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about various skin irregularities and assessing the right treatment that can be provided so that a beautiful, healthy outcome can result.

Favorite Product: Complete Eye Repair Cream
Favorite Treatment: Thermage
Favorite Filler: Sculptra
What bothers you most about your skin? Redness
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Yearly Thermage Face and Neck.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: His expertise!

Sandra Turner – LVN

Sandra Turner, our Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), has brought some exceptional experience to Total Dermatology – 6 years in Vascular and General Surgery, 12 years in Plastic Surgery and 4 years in Hospice Care. Her combined experiences have given her unique skills in skin care, post-surgical care and even therapeutic massage.

Favorite Product: Brightening C + E Serum
Favorite Treatment: Intensif
Favorite Filler: Voluma
What bothers you most about your skin? Acne Scars
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Always use Medical Grade products instead of the over-the-counter.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: He is a great educator, and has an exceptional hand technique. Not to mention he is very stylish.

Jessica McCullough – LVN

Jessica has recently rejoined the team after completing school to become an LVN. In addition to her original roles, she has begun assisting Dr. Pilest in the back office. Jessica feels having both her esthetician license and nursing degree has made her more well-rounded and confident, and she is excited to further her career in an industry she truly loves.

Favorite Product: SkinCeuticals Sunblock
Favorite Treatment: Restylane Under Eye Treatment
Favorite Filler: Restylane
What bothers you most about your skin? Uneven tone and pigment.
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Exfoliate weekly. 
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: He is a great educator, and has great style.

Iveta Albee – Medical Assistant

Iveta graduated from American College of Technology in 2006, leaving with the highest GPA and her name on the school’s Presidents List. She has over eight years’ experience in the Dermatology field and loves working with and caring for patients. She has always had a heart for helping others and enjoys getting to know the patients.

Favorite Product: Rejuv Cream
Favorite Treatment: Restylane Under Eye Treatment
Favorite Filler: Voluma
What bothers you most about your skin? Uneven tone and pigment.
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Use a product with a Retinol in it at least 3 times a week. 
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: He is a great educator.

Maria DeZonia – Back Office Assistant

Maria is our Physician-Mentored Front and Back Office Administrator. Maria has worked side by side with Dr. Pilest for over 20 years after switching gears from a pursuit in the Dental field to Dermatology. Her long-term experience makes her an invaluable asset and patient advocate. Maria’s fluency in Spanish is a tremendous advantage for Spanish speaking patients.

Favorite Product: Complete Eye Repair Cream
Favorite Treatment: Hair Laser
Favorite Filler: Restylane for under the eye.
What bothers you most about your skin? Sunspots (too much fun spots)
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Drink lots of water and use green tea in am and Retinol in the pm.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: He is a perfectionist, loves to teach and is very stylish.

Ana Rudela – Back Office Assistant

Ana is one of the newest members of the Total Dermatology team. She recently moved to California from Washington DC where she garnered extensive experience at a distinguished cosmetic medical practice. Her passion for dermatology spans over a decade and was ignited during her elective cosmetology course in high school. She has since decided to further her education and has continued to compliment her studies to obtain a Physician Assistant certification with relevant work experience at Dr. Pilest’s practice.

Favorite Product: Brightening C + E Serum
Favorite Treatment: Fraxel
Favorite Filler: Radiesse
What bothers you most about your skin? My freckles
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Use Retin-A on Sundays but prepared to peel throughout the week. But by the weekend your skin will be glowing.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: That he continues his education and encourages us to keep learning.

Laura Bielecki – Patient Care Coordinator

Laura joined the Total Dermatology team in December of 2016. As a licensed esthetician, her passion for skincare and beauty has remained a driving force throughout the entirety of her career. Laura also has experience managing a salon and spa in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona, where she honed in on the ability to provide a great client experience from beginning to end.

Favorite Product: Complete Eye Repair Cream
Favorite Treatment: Fraxel + PRP
Favorite Filler: Juvederm Ultra for the lips
What bothers you most about your skin? Redness on my cheeks and nose.
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Drink water and use an eye cream every night.
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: It’s all about his shoes and he is secretly funny.

Sarah Pilest Hashemi – Social Media Manager

Sarah, Dr. Pilest’s daughter, began working for her father back when she was in college. Sarah started the first Total Dermatology webpage with her own two hands. She continues working as a Marketing Consultant and now is responsible for all Social Media advertising and marketing.

Favorite Product: Daily Bio Repair Serum
Favorite Treatment: Silkpeel
Favorite Filler: Botox
What bothers you most about your skin? Dryness and wrinkles around the eyes and redness.
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Use toner
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: He really knows how to make me laugh.

Camille Wilson – Patient Care Coordinator

Camille’s passion for dermatology started in 2002 as a loyal patient. She would get regular facials and microdermabrasion and found out firsthand how much her skin benefited from these treatments. When a job opened up at this office, she eagerly jumped at the opportunity and was hired. She has been in the field ever since, taking just a short break to raise her two youngest children. She is so excited to be a part of this team and work with such a capable and talented Doctor.

Favorite Product: Complete Eye Repair Cream
Favorite Treatment: Restylane for under the eye
Favorite Filler: Volbella
What bothers you most about your skin? Texture and wrinkles
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Sunscreen every day!
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: He has great energy and a ton of it.

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