Our Team

Total Dermatology Office and Medical Support Staff

Mariah Dannenhold – Practice Manager

MARIAH DANNENHOLD – PRACTICE MANAGER, Irvine

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 MIYAMOTO – ASSISTANT MANAGER, Irvine

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 – RN

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. Irvine

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 – LVN, Irvine

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 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 MCCULLOUGH – LVN, Irvine

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.

Maria DeZonia – Back Office Assistant

MARIA DEZONIA – BACK OFFICE ASSISTANT, Irvine

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.

Sarah Pilest Hashemi – Social Media Manager

SARAH PILEST HASHEMI – SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, Irvine

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.

Rachel Helfman – Patient Care Coordinator

Rachel graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2012. She knew she had a passion for helping others and gravitated towards the cosmetic side of Health Care. Her career started at a Medical Spa and then transitioned into Plastic Surgery. This career choice was solidified after experiencing firsthand how impactful some of the treatments she received was on her own skin. Her improved self-esteem made her even more passionate about being able to help others feel more confident in their own skin.

Favorite Product: Acne Kit for Women
Favorite Treatment: Botox and Fillers
Favorite Filler: Juvederm Ultra Plus
What bothers you most about your skin? Acne
Favorite Skin Care Tip: Consistency with medical grade skin care
Favorite Trait of Dr. Pilest: Depth of Knowledge

PATIENT
REVIEWS

We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Take the First Step – Request a Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation or learn which treatment is right for you, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Total Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Irvine office directly to schedule. (949) 727-3800

Total Dermatology serves the Irvine, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary