Meet the Staff

Our focus is on patient comfort, trust and results. At La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center we take every little detail into account, to ensure your treatment is what it should be. From our Medical Director with years of experience, Dr. Shirazi, to our state-of-the-art, spa-like clinic, to our highly professional staff. Everyone here is dedicated to you and your aesthetic goals.

Lacie Villegas

Lead Licensed Nurse

A native of Ohio, Lacie obtained her Nursing License at Professional Skills Institute in 2008. She has been working in the medical aesthetics field for 13 years, starting at Toledo Surgical Associates Inc. She enjoys working in a challenging environment and utilizing her leadership and communication skills. She has continuously advanced her education and certification while gaining valuable experience. While working for Scripps in San Diego, Lacie was awarded Nurse of the Year in 2017 for the entire Scripps Clinic system.

Passionate about aesthetic medicine, she has worked alongside Dr. Azadeh Shirazi for several years to prove and perfect her skill and knowledge, as shown in the hundreds of successful treatments carried out on her valued patients. With a talented eye for beauty, she works with patients to help them attain their aesthetic goals and enhance their quality of life.

Lacie is upbeat, friendly, professional, and committed to achieving results. Those who know her closely will tell you her greatest virtue is how strongly she cares about others.

Deserae Juico

Office Coordinator

Deserae is our Office Coordinator and has managed La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center since its doors were opened. Deserae has been in the medical field for over 13 years. Her skills in administration, management and communication are focused on the end goal of patient success and lasting relationships. With superior customer relation skills and a detail-oriented outlook, Deserae has become a client favorite wherever she has served.

A native of Colorado, she earned her California State Esthetician License in 2009. From that strong foundation she held the position of Lead Patient Service Representative at the well-known Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley in San Diego, California. Her main area of expertise was ensuring the best possible experience for each patient, and she also trained new employees and established the Laser & Cosmetic unit for the clinic.

Deserae manages all aspects of practice operations and oversees quality control for La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center. According to Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, “Deserae is diligent, knowledgeable of all office functions and has a solid background in the healthcare field.” Deserae will tell you that nothing gets by her and she will leave no stone unturned to ensure the maximum satisfaction for the highest number of patients. To her, there is no other way.

Carol Diggs

Registered Nurse

Carol has over 10 years of experience as a certified Aesthetic Laser Nurse training with top doctors in Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. She has been in the medical field for over 30 years, with experience as a critical care nurse in the ICU taking care of Cardiovascular and Trauma Patients.

She has vast knowledge and experience in resurfacing Lasers, Intense Pulse Light, Iriderm laser, vascular laser systems, and and Laser Hair Removal.

Carol’s understanding, medical knowledge, and skill coupled with her warm and outgoing nature certainly puts her patients at ease!

Ashlynne McLean

Front Desk Office Coordinator

Ashlynne is a graduate of Boise State University, where she studied Communications. With a vast skill set in project design, problem resolution, employee training and development, schedule management, customer service, and much more, Ashlynne is just the right fit for keeping the bustle going at La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center.

We know you lead a busy and sometimes chaotic life and Ashlynne is up to the task of making your treatments and appointments feel like a seamless integration with all the things you need to get done.

We expect you’ll be just as happy to see her when you come in for your appointment as we are in knowing she keeps our center running like a fine-tuned machine.


CALL US AT: (858) 456-3992

We proudly serve the Greater San Diego area; La Jolla, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego and even as far as Newport and Los Angeles.