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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, LVN

Office Manager

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.

Selena Salazar

Licensed Aesthetician

Selena is a results-driven Medical Aesthetician with successful experience. She possesses a special talent for analyzing skin, performing extractions, and determining a customized plan of treatment for the best result. Her knowledge of skin health and expertise in aesthetics are utilized to create clinical treatments that are unique and tailored for every client. She is a highly trained medical aesthetic technician who listens to your specific requests and concerns to provide a level of personalized service that is unmatched. Selena finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to their needs. Her passion for skincare and skin health makes her job an enjoyable experience each day.

Diana Lua


Diana is our bilingual aesthetic RN, BSN with a strong attention to detail and a passion for aesthetics. She is always eager to expand her knowledge and is dedicated to continuous learning. Diana began her career as a Medical Assistant at La Jolla Dermatology and continued working while going to nursing school. Her impressive understanding of skincare allows her to provide personalized attention to each and every patient, ensuring their individual needs are met. Diana’s commitment to excellence and her ability to create a comfortable and personalized experience are what patients love about her.

Mia Sullivan

Medical Assistant

Mia is a University of Oregon graduate, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Physiology. She is now our enthusiastic Medical Assistant while pursuing further education to become a Physician Assistant. She enjoys making connections with our patients and is always ready to help in any way she can. Her passion for dermatology and outgoing personality is a big part of why our patients have such a positive experience in our office. As a San Diego Native, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

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!

Tashia L. Sperry, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Tashia is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Miami in Florida where she focused on premedical studies. She went on to complete her Masters Degree in upstate New York, graduating as a Physician Assistant. She has over 10 years of experience in surgical specialities including Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery, and she quickly discovered a passion for Dermatology and skin health after relocating to California from New York.

Tashia has worked in various hospitals and healthcare settings for the past 20 years, and has a compassionate bedside manner and delicate touch with her patients. She works closely with Dr. Shirazi to customize treatment plans that are personalized to meet the needs of each patient, and she enjoys educating patients on ways to treat and prevent a variety of conditions that affect the face, scalp and body. She will help you navigate the world of skin care and skin health, and looks forward to being part of your care team here at La Jolla Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center.

Jessie Roberts

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Jessie is a vibrant medical aesthetician specializing in dermatology. With a bubbly personality that lights up any room, Jessie is passionate about enhancing natural beauty and promoting healthy skincare practices. Armed with a keen understanding of dermatological treatments, Jessie combines expertise with a warm, approachable demeanor, creating a comfortable experience for clients seeking personalized skincare solutions. Constantly staying updated on the latest trends and innovations in the field, Jessie is on a mission to help others look and feel their best.

Azin Askari

Patient Coordinator

Azin is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in the Natural Sciences. She now serves as both a medical assistant and patient care coordinator at our practice, where she is able to combine her interests in both medicine and business management daily. Azin is passionate about delivering the most enjoyable and efficient care for all our patients, and her warm demeanor brings a welcome and positive energy to our practice.

Hyacinth Joy Guimbatan (aka Hya)

Front Office | Patient Coordinator

Hya is a current Business Administration student at National University with a focus in Human Resources and certified in Event Management through the University of San Diego. Hya’s strong customer service background allows for her to anticipate the patient’s needs and provide an optimal and enjoyable experience. Whenever you call or walk into the office, Hya will be here to bring a little extra joy to your experience.


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.

(858) 456-3992