Physician and Staff

Dr. Nawabi

ABDUL NAWABI, M.D. 
Chief Medical Director

Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics and Laser Center came to fruition in 2008. Thanks to Dr. Nawabi’s driving force and dedication to staying current with the needs and demands of the local community of Simi Valley and surrounding cities. Dr. Nawabi has listened to his patients, friends and community members in regards to the necessity for a reputable and efficacious medical aesthetics practice.

In Dr. Nawabi’s continual pursuit of excellent patient care that surpasses patient expectations, Dr. Nawabi has received extensive training on advanced Cutera Laser applications, as well as the fine art of injecting Botox and Juvederm fillers. Dr. Nawabi works side by side with the aesthetic service providers, in addition to the Medical Group physicians to provide the medical and personal care needs of his patients. Dr. Nawabi has been caring for patients and living in Simi Valley since 1993. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He completed his residency training at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio after earning his M.B.B.S. and M.D. degrees from Indira Gandhi Medical College in India in 1986.

In conjunction with Dr. Nawabi’s passion and desire to provide the ultimate in patient health and personal care, he is equally dedicated to his family and interests. Dr. Nawabi is married with two sons and one daughter. He enjoys family time, entertaining and going to the Laker games. Dr. Nawabi also speaks four languages, including Persian, English, Hindi, and Urdu.

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FATEMA NAWABI
Medical Spa Office Manager/ Director

Fatema Nawabi is the office manager and director for Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Center since July of 2010. Fatema has been involved with planning and development of Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Center from the beginning alongside Dr. Nawabi, her husband.  Fatema is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the office, including financial management, staff management, and customer service where she strives in making sure all clients are taken care of.

Fatema tracks trends in a constantly changing industry and keeps the business on the cutting edge from offering the most advanced skincare products and services to hiring the most skilled and best staff.  Her incredible organization skills keep our team running smoothly. 

Fatema’s vast health care experience in dentistry and patient care has given her the capability to create an atmosphere where staff and patients feel comfortable to ask questions.  She is enthusiastic and prepared to help clients in their aesthetic needs.  Though she maintains an administrative role, Fatema enjoys direct contact and interaction with clients to help each client toward a satisfying, comfortable, and realistic aesthetic outcome.  We are very fortunate to have Fatema as she strives to offer the best service to our clients.  Fatema and Dr. Nawabi have been happily married since 1994 and have three beautiful children. On her spare time, Fatema enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

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TERESA CARDENAS , RN
Registered Nurse

Teresa Cardenas, RN has been with Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Center since May 2012.  Having received her nursing degree at Los Angeles Harbor College with top honors as valedictorian, she has focused her career in the aesthetic industry for over a decade. Prior to joining our staff, she worked in dermatology and plastic surgery where she refined her knowledge of skin care conditions and therapies.

Teresa is extensively experienced in cosmetic procedures including injections of many dermal fillers, Botox Cosmetic, medical grade chemical peels, and medications to remove spider veins (“sclerotherapy”). She also has expertise in advanced laser treatment for wrinkles, skin rejuvenation and scarring with CO2 Fractional Resurfacing, laser hair removal, and laser vein removal.
Since joining Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics & Laser, Teresa focuses her knowledge and experience in every consultation and treatment.  She remains on the forefront of injection therapies and skillfully integrates laser therapies within a comprehensive plan of rejuvenation. Teresa has worked alongside plastic surgeons & dermatologists and has acquired knowledge and expertise about how injectable and lasers can achieve patient goals without resorting to invasive surgical procedures.

Teresa is available for consultations by appointment on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays  and looks forward to meeting new patients and leading them toward their aesthetic goals. From the very first moment, everyone appreciates her unyielding dedication to great results and outstanding personal touch!

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JOCELYN ROSENTHAL, RN
Registered Nurse

Jocelyne Rosenthal has had a career in the field of Plastic Surgery for over 20 years as an aesthetic surgical nurse.  The past 10 years have been devoted to her specialty in Aesthetic Skincare as a Medical Aesthetic Clinical Injector. During the course of these 10 years, Jocelyne has worked for Allergan® Corporation as a Clinical Instructor teaching various injection techniques to physicians and nurses. Her expertise is also in demand as a private consultant for medical groups. Because of her association with Allergan®, she has participated in Clinical Studies and is at the forefront of her field with first-hand knowledge and exposure to new products. She has performed countless injections using Botox®, Juvederm®, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, Belotero Balance, and other dermal fillers.  Jocelyne has been with Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Center since 2008. 

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AMY CHASKO
Clinical Aesthetician

Amy Chasko has over 15 years of Cosmeceutical as well as Medical Skincare brand and training experience. She represented some of the best brands in the skin care industry. She has worked with Doctors, MedSpa directors and Estheticians to help educate and keep them up to date on all the new procedures being offered in our industry. Now as an Clinical Esthetician, she brings her love of products and professional treatments to our clients and patients to improve their skin.

Her enthusiasm for aesthetics comes across in every client encounter as she provides a custom skin analysis for each of her clients and formulates a custom skin care regimen using a variety of treatments. This complements her aesthetic services with the medical cosmetic services offered by the nurses and doctor at Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Center.

Working under the direct supervision of Dr. Nawabi, Amy can provide medical grade aesthetic treatments and products you won’t find in a regular spa or salon. She specializes in anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, teen and adult acne, Hydrafacial MD treatments, Microdermabrasion, ZO Health peels, LED Light Therapy and the Venus Freeze Skin Tightening and Body Contouring Treatments.  Whatever your skin or beauty concerns may be, Amy looks forward to customizing a plan that will work for all your skin and beauty needs.

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LISA TRUNK
Clinical Aesthetician

Lisa Trunk, started her skincare career in beautiful Hawaii over 20 years ago.  As managing esthetician for a five-star hotel, she was responsible for creating signature skincare treatments and training the staff estheticians.  After relocating to Los Angeles, Lisa began providing her skincare services through the offices of several top Los Angeles Dermatologists.  Lisa is delighted to have the opportunity to share her skills, expertise, and passion for skincare with those who seek exceptional skincare results. 

Lisa stays abreast of current trends in skin care through her continuing education.   She specializes in aging, sun damage, and acne-prone skin.  She is known for her dedication and one-on-one personal attention she gives to each of her clients.  Lisa is committed to providing clients with clinical level services along with some pampering and relaxation.

"My goal is to provide each client with  high-quality skin care treatments that have immediate and long-term positive results."

KIM GILLESPIE
Registered Nurse

Kim is an Aesthetic Nurse specializing in anti-aging and rejuvenating procedures and treatments.  Kim has lived in Simi Valley most of her life.  Kim received her Associates Degree in Nursing at Moorpark Community College.  Kim received her Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) from California State University Fullerton (CSUF) where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

After a very short time working at Simi Valley Adventist Hospital, she discovered her nursing passion as a Pediatric Nurse while working for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 10 years.  After working for 5 years on an Acute Care unit Kim enrolled in a satellite program with CSUF for 3 years to achieve her BSN which allowed her to accept a position as Clinical Care Coordinator for 2 years.  Kim then decided to change her focus of nursing and accepted a positon in the Aesthetic/Cosmetic field of Nursing. For the last 12 years Kim has worked at various Medical Spas performing laser treatments for laser hair reduction, skin rejuvenation, injections of Botox and dermal fillers to help with fine lines and wrinkles as well as volume loss restoration.  Kim has received extensive and advanced training for many types of anti-aging treatments including Botox injections chin and neck tightening, lifting and redirecting of lax skin with Dermal Fillers as well as hand rejuvenation and jaw line defining; DermaPen with PRP treatments for collagen, elastin and skin cell promotion, IV Vitamin, Amino Acids, Anti-oxidant Therapy for energy, immune building, healing and recovery and more. 

Kim raised her 3 children in her home in Simi Valley where her 3 grandchildren frequently come over for Sunday dinners and all Holidays.  Her other furry family members add more joy and fun to her world.  

 
MADELEINE LOY

Medspa Coordinator/VIP Member Specialist

Maddie is one of the first people that you will speak with when contacting Alamo Hills Advanced Aesthetics & Laser Center.  Maddie is our VIP Member specialist and front office spa coordinator.  We are very fortunate to have her as part of our staff.

Coming from a family within the beauty industry, Maddie enjoys the mixture of beauty and healthcare in her day to day life here at Alamo Hills Aesthetics and laser Center. Growing up Maddie was a competitive cheerleader for 15 years and later turned that passion into coaching. Being a competitive cheerleading coach helped her grow as a person and allowed her to guide many young girls into well rounded young women. Maddie recently received her Bachelors of Science in Heath Administration from Cal State University, Northridge. Maddie aspires to eventually manage a medical spa and grow within this industry. While striving to help make women feel empowered and beautiful in all aspects of life, in her spare time Maddie works as a Lagree Fitness instructor here in Simi Valley. Pushing people towards their goal and helping them find their success is her passion.

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FELICE SANTELLANO, MA
Administrative Assistant / Spa Coordinator

 

Felice is one of the first people that you will speak with when contacting Alamo Hills Aesthetics & Laser Center.  Felice has a cheerful personality and really takes the time to make sure all of our clients are taken care. Her number one priority is to make sure  you have an exceptional experience when visiting or contacting our center.  Felice has worked in the aesthetics field for over 10 years. and has spent 8 of those years working for a plastic surgeon and medical spa in Hawaii.  Felice graduated from Moorpark College with an Associates degree in liberal arts and from Conejo Valley Adult School with a Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy certificate.

Felice has danced her entire life as a Polynesian dancer and has also taught as well.  She loves  spending time with her family and friends especially her daughter.  Felice is happy to make our current and prospective aesthetic patients her top priority and will go out of her way to make sure everything is taken care of from scheduling treatments to product needs for every client.

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