Meet Our Staff

Dr. Syed Amiry
Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist + Expert Injector

Dr. Syed A. Amiry is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC areas. As a cosmetic injector, Dr. Amiry has been honing his craft for almost 2 decades and is very sought after for his cosmetic sensibility to help men and women look more youthful, refreshed, and enhance their natural features. His special interest is using innovative injection techniques to give patients facelift results without surgery.

Dr. Amiry is one of the early adopters of CoolSculpting and has continued to bring on only the best non-invasive products, technologies, cosmetic providers, and staff to build The Body Lab. Reston Dermatology + Cosmetic Center has the distinction of having more than 10-years’ experience with Coolsculpting.

Dr. Amiry is affiliated with Reston Hospital in Reston, VA. Dr Amiry received his BS degree, with honors, from Grinnell College, IA. His medical degree is from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO, and he completed internships at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, and Saint Mary’s Community Hospital, MI.

He was chief resident at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, and completed a fellowship at Dermatology Associates of San Diego County in Mohs, laser treatments, liposculpture and other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.

Dr Syed A. Amiry | Board Certified Dermatologist Reston VA



Arnela Zukanovic
Board Certified Physician Assistant + Aesthetic Injector

Arnela Zukanovic, PA-C, is a Virginia board certified Physician Assistant. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cell Biology/Premed from the University of Connecticut. After completing her dermatology clinical rotation with Dr. Amiry and Leigh Charron, PA-C, here at Reston Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, she knew dermatology was a field she wanted to practice lifelong. We are so glad to have her join our team after witnessing firsthand her drive, enthusiasm, and curiosity about dermatology.

Arnela is passionate about early skin cancer detection plus diagnosing and healing various dermatological skin conditions. She also understands the importance of feeling confident in one’s own skin and loves to enhance a natural look through cosmetic injectables. Lip fillers are one of her favorite treatments!



Leah Waller 
Board Certified Physician Assistant + Aesthetic Injector

Leah is a board-certified physician assistant and aesthetic injector with special interests in hair loss, pigmentary disorders, and aesthetic treatments with natural results for all skin tones. She is passionate about treating dermatological conditions in skin of color and has extensive experience managing acne in every age group.

She loves artfully performing cheek filler injections. She also has a special interest in treating hair loss and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis with both topical and systemic or biologic agents.

Her approach to treating patients is collaborative. She likes to focus her attention on a comprehensive approach to skincare, including patient education and tailored treatment plans to maximize outcomes. Results are the goal, and there is no “one size fits all” approach to skin.

A Cincinnati native, she moved to the DC area to complete her undergraduate and PA school degree at Howard University where she graduated with honors. After graduation, she received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College. Northern Virginia is home now, and in her spare time Leah enjoys traveling, working out, and finding new restaurants in the area with her husband, Peter.



Karenna Friedl
Medical Aesthetician + CoolSculpting Elite Master

Karenna graduated from Dermal Science International Aesthetics Academy in 2016. Shortly after she began her aesthetic career in Dermatology. She knew she wanted to be in a medical setting where she would learn as much as possible about skin and effective skincare treatments. Karenna is passionate about helping people achieve their best skin ever, and also about helping them feel confident in their bodies.

Karenna loves providing customized body contouring treatment plans for her patients using Coolsculpting and EmSculpt NEO. She also advocates for physician grade skin care having witnessed the differences in her patients’ skin when on the appropriate routine. Karenna applies her breadth and depth of treatment and device knowledge for optimal patient outcomes.

When Karenna is not working, you will find her on the nature trails, at the gym, or exploring the city for new restaurants.



Sierra Reynolds 
Master Aesthetician + Laser Technician

Sierra Reynolds is a licensed master aesthetician who is passionate about skin care ingredients and the progression of her client’s skincare goals and concerns. She began her studies in skin and hair in 2019 as a cosmologist at Toni and Guy hairdressing academy. She fell in love with the science behind skin and how it works. Furthering her education, she completed aesthetician and master aesthetician training to focus on medical aesthetics and result focused treatments such as peels, laser hair removal and pigment/sun damage remediation.

Sierra’s favorite services to perform include Morpheus8, chemical peels, lasers, HydraFacial, microneedling, and dermaplaning. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her son and weightlifting at the gym.



Leigh Wells 
Operations Manager

30 years of experience in wellness and hospitality has taught me every challenge has a solution.  Everything you encounter has an approach.  It takes dedicated discipline to stay positive while keeping optimistically calm energy.  Managing people can be difficult, leadership can test you.

However, the rewards of helping individuals grow and prosper personally and professionally is the greatest achievement you could ever gain.  Building and sustaining a thriving environment where your team is invested in developing something successful means you are on the path to victory.

“Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.” D.S.

Janette Karwashan
Patient Success Manager

Before joining our office, Janette worked in hospitality as a Hotel General Manager and ran her own small design business. After relocating to Northern Virginia from Massachusetts, Janette knew she wanted to shift her career to office management, where she could continue to deliver outstanding customer service. As Reston Dermatology + Cosmetic Centers Front Office Manager, Janette is responsible for our office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations. Janette says she regularly draws on her entrepreneurial skills and education from Johnson & Wales University to be the driving force in her personal and professional development. When Janette is not at work, you can usually find her exploring the area with her husband and two adorable Labradoodles, Hazel & Cori.

Hannah Colson
Front Desk Manager

With over five years of experience in customer service and medical administration as well as an education in skincare and aesthetics, Hannah is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and creating a welcoming atmosphere for all patients. She is passionate about the medical and cosmetic field and committed to making a positive impact in the lives of our patients through excellent service. With an infectious laugh and a quick wit, Hannah brings humor and joy to any environment. She has a natural ability to connect with others and make them feel at ease. When Hannah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, testing out new recipes, reading, and playing with her two mischievous cats.

Bryce Chicklo
Patient Care Coordinator / Social Media Manager

Bryce has worked in dermatology for 4 years. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in health science and has developed a strong passion for social media, cosmetics, and medicine.  Bryce’s social media journey started in 2021 when she began running social media accounts for local food in Tampa and restaurants.

When Bryce has free time she enjoys traveling, trying new food, working out, and playing with her rescue dog, Loki.

Linda Lofstrom
Practice Administrator

Linda has been managing practices for over 10 years. With a bachelor’s degree in health science, Linda always knew her interests were in the medical field, so she is very happy with the medical/cosmetic aspects of Reston Dermatology + Cosmetic Center. She comes to us with backgrounds in corporate communications, marketing, and graphic design, but Linda feels most at home when improving practice processes that result in higher patient satisfaction.

She and her husband are empty-nesters with two accomplished daughters, each married to a fine young man, and a cherished, long-awaited granddaughter.

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