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Dr. Syed Amiry
Board Certified Dermatologist (DO)

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
Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)

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 proficient and passionate about early skin cancer detection plus diagnosing and healing various dermatological skin conditions. She understands the importance of feeling confident in your own skin and loves to enhance a person’s natural look through cosmetic procedures. Arnela and her husband live in Ashburn with their new baby girl, Mia.

Young Lee
Family Nurse Practioner (FNP-BC)

Young is a board-certified family nurse practitioner credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University in 2009 and worked several years as a registered nurse in the medical and neurosurgical intensive care unit. He later transitioned to an outpatient orthopedic trauma clinic in Charlotte, NC while completing his Master of Science Degree in Family Practice at Simmons College, graduating magna cum laude.

After several years as a registered nurse, he returned to the DMV area to pursue his passion in dermatology with us at Reston Dermatology + Cosmetic Center. Young has a special interest in the management of acne vulgaris. Young is also experienced in treating the signs of aging with pan-facial rejuvenation with the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, and he especially enjoys chin augmentation with the appropriate candidate. At Reston Dermatology, Young is dedicated to remaining up-to-date on current and evidence-based research to assist our patients achieve optimal dermatology care. Young lives in D.C. and enjoys playing competitive volleyball and traveling.

Leah Waller
Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)

 

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 and treating 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.”

Brittany Wilkins
Licensed Aesthetician

Brittany graduated top of her class from Lillique Training Institute in 2020 and started her career with Reston Dermatology. Brittany attended James Madison University studying Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine, but realized afterward that her true passion was in skincare and skin treatments. She enjoys helping her patients understand their skin by getting them on the regimens that actually work for them! Along with customized facials, Brittany performs many advanced treatments such as Hydrafacial, Laser, Morpheus8, and more. When Brittany is not working, you can find her either at the gym, reading a good book, or spending time with her mini-dachshund, Beau.

Nina Zarou
Licensed Master Aesthetician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nina graduated from AVI Career Training in 2020 and started her career with Reston Dermatology. Nina has a passion for helping people feel comfortable in the skin they’re in and to enhance their natural beauty and confidence. Nina performs many advanced treatments including Microneedling, Emsculpt, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Morpheus8, and much more. When Nina is not working her skincare magic, she enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her boyfriend and two Pitbull puppies.

Katja Taghon, RN
RN Injector

A Registered Nurse and CoolSculpting Master Clinician. She also has 10 year’s experience with CoolSculpting, and has exclusively focused on CoolSculpting for the past 4 years. In addition to her hand-on experience, Katja has attended CoolSculpting University and the CoolSculpting Master Clinician course. She’s passionate about it because if you are the right candidate, CoolSculpting really works!

 

Janetter Karwashan 
Front Office 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.

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.

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. She and her husband also care for a senior Yorkshire terrier.

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