Our Team

Enhancing Your Beauty within the cities of San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar & nearby areas of California

Meet Our San Diego Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Team Members

Our Avalon Laser offices in San Diego and Carlsbad are staffed with experienced registered nurses, estheticians, patient coordinators and front office staff. They all assist Dr. Reza Tirgari in delivering the excellent facial aesthetic, cosmetic dermatology and body contouring procedures. Dr. Tirgari prides himself in employing only the best and most compassionate team members. Please meet our team members below.

Angela received her BSN from San Diego State University and has over a decade of nursing experience starting in pediatric nursing. During that time she discovered her passion for helping others feel better about themselves through medical aesthetics. Having already worked in Industry-leading medical spas across San Diego, Angela soon joined the Avalon Laser team. She enjoys working closely with her patients, listening to their needs, providing informative options, and administering thorough, attentive care to enhance their natural beauty

In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her children, cardio kickboxing and baking.

Kristen’s passion for dermatology and aesthetics began at a young age which has developed over the years due to interest in both external and internal well-being.  She studied exercise science at George Mason University and also worked as a personal trainer motivating others to achieve desired outcomes.  At Avalon Laser she has continued that philosophy, helping clients within the aesthetic field achieve their desired results. Kristen is also currently continuing her education and acquiring a masters degree in nursing.  She loves interacting with patients from all backgrounds.

Born and raised on the east coast, Kristen however was fortunate to combine her two loves, travel and medicine, by working in a medical mission in Kenya for 6 weeks.  She loves dogs, fitness, crafting and enjoys downhill skiing in her spare time.

Maria obtained her RN degree from San Diego State University and soon discovered her passion aesthetic medicine. Since then, she has been both an operating room and post anesthesia care unit nurse for a cosmetic surgeon, as well as obtained training and certifications in injectables and various laser therapy treatments. Maria especially values consultations with clients and getting to know each person's main concerns. After reviewing options and educating the patient, she is expert at creating a custom realistic and attainable treatment plan to help the client look their best. Maria truly values making her patients feel comfortable by creating a trusting relationship.

In her spare time, Maria enjoys traveling, staying physically active with yoga, pilates and boot camp, trying new foods and restaurants, shopping, laughing at her own jokes, country music, snuggling with her fluffy maltipoo, and volunteering for the SD Humane Society. She also continually attends educational workshops in aesthetics to maintain her expertise and knowledge.

Lauren recognizes the connection between looking and feeling good. This has created a lifetime mission for her to empower both women and men with confidence as they improve their image. Through her involvement in the esthetic industry for many years, Lauren has gained extensive experience and knowledge on numerous laser technologies and their best use for improvement of skin issues. Together with her friendly and professional customer service, Lauren utilizes her expertise with the latest laser technologies to target hair removal, acne, abnormal pigmentation, sun damage, loose skin and much more in order to meet and exceed her customers’ expectations. In her spare time, Lauren spends time with her three young daughters. She also continues to investigate different medical trainings and solutions to better meet her client’s needs.

Joi received her BSN from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. After moving to San Diego, she began her nursing career in the aesthetic field as a laser specialist working in Medical Spas in North County. She has a passion for helping clients enhance their natural beauty and increase their confidence level with safe, non-invasive treatments.  Joi can easily make clients feel comfortable with her kind and welcoming personality. She takes the time to listen to clients’ concerns and provides detailed education on the recommended treatment options. Her goal is for clients to be satisfied with the thoroughness of the education and treatment, as well as the quality of customer service provided.

Laura has been practicing medical Aesthetics for nearly 8 years although her passion for skin care came at an early age while struggling with her own skin. After moving to Southern California in 2007 she became a licensed esthetician to share her love for skin care with others. The techniques she has learned though her many years of experience and her continual education helps her to target hyper-pigmentation, acne, sensitive skin and provides many anti-aging benefits for everyone she sees. The focus she gives to her patients skin care goals allows her to customize each program in detail and her treatments are always given with a healing touch. 

With over 4 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, Anna finds joy in teaching others and giving them the knowledge to restore and maintain their skin. She specializes in chemical peels and microdermabrasion to treat abnormal pigmentation, acne at all ages, and anti-aging solutions. Anna enjoys guiding her patients towards long term solutions for their skin care concerns. In her spare time, she enjoys continued learning and teaching enhancement and repair of skin health.

An aesthetician and massage therapist, specifically trained in medical aesthetics since 2007, Amy has a passion for helping others. Her area of specialty includes medical-grade chemical peels, microdermabrasions, micro-needling and customized clinical facials.  Amy’s knowledge and skills enable her to perform treatments and also to educate clients about skin-care regimens that extend the benefits of medical treatments. She prides herself on listening to her clients concerns and customizing her approach to meet their specific needs.

Amy is an outdoor enthusiast. In her free time, you can usually find her either by the ocean or visiting family in the mountains. She loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa is a certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and licensed Aesthetician. She has been a freelance San Diego permanent makeup artist for over 18 years working with such companies as; BBC, Channel 8, Cox Cable and numerous video production companies. Lisa received her training from Naturalook Institute of Permanent Cosmetics in La Jolla, California; she trained under Jeanee Lusby, a master educator recognized by The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and uses state of the art equipment. Understanding that the industry evolves continuously, Lisa faithfully continues her education by attending advanced classes in current techniques and safety.

“Throughout the years assisting clients and friends, I have developed an ability and passion for helping others to achieve the appearance they desire. My enjoyment comes from providing them education, building self confidence and being a part of their transformation journey. Additionally, everyone’s care is unique to them. Recognizing this, I have expanded my certifications into micro-needling therapy, derma filing, camouflaging, areola pigmentation and more, in order to meet my clients’ exclusive needs. My promise is to always provide the best care and service available within the permanent cosmetic and skincare industry.”

Please contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Reza Tirgari and his team. We treat patients throughout the San Diego and Carlsbad areas.