Meet Our Team

Mia La Maven’s team of talented and experienced clinicians is the foundation of our practice. Our team consists of board-certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants, aestheticians and laser technicians. We employ professionals who are passionate about what they do and are masters in their specialties. 

Our clinicians are of the finest caliber with extensive training, certifications and continuing medical education (CME) credits. They continuously work on their craft and learn new ways to improve their skills in order to provide our patients with superior service and results. Our new front desk staff and patient coordinators are warm and friendly. The moment you enter Mia La Maven, you will experience five star customer service and be guided through your care.

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    David Araya, MD
    Medical Director

    Dr. David Araya received his B.S. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis, M.D. from St. George's University, and completed residency training in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University. ABIM board certified from 2000-2010, he currently maintains board eligibility, and his career has focused on patient-centered care of adults in the hospital setting, thus contributing to a unique framework for aesthetics, believing that a holistic approach to current therapeutic modalities can help patients' physical appearance reflect their inner health. As such, he maintains continuing education in traditional internal medicine subjects such as nutrition and exercise and has extended his training in aesthetics to include injections, lasers, and radio-frequency treatments. He is very enthusiastic about the current state of the art, as well as for new developments the future holds.

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    Glenn Vallecillos, MD, F.A.C.S.
    Surgical Director & Consultant

    Dr. Vallecillos’s expertise in plastic surgery has earned him a national and international reputation as one of the most highly skilled and trusted surgeons in the field. Repeatedly named one of “America’s Best Surgeons,” Glenn Vallecillos is a respected researcher, speaker, and educator who serves discerning patients worldwide. Dr. Vallecillos’s expertise in plastic surgery has earned him a national and international reputation as one of the most highly skilled and trusted surgeons in the field. Repeatedly named one of “America’s Best Surgeons,” Glenn Vallecillos is a respected researcher, speaker, and educator who serves discerning patients worldwide. Consultations for Plastic Surgery procedures upon request with Dr. Glenn Vallecillos. Facelift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Lipo, and more,

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    Orissa Davila
    Registered Nurse

    Orissa Davila RN graduated with her nursing degree from Santa Monica College with honors. She has been working in the field of aesthetics for more than seven years. In addition to Mia La Maven, Orissa works with Dr. Tarik Smiley, a renowned plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, as a circulating nurse in the OR. She has a passion to help the patient achieve their natural beauty and feel better about themselves.

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    Ana Gunn, RN
    Clinical Director

    As a Laser and Dermatology RN, Ana has worked at some of the most notable spas and clinics in the Los Angeles area. Ana Gunn attended The University of New Orleans and Mount Saint Mary’s College where she received her nursing degree in 2006. Having begun her career as a high-risk labor & delivery RN, Ana’s attention to detail within the nursing space was quickly established and further developed during her tenure with various doctors and prestigious plastic surgeons. Working with LA’s prominent doctors, Ana became interested in lasers, Botox and Dermal fillers. In the last 10 years, Ana has received her certifications in a variety of aesthetic treatments. She has conducted a variety of laser and injectable treatments to thousands of high-profile clients but most importantly continues her education to stay up on the latest aesthetic products and most current injectable techniques. Ana prides herself with service excellence, empathy and great attention to detail in her work.

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    Maheshni Karunasena
    Physician Assistant

    Maheshni Karunasena is a nationally board certified physician assistant. She graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in 1994. Maheshni’s 25 years of experience encompasses aesthetics, cosmetic dermatology, emergency medicine and surgery. During the last 15 years, her professional focus and passion has been in aesthetic medicine where she has advanced training and certifications in multiple laser modalities, injectables, neuromodulators and body contouring techniques.

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    Elizabeth Villalobos
    Aesthetician

    Elizabeth Villalobos is a licensed aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience. She loves boosting her clients’ confidence so they look and feel their best. Elizabeth attended aesthetician school at Flavio’s Beauty College in Torrance and The Dermal Institute for advanced training in skin diagnosis and treatment. She started her career at Burke Williams and went on to work at some of the most recognized spas in Los Angeles including Steiner Leisure, Bliss, Kenneth George, and Loews Beach Hotel. Elizabeth has been privileged to train with some of the best in the business. In addition, she has worked as an educator at the Academy of Beauty in Culver City. Skin care and wellness are Elizabeth’s passions, and with the desire to grow, she moved into medical aesthetics. She is versed in advanced techniques to address acne, discoloration, scarring, aging, problematic skin concerns and hair removal. Elizabeth is also a cosmetic tattoo artist and master microblader who is recognized for giving her patients the most natural looking eyebrows. Known on social media as Brow Surgeon (@browsurgeon), Elizabeth has been featured in magazines and on TV.

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    Alishia Parrish
    Registered Nurse

    Alishia Parrish is a Registered Nurse with operating room experience who knows the importance of putting the patient first regardless of the setting. Her work at Mia La Maven affords her the opportunity to hone and nurture her lifelong passion for aesthetic-oriented skin and healthcare. Alishia started her cosmetic training in nursing school and obtained a masters of nursing degree. Alishia takes pride in enhancing the natural beauty of her clients and finds building her patients’ self-esteem to be the most rewarding facet of her work. She understands that client trust is of the utmost importance and demonstrates attention to detail and a gentle hand that equates to excellent results. Alishia is well versed in laser treatments and injection procedures, and stays informed on the latest technological advances and aesthetic techniques. Alishia is grateful for the opportunity to affect positive change in her clients’ lives and to help them feel their very best.

Cee Cooper

Physician Assistant

Cee Cooper graduated the Physician Assistant program from Western University of Health Sciences. She’s been practicing in cosmetics for more than 8 years and specializes in laser hair removal, Ultherapy, Vanquish, and various face laser treatments.

  • Araceli Laguna - Operations Manager

  • Mary Elise Lyons - Patient Coordinator

  • Giovanna Allen - Patient Coordinator

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