Meet the Staff of Dermatology Associates of the South Bay

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Dr Amber Kyle – Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Amber Kyle has been practicing dermatology in the South Bay for over 13 years. She received her medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and was successfully granted a license as a Physician and Surgeon in 2003. Subsequently, trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and California Dermatology.

In 2006, Dr. Kyle opened her own private practice and specializes inclinical dermatology andsurgical dermatology:adults and pediatric. She conducts skin cancer screenings and treatment of skin cancer utilizing the Mohs surgery technique, when necessary. She also specializes inprevention, detection and treatment of various skin illnesses.

Dr. Kyle is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary.

As a resident of Hermosa Beach for over 20 years, she provides an extensive evaluation to detect   and treat skin cancer for the South Bay communities of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Lawndale, Torrance, Hawthorne, and beyond. Dr. Kyle understands the beach lifestyle, and the almost inevitable over exposure to the sun and it’s   damaging effects. Early detection and treatment of sun damage is the surest way to ensure the health of you and your skin.

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Krishna Patel – PA-C – Physicians Assistant

Krishna Patel is a certified Physician Assistant since 2008. She started in Emergency Medicine.  Here, she was exposed to many different types of medical situations under the pressures of a fast-moving emergency room. She eventually began pursuing her interest in aesthetic medicine and moved to a position in hair restoration. During this time she gained an immense amount of experience in all things hair. Now, as a Dermatology PA, she brings with her the knowledge from her diverse past background. This ranges from picking up on a wide variety of emergency situations, skills in cosmetic suture closure, experience in local anesthesia and cosmetic injections, and experience with cosmetic lasers. Krishna loves what she does and it shows with the passion she brings every day.

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Shari Puorto – Office Manager

As of 2019, Shari has 12 years Dermatology experience working with Dr Kyle. Shari brings a well- rounded background from Marketing to business planning, to employee management and applies this all to the practice, staff, and patient relations. Shari stays busy assisting the front office, back office, cosmetic nurse, esthetician, our P.A. and most importantly, our patients. She prides herself in outstanding patient care and helping our patients feel well taken care of. If you need something, just ask her and she will certainly help you. From patient needs, to helping with our billing office, and making sure the office run’s as smooth and efficient as possible while making our patients comfortable is what she is all about!

 

 

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Nicole Younger – Aesthetic R.N. – BSN

Nicole Younger, R.N., BSN, brings us her diverse experience in providing you with the highest quality care. She has over 17 years of nursing experience in several top-rated teaching hospitals across the country. She has worked in various settings including adult, pediatrics, and neonatal intensive care units, private practice as a nurse consultant and the aesthetic industry. Prior to completing her nursing degree, she practiced as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at UCLA and participated in teaching seminars with residents. Nicole obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of the State of New York graduating with Honors and has been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

With her natural style and attention to detail, Nicole is passionate about making you look and feel the best you have in years. Her expertise is in injecting neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) and various dermal fillers. She also specializes in many laser procedures, microneedling with PRP for hair rejuvenation, the vampire facelift, and scar revisions. And she loves to teach and trains new RNs on injection techniques and procedures. Her words of wisdom, “Live your life… forget your age!”

 

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Esther Loop – Esthetician

Esti, born and raised in the South Bay, is an esthetician who obtained her esthetics license and began her career as an esthetician in 2001. Since then, she has attended many additional advanced skin care courses and esthetics educational training. Her passion for skin care makes her career an enjoyable experience each day. She has a pleasant personality with a proven track record of practicing safe, effective, and hygienic aesthetics. She finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and giving personal attention to her patient’s skin care needs. From customizing Facials, Chemical peels, to Dermaplaning to Microdermabrasions, Esti takes pride in each treatment she performs. Esti delivers an experience that is undeniably unique for every guest.

 

 

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Leticia Santos, Medical Assistant – Back Office

Leticia performs administrative and clinical tasks to support the Back Office. She assists Kyle and our PA, Krishna with excisions and other Lab related tasks. Leticia strives to make every patient’s visit here at DASB pleasant and efficient. Her compassion and calm manner are a comfort to her patients. She also prepares, handles and orders all our medical supplies and instruments.

 

 

 

 

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Ana Sanchez – Front Office

Ana will most likely be at the front desk when you walk in. She will greet you with a smile while maintaining patient flow to make sure you are seen by your provider in a timely manner. She is energetic, friendly, a team player and able to Multi-task very well! She handles the phones, schedules appointments, patient check in and patient check out, among other tasks.

 

 

 

 

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 Melanie Compton, Medical Assistant – Back Office

Melanie received her Medical Assistant degree from Everest College in Torrance, CA. Her skills and training come in handy when assisting our Physician Assistant or Dr Kyle. Melanie assists our patients from rooming them to preparing their appointment with the provider. She enjoys the positive interactions she gets to have with her patients as well as making sure they receive the best care. She also assists with surgeries and followup care, and numerous other tasks associated with the Back Office.

 

 

 

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Liz Velez- Front Office

Liz joined us in the fall of 2016, and we are happy to have her! She assists in all task’s front office and your cosmetic appointments. You may see her in the front greeting you or scheduling your next appointment. She is becoming our Cosmetic guru and can assist you and answer your Cosmetic questions to get your prepared for your appointment with Nicole or Esti. She is a graduate from Southern California Regional Occupational Center.

 

 

 

 

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