Drs. Gilly S. Munavalli, Payman Kosari & Hayley Leight-Dunn
About My Practice
Dr. Munavalli, what cosmetic procedures do your patients demand the most?
For patients seeking improvement in skin texture, tone and pigmentation, the Spectra™ laser is all the rage. In a series of noninvasive and quick treatment sessions, patients of all skin colors will benefit and see appreciable results.
Dr. Munavalli, what is your core treatment philosophy?
At DLVSC our patients always come first. For me, listening to my patients is most important. All our surgical treatments are always performed by a dermatologist. I believe in always being available and accessible to my patients for ongoing care.
Dr. Munavalli, how does your staff enhance the patient experience?
My staff is my most valuable resource. They are highly trained, extremely caring and very professional. It is their knowledge and dedication to patient care that makes us who we are.
Dr. Munavalli, why did you choose to pursue dermatology?
I love that I can cosmetically enhance the appearance of the skin while also being able to perform life-changing medical procedures, such as removal of skin cancers and varicose veins.
Dr. Munavalli, what procedures gratify you the most?
Personally, I am gratified when a procedure that I perform changes a life. Sometimes it is a cosmetic procedure that helps my patients feel better and more confident. Other times it is MOHS surgery, where we remove skin cancers and reconstruct the skin to restore a natural appearance.
Dr. Munavalli, what are you most passionate about?
I like offering my patients the most advanced technologies and treatments and being involved in the clinical research that develops them.
American Board of Dermatology
Affiliation:American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Phlebology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
A Minute With
What we love most about our profession
Every day presents a new challenge
My greatest achievement
Dr. Munavalli: Since the completion of my Mohs micrographic surgery, laser, and vein surgery fellowships, I’ve removed 10,000-plus skin cancers, treated more than 8,000 veins and have performed countless laser procedures for all indications—I pride myself on being able to perform many different procedures and do them well
The best skin in hollywood
Dr. Munavalli: I would say someone like Meryl Streep, who is in her 60s, or Helen Mirren, who is 70—neither one looks “overdone”
How do you make the best first impression
We believe that there is no substitute for truly listening to our patients and giving them our undivided attention.
My happiest professional moment
Dr. Munavalli: The day I found out that I had been accepted into medical school
Celeb photo our patients most often bring in
The one I’ve seen the most is probably Scarlett Johansson
The future of our field
Technological advances in the field of dermatology as a whole, but most especially in skin cancer and cosmetic treatments
Our dream innovation
A definitive cure for melanoma
Always go the extra mile for your patients and finish the race strong to give them the best possible result
- Body Contouring
- Vibration- / Laser-Assisted Liposuction
- Fat Transfer
- Endovenous Laser Ablation
- Varicose Vein Surgery
- Laser Surgery
- Light-Based Treatments
- Men’s Aesthetics
- Aesthetic Injectables
- General Dermatology
- Skin Cancer Removal
- Mohs Surgery
- Vbeam® Prima
- UltraShape® Power
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC
- Juvéderm® Volbella XC
- Juvéderm® Vollure XC
- Laser Hair Removal