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Drs. Gilly S. Munavalli, Payman Kosari & Hayley Leight-Dunn

1918 Randolph Rd Suite 550, Charlotte, NC, 28207
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Medical director and founder of Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, Dr. Gilly S. Munavalli is renowned for his work in dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery. He also serves as part of a clinical group that partakes in cutting-edge research for dermatologic surgery. At his state-of-the-art practice, he and his talented colleagues, Drs. Payman Kosari and Hayley Leight-Dunn, share a patient-first approach and work to address both their medical and cosmetic needs. “The ability to undergo a medically necessary procedure while also benefiting from a cosmetic enhancement is a win-win,” he says. Skin-care professionals at the practice’s on-site cosmeceutical boutique also help to educate patients on the latest anti-aging solutions, including Skin Secrets, Dr. Munavalli’s own line of medical-grade skin care.

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.

About Me

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.


Dr. Munavalli: Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Kosari: Chicago Medical School
Dr. Leight-Dunn: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Fellow, Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, University of California at San Francisco


Board Certification:

American Board of Dermatology


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

  1. What we love most about our profession

    Every day presents a new challenge

  2. 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

  3. 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”

  4. 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.

  5. My happiest professional moment

    Dr. Munavalli: The day I found out that I had been accepted into medical school

  6. Celeb photo our patients most often bring in

    The one I’ve seen the most is probably Scarlett Johansson

  7. The future of our field

    Technological advances in the field of dermatology as a whole, but most especially in skin cancer and cosmetic treatments

  8. Our dream innovation

    A definitive cure for melanoma

  9. Our motto

    Always go the extra mile for your patients and finish the race strong to give them the best possible result


  • Body Contouring
  • Liposuction
  • 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
  • Kybella®
  • FractoraTM
  • Vbeam® Prima
  • UltraShape® Power
  • Juvéderm® Voluma XC
  • Juvéderm® Volbella XC
  • Juvéderm® Vollure XC
  • Laser Hair Removal

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