Owners & Management Staff

Bernard Michlin, MD & Medical Director

Dr. Michlin focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases and is prepared to deal with whatever problem a patient brings, be it common or rare, simple or complex. Dr. Michlin is a specially trained diagnostician who cares for those who have severe, chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may be present at the same time. They provide patients with an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, and those with disabilities, as well as treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.


Laurie Reeves, Physician Assistant & Clinical Director

Laurie is a nationally certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from San Diego State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Laurie went on to earn her Masters in Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Since graduating, Laurie has been a California licensed Physician Assistant in practice in San Diego, California.  She is also a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as a member of San Diego Society of Physician Assistants.

Mary Halls, AE & Aesthetic Clinical Director

Mary’s main passion is giving back to what has been so good to her…life. Working on such an intimate level with patients is such an irreplaceable experience. She acknowledges what a privilege it is to be able to touch and heal in so many ways. It is such an honor for her to assist someone in transforming their skin. Mary has trained in the medical esthetics industry since 1996 and still retains her passion for skin care. When setting up the clinic, her main intention was to create an environment that was both nurturing and sophisticated; a place that would be a true reflection of all of us who have chosen to make this their work environment; a place where the true love and compassion we all feel for our patients washes over you the moment you walk through the door; and most importantly a place where you can transform your skin and celebrate your journey.

Carrie Weaver, Manager and AE

Carrie has been practicing in the field of medical aesthetics since 2002.  Her personal passion for living a healthy and balanced lifestyle shine through in every interaction with her. Carrie’s professional achievements include maintaining unique relationships with her patient base of over 1500 people, a positive reputation in the medical aesthetic field, and continued procurement of new treatments & ingredients to improve her patients’ results. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Modern Political Theory, her researching skills are constantly applied to seeking out advanced technologies to procure for Alvarado Institute of Skin Care’s advanced skincare programs. When Carrie is not at the Medical Spa, you will find her working out, going to live concerts, or indulging in one of the many boutique restaurants in San Diego. Her sense of vintage & urban style adds to the comfortable and relaxed feeling at Alvarado Institute of Skin Care. She will always greet you & send you on your way with a warm hug and bright smile. Her passion for nurturing patients will continue to drive her to provide the best service possible to all who walk through Alvarado’s door. Carrie invites you to join Alvarado Institute of Skin Care for a new approach to healthy skin… Be the best version of yourself every day!

Medical Staff

Allysen Kelly, DNP, FNP-BC

Allysen Kelly is a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) who specializes in a variety of noninvasive injectable products, laser treatments and aesthetics procedures. Allysen is passionate about helping patients regain their self-confidence by rejuvenating, tightening, and toning their skin. She is constantly expanding her knowledge and skills in the industry and has been trained by many experts both nationally and internationally. Allysen takes pride creating unique customized treatments with the latest technology that is both corrective and preventative. She believes in taking time to educate patients as investing in your skin is a decision that lasts a lifetime.

She earned her degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Arizona and holds several certificates in other medical related fields of eHealth/Telemedicine technology and Rural Health. She is a member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners and gained board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Outside of work, Allysen has several interests including, software development for eHealth/Telemedicine applications, spending time outdoors with her two young sons, hiking, writing and is a former NFL Cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals.

Charmaine Soriano, RN

Charmaine is a registered nurse and cosmetic specialist, graduated with a Bachelor of Science from SDSU in 2007. She worked as a medical assistant for a plastic surgery clinic for 4 years, which is where her love for aesthetics started. She has been working in the medical aesthetic industry since 2008 with more than 8 years experience in anti-aging treatments and laser corrective procedures. Her profession is truly her passion. She specializes in providing cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, and is an Allergan Platinum Certified Expert in Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, and Kybella. She is also certified for other injectable fillers of Galderma and Merz products. Charmaine uses her talent and skills to help her patients look and feel their best.

Aesthetic Staff

Krystle McCabe, AE

Krystle joined Alvarado Institute of Skin Care in 2016. As a lifelong learner and passionate teacher, she took a 10-year career and Master’s Degree in Education and married it with her passion for skin care and beauty. She loves to have found a career dedicated to service and education that also allows her to bring out her clients’ inner confidence through healthy, radiant skin. Her focus is on creating customized skin care programs and routines and educating her clients on skin health and nutrition, both inside and out.

Nicole Rothrock, AE

Nicole believes caring for your skin opens the door to a balanced lifestyle.  It is her greatest desire to share her knowledge of a healthful way of life.  In 2006 she received her Aesthetician License from Yvonne de Vilar Scientific Skin Care Academy in Vienna, Virginia.  After years of practical experience she returned to Yvonne de Vilar for her Masters in Medical Aesthetics in 2009.  Furthering her education allowed her to apply advanced skin care techniques and laser treatments to improve skin texture, pigmentation, and redness. Through out her work in the medical field she has acquired experience though the use of different modalities including Coolsculpting, Radio Frequency and Ultra Sound Technologies to target fat cells, improve collagen production and elasticity.   She is also skilled at facial treatments such as deep pore cleansing facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other techniques such as lymphatic drainage.  Nicole believes healthy radiant skin is a reflection of inner health, in office treatments, and a skillfully selected skin care regimen. She looks forward to designing customized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Brittany Zimmerman

Brittany began her career in Texas over a decade ago, specializing in medical aesthetics in the dermatology field. Since then, she has developed a great passion for integrating a holistic, organic, and plant based lifestyle for creating luminous skin and overall health and well being. She enjoys fusing natural skincare treatments with results oriented procedures for all ages and skin types.

Patient Coordinators

Shelby Murton, Event Coordinator

Shelby is passionate about helping others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University Long Beach where she served as President of her campus chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta: The International Sociological Honor Society. Shelby brings eight years of luxury guest service experience to Alvarado Institute of Skin Care.  She takes a patient-centered approach to her work and loves to build individualized relationships with patients to help them achieve their health and skincare goals. In her spare time she likes travel, cooking, reading, doing hot barre and hiking with her dog Luna.

Madison Alden

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Kiara Arvayo

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