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.


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 & 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

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

Windean Dahleen

“I believe wellness of mind, body and soul is a necessity, not a luxury… however, can be experienced in a luxurious way.”

As a licensed Esthetician for 20 years, Windean has worked in Europe and in an array of high profile spas and wellness retreat centers. Her specialities include Dermal Infusion, Enzyme Exfoliations, Microderm and the Align Sensory Experience!

Windean is delighted to be a part of the team assisting and providing sessions of relaxation, rejuvenation, education on the essence of self love through skin care and wellness of mind, body and spirit.

These are beliefs ignite her enthusiasm and adoration for her profession. She has built a loyal clientele in the desert and mountain resort communities of Southern California, as well as Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She believes each person is like an art piece – client specific. Her technique is personal whilst combining Western with Eastern techniques.

“I enjoy offering what I enjoy receiving …health oriented services that summon you to free your mind and heal your body, offering a journey beyond skin care…an invitation to relax, restore rejuvenate! I love what I do. It is not just a profession, it is a life style!”

Nassim Zeinali

Born and raised in San Diego, Nassim graduated from UCSD. After earning her degree, she worked for a renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic and became deeply engrossed in aesthetics. Eventually she returned to San Diego and began working at a medical spa where she was trained in body contouring and achieved her certification to become a CoolSculpting Specialist. Nassim is focused on boosting her patient’s confidence by helping them achieve the bodies they have always dreamed of. She takes a results-driven approach to her work and loves every aspect of the journey – from the initial consultation to achieving  the final transformation.

Andres Cervantes

Andres Cervantes is a Massage Therapist who specializes in a variety of  modalities including swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, pre/post natal, trigger point and myofascial therapy. Andres loves being a massage therapist and working in the wellness industry because of the rewarding feeling he gets from assisting clients on the road to recovery and relaxation. Helping people feel better by addressing the root of a problem instead of medicating the symptoms is the only thing that makes sense to him. He treats massage like an art and  is constantly expanding his knowledge and skills in the industry. Outside of work, Andres  is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner who has dedicated the past 9 years in learning the art from world-renowned martial artists in their home countries of Japan and Brazil. He currently trains under professor Andre Galvao in San Diego CA.

Patient Coordinators


Cheryl was born and raised in San Diego. After working for several years in the coffee industry and studying for a business degree, she decided to change paths and focus more on health and wellness. She is always looking for ways to improve and grow and has a deep love for nature. With a curiosity for skin care and an eagerness to learn the industry, Cheryl is excited to be a part of the amazing team at Alvarado Institute of Skin Care!