Dr. Marilyn Mehlmauer
Dr. Marilyn Mehlmauer is a board certified dermatologist who focuses her practice on general dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and skin cancer diagnosis and surgery. She is also a board-certified dermatopathologist, which means you can have your biopsy slides read and a diagnosis rendered, all at our state-of-the-art, onsite surgical facility. Selected by her peers in the medical field, Dr. Mehlmauer is listed as a "Top Doctor" in The Essential Guide to Top Doctors and Los Angeles Magazine, and was voted one of the "Best Doctors in America." If you are in need of a cosmetic dermatologist, contact our Pasadena office today.
Dr. Mehlmauer graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1976, and went on to teach dermatology there for 10 years. She then went into solo practice in Pasadena in 1991, while she was also on staff at Huntington Hospital. Dr. Mehlmauer is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Dermatopathology, and is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Mehlmauer has extensive experience treating cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides).
As director of the Congress Cosmetic Medical Corp., Dr. Mehlmauer enjoys educating patients on the many cosmetic treatments she provides and which options are appropriate for them. Patients benefit from her genuine caring and enthusiasm. Prior to any procedure, Dr. Mehlmauer has an in-depth discussion with her patients, answering all of their questions and addressing any concerns they might have. Her skill and grace in the operating room are among the reasons she was nominated "Top Doctor."
Dr. Marilyn Mehlmauer looks forward to meeting you and discussing how she can help you enhance your appearance and realize your goals. To discover the many procedures offered at the Congress Cosmetic Medical Corp., please visit our General Dermatology, Facial/Body Rejuvenation, and Surgical Procedures pages.
Dr. Sogol Saghari
Dr. Saghari is a board certified dermatologist with fellowship training in cosmetic dermatology. Upon graduation from Medical School, Dr. Saghari completed a research fellowship in Mohs and laser surgery at University of Miami, followed by a residency in dermatology and cutaneous surgery at University of Miami -Jackson Memorial Hospital. Subsequently, she furthered her training in Miami Beach, with a highly sought after cosmetic dermatology fellowship at University of Miami, the first and largest university-run cosmetic center in the United States. In addition to having edited the second edition of the bestselling textbook "Cosmetic Dermatology : Principles and Practice" by Dr. Leslie Baumann, Dr. Saghari has participated in multiple research trials and authored numerous publications in dermatologic journals.
Helping patients achieve their health and aesthetic goals is Dr. Saghari's first priority. In addition to general dermatology, she has special expertise in cosmetic dermatology. She is experienced in all the latest techniques and technologies of cosmetic dermatology, including Botox treatments, dermal fillers, facial peels and laser procedures.
Dr. Shear received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his medical degree at Emory University before returning to UCLA for his post graduate training in dermatology. He enjoys tennis, working out at the gym, cooking, and going to the movies. What is most important to him as a physician is to be a good listener and to do the best he can to help his patients with their dermatological problems. He reached the level of Clinical Professor at the USC Department of Dermatology when he was actively attending there. He was also an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA and was the director of a popular dermatology elective for medical students.
Margaret Ortiz RN/ Office Manager
Margaret Ortiz is a registered nurse with extensive experience in dermatology. Her clinical experience, attention to detail, and compassionate patient care make her a valuable asset to Congress Cosmetic Medical Corporation. She has been working with Dr. Mehlmauer well over 20 years. Margaret specializes, amongst her many skills, in wound care, surgical consultations, assisting in surgical procedures, light therapy, Excimer laser and running the daily flow of our practice.
Joy Taevanitcharoen RN, BSN.
Joy Taevanitcharoen is a registered nurse, with 33 years of nursing experience. Joy began focusing on cosmetics 13 years ago, with a focus on laser and light assisted treatments for photorejuvenation, skin tightening, resurfacing, laser hair removal, psoriasis and vitiligo and scar reduction. Her personalized care, before, during and after treatment and her ability to make patients feel comfortable and at ease allows for a great experience.
Annie Frenzely is a licensed clinical aesthetician. Annie trained in Las Vegas, Nevada and has over 23 years of experience. Her passion for skin care and its maintenance has made her an asset to Congress Cosmetic Medical Corp. for the last 8 years, working closely with Dr. Mehlmauer and viewing her not only as a mentor but also as a friend. She has extensive training and certifications in microdermabrasion, chemical peeling, acne treatments, Blu-U light therapy, and skin care education. She is well known for her sunscreen awareness and believes it is never to late to take care of your skin.
Annie is married with two children and a beautiful granddaughter.