Skincare & Laser Staff
Aesthetic Physician Assistant & Aesthetic Specialist: Kara Pennington PA
Patients feel comfortable with Kara and trust her because of her aesthetic eye and special attention to fine details. She really takes the time getting to know her patients and their overall goals to achieve beautiful natural results. Kara uses an individualized and customized approach, which helps her tailor a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
Kara takes pride in helping her patients regain their confidence through self-improvement. She is a fan of enhancements herself and understands first hand how important it is for you to leave happy and excited about your appearance. Her ultimate goal is for you to look and feel your best!
Kasie Lindberg, RN, has 18 years of nursing experience behind her. Early on in her career she began working for Dr. Paul Chasan and currently has over 12 years experience in the cosmetic plastic surgery industry. She has worked in the operating room and as a clinical patient coordinator.
Kasie moved to Wisconsin for several years for her husband’s career, during which, she had the opportunity to became a clinical educator for Merz Aesthetics, Inc, the company that makes fillers such as Radiesse and Belotero. She has trained physicians across the nation on injection technique of dermal fillers and has become a master of injectables, fillers and Botox. Now back in San Diego, she is thrilled to be back working alongside Dr. Paul Chasan at Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery as our injectable nurse.
Kimberly Running began her career in aesthetics at age 19 as a Lancome Beauty Advisor at Bullocks. Her natural talent for helping women look beautiful developed into a passion that led her to work with celebrity clientele for a prominent Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon.
With her extensive knowledge and intense desire to help people achieve beautiful results, Kimberly became a Clinical Skin Care Specialist at Nordstrom. After receiving her Aesthetic license she went on to work for, and partner with, many of the top plastic surgeons in San Diego.
Her path went beyond skin care basics, as she learned innovative and effective treatments that were based in emerging scientific technology. She has become skilled as a medical aesthetician with experience in medical depth peels, derma planing and micro needling. In addition, she focuses on a revolutionary technology for skin tightening, the Venus Freeze.
Kimberly’s client base grew as she intuitively knew just what therapies each person needed to look their best which led her to open the popular, Oxygen Med-spa in Solana Beach. Being a leader in her field and an expert in clinical skincare, she was a natural fit to join Dr. Chasan’s team at Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery.
Never one to use a “cookie-cutter approach”, her clients love her ability to zero in on, and customize, just the right combination of treatments for them to look fabulous.
Laser Nurse- Carol Diggs, R.N.
Carol has over thirty years experience in the medical field as an ICU Nurse. In fact, she is the lead nurse at Mercy Hospital. For the past seven years, she had been Dr. Chasan’s laser nurse, specializing in Fractional CO2 Laser, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), Iriderm laser, and Laser Hair Removal. She is a world traveler and has climbed some of the world’s tallest mountains. Carol’s warmth and easy going nature coupled with her extensive medical knowledge helps put her patient at ease.