Meet The Team

Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care is home to highly-skilled professionals and a large suite of laser and light technology. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals with the latest technology and an expert touch.

William H. Brown, III | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

William H. Brown, III

Co-Founder and Vascular Surgeon

William H. Brown, III is a hernia specialist and an expert in vascular treatments on the body and face alike. He is a double board-certified surgeon who has enjoyed an impressive career serving athletes and non-athletes alike. Born in St. Louis, he attended the St. Louis School of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at St. Louis University Hospital. Dr. Brown has worked closely with professional athletes and college players throughout his career, including members in the San Jose Sharks and numerous NFL, NBA, and AFL pros. He is also passionate about laser and energy technologies, including how this tech applies to vascular treatments.

Meet Dr. Brown
Zuzana Likar MSN, NP-C | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

Zuzana Likar, MSN, NP-C

Co-Founder and Lead Provider

Zuzana Likar, MSN, RNFA, NP-C, is an expert in the field of cosmetic lasers and energy-based devices as well as injectables like neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Zuzana has treated more than 35,000 patients during her 21-year career. She also works with patients seeking leg vein removal, offering injectable and laser treatments. Her specialties include Fraxel Dual, CO2Re, Thermage, Picoway, BBL, Vbeam Perfecta, microneedling, and injectables as sclerotherapy using Asclera and dermal fillers and neurotoxoins.

Meet Zuzana
Carina Mendoza, BSN, RN | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

Carina Mendoza, BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

Carina Mendoza, BSN, RN, grew up in neighboring Redwood City. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from San Francisco State University in 2017 and soon after became an Aesthetic Nurse. Carina’s approach to aesthetics is to help clients create a personalized treatment plan to help them feel comfortable in their own skin. Carina likes to combine modalities to help address early signs of aging by using medical grade skin care, lasers, neurotoxins and dermal fillers to create natural results. Her specialties include Laser Hair Removal, Clear and Brilliant, microneedling, IPL, Vbeam, Picoway, Thermage, Botox, Juvederm, CoolSculpting, Vanquish Me, and Emsculpt.

Sari Confrontola, Licensed Esthetician | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

Sari Confrontola

Licensed Esthetician

Sari Confortola has been a Licensed Esthetician for over 20 years. She strives to create a welcoming, positive, and trusting environment for her patients. Continuing education and training courses have always been important to her. She treats a variety of skin care conditions including acne, aging skin, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. She enjoys performing procedures such as the HydraFacial, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. Sari was born and raised in Sonoma County. She is married and a mother of a son and twin daughters. Along with caring for her family, she feels it’s imperative to find time to take care of ourselves in our busy lives.  Skin care should not be a luxury, but rather a necessity!

Andrea Ayala, Front Desk Administrator & Licensed Esthetician | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

Andrea Ayala

Front Desk Administrator and Licensed Esthetician

Andrea Ayala is the Front Desk Administrator and a Licensed Esthetician. She studied at the Paul Mitchell School in San Jose to become a Licensed Cosmetologist and received her medical assisting certificate at Mission Valley ROP—while still in high school—in 2015. Andrea enjoys performing HydraFacial treatments making her client’s skin glow. When she’s not working, Andrea loves spending time with her boyfriend and her Maltipoo, Tank. She grew up in Sequim, Washington but moved to the Bay Area eight years ago.  Andrea’s personal favorite treatment is IPL to reduce redness on her face and her favorite product is the SkinCeuticals Clay Masque to keep away any breakouts.

Shayla Lopes, Front Desk Administrator & Licensed Esthetician | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

Shayla Lopes

Front Desk Administrator and Licensed Esthetician

Shayla Lopes is a Front Desk Administrator & Licensed Esthetician. She graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Health Science, then attended the Paul Mitchell School where she received her Esthetician’s license. Her interest in esthetics began at a young age, as her family in Brazil owns their own cosmetic line. Growing up, she would accompany her mother to her dermatologist and medical spa appointments where her mother received treatments for hyperpigmentation and scarring. Shayla vividly remembers the miraculous results and confidence boost her mother enjoyed after these treatments. It was at that moment that Shayla realized she wanted to focus more on corrective treatments within the esthetics industry to help others gain self-esteem.

Cat Nelson, Front Desk Administrator & Licensed Esthetician | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

Cat Nelson

Front Desk Administrator and Licensed Esthetician

Cat Nelson is a Front Desk Administrator & Licensed Esthetician. She is a Bay Area native with 30 years of experience in the beauty industry as a licensed esthetician. She has worked in plastic surgery and skin care in both New York City and locally. She also owned her own day spa in the Bay Area for 15 years. Cat’s current position as a patient coordinator allows her to use her vast experience in the industry to provide an excellent customer experience to patients and advise them on correct skincare for their specific concern. In her free time, Cat enjoys traveling the world with a keen interest in cultural appreciation and local experiences.

Sheena Catap

Patient Care Coordinator and Marketing Specialist

Sheena is the Marketing Specialist and Patient Coordinator at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care. She majored in Digital Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and found her way into the aesthetic industry while working in Los Angeles. Her favorite part about aesthetics is being a patient advocate and being able to positively impact and build one-self-confidence by combining the practice of medicine and artistry. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book with a warm cup of coffee.

Michelle Osorio, Front Desk Administrator | Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care

Michelle Osorio

Front Desk Administrator

Michelle Osorio is a Front Desk Administrator. She is a Bay Area native of Santa Cruz County. Skin care is her passion! She has worked in the aesthetic industry for over 20 years and truly loves helping patients look their best. Her favorite product is Jan Marini’s Transformation Cream, which not only helps her skin stay hydrated but also is full of potent peptides, antioxidants  and alpha hydroxy acids that help fight premature aging. Michelle’s preferred treatment for herself include the HydraFacial to keep her skin glowing throughout the day. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and walks on the beach.

By Carrie W., Real Patient Review* -

What can I say about Palo Alto Laser that hasn’t been said before?? This place is amazing! The amount of professionalism is bar none. I started getting laser hair removal with Zuzana (along with other treatments) and I loved my results. I then added a different area to get treated and I began to see Carina. I LOVE HER!!! She has the best bedside manner and makes you feel so welcome and at ease. They both are so on top of the aesthetic world. They both are really educated in their field.  I would never go anywhere else for any of my cosmetic needs. Seriously, they are the BEST that Palo Alto has to offer. Thank you both for making me hair free!”

By Joseph W., Real Patient Review* -

“I was nervous to come in at first for laser hair removal and really skeptical on the results that I would achieve. The staff is beyond friendly and professional and the end results were far beyond expected. Definitely would recommend this place.”

By Thomas, Real Patient Review* -

“Zuzana and her team were absolutely the best! I went there for Cool sculpting, and I was SO impressed with the promptness, the ease of setting up an appointment, with the beauty of the office, the ease of parking, how often they kept checking in with me, and how well I was treated. They went above and beyond!”

By Dafne, Real Patient Review* -

“I’ve seen Carina for my Laser hair removal and Botox treatments here! I not only love the results but I was very pleased on how the nurse is very knowledgeable and went over the treatments thoroughly!! She also provided care and answered all the questions I had after receiving the treatments.”

By Courtney, Real Patient Review* -

“I love this place! I went in to have some moles removed and a couple of laser treatments. The staff was friendly, the office was really clean and sanitary, and the treatment went great. I would definitely recommend Palo Alto Laser!”

By Carrie W., Real Patient Review* -

What can I say about Palo Alto Laser that hasn’t been said before?? This place is amazing! The amount of professionalism is bar none. I started getting laser hair removal with Zuzana (along with other treatments) and I loved my results. I then added a different area to get treated and I began to see Carina. I LOVE HER!!! She has the best bedside manner and makes you feel so welcome and at ease. They both are so on top of the aesthetic world. They both are really educated in their field.  I would never go anywhere else for any of my cosmetic needs. Seriously, they are the BEST that Palo Alto has to offer. Thank you both for making me hair free!”

By Joseph W., Real Patient Review* -

“I was nervous to come in at first for laser hair removal and really skeptical on the results that I would achieve. The staff is beyond friendly and professional and the end results were far beyond expected. Definitely would recommend this place.”

By Thomas, Real Patient Review* -

“Zuzana and her team were absolutely the best! I went there for Cool sculpting, and I was SO impressed with the promptness, the ease of setting up an appointment, with the beauty of the office, the ease of parking, how often they kept checking in with me, and how well I was treated. They went above and beyond!”

By Dafne, Real Patient Review* -

“I’ve seen Carina for my Laser hair removal and Botox treatments here! I not only love the results but I was very pleased on how the nurse is very knowledgeable and went over the treatments thoroughly!! She also provided care and answered all the questions I had after receiving the treatments.”

By Courtney, Real Patient Review* -

“I love this place! I went in to have some moles removed and a couple of laser treatments. The staff was friendly, the office was really clean and sanitary, and the treatment went great. I would definitely recommend Palo Alto Laser!”