Allura Skin & Laser Center

About Our Providers

The friendly and talented staff of medical practitioners at Allura Skin & Laser Center offers both cosmetic and medical dermatology services performed with a compassionate touch. Each dermatologist in our San Mateo practice is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Our highly trained and experienced registered nurse, licensed esthetician, and physician assistants support our doctors and perform cosmetic treatments.

Your skin deserves the attention of an experienced and qualified dermatologist. Palo Alto, Burlingame, and other Bay Area residents can request an appointment using our online form or call (650) 344-1121.

Bruce L. Maltz, M.D.

Bruce L. Maltz, M.D.A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Maltz has served as Medical Director and President of Allura Skin and Laser Center for more than 20 years. He received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Maltz then completed his internship at The New York Hospital-Cornell Associated Hospitals and became Chief Resident at the Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Maltz has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology and is a member of the National Education Faculty for BOTOX® Cosmetic and the Advisory Council for RADIESSE®.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Personal Interests

Dr. Maltz enjoys playing golf and spending time with his four daughters.

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Carie T. Chui, M.D.

Carie T. Chui, M.D. Board-certified San Mateo dermatologist Dr. Carie Chui has been with our San Francisco Bay Area practice for over 9 years. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her dermatology residency at Stanford University. Subsequently she completed a fellowship in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction at the Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco. She has served as clinical instructor at both Stanford and UCSF, teaching residents and fellows Mohs and dermatologic surgery.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Associate, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Personal Interests

In addition to serving patients at her busy practice, Dr. Chui enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.

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Meghan T. Hession, M.D.

Meghan T. HessionDr. Hession is a board-certified dermatologist originally from the Boston area. She was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship to the University of Virginia, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in biology. She then went on to attend medical school at Columbia University and completed her dermatology residency at Boston University. During residency, she was an active member of the Melanoma Foundation of New England, participating in community events to raise awareness of melanoma, and spent time abroad in Africa, helping to train local physicians in dermatology. She looks forward to continuing this volunteer work in the Bay Area and abroad. Clinical interests include both adult and pediatric dermatology, prevention and treatment of skin cancers, and cosmetic dermatology. She has published extensively in the dermatology literature on such topics as psoriasis and acne.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Personal Interests

An outdoors enthusiast, Dr. Hession enjoys running, cycling, mountaineering, skiing, and playing soccer.

Shaheen Oshtory, D.O.

Dr. Shaheen Oshtory, D.O.Dr. Shaheen Oshtory is a board-certified osteopathic dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with honors and went on to receive a Masters degree in Biological Sciences from Drexel University. She received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences where she graduated at the top of her class. She was a National Dean's List Nominee and received several awards including the Charles Vowel's M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award for academic excellence and exemplifying qualities of concerned patient care. She completed her first year of post-graduate training in general medicine at University Hospitals/ Case Western Reserve University where she conducted specialty research in cutaneous oncology and hair disorders. Dr. Oshtory continued her dermatology training at the Mt. Sinai/ St. Barnabas Hospitals in New York City and later returned to her home state of California where she has been in private practice. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and ethnicities.

Dr. Oshtory has presented and published her research in cutaneous lymphoma and senescent alopecia at several annual dermatology meetings including the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the American Academy of Dermatology. She has also published several articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Personal Interests

In her spare time Dr. Oshtory enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking and skiing.

Annie Workman Coots, P.A.

Annie Workman Coots, P.A.Annie Workman Coots is a Physician Assistant who specializes in laser skin treatments. She is California licensed and NCCPA board certified. She has been with Allura Skin and Laser Center since 2005. Originally from Oklahoma, Annie attended the University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program, earning a Master of Health Sciences degree. She has been performing laser treatments at Allura Skin and Laser Center since 2005 and makes patient comfort and satisfaction her highest priorities.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Fellow, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member, San Francisco Bay Area Physician Assistants
  • Member, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Cybele Pelcher, R.N., L.E.

Cybele Pelcher, RNCybele began her career in skin care over 20 years ago working as an esthetician in New York City. She completed her BA in 1996 at CUNY and moved back to California. In 1998 she began working with Allura Skin and Laser Center, heading the esthetics program. She continued her education and received a certificate in Holistic Health from SFSU and went on to complete her degree in Nursing from the College of San Mateo. Her extensive interest and training in mind-body wellness has shaped the nurse she has become. Cybele is a true advocate for patients and she encourages patients to consider lifestyle and stress management in their quest for beautiful, healthy skin. She is specially trained in numerous laser treatments along with a diverse array of skills in medical and cosmetic dermatological procedures. On the weekends Cybele enjoys yoga, hiking and trips to the beach, with her SPF 30 sun block, of course!

Personal Interests

On the weekends Cybele enjoys yoga, hiking and trips to the beach, with her SPF 30 sun block, of course!

Carmen Ng, L.E.

Carmen Ng, LECarmen is a licensed esthetician with eight years of experience working in both the medical and day spa environments. She maintains the most advanced skin care knowledge and techniques by attending continuing education, training, and conferences throughout the year provided by the Dermal Skin Institute, Dr. Hauschka, La Roche-Posay, Skin Medica, Obagi, PCA and Colorescience, among others. Carmen's passion in skincare is to help patients enhance and improve the quality of their skin; she does this by educating patients and providing an individualized treatment plan to target the needs of the skin. Her expertise in esthetics enables her to provide superior quality service to her patients.

Jessica Maguire

Jessica MaguireJessica has been a licensed esthetician for eight years and worked at Benefit Cosmetics Boutique in San Francisco where she perfected her facial and waxing techniques. She studied esthetics at Paris Beauty College and has advanced education on special techniques and product knowledge. She is also a Certified CoolSculpting® Technician at Allura Skin & Laser Center.

Personal Interests

Jessica enjoys yoga and travel in her free time.

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