Who We Are
Dr. Guanche is a renowned specialist and celebrity dermatologist, who has appeared on Extra and The Doctors to share her knowledge.
The state-of-the-art Bella Skin Institute facility has been designed to be warm and engaging while focusing on providing clients with the newest, most innovative procedures available to perfect skin. We use highly advanced equipment and specialize in procedures that require little or no downtime for the convenience of our clients.
The Bella Skin Institute is dedicated to combining medical science and cosmetic beauty to provide each client with customized treatments to meet their needs, from dermatology services to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, performed at the facility. Dr. Anna Guanche uses a tumescent anesthesia for all procedures so the patient is never placed under full general anesthesia.
Procedures performed include resurfacing, hair removal, Fraxel™ and laser therapy; facial and body peels including dermasanding for acne scars; Thermage™, mini "S" lift, blepharoplasty and liposuction; the latest injectables including Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel, Radiesse™, Dysport™, or BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for wrinkle removal; and more. Aesthetic services include SilkPeel microdermabrasion and dermalinfusion, dermaplaning; facials; and waxing. General dermatology services include skin cancer screening and surgery, acne, rashes, eczema, and more.
Dr. Guanche has been selected six years consecutively -- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 as a Southern California Super Doctor by Los Angeles magazine.
Valet parking is available for your convenience and a private waiting area is also available upon request. For more information or to make an appointment, call (818) 225-0117.
Dr. Anna Guanche, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures that have minimal down-time and excellent results. She has been in practice for over 10 years. Her practice is Bella Skin Institute in Calabasas, where she has assembled her dream "derm" team of professionals to care for the concerns of celebrities, CEOs and Supermoms. She cares for all types of skin conditions with a special emphasis in the areas of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She aids in the teaching of residents and medical students. She was a member of the Dermatology staff at UCLA Medical Center, Olive View, where she taught UCLA residents for 13 years.
Dr. Anna Guanche strives to listen and understand the patient's specific goals and concerns, and provide them with satisfying results. She endeavors to make the patient's visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible, making her best effort to take the pain out of beauty. Dr. Anna Guanche and her staff approach their work with absolute joy and infectious enthusiasm, which is felt throughout the practice.
Dr. Anna Guanche has been voted Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctor by her peers for 6 years consecutively.
Dr. Guanche is a fellow of the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the following organizations:
- Dr. Guanche has been featured in over 25 episodes of Ten Years Younger on TLC
- Dr. Guanche performing the Fraxel® procedure on Oprah
- KTLA.com - Morning News: Cheek Lift- injectable Cheek lift using Radiesse®.
- Total Beauty TV: Watch Dr. Guanche answers questions about injectables.
- Total Beauty TV: Watch Dr. Guanche injecting Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel.
- Total Beauty TV: Watch Dr. Guanche doing BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
- Total Beauty TV: See how a Lunchtime Makeover is done.
- People (October 2007): How to take the "Oops" out of Lip Plumping
Ananda Fidani, MPAP, PA-C, is a sunny Southern California native. She completed her Bachelors Degree of Science in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduation, Ananda decided that she wanted to pursue a career in medicine and began volunteer internships at UCLA medical center and LAC+USC county hospital. She became a licensed phlebotomist and began working in dermatology where she fell in love with it. After 3000+ hours of dermatology experience, Ananda was granted acceptance into the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine Primary Care Physician Assistant program in 2009.
While Ananda was learning to become a Physician Assistant at USC, she had the opportunity to be trained by numerous specialists and surgeons in all realms of medicine during her 1800+ hours of clinical rotations. She assisted with cardiothoracic and ENT surgeries at LAC+USC county hospital and performed many procedures on patients at the Olympia Medical Center emergency room department. Ananda also worked as part of a cardiology team at Coast plaza Medical Center and part of an obstetrics team in Valencia. Even though Ananda was exposed to many realms of medicine during her schooling, she felt that ultimately her heart was still in dermatology.
After 33 months of rigorous training and after obtaining a Masters degree of Physician Assistant Practice, Ananda found herself thrilled when she accepted a position working for Anna D. Guanche, M.D, here at the Bella Skin institute. As Dr. Guanche’s physician assistant, Ananda and Dr. Guanche work together as a team to provide high quality care to all of their patients. Ananda obtained her national certification from the National Committee for the Certification of Physician Assistants after passing her boards. She was then licensed by the Physician Assistant Committee of the Medical Board of California.
Ananda is a member of the California Association of Physician Assistants and also the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She was awarded the National Physician Assistant Foundation Scholarship during her first year of PA school. Ananda lives in Thousand Oaks with her husband, her two dogs, and her young daughter (who is always covered head-to-toe in sunscreen).
Wendy C. Kao, PA-C, is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant (PA) practicing in dermatology. Wendy grew up in Japan, Taiwan, and Cupertino, California. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Sciences from University of California, Irvine and her dual Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) from Touro University.
During her clinical training, she completed a preceptorship in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology where she fell in love with the world of dermatology. Her surgical training includes first assisting in ophthalmic, general, and vascular surgeries at Kaiser Permanente in Fremont, CA. She also completed a preceptorship in a level 1 trauma center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Emergency Department. She received additional clinical training in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric and adolescent medicine, sports medicine and in primary care.
Wendy is excited to be fulfilling her dream of working in dermatology due to the large overlap of other disciplines such as rheumatology, endocrinology, surgery, primary care, and pediatrics, aesthetics and more. She is passionate about skin health and the challenges of all skin types. The most fulfilling part of being a dermatology PA at Bella Skin Institute is to witness patients' journey to healthy skin.
Wendy has attended numerous dermatology conferences and is passionate about keeping up to date with new advances in the field of dermatology. As a partner in your healthcare, Wendy is committed to making sure the patients at Bella Skin Institute are well informed and educated to have the best opportunity to address their skin concerns.
By working closely with Dr. Anna D. Guanche and Ananda Fidani PA-C, Wendy looks forward to meeting all your dermatological needs.
Wendy is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and CalDerm PA Society. She is fluent in Mandarin and conversational Japanese.