May Scoop at Skin Solutions Dermatology

Provider Spotlight: Vanna Padilla, MSN, NP-C

Learn more about Vanna in our Q&A below!

What attracted you to work in the field of dermatology?
I get the best of many medical aspects in dermatology: medical diagnoses, surgical procedures, and aesthetic practice. Most people assume dermatology is all cosmetic. I enjoy the medical side such as psoriasis, skin cancer, eczema, and hair loss, just as much as I do the aesthetic!

How long have you been practicing?
I have a non conventional background with Skin Solutions Dermatology. I began working at this practice as a Registered Nurse and worked my way into Director of Clinical Operations. While in management, I obtained my masters degree and then transitioned into the Provider role. I have been a Nurse Practitioner for 2.5 years, but with Skin Solutions for over 6!

Where are you originally from?
I am native to Dothan, Alabama. I attended college in Tuscaloosa, AL (Roll Tide :)) but then shortly after graduation, moved to Nashville to be with my husband.

How do you like to spend your time off/do you have any hobbies?
When I am not working I am spending time with my husband, Bryan, and two boys, Graham and Wells. We love to be outdoors, specifically anywhere near water.

What is your number one recommendation for people wanting to maintain healthy skin?
Every morning you should apply a zinc based moisturizer (with at least 6% to be exact). This will protect against daily oxidative damage from the environment and harmful UV rays. Cosmetically, you are wasting your money and time on any products or procedures if you are not applying a daily zinc moisturizer!

Do you have a favorite product?  If yes, why?
All of the Elta UV moisturizers! They all contain sufficient amount of zinc. Depending on your skin type and goals, they contain anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients as well!

What is your favorite thing about working at Skin Solutions Dermatology?
You can always rest assured you are being cared for from the most up to date knowledge. Our providers hold a monthly journal club to review the most recent evidence based practices along with annual trips to continuing education conferences.

In closing, describe yourself in 3 words!
Compassionate, Driven, Knowledgeable 

Vanna, her husband Bryan, and their children Graham and Wells.

Vanna, Graham and Wells

Join us in welcoming Kelly Caudle, PA-C back from Maternity Leave! We missed you, Kelly!

Kelly and her children Bennett and newborn Charlie

Come see Hannah in Columbia and Pulaski!

Hannah South, PA-C is now taking appointments at our Columbia and Pulaski locations! Are you curious about what aesthetics has to offer you? Schedule a consultation with Hannah today and get a personalized plan based on your overall skin goals. 

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Virtual Visits still available!

You can still book appointments and cosmetic consults via virtual visit today!

Begin scheduling today by calling one of our 8 locations

  • Televisits 
    • Televisits can be accessed by visiting your Patient Portal. You can access your portal through the following:
      • The Healow App using your tablet or smartphone.
      • Directly through the Healow website.
      • Televisits are also available to be performed using FaceTime.
      • Televisits can now be accessed via Text message alerts without having to log in or download Healow!

If you would like to change your upcoming appointment to a Virtual Visit or are having trouble accessing your Healow, please call us and one of our staff members will assist you.

Our SSP Campaign preview

We want you to know that safety will remain our highest priority. In June, we will be implementing our SSP Campaign as a long term answer to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. This is part of a strict safety protocol initiative that we have constructed to create an environment of safety for patients and SSD Staff members.

Our Promise:
Screen Staff and Patients.

Scheduled Cleaning Routine.

Physical Distancing.

Keeping you safe is our goal!

Our SALE is going on through the summer. Get 40% Off Select Products while supplies last. Stop in and stock up! 

Get to know Dr. Belaidi, our hair loss expert!

Dr. Marisa Belaidi is a board-certified dermatologist and our very own hair loss expert! Dr. Belaidi understands that hair loss can be a challenging experience for both men and women and strives to help her patients understand the treatment options available to them. She is passionate about urging patients to explore non-surgical treatment options such as PRP for their hair loss issues.

Dr. Belaidi has co-authored two book chapters on the subjects of hair loss and minimally invasive treatments.


-Rogers, NR, Belaidi M. "Microneedling for Alopecia" in Dermatology and Therapy (Evans, M (Ed.) (in press).

-Rogers, NR, Belaidi M. Male Pattern Hair Loss and Restoration. In Men's Aesthetics: A Practical Guide to Minimally Invasive Treatment (Brauer, JA (Ed.) (in press).

Need an appointment quickly?  Come see her in Hendersonville on Tuesdays!
Appointments are also available with Dr. Belaidi at our Nashville location.

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About The Author

Dr. Pena is a Board-Certified Medical Dermatologist, Mohs skin cancer surgeon, and cosmetic dermatologist. Her mission is to educate the diverse patient populations she serves, and their communities, on the importance of skin care in decreasing the risk of skin cancer and minimizing the early signs of aging. She founded Skin Solutions Dermatology with numerous clinics in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding Middle Tennessee.

Dr. Julia Pena, MD

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