Our Staff

LARRY HELWIG

President & CEO
Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics / Phoenix Medical, Inc.

Larry Helwig graduated from Arizona State University with a BSN degree and later graduated from Maricopa County General Hospital’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program. He has been using his medical background in the laser aesthetics industry for 20 years. After establishing Phoenix Medical, Inc. as a laser and aesthetic equipment sales company, he established Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics as a “result oriented” treatment and training facility. For the last 20 years Larry has been training physicians, and their staff, in advanced techniques for skin and body consultations and the full body treatments that follow. In 2006 Larry developed and authored the CT3 protocol that treats color, tone, texture and tightening in each session. This protocol is used world-wide and helps generate faster results with little patient down-time. He is a well-known international speaker and educator providing advanced laser aesthetic training, and certification to physicians and their staff. Clearskin Institute is accredited by the state of Arizona to train and certify physicians, nurses and aestheticians in the safe and proper use of lasers. His unique, insightful approach to educating has made Clearskin Institute the recognized advanced laser training facility in the country. He is a board member of the United Aesthetics Organization and the Arizona Board of Nursing, serving on the Scope of Practice Committee. Additionally, he volunteers much of his time to non-profit training.

DR. ANN ELIZABETH WATWOOD

Medical Director
Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics / Phoenix Medical, Inc.

Dr. Ann Elizabeth Watwood is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who specializes in cosmetic dermatology, anti-aging medicine, and women’s health. She is certified in advanced laser skin care treatments, Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Bio-identical Hormone replacement therapies.

She is a graduate from Arizona State University with a BA in Anthropology and received her medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Watwood is dedicated to helping her patients look and feel their best. Her passion lies in Aesthetic Medicine. By addressing all aspects of a person’s life in the treatment, she can help people to become healthier so they feel better, look better, have more energy, and are happier. She does this by treating both internal issues that affect aging, such as nutrition and hormonal imbalances, as well as the external signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. She stays informed on all the cutting edge research to make sure all of her patients are receiving the top of the line healthcare. She teaches courses for basic and advanced laser treatments and dermal fillers, as well as course for PDO threads lifts. She also speaks at conferences and private events for several different laser companies.

She is passionate about health and wellness, and her goal is to help all patients overcome their health and beauty obstacles in the safest and most effective way possible.

Hayley Pisano

Nurse Practitioner

Hayley is a family nurse practitioner, board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She began her career in medical aesthetics in 2005 as an aesthetician and laser technician. In 2013 she graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Nursing and graduated in 2018 from Grand Canyon University as a family nurse practitioner. Her previous nursing experience includes working in the emergency room, home IVIG infusion RN, Endocrinology, as well as an Aesthetics Injector.

Hayley’s hospital and ER experience has motivated her to focus on educating and treating with preventive wellness healthcare. She utilizes a more integrative method to treating clients with a preventive and holistic approach to concerns in aesthetics, nutrition, endocrinology and overall health and well-being.

Heidi Rawlings

Director of Aesthetic Education

Heidi is a proud mother of four adorable children.  While family comes first, she has developed her natural talent in helping hundreds of offices and students in North America get the education they need.

Heidi’s aesthetic background started with her aesthetician education in 2008 in Southern California.  After relocating to Arizona in 2015, Heidi continued her education by becoming a certified laser technician here at Clearskin Laser Institute.  She was now able to showcase her sales talent while gaining valuable laser experience at a busy medspa.

Timing is everything, and Clearskin Institute was fortunate to get Heidi on our team. She quickly learned our system and, when the opportunity arose, became our Director of Aesthetic Education.

Heidi shows every day why she is the best Director of Aesthetic Education in the country.  Her talent is on display when working with major manufacturer training programs, aesthetic offices throughout North America, and helping students maneuver the many challenges of the Arizona state certification program.

Heidi’s natural intuition, passion, and knowledge has made her the best in her field.

Dina Smith

Accounting

Dina is an Arizona Native who attended school at ASU for a Bachelor’s in Accounting. She has two boys and has been working in accounting for over 20 years. She is an amazing asset to Clearskin managing all things accounting and bookkeeping.

Tavai Zaysoff

Administrations Manager

Tavai is a recent Magna Cum Laude ASU graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communication. During her collegiate years she was also a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She uses her college experience to oversee front desk operations and day to day logistics. Tavai has also began to grow the marketing department within Clearskin adding more outside marketing as well as focus on social media marketing.

Amy Aranda

LE, LMT, LSO, CALT, Certified Laser Trainer

Amy is an experienced Laser Safety Officer & Certified Laser Trainer who is passionate about education and helping others achieve their professional goals. Amy helps students feel confident in the hands-on application of cosmetic laser devices by engaging each student to find out where their individual needs are and working to ensure those are met.

Amy is an experienced aesthetician, massage therapist and laser technician with over 15 years’ experience. She operates a successful skincare spa in Flagstaff Arizona. She has managed salon and spas in Arizona since 2002 and has provided practice management consultation services to various successful spas across the Southwest. Amy began teaching at Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics in 2015 and absolutely loves the thrill of seeing professionals advance their careers.
If she isn’t at her spa or teaching, Amy is probably gallivanting through the woods or hanging out with her husband, three daughters, new grand-son and three dogs.