Built on the belief that feeling good and feeling good about yourself are inextricably linked.

A trusted local name, DermaBlue has been providing dermatology and cosmetic skincare in North Carolina for over 15 years. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the latest procedures, and above all, guiding our patients toward procedures that are safe and effective. Meet the team of doctors and other specialists who are ready to help you get there.

Dr. David LaMond

D.O., A.B.F.P.
Medical Director, North Carolina Offices

Dr. LaMond is a nutrition, hormone and prevention expert. Drawing from his foundation and board certification in Family Medicine, he has created the core medical principles behind the blue sky concept of total patient care. He is an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been a featured speaker for numerous medical conferences and has been a consultant and has made several appearances on health television broadcasts. His written work has been featured in medical journals and other print media, with a focus on insulin resistance, nutrition, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and wellness. Dr. LaMond is a luminary, speaker and consultant for Eleme Medical, Osyris and Candela Corporations and is an expert in non-invasive and minimally invasive body contouring and cosmetic laser surgery.

Drawing from his training experience in residency, winning consecutive post-baccalaureate teaching awards for the best resident teacher for medical students at Albany Medical College, he developed a love for teaching others. This teaching experience translated into a hands-on, approachable and easy to understand weight control program for patients. After years of development and thousands of successful weight control patients, he discovered a link between weight control and hormone optimization. This led to the development of a comprehensive hormone optimization program, which works in harmony with weight control and aging skin. His objective is total patient care and feeling great, inside and out.

Dr. LaMond is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. After graduating from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA in 2001, Dr. LaMond completed an Internship and Family Medicine Residency at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. Dr. LaMond completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and Duke University, graduating in 1997, with honors. Dr. LaMond is currently a clinical professor at Wake Forest University and a Fellow of the American Board of Family Physicians.


Joyce Warwick

Physician Assistant

Joyce Warwick is a Certified Physician Assistant with 12 years of experience in family medicine, orthopedics, dermatology, and wound care. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Missouri State University. In 2013, Joyce and her family moved from Florida to Asheville, North Carolina. After moving to Asheville she spent two years providing wound care for residents of long-term care facilities. Joyce is very passionate about her work in medicine and enjoys providing care to patients through a variety of specialties.Joyce also performs cosmetic injectables and is advanced in injector training by Allergan.

In her spare time Joyce enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking, trail running, and woodworking. She and her husband live in West Asheville with their 4 year old daughter and 2 Australian Shepherds.

Candace Thomas


Candace “Danielle” Thomas is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with over 4 years of experience in Dermatology and Aesthetics. Originally from Johnson City, TN. She earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from King University and then her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Christian Brother’s University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2017 she started at the Dermatology Clinic of North MS, just outside of Memphis, TN. While there she was trained in both general medical dermatology and cosmetics by a Board Certified Dermatologist. She is passionate about skin care and enjoys connecting with her patients and providing high quality care in both medical dermatology and cosmetics for all skin types and ages.  

When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, watching movies, and enjoying the natural beauty of the region. She had her husband live in West Asheville with their Basset Hound, Fred & Corgi, Riley.

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Jessica Buchanan

Registered Nurse, RN

As a former Aesthetic Director of a high volume medical spa in Greenville SC, Jessica specializes in facial treatments bringing a blend of medical and cosmetic expertise. Jessica is skilled in the use of neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. She also specializes in a variety of Dermal fillers to promote a more youthful appearance. Jessica is passionate about helping people look and feel their best. She provides an individualized approach to treating patients through cutting edge nonsurgical methods.

Meredith Williams

RN, Injector & Laser Technician

I bring over 13 years of nursing experience with 7 of those years specializing in Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. I originally started my nursing career in Charlotte, NC on a Cardio Vascular unit and also enjoyed caring for patients on a Post Anesthesia Care Unit. I eventually landed in the field of Aesthetics and I absolutely love it. I am a true Asheville native and recently moved back to the Asheville area after being in Charlotte for a little over 12 years.

I have more than the average exposure, training, and knowledge base when it comes to facial and body Aesthetics. I am supremely qualified to individualize a treatment plan for patients of all ages. I love learning and being a part of a team. I hope to bring both a professional and fun environment. I love working out (F45), fashion, and good food. When I’m not at work I’m usually with my husband and 8 year old twins.

Dawn Marie Hanson


Dawn Marie Hanson is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Public Health from Portland State University. She started her nursing career in labor and delivery and public health but has worked in diverse healthcare settings over the last two decades. Dawn Marie has had her eye on aesthetics, appreciating the way that an artful eye, science, and precision harmoniously blend together.

After working at a plastic surgery center in Austin, Texas, she discovered DermaBlue and knew this is where she wanted to continue her aesthetics journey. She enjoys helping patients design their own personalized treatment plan that is catered to reviving their own natural beauty and understands that treatment plans are dynamic over time. She takes time to understand each patient’s specific needs and works to build authentic, trusting relationships with anyone under her care.

When not at work, Dawn Marie enjoys spending time with her children and husband, cooking and being in nature hiking, rafting or camping

Autumn Young, RN

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As the daughter of two nurses, Autumn envisioned her career in medicine from a very young age. Her healthcare journey began over 10 years ago, upon graduating with her RN degree and entering the field as an inpatient behavioral health nurse. Over the years, Autumn has worked in a variety of clinical settings including thoracic surgery and geriatric medicine. Having always been drawn to the world of aesthetics, she ultimately fulfilled this passion and honed her techniques while working as the Lead Nurse at a bustling Atlanta medspa.

Autumn relocated to the Hendersonville area in order to be close to family and has since joined the Dermablue team. She brings with her a deep sense of compassion, professionalism, and a keen eye for detail. Autumn believes in the enduring connection between mind and body and strives to empower her clients on their journey to self love and confidence.

Autumn ultimately endeavors to provide a comfortable, safe, and positive experience for each of her clients and cannot wait to help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals. In her free time, Autumn enjoys spending time with her son, reading, creating collage art, and volunteering with the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

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