Our board-certified skin care experts have more than 20 years experience and are dedicated to your comfort and health. Our Riva team can diagnose and treat virtually any skin care concern and we offer complete mole and skin cancer screenings. Out goal is to help you look and feel your best. With state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge techniques, we have the expertise to meet all of your general and cosmetic dermatology needs.
Dr. Shafran received his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Duke University, and received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, graduating with honors. Following an internship in internal medicine, he completed specialty training in dermatology at Medical University of South Carolina where he served as chief resident.
He was board certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991. Dr. Shafran has continued to advance his education with a number of national and local meetings annually focusing on the latest cosmetic and general dermatologic care. He is a preceptor for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and has been a speaker for Medicis discussing the use of Dysport. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, Charlotte Dermatology Association, North Carolina Medical Society, Mecklenburg County Medical society, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
In addition to general and surgical dermatology, Dr. Shafran provides a number of specialized services including skin cancer surgery, mole removal, age spot removal, scar revision, and sclerotherapy. He has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic treatments and is an expert in the use of BOTOX®, Dysport®, Juvéderm™, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, Perlane, and laser therapies.
Licensed medical aesthetician and certified medical assistant with over a decade of experience working in a medical practice and providing numerous cosmetic and general dermatology services to the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas. These include patient consultations for physician provided services such as use of neurotoxins, all dermal fillers, sclerotherapy, and cosmetic excision and radiotherapy treatments.
Expertise in many therapies includes anti-aging treatments for problems such as sun damage and associated broken blood vessels and pigmentation of the face, chest, arms and legs, melasma and other problems of excessive pigmentation in skin of all colors. Also perform acne extractions, injections, and dermal infusion microdermabrasion in addition to treating rosacea, stretch marks, and acne and traumatic scars by various techniques.
Additional proficiencies include use of high-intensity RF microneedling and ablative and non-ablative laser therapies for tissue tightening of skin laxity and wrinkles, Intense Pulsed Light, 1064 ND:YAG leg vein, hair removal, microneedling, dermal subcision, TCA Cross treatment, superficial and deep epidermal chemical exfoliation, and macro and micro current therapies.
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