Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD is a board certified dermatologist in practice on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan for the last decade. Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award Winner 2017. 2016, 2015, and 2014, Dr. Akhavan is also member of the faculty of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he is involved in the education of dermatology residents in their cosmetic and medical clinics. Dr. Akhavan’s particular areas of interest and expertise are in non-invasive and minimally invasive Cosmetic Procedures of the Face, Neck, and Body, as well as in the detection and management of skin cancer and skin lesions. Dr. Akhavan is on the forefront of advanced techniques in cosmetic medicine and was amongst the first to bring newer technologies such as SculpSure for Body Contouring and Cellfina for Cellulite to the NYC area. Dr. Akhavan heads one of the most advanced cosmetic laser centers in Manhattan, with state-of-the-art devices and years of expert experience combining to provide patients with amazing results and safety. All non-invasive laser procedures of the face and body and are offered at his NYC center, The Dermatology & Laser Group. Dr. Akhavan also has special expertise and interest in other aspects of cosmetic dermatology, including the use of Botox, injectable fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, and others), and chemical peels and other procedures for facial rejuvenation. He has also received specialized training in Digital Mole Analysis, a process that combines total body photography with a procedure called epiluminescence dermatoscopy, in order to more fully analyze moles and follow them over time. Digital Mole Analysis has the potential to diagnose melanoma at an earlier stage, and to decrease the number of biopsies of non-cancerous moles to which a patient is subjected. Dr. Akhavan is an author of several textbook chapters on therapeutics in dermatology, as well as numerous articles published in a variety of journals. Dr. Akhavan has been involved in a variety of medical research studies, including extensive work studying the protective effects of a variety of natural compounds against skin cancer. Dr. Akhavan’s training in dermatology, internal medicine, and medical education were all completed at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. He was awarded the Basic Science Achievement Award in 2003. Dr. Akhavan received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Dr. Akhavan enjoys playing golf, hiking, and traveling in his time off.