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Dr. Kavita Mariwalla’s Patients Give Her Purpose & Inspiration

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Dr. Kavita Mariwalla believes that her patients should look refreshed, not frozen. With a refreshingly honest evaluation of each patient, she understands that a true aesthetic experience is built on trust. It’s this honesty and pursuit of what will truly work for her patients that has led to her nickname “The Drugstore Derm.”

How often do we realize that the way we appear impacts our day-to-day business of life? For most of us, the idea of the first impression is closely related to the appearance of the persona. Some realize this early on in life and some quite late. Working intimately on the business of healthy skin and giving people a new look to approach life with a renewed confidence is Dr. Kavita Mariwalla. Mariwalla Dermatology’s focus is the health of your skin. It specializes in all skin types and treats both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Mariwalla specializes in skin cancer detection and treatment– complete care from start to finish. In addition to skin cancer screening, Mariwalla Dermatology offers a variety of fillers and neuromodulators, as well as lasers for resurfacing, removing stubborn areas of fat, and ridding the skin of red and brown discoloration. The practice offers state-of-the-art lasers for skin tightening and toning as well. Mariwalla Dermatology also has an advanced laser that can be used on all skin tones for hair removal.

The Mariwalla touch

Dr. Kavita Mariwalla does not have a specific brand “voice” but is generally known as your friendly and professional dermatologist who is authentic in her advice and practical in her tips and advise. Most patients come to her due to her deep knowledge from a scientific perspective and her ability to deliver it in a way that makes sense to them. “I love dermatology because my days are never boring. Most specialists see you and once that problem is over, you do not have to come back. In dermatology, I can see you as a teen for your acne and all through your adult life for skin checks and then for anti-aging as you age, and be part of your life. That feeling of your patients being part of the fabric of your life is important to me,” says Dr. Kavita Mariwalla when asked about her daily inspiration that gives a strong sense of purpose to her profession.

Dr. Mariwalla pushes forward the idea of individuality in aesthetic proportions and is an advocate of preventing racial morphing. She delivers insightful lectures iterating how social media filters are causing perception drift in patients and leading to low self-esteem in young people.

Beyond the appearance 

Dr. Mariwalla is considered a rising star and leader of her generation in the field of dermatology. She is very much respected by her peers and has been a pioneer in the field of dermatologic surgery education. On a personal level, Dr. Mariwalla is a big supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. She funds a program at Yale School of Medicine, aimed at increasing studies and education about health disparities across ethnically diverse American population.

Credentials adding to her glory

Dr. Kavita Mariwalla is a widely published author in journals and has authored four textbooks in the field of dermatology. She has received numerous awards as a dermatologic surgeon and does a lot within her specialty in the arena of education. In her role as Secretary of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, she became the youngest dermatologist to hold an executive position in a national dermatologic organization. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in the past and is a three-time recipient of the ASDS President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the field of dermatologic surgery.

Dr. Kavita Mariwalla is a board-certified dermatologist who graduated from Yale University School of Medicine. She has been a practicing dermatologist for over 16 years and she launched her dermatology practice in West Islip, NY more than eight years ago.  She is married to a physician and has three young boys and a pet.