Calgary Dermatologist
4935 40 Ave NW, Suite 203
Calgary, Alberta T3A 2N1 CA
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5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Great results

Dr. Devani did a fantastic job with my filler. I'm so happy with the results - I look the same as in my old passport photo. He was very professional and personable. All in all, it was a very positive experience.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox for Masseter Muscles

Amazing experience. Dr. Devani treated my masseter muscles with Botox. I was experiencing pain and difficulty chewing food before the treatments - this has all resolved because of the injections. My face is also much slimmer. I am thrilled with his explanation of the procedure and gentle touch.

5 out of 5 stars Kybella

I would not go anywhere else.

Dr. Devani and his team are true professionals and the absolute BEST at what they do. I've had several procedures performed, I always leave feeling more confident, look more refreshed and no one knows my secret... isn't that the goal. The latest treatment was Kybella, to help eliminate my double chin. I really appreciate Dr. Devani's knowledge about all the options we discuss and his open...

4 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

50, Active, Tired of the "Bulge"

Great experiene, they explained everything, answered all my questions. I may change the rating below once they get back to me on the photos as they said they would. During the four hours during treatment, I had a call button, but she didn't come in to check on me. However another person did. Overall, I really can't complain about anything.

5 out of 5 stars Accutane

Best Derm in YYC

It was such a relief to meet with Dr. Devani. I had been to a few dermatologists before meeting with him. He agreed that I was a good candidate for Accutane and got me started on my first visit. Appointments are always quick and he is on time. Answers questions and is very knowledgeable. My previous dermatologist was adamant I try a bunch of treatments through her office before she would...

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation


I am thrilled with my beautiful new lips from Dr.Devani! I was hesitant to have this done but so glad I did! He is gentle,professional and truly caring.Listens to your wants and needs and takes pride in his work. Would NOT go anywhere else!

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

extremely happy - Calgary, AB

I was wanting a natural look with added volume to my lips. Dr Devani had great bedside mannor and was receptive to my concerns of wanting a natural look. Throughout the procedure I was able to see the progression of volume to ensure I was happy with the work that wasbeing done and the final result. I was extremely happy with the symmetry and volume at the end of the treatment.

5 out of 5 stars Accutane

Accutane is Amazing! - Calgary, AB

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5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

20 Years Old - Lip Filler Experience - Calgary, AB

Very professional but had a good sense of humor also. Knows how to make people feel comfortable and takes the time to inspect his work. He is quick but thorough, and is very helpful and willing to answer all questions with patience.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

68 Yr Old Female - Calgary, AB

Everyone is very professional they explain the procedure very carefully, handled things very professionally, and made me feel very comfortable. They explained that there would be some numbness and tingling in to go through which was well worth it.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Board-Certified Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic and Laser Dermatologist with a special interest in:
Acne, acne scars, rosacea, chemical peels, OBAGI blue peel, facial rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, melasma, sun spots, botox, dermal fillers, and laser resurfacing.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Dermatology

Consultation Fee

Free Cosmetic Consultation

Awards & Recognition

Resident of the Month, Professional Association of Residents of Alberta (PARA), 2012
Abbott Award for Dermatology Resident of the Year, University of Alberta, Derpartment of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Professional Recognition:
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society
RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Calgary
    Medical: MD, University of Alberta
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery, University of Alberta, 2012

Treatments offered at Institute for Skin Advancement

Blog Posts and Articles

How To Look Good Without Looking “DONE”

Keywords: how to look good So let’s say for your birthday or Christmas gift you received $15,000 to get any cosmetic dermatologist procedure you want. After jumping for joy and telling all your friends, you’re going to have to calm down a bit to make a smart logical decision. You’ll want to do what it takes for how to look good without looking done. This is especially true now when people simply are not into being fake – and to many people, getting cosmeti...

Anti-Aging Solutions in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

Keywords: anti-aging solutions Once you get into your 20s, it’s time to get serious about what your skin looks like and how to maintain it. Normal aging shows signs that don’t wait until the 40s or 50s to occur. Instead, the changes occur gradually – and many of them are preventable. Anti-Aging Solutions in Your 20s Your skin takes about 14-16 days to regenerate itself during your 20s. However, fine lines may begin appearing around your eyes and on your forehead, depen...

Dermal Fillers (Restylane and Juvederm) for Restoring Facial Volume Loss, One of the Biggest Causes of Aging

Keywords: Restylane, Juvederm, dermal fillers, restoring facial volume lossWhen you look in the mirror, you might think to yourself, “I look old and drawn. I want to look better. If only I could get rid of this big crease at the corners of my mouth and nose…”It’s good that you are noticing the changes in your face, but only a cosmetic dermatologists or plastic surgeon can look at your face from a global perspective and really know the answer. Gravity and volume loss both cause m...

Age Reduction With Fractionated Ablative CO2 – Smart Xide DOT®

If you’re not ready for a facelift yet, one of the procedures you have to find out about is fractionated ablative CO2-Smart Xide DOT®. This procedure offers just about everything that people want when they start to see aging damage on their face. There are two types of age reduction procedures via the Smart Xide DOT® you can have done that will keep you looking young:ablative CO2 and non-ablative CO2. This therapy is sometimes called “dot therapy”.The ablative CO2 type goes deeper ...

Botox Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering Botox for wrinkles, excessive sweating, or other conditions, you may have a lot of questions. Here are answeres to some of the most frequently asked questions about Botox. Q: If Botox is made from the botulism bacteria, isn’t it dangerous?A: Botox is made from a living bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, but it's actually a purified protein made from the bacteria, not the whole bacteria. The purified protein is called a neurotoxin. The whole bacteria is what cau...

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Spironolactone or Accutane: which is the better acne drug?

The best thing to start with would be antibiotics for a few months and see how it goes. If you have cystic or scarring acne, accutane is a great... READ MORE

Botox with ptosis? (Photo)

Yes, you can still have botox but as this is an advanced technique, I would see an expert injector like a dermatologist. The treatment can often... READ MORE

Is it safe to take multivitamins (with vitamin A (retinylacetaat) 800 mg) and Accutane (40 mg per day) together?

Thanks for your question. This is a question that we get asked often by our patients. The amount of vitamin A in the multivitamin is not very high and... READ MORE

Should I stop accutane due to elevated liver enzyme levels?

Thanks for your question. This is a question that we get asked often by our patients. Your enzymes are 2.5 times upper limit of normal and I would... READ MORE

I have saggy loose eyelid after Hyaluronidade. Is this damage permanent?

My feeling is that the sagging skin in due to the excess volume created by the filler and hyaluronidase and this has caused the skin to stretch. Thus... READ MORE

I just recently turned 40 and was diagnosed with Roseacea a couple of years ago. What's my best treatment options? (photos)

There are many things like avoiding trigers, skin care products, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics and lasers (PDL, KTP, IPL) to treat your... READ MORE

Am I ready for liquid facelift? (Photo)

The best treatment for skin rejuvenation and prevention depends upon an individual’s skin type, age, ethnicity, sun exposure, and overall health. I r... READ MORE

Look at my picture please and tell me what you feel went wrong. Can I do subcision? (Photo)

There could be multiple things that went wrong but we need more information. When was the procedure done? What was used in the procedure? Did you have... READ MORE

Are there any health implications from long term low dose isotretinion usage?

Although I have many patients on long term use of accutane, my recommended dosing is 10-20 mg once or twice a week and not daily. The major long term... READ MORE

Will be top lip get smaller? It looks way too big compared to my bottom lip (Photo)

Thanks for your question. I always tell my patients to wait 2 weeks before loving their lips. Swelling is a common reaction and often immediate. It... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Devani

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Radiofrequency Microneedling and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

See a RF microneedling and PRP injection procedure. Microneedling helps the skin build collagen and also helps with acne scars and texture; PRP is useful for building collagen and elastin. WATCH VIDEO

Neuromodulator Injections for Facial Wrinkles

See an injection of neuromodulators, a treatment that can help with forehead wrinkles, crows feet, gummy smile, lower face, teeth grinding, facial slimming, and hyperhydrosis. WATCH VIDEO

Hollywood Laser Peel: Procedure and Explanation

See the Spectra laser peel, aka the Hollywood peel or carbon laser peel, often done by celebrities before a red carpet event. The treatment works well for patients with large pores, acne, or oily skin. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.