Charlotte Dermatologist
17039 Kenton Dr., Ste 100
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031 US
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5 out of 5 stars Voluma

44 Years Old, Mom of 2

I recently had some filler done by Dr.Shafran and the results are fantastic. It looks natural, but better. The staff is also very helpful and professional. I will be back in the future for more filler and possibly some other procedures! Dr.Shrafran is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions and made recommendations that were very helpful.

Perfect Botox - Cornelius, NC

I having been going to RIVA Aesthetic Dermatology for several years and I always have a great experience. I went in for Botox this time and Dr. Shafran did an excellent job. I have also had fillers which I was a little nervous about but again great experience. Dr. Sharfran and his staff are wonderful.

5 out of 5 stars Belotero

Softening Smile Lines. Cornelius, NC

Dr. Shafran is excellent at recommending subtle enhancements. I don't want to look "plastic", just seeking a "better" version of my natural self. In addition to Belotero, I've also had Xeomin injected in my forehead and crow's feet; again, administered in moderation. Dr. Shafran delivers excellent results every time! Additionally, my lashes had become very sparse. At his suggestion, I began using Latisse, it's easy and I love the results!

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

47 Year Old Athlete. Cornelius, NC

Heather was great! She explained everything I needed to know about the process and what to expect!

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Personal Statement

I practice what one might call "old school medicine". Putting the patient first. We are a private clinic that strives to give the most caring and personal attention. We will never be affiliated with the local hospital groups that put profit first. That is why we can do it "the old school" way.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Awards & Recognition

AOA Medical Honor Society, 1986-present

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shafran has hospital affiliations at Carolinas Healthcare System hospitals.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Biochemistry, Duke University, 1981
    Medical: MD, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internal Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, 1988
    Dermatology, Medical University of South Carolina, 1990
    Dermatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Chief Resident, 1991

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Coolsculpting post bladder cancer, is it safe, will dead cells affect cytology report?

CoolSculpting should be just as safe for you as someone who has not had bladder cancer. No cells would be expected to appear within the urine as none... READ MORE

Too fat for Coolsculpting? (photo)

Judging from your photo, no. But it would take a hands on look to know if what we are seeing on the photo is the kind of fat that responds best, that... READ MORE

Coolsculpting on outer area of upper arm? (Photos)

The short answer is most likely yes! However you will need to see your local Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon CoolSculpting expert for an in office... READ MORE

Coolsculpting applied crooked - cause for concern? (photos)

Crooked abs are not very likely to result from your treatment, but you will need to wait at least 90 days before you can know for sure. It appears... READ MORE

Can Coolsculpting on the abdomen after a tummy tuck stretch the muscle (faschia) repair by the pulling/suctioning device?

You'll want to first check with your surgeon before proceeding with CoolSculpting over surgical scars in general, however CoolSculpting does not pull... READ MORE

I just had coolsculpting done last Wednesday. I can't stop itching.When will the pain stop?

Itching is a relatively common sensation after CoolSculpting. It is a sign of the inflammation produced by the procedure and as a result, usually... READ MORE

I am under the steroid therapy for my thyroid ophthalmopathy. Is it possible for me to try zeltiq coolsculpting?

There is no reason why you could not safely be CoolSculpted while on steroid therapy, however there may be some reasons for waiting. Weight gain is... READ MORE

I ha a large abdominal incision colectomy the end of last October. Is CoolSculpting appropriate for me?

This is a question that you will want to take up with your local CoolSculpting expert. In general, CoolSculpting CAN be done over well healed surgical... READ MORE

Is CoolSculpting suppose to burn during the procedure, and what does the temperature have to be on for it to work?

The temperature of the CoolSculpting applicators has been very carefully determined through clinical trials to provide enough of a cold injury to... READ MORE

I had coolsculpt; it cured my sciatic nerve pain. Why?

Though we think about the many expected benefits of CoolSculpting as they may relate to our appearance and even our self image and self esteem,... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Shafran

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A Primer on CoolSculpting

Dr. Kerry Shafran shares this video on what CoolSculpting is and what it can do. It also includes a patient demonstration and a video clip of the science behind the technology. WATCH VIDEO

What Are the Side Effects of CoolSculpting?

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Kerry M. Shafran answers questions about CoolSculpting. WATCH VIDEO

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