Dr. Kafele T. Hodari
About My Practice
How important is patient education to you?
Patient education is one of the pillars of my practice philosophy. I believe in empowering and inspiring patients. Patient education is an important vehicle for this process. Education consists of direct recommendations by me, a review by the medical assistant, patient handouts and online content via our website.
What three things make your practice unique?
A caring and compassionate approach; my desire to inspire and be inspired; and my educational training. Caring for patients begins with listening. Good communication, trust and clear expectations are important elements of my relationships with my patients. I believe that “inspiration is the spice of life.” Learning what inspires patients helps me understand who they are and what they want. Finally, as a graduate of the Tulane dermatology program, I feel that my education in surgical, procedural and cosmetic dermatology was exceptional.
What is a critical step of creating a personalized treatment plan?
Examining symmetry and balance is a critical step in individualizing treatment plans. Recognizing and discussing variations in proportion is paramount to achieving good outcomes.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling internationally, as well as exercising, including running, boxing and CrossFit.
Why did you become a dermatologist?
In my opinion, dermatology, especially aesthetic dermatology, is the ultimate blend of art and science. The science behind facial anatomy, mixed with the artistic and aesthetic aspect, makes this field especially exciting. Fewer things are more exciting than hearing a “Wow!” from a patient after handing them the mirror. I love making them feel better about themselves.
American Board of Dermatology
Affiliation:American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
A Minute With
My happiest professional moment
When I passed my dermatology board exam
My operating room playlist
Bob Marley, Norah Jones and Sade
Three words that best describe me
Positive, energetic, empathetic
The future of my field
There will be more and more ways to produce dramatic cosmetic results with minimally invasive techniques
The biggest misconception about my field
People often blame Botox when they see an unusual or poor cosmetic outcome that is most likely the result of poorly placed fillers
The most outrageous medical myth i’ve heard
Tea tree oil fixes every skin condition
My dream innovation
A way to completely eliminate the bruising associated with injectables
What i love about my profession
The variety of procedures and patients that I see
- Body Contouring
- Dermal Fillers / Injectables
- Facial / Skin Rejuvenation
- General Dermatology
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Removal (Moles / Skin Tags / Birthmarks / Other Lesions)
- Scar Revision
- Skin Cancer Surgery
- Skin Care / Skin Peels
- Thermage® / Ultherapy®
How much would each session of laser stretch mark removal cost?What our experts say:
There are a lot of variables involved in stretch mark treatments. The cost can vary depending on size of area to be treated. You need multiple treatments. Minimum cost would be $1250 (3 treatments) but can range from $1250-$4000. We sell stretch mark treatments in packages of 3 and usually patients will need at least 2-3 packages, to total 6-9 treatments. Each treatment is spaced a minimum of 4 weeks apart.