CALNW NB43 Hodari V6
NewBeauty Top Doctor Since 2014

Dr. Kafele T. Hodari

80 Declaration Drive, Chico, CA, 95973
Adding life to years, not just years to life.


Providing the highest quality care to patients, according to Dr. Kafele T. Hodari, begins with listening. “Good communication, trust and clear expectations are important elements of my relationships with my patients,” says the doctor. “Learning what inspires patients helps me understand who they are and what they want.” A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Hodari is thrilled to deliver his facial rejuvenation and body contouring expertise to patients in Northern California after completing his education in the South and Midwest. He embraces the opportunity to empower patients through education, optimism and lasting results, and believes that one’s energy, vitality and overall health can manifest as clear, glowing skin.

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.

About Me

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.


Ohio State University
Dermatology, Tulane University


Board Certification:

American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

A Minute With

  1. My happiest professional moment

    When I passed my dermatology board exam

  2. My operating room playlist

    Bob Marley, Norah Jones and Sade

  3. Three words that best describe me

    Positive, energetic, empathetic

  4. The future of my field

    There will be more and more ways to produce dramatic cosmetic results with minimally invasive techniques

  5. 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

  6. The most outrageous medical myth i’ve heard

    Tea tree oil fixes every skin condition

  7. My dream innovation

    A way to completely eliminate the bruising associated with injectables

  8. What i love about my profession

    The variety of procedures and patients that I see


  • BBL-Photo Facial
  • Body Contouring
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dermal Fillers / Injectables
  • Facial / Skin Rejuvenation
  • General Dermatology
  • Halo™ Laser
  • Kybella®
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Potenza™ RF Microneedling
  • Removal (Moles / Skin Tags / Birthmarks / Other Lesions)
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Care / Skin Peels
  • Thermage®
  • Tattoo Removal


  1. 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.

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Restoring Confidence

"I’ve struggled with unrelenting acne due to a hormone imbalance. I saw 10 different dermatologists over the years, but Dr. Hodari was the first to really talk to me about my skin and reassure me that he would find me some relief, and he did! Within six months, my skin was better than ever. He’s approachable, knowledgeable and an overall excellent physician. I used to hide behind makeup, but today I feel beautiful without any on. Thank you , Dr. Hodari!"


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