At Arya Derm, we’re committed to comprehensive skin health, whatever your needs may be.

Drs. Lavanya Krishnan, Meghan Hession and Forum Patel are board certified dermatologists with years of experience, and our brand-new, state of the art office is fully equipped to handle the full spectrum of medical, cosmetic, and esthetician treatments.

We’re ready to partner with you to create a customized treatment plan to help you look and feel your best. We are passionate about healthy skin and committed to your satisfaction.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Lavanya Krishnan MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist

 
Lavanya Krishnan, MD founded Arya Derm in 2017 after three years of practicing dermatology in San Francisco. A board certified dermatologist specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Krishnan strives to provide patients with high quality medical care. Her approach combines cutting edge treatments backed by science with a detailed understanding of patient needs.

Originally from Atlanta, Dr. Krishnan completed her undergraduate studies from MIT and attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia and completed her dermatology residency at New York Medical College. When not in the office, Dr. Krishnan enjoys traveling and exploring the world with her husband and young daughter.
 
Hometown:
John's Creek, GA
Favorite Product:
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
Guilty Pleasure:
Boba Tea

Education & Credentials

Bachelor's, Engineering MIT
Master's, Biology NYU
Doctor of Medicine Medical College of Georgia
Dermatology Residency New York Medical College
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology

Dr. Meghan Hession MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist

 
Meghan Hession, MD joined Arya Derm after practicing in San Mateo for 3 years. A board certified dermatologist, Dr. Hession is well-versed in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She believes strongly in empowering her patients with the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance for their busy lifestyles.

Originally from Boston, Dr. Hession completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia. She attended medical school at Columbia University and completed her dermatology residency at Boston University. An avid runner and cyclist, Dr. Hession leads an active lifestyle outside of work. She has completed a number of marathons and long-distance bike rides. During the winter, you’ll find her on Lake Tahoe's slopes; summers are spent biking, hiking and enjoying everything the Bay Area has to offer.
 
Hometown:
Boston, MA
Favorite Product:
SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
Guilty Pleasure:
Salted caramel ice cream from Bi-Rite after a long bike ride

Education & Credentials

Bacehlors, Biology University of Virginia
Doctor of Medicine Columbia University
Dermatology Residency Boston University
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology

Dr. Forum Patel MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist

 
Forum Patel, MD joined Arya Derm after completing a prestigious fellowship in Cosmetics & Laser Surgery accredited by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City. Formally trained in medical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Patel is passionate about helping her patients improve on their already existing foundation to achieve the best version of themselves. She also believes that preventive care is fundamental to healthy aging when it comes to skin care and cancer screening.

Originally from Maryland, Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and she attended medical school at George Washington University. Following medical school, she spent a year in Boston completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and then moved to the west coast to complete a two-year research fellowship at the University of California, Davis studying autoimmunity and leading industry-sponsored clinical trials in psoriasis and pemphigus vulgaris; a rare but devastating disease with high mortality rates. She remained at UC, Davis for her residency and became Board Certified in Dermatology in 2018. She then went on to complete her Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Fellowship in Manhattan before moving back to California.

An avid runner and travel enthusiast, Dr. Patel firmly believes that the key to healthy skin and graceful aging starts with staying active regularly, whether it be working out in a gym, cycling around Golden Gate Park, or hiking the trails of Patagonia.

 
Hometown:
College Park, MD
Favorite Product:
Arya Derm Skin Tone Enhancement Pads
Guilty Pleasure:
Pizza Rolls

Education & Credentials

Bacehlors, Microbiology University of Maryland
Doctor of Medicine George Washington University
Dermatology Residency University of California, Davis
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology
Fellowship, Cosmetics and Laser Surgery Union Square Laser Dermatology

Our Team

Laurie Chin Office Manager

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA
Favorite Product:
Sente Dermal Repair Cream
Guilty Pleasure:
Hojicha Latte Float

Keara Scott Head of Aesthetics

Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Favorite Product:
SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier
Guilty Pleasure:
Eyelash perms

Emily Luu Patient Concierge

Hometown:
Castro Valley, CA
Favorite Product:
Elta MD UV Elements
Guilty Pleasure:
Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Isabel De Los Rios Patient Concierge

Hometown:
Westlake Village, CA
Favorite Product:
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
Guilty Pleasure:
The Bachelor

Krista Shabazian Licensed Esthetician

Hometown:
San Clemente, CA
Favorite Product:
Arya Derm Retinol Treatment Pads
Guilty Pleasure:
Gin Martinis

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