Professor Kayvan Shokrollahi

Consultant Plastic and Laser Surgeon

BSc MB ChB MSc LLM MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Plast)

Scar treatments and scar revision for scars from trauma, surgery and keloids

Prof Shokrollahi is a world expert in scar treatment and scar surgery, is the editor of the world’s only academic journal related to scarring, and has written books on this subject.

In addition to laser treatments for scarring and his extensive knowledge and experience underpinned by his textbook on laser scar management, he deals with  a variety of scars including those from trauma, previous surgery as well as complex scars including keloid and hypertrophic scars. The treatments range from surgical scar revision to ablative and resurfacing laser treatments, vascular laser treatments or even brachytherapy which is only available in a few international centres in the world.

His practice has a strong focus on safety and natural results.  In addition to a broad range of general, reconstructive and cosmetic practice he has international repute for certain aspects of laser treatment, skin oncology, and scar treatments:

  • All aspects of lasers: Skin rejuvenation, ‘scar-less’ removal of skin lesions including some moles and skin cancers, multiple skin tags, warts and verrucas, and scars.
  • Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for Rhinophyma and Xanthelasma.
  • Pioneering photodynamic therapy (PDT) combined with laser treatments for skin cancers to avoid surgery, avoid skin grafts or reconstructions and minimise scarring for which he has international expertise.
  • Scar and burns rehabilitation
  • Other  plastic treatments and surgery.

Professor Shokrollahi graduated from Bristol University with both a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours in Cellular and Molecular Pathology and a degree in Medicine. He also gained Master degrees in Medical Engineer and Medical Law.  He became a Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007. He lectures nationally and internationally and is currently writing his 4th textbook related to his fields of expertise.

Outside of medicine he is an accomplished pianist-composer with his original music played on international radio such as Classic FM.