The Natural Derm PA

Integrative Dermatology

Based in Los Angeles, California, Shanah Gavia, PA-C, specializes in holistic dermatology fusing the most effective traditional and natural skin care practices and solutions.

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Shanah Gavia, PA-C

Touting two decades of experience, Shanah Gavia is a leading integrative dermatological Physician’s Assistant, specializing in the latest and most effective cosmetic and medical skin care procedures. Taking a holistic approach, Shanah focuses on integrative treatment plans that blend elements of science, nature, and lifestyle shifts.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University where she received her B.S. in Community Health Education, before continuing her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she acquired her B.S. and certificate for Surgical Physician Assistant. Furthering her education, in 2003 Shanah received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies with an emphasis in Dermatology. She has worked alongside top-tier dermatologist, Douglas Hamilton M.D. for the past 20 years, where she has excelled in various procedures ranging from Botox to skin cancer removal. 

“At the risk of alienating my dermatologist colleagues, I believe Shanah is better than most of them,” says Dr. Hamilton.


Shanah is adept in advanced filler techniques, including the repair of tear-trough deformities and malar creases. She has performed 1000+ Thermage, Vasculight and N-lite procedures, and was featured on Telemundo for her efficiency in Vasculight. She is accomplished in advanced Botox/Dysport techniques, as well as a myriad of other cosmetic applications such as; Sclerotherapy, fillers such as Restylane, and Juvederm, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and tattoo removal.


Aside from Shanah’s cosmetic skill and passion for achieving natural looking results, she is also highly experienced in treating various dermatological conditions and frequently trains other medical professionals in her field. Additionally, her ability to remove moles and growths with minimal scarring has made her widely acclaimed in the dermatological world. 


Shanah continues her education in dermatology in attending seminars and conferences pertaining to both general and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special interest in a holistic/integrative dermatology approach.  She remains certified with her California state license and with the National Commision on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the following professional organizations: Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and California Dermatology Physician Assistant Society.

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