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Dr. John Arlette
MD, FRCP, Dermatologic Surgeon

About Dr. John Arlette

Representing a fusion of education and experience, coupled with a dedication to current dermatological and cosmetic practices, Dr. John Arlette is a Master Injector, and a great board-certified dermatologist in Calgary and in Canada. With over 30 years of experience in his thriving practice in Calgary, Dr. Arlette has helped his patients achieve their skin care goals by listening to their needs, recommending the most effective treatment plans, cosmetic products and services, and developing innovative and advanced techniques that produce the best outcomes for your skin.

Education and Experience

Graduating in 1976 as an MD from the University of Calgary and certifying as a Dermatologist in 1981 from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Arlette is one of only sixteen fully accredited Mohs Micrographic Surgeons in Canada. Dr. Arlette is an internationally renowned pioneer in the research of minimally-invasive treatment of facial melanoma and public education of the causes, prevention, and treatment of skin cancer.


  • Internationally renowned for research of minimally-invasive treatment for facial melanoma
  • Involved in public education for prevention and treatment of skin cancer
  • Leading world expert on the management of facial melanoma
  • Regular speaker on wide variety of dermatologic topics at conferences worldwide
  • Nationally recognized educator of physicians in surgery and cosmetic procedures
  • Educator and trainer of physicians in the use of Fillers and other injection techniques
  • Pioneered the Total Skin Review, which examines the entire skin’s health in a single treatment session

Dr. Arlette and the Dermatology Community

As a learned member of many professional organizations, including the Canadian Dermatology Association, The American Academy of Dermatology, and the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Arlette regularly speaks on a wide variety of topics at numerous conferences and is a nationally recognized educator of physicians in both surgery and cosmetic procedures.

As a leading Dermatologist in Calgary, his research extends to being the first physician to describe and prove the exact location of filler products within the skin, helping other physicians understand how to achieve the best results for the patients. He has reported extensively on the demographic and epidemiological aspects of different skin cancers and is recognized as a leading world expert on the management of facial melanoma.


In addition to his many medical achievements, Dr. Arlette is also committed to giving back to his community and profession. He established the Arlette Education Fund through the Calgary Foundation to support the education of medical professionals, initiated the Arlette Educational Fund through the Alberta Cancer Foundation to establish a Mohs Fellowship training program at the Total Skincare Centre, and developed the Arlette Lecture Series to educate the public and medical community on skin cancer treatment and prevention.

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