Category: News


New look, same DLA! Welcome and thank you for visiting our new website. We want our online presence to be a reflection of the work that we do on a daily basis. We’re constantly looking for ways to stay connected with our patients. Here, we’ll provide insight to all things DLA. Feel free to explore our range of services and reach out to us with any questions or inquiries. 

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COVID-19 Updates

Update – January 2022

With the recent surge of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, we’d like to remind patients of the measures we’re taking to keep you (and our team) healthy & safe!

We highly recommend wearing a mask while indoors, with social distancing markers in place to guide you through the office. All DLA staff are wearing high-filtration N95 masks.

Showing symptoms of a cough, fever, or sore throat? We’re happy to help with quick & easy appointment cancellations & rescheduling.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and support!



  1. Send us a text. You can now text us with questions or appointment requests through our secure messaging app, Klara. Simply verify your phone number using the pop-up chatbot on our website. Our staff will get back to you as soon as possible!
  2. Give us a call. Call our front office directly at 205-870-3303.
  3. Schedule appointments online. While we do not have our usual Walk-In Botox clinics to avoid crowding, we now provide the option for patients to quickly book aesthetician appointments online.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Update – May 2020

A warm and caring greeting from all of us here at DLA. We hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe during this challenging time!

We’d like to share the steps we have taken to ensure that our business is prepared to navigate this environment and strengthen our ability to ultimately welcome patients back to our practice.

We are thrilled to announce that our doors officially reopened on Friday, May 1, 2020.

We have hired new assistance, updated employee protocol, and trained diligently to take all appropriate measures for the safety of our patients and staff. We ask that you show up for your appointment alone (if at all possible) and wear a mask if you have one.

Please enter the building via the outdoor staircase to the third floor. You will be provided with hand sanitizer and given further instructions on navigating through our office during your appointment.


60-Day Immunity Kits

Dr. Sawyer has carefully compiled a kit of recommended supplements during this time. These kits include supplements like quercetin and zinc (mentioned in recent press conferences as items that can impair viral replication) along with instructions on dosing.

Kits are available to order while supplies last!

Simply call our office at 205-870-3303 or purchase your immunity kit directly through this link.


Dr. Sarah Sawyer Recognized With 4 Allergan Aesthetics Awards

Smiling blonde woman wearing black with arms crossed. Headshot of Dr. Sarah Sawyer, dermatologist in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Sarah Sawyer is recognized as a top 3% botox and filler injector in the U.S.

We’re honored to share that Dermatology & Laser of Alabama has once again been named as one of the Top 500 Providers in the U.S. by Allergan Aesthetics. This is just one of the four exciting achievements in 2024 —

Allergan has also recognized Dermatology & Laser of Alabama as Top 10 Practice in Alabama, awarded Top Growth Achievement, and recognized Dr. Sarah Sawyer as a Diamond Level Provider.

What does this mean? This means that Dr. Sarah Sawyer is among the top 3% of all Botox & filler injectors in the U.S. That’s a lot of Botox! This distinction reflects her incredible depth of knowledge and experience helping patients look their best with these treatments.

Allergan – the maker of products including BOTOX Cosmetic® and Juvéderm® – awards their partner certification to the most skilled providers in the field of aesthetic medicine.

Being recognized as a part of this exclusive group is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who are committed to providing exceptional patient care and delivering outstanding results.

Thank you to our loyal patients for your continued trust & support! We couldn’t have achieved this without YOU.



Injectables are an art form, and experience counts! Dr. Sarah Sawyer is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in subtle, natural results using Botox and dermal fillers. Her advanced fellowship training in dermatologic surgery, extensive education, and knowledge of the facial muscles are to your advantage.

Contact us today to schedule your injectable appointment with Dr. Sawyer!




Founded by Dr. Sarah Sawyer in 2007, Dermatology & Laser of Alabama is Birmingham’s only exclusive cosmetic dermatology practice expertly curated for the best in skincare and beauty. Our goal is to achieve natural, radiant results so you can feel like the most beautiful version of yourself. Dermatology & Laser of Alabama offers a full menu of award-winning, medically-focused cosmetic treatments within a soothing, luxurious environment to meet all of your aesthetic concerns.





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Celebrating 15 Years

Helping You Achieve Beautiful Skin

Dermatology & Laser of Alabama is marking an exciting milestone this month – 15 years of “shooting straight” & making you look great!

Dr. Sarah Sawyer founded this practice in 2007 to guide patients through an overwhelming cosmetic industry. We proudly serve as a haven for high-tech beauty services, offering only the safest, most effective treatments that get the results you want.

At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, we believe the most beautiful moments in life are the ones we face with confidence. And we hope to create so many beautiful moments for you and your family for years to come!


The DLA Difference

As Birmingham’s only exclusive cosmetic dermatology practice, we proudly specialize in all things skin. From medical-grade aesthetic spa services to laser resurfacing, we’re confident in our ability to deliver proven results that exceed your expectations.

We offer an extensive array of services with personalized options for everyone. Some of our most popular treatments include HydraFacials, Botox, and CoolSculpting (to name a few). By combining the latest aesthetic treatments into personalized packages, we can help you achieve a natural, aesthetic look.

Our expertly trained and experienced team offers concierge-level service to each patient. Every measure is taken to ensure you feel at home during your visit and absolutely confident as you walk out the door.



Whether you are looking to restore your skin’s radiance or reduce visible signs of aging – we have a solution for you! Call 205.870.3303 now or message us through Klara to schedule your appointment today.



Introducing Sofwave


We’re always looking for the safest, most effective technology in the cosmetic industry for our patients.

Dermatology & Laser of Alabama now offers the highly effective Sofwave aesthetic treatment, featuring the latest technology to improve fine lines & wrinkles on the face and neck with no downtime.

We’re proud to be the first cosmetic dermatology practice in the Birmingham area to offer Sofwave!


What is Sofwave?

Sofwave is a new non-invasive treatment that works to restore collagen, firm and tone skin, and help to reduce the look of wrinkles. It revitalizes the skin through innovative stimulation of the production of new collagen.

The technology is FDA-cleared to improve facial lines and wrinkles, lift the eyebrow, and lift lax submental (beneath the chin), and neck tissue.

Sofwave has been honored with ELLE Magazine’s 2021 Future of Beauty Awards, which named the skin-tightening tech as one of their best new “In-Office Skin Treatments.”



How does Sofwave work?

Sofwave uses synchronous ultrasound parallel beam technology to boost collagen levels without affecting the skin’s surface. The procedure often offers a noticeable improvement in just a single session.

Some skin tightening and wrinkle reduction treatments may have noticeable downtime and can be painful for patients. The Sofwave system has built-in cooling and a fixed depth of treatment for a more comfortable procedure, making it a fast & effective skin tightening alternative.







If you are considering non-invasive skin-tightening and firming in Birmingham, Alabama, contact the experts at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama. Call (205) 870-3303 to see if Sofwave is right for you!



Sofwave Skin Tightening is now FDA-Approved for Cellulite

Exciting news! Sofwave, the skin-tightening facial treatment that we trust as a solid solution for lines & wrinkles, is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the reduction of cellulite.

Sofwave has been an innovative technology for enhancement to the face & neck in our practice. The approval of use in cellulite treatment represents a vital addition to our cosmetic toolbox!


About Sofwave Skin Tightening

The Sofwave treatment rejuvenates skin using high-frequency, low-divergence ultrasound and heat to reach the deep layers of the dermis where collagen formation is stimulated. It uses a Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam, or SUPERB, technology, which has now been deemed safe for smoothing cellulite dimples as well.

In a clinical study, 68 female participants received two treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart on the upper thighs and buttocks. Photographs taken at baseline and the three-month post-procedure mark were assessed by blinded independent reviewers to identify and grade the pre-treatment and post-treatment images. The reviewers correctly identified the post-treatment images for 89 percent of the cases.



Cellulite Treatments with Sofwave

Cellulite affects most women worldwide at some point in life. It can be a complicated condition to treat, and often takes a multi-modal approach. Total body rejuvenation often requires a combination of different treatments including skin care, tightening, fat reduction, and muscle toning for your best results.

That’s why our body shaping center also offers CoolSculpting+ with Z-Wave, Vanquish, Exilis, and more!

At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, we exclusively combine CoolSculpting with an additional treatment step (at no extra charge) to maximize results that are proven, noticeable, and lasting.



We’re proud to have Sofwave skin tightening available at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama to help address the different aspects of cellulite — from the dimples to the overall surrounding laxity that often accompanies it.

Ready to learn more? Our skin tightening & body shaping specialists in Birmingham will be happy to see you for a complimentary consultation for personalized recommendations. With multiple skin tightening devices to choose from, we will decide on the best treatment plan together tailored to your specific needs & desired results!


Introducing IV Hydration


We’re always on the cutting edge of cosmetic dermatology, bringing the latest innovations to our patients in Birmingham and beyond. Now, we’re excited to introduce you to an exciting new treatment — IV Hydration!

While DLA is known for our exceptional skincare and aesthetic procedures, we believe that optimal beauty and health begin from within. That’s why we’ve added IV treatments to our suite of services, ensuring you can look and feel your best – inside AND out.

“It’s exciting and incredibly rewarding to offer a safe, effective service that can give a boost to virtually everyone. IV Hydration is one of these treatments. I have personally enjoyed the benefits of IV hydration for years, and look forward to sharing with my patients!” — Dr. Sarah Sawyer

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Why IV Hydration?

Intravenous (IV) infusion is the fastest and most effective method of vitamin and mineral delivery to the body, with 100% absorption into the bloodstream within 45-60 minutes. Whether you’re recovering from a hangover, jetlag, or just feeling run down, an IV drip can elevate your well-being. Bypassing the digestive system, an IV also ensures that your body absorbs nutrients without gut sensitivity or irritation.


Customize Your Drip

IV hydration certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. Each infusion is as unique as the person receiving it, and the choice of ingredients can make a significant impact. Some popular ingredients included in our IV treatments are:

  • Hydration Solution: The foundation of any IV treatment is a replenishing hydrating solution. This helps restore the electrolyte balance in your body, ensuring proper cell function and hydration.
  • Vitamins: IV treatment often includes a range of essential vitamins, such as vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and vitamin D. These vitamins can boost your immune system, improve your skin health, and enhance your overall well-being.
  • Minerals: Minerals like magnesium, calcium, and zinc are crucial for various bodily functions. IV infusions can help replenish your mineral levels, supporting your muscle and nerve function, bone health, and more.
  • Amino Acids: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, playing a vital role in maintaining healthy skin, hair, and nails. They can also boost your energy and help with muscle recovery.



It’s Good to be a VIP

For our VIP Glow members — this new treatment will also be included in your monthly membership as a VIP Glow treatment option!

Try a customized IV drip with Sylvia for your next VIP appointment. We can’t wait to hear what you think!



For a safe, personalized, and effective IV, you can trust Sylvia Eldridge, PA-C, and the team at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama.

Contact us today to schedule your drip and discover the incredible benefits of IV treatment. Hydration is the key to radiant skin, and we’re here to help you unlock your full potential.