Category: Spotlight

Introducing JetFusion


We’re excited to share the latest skincare treatment now available at DLA — JetFusion!

We’re always looking for the latest & greatest in our industry to bring to Birmingham, Alabama. It’s important that our patients are receiving the best level of care possible, which means introducing exciting new technology like JetFusion.

We’re thrilled to now offer the JetFusion facial treatment to our patients.


What is JetFusion?

The JetFusion facial is a touch-free, needle-free facial treatment that dramatically improves the appearance and texture of your skin without downtime or skin irritation.

It provides nearly instant results thanks to transdermal infusion technology, which safely delivers nutrients such as antioxidants, growth factors, hyaluronic acid, and peptides into your skin.

We’ve heard it called “a pressure wash” for your face, which doesn’t sound nearly as appealing as the glowing, brightening effect it creates. Don’t hesitate to try it!


How does JetFusion work?

The JetFusion uses dermal infusion technology (in the form of a small wand) to generate tiny streams of mist that gently exfoliate the epidermal layer of the skin, reaching a velocity of up to 600 ft/sec.!

The JetFusion machine uses compressed air and 100% natural serums to create a powerful, yet gentle, jet stream of “microdroplets” that penetrates deep into the dermis layer to help reduce skin discoloration, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture.

The JetFusion facial has several treatments in one:

  1. Lymphatic Massage & Drainage: Improves circulation, reduces puffiness & inflammation
  2. Jet Cleansing & Exfoliation: Infusing a gentle glycolic solution with vitamins & aloe vera to help shed dead skin cells and renew the skin’s surface without causing irritation
  3. Transdermal Infusion: Restores your skin’s hydration with the infusion of targeted serums

What are the benefits of JetFusion?

After your JetFusion treatment, your skin will look hydrated, brighter, and bouncier, and your pores may appear smaller. All this with no downtime!

The JetFusion is ideal for all skin types and improves overall skin health.

We’re also able to address common skin concerns such as:

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Dullness
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dry skin
  • Undereye bags & puffiness
  • Enlarged pores
  • Signs of aging
  • Acne & congestion
  • Discoloration
  • Redness

The JetFusion is a great facial to have done right before a special event, as your skin will look bright and glowing immediately after treatment.


Serum Infusions & Upgrades

If you want to take it to the next level, you have the option to add additional serums & custom infusions to your JetFusion treatment to address your skin’s specific needs:

  • Anti-Aging – For all-over health & boosting skin radiance. Vegetal stem cells, hyaluronic acid, and anti-aging peptides target deep skin hydration and nourishment.
  • Pigmentation – Diminish sun spots, discoloration, and residual marks from scars. Inhibits the overproduction of excess pigment.
  • Purify – Heal the skin, soothe inflammation, and regulate sebum production while fighting against bacterial and fungal pathogens that cause acne & congestion.
  • Botox Booster – Smooth lines, stimulate collagen, and firm the skin with four types of hyaluronic acid plus Argireline, a peptide that slows the nerve to muscle communication. While not a Botox replacement, it can extend the effects of your injectable treatment. Plus, it’s pregnancy-safe!
  • Super Bounce – This anti-aging serum is compounded before your eyes to deliver fresh growth factors and Vitamin C into your skin. The perfect “seal” for a lasting glow & tightening effect.

Our team of master estheticians is also happy to recommend which serums would be best for you.


Get me that glowing, healthy skin!

Whether you’ve been coming to us for years, are a new patient, or just want to learn more about JetFusion, now is the time to try it. Book your next appointment with our team by calling 205.870.3303 or scheduling online.

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Thicker hair starts here.

August is National Hair Loss & Thinning Awareness Month!

Full, thick hair is often a part of our identity. It gives us confidence. Hair thinning and hair loss are common, yet frustrating, parts of the aging process. It’s estimated more than 80% of men and 50% of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives.

Fortunately, many forms of hair loss can be managed & improved! We’re proud to offer hair restoration treatments that regenerate hair growth by improving the integrity of the scalp’s skin and stimulating the hair follicles. These non-surgical solutions can help restore fuller, thicker, and healthier hair.



Here are our go-to treatments for turning thin strands into thick locks:




NutraFol is physician-formulated to target the root causes of thinning hair, including stress, lifestyle, and nutrition. Their all-natural ingredients (such as marine collagen and ashwagandha) support whole-body health for visibly thicker, stronger hair growth and less shedding.

Plus, Dr. Sarah Sawyer also personally loves & recommends the NutraFol Shampoo & Conditioner:

“It smells amazing, lathers well, and isn’t leaving a residue. I’ve really been enjoying them!”




KeraFactor offers scalp-stimulating hair care products for alopecia and male pattern baldness. Our pick — their stimulating serum to invigorate the scalp with a unique peptide complex.




Viviscal contains the proprietary AminoMar, which was developed from the protein molecules found in the Inuit diet. Combined with Biotin, Zinc, and Iron, these clinically-proven supplements can promote new hair growth with fewer pills per day compared to NutraFol.





PRP Injections

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections use growth factors derived from your own blood to stimulate the activity of the follicles & create new hair growth. This treatment is ideal for combating hair loss or thinning. Our new & enhanced Emcyte PRP system places up to 6X more concentrated growth factors at the hair follicle!



JetFusion Hair & Scalp

This soothing, yet powerful treatment gets down to the roots (literally)!  The jet stream infuses active ingredients directly into your hair follicles, cleansing away debris for a refreshing feel. Think of JetFusion as a “pressure wash” for your scalp.



Our top recommendation — combine your PRP + JetFusion Hair & Scalp into one appointment! Stacking restorative treatments this way saves you time (the time spent driving back and forth, less downtime overall, etc.) and boosts the impact of each treatment to ultimately give you better, faster results!


NEW! GroTrack Hair Growth Monitoring

Our new tool GroTrack takes hair restoration to the next level. It’s an advanced hair analysis system that tracks hair regrowth over time, for clear results you can see & trust. This is especially important early in your treatment program since hair improvement is often not visible to the eye or in photos during the first few months.



Hair loss treatment can quickly become frustrating when it’s difficult to see results right away. Our comprehensive hair restoration program in Birmingham, Alabama, will help you stick with your treatment and lead to better outcomes!

Start your hair restoration journey with a consultation with Sylvia Eldridge, PA-C. You’ll also get personalized recommendations for topical treatments & supplements to address hair loss from the inside out!





To shop our products online, please click here.

Visit our Skincare Boutique: 201 Office Park Drive, Suite 350, Birmingham, AL 35223

Questions? Contact Us: 205-870-3303

Introducing Acne Bootcamp


We’re excited to share the latest program available at DLA, Acne Bootcamp!

Acne Bootcamp is a revolutionary acne treatment program designed by Dr. Sawyer for ALL ages. Discover a customized, holistic approach to reducing acne & inflammation with exclusive treatment savings.

“We take care of a lot of patients who, on the side or after their primary visit will ask us, can we talk about acne? I knew this program would be a valuable service to our patients!” – Dr. Sarah Sawyer

Whether you’re dealing with hormonal acne or looking to restore your teen’s confidence, we’re here to help!



Dr. Sarah Sawyer is a board certified dermatologist with years of experience in treating acne & acne scarring. Her expertise and passion for helping patients achieve clear skin have led her to create Acne Bootcamp, combining the latest medical advancements with simple, practical lifestyle adjustments.

With her degree in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Sawyer is uniquely qualified to tackle the root cause of your acne breakouts. This could range from inflammation, excess oil production, or a hormonal imbalance. Our holistic approach ensures that all aspects contributing to your acne are addressed for long-term results:

  • Optimized new or existing medical regimens
  • Targeted acne-fighting procedures
  • Personalized diet & supplement recommendations

This program is led by Sylvia Eldridge, PA-C. According to Dr. Sawyer, “Sylvia joining us has really been a huge addition. She’s getting five-star reviews every day on our Google reviews! She’s such a great fit, and she’s also making this practice able to accommodate more of the things that I am passionate about. We’re just so glad to have her!”



It all starts with an Acne Bootcamp consultation & coaching session!

“We know teenagers have more free time in the summer, so this is a great time to get them in and get some marching orders from Sylvia.”

These sessions are a chance to take time and review your medical regimen, your topical regimen, what you’re doing there, and make sure that it’s actually working for you. We can plan procedures if we feel like you might need some extractions, maybe some chemical peels, etc. We’re going to discuss all of your options there.

We’re also going to go over dietary tips and any supplements that we think might be helpful. That way, you will have a plan for the summer moving forward!



Acne Bootcamp also offers specialized acne-targeting procedures to optimize your results from relaxing facials to the latest laser technology. This new program combines a range of our advanced treatment modalities to provide you with the most effective & targeted solutions for your breakouts:



With exclusive treatment savings & comprehensive treatment modalities, Acne Bootcamp is your opportunity to achieve clear & healthy skin.

Call or message us on Klara to learn more!




This could be you! See the change that our expert providers & technology can provide:


Beauty Upgrades & Investments – The DLA Guide to What’s Worth It

January is the time for making fresh commitments for the year ahead, and there’s no better place to start than your own self-care!

At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, we’re here to help you perfect this aspect of your life. Everything in your skincare routine should be working overtime, delivering quality, luxury, and most importantly, results.

Below are our recommendations for the beauty upgrades we believe will help you kick 2024 off into high gear —



Radiant skin begins with daily commitment! We believe that your at-home skincare routine is essential to preventing signs of aging and protecting the investment you’ve already made with in-office treatments.

The new year is a great time to declutter and throw away any expired skincare products, especially if it has an unusual smell or change in texture. We’d be happy to help refresh your skincare routine with powerful formulas in our SkinCeuticals Flagship skincare boutique!




It’s not just a great way to save time & money – our annual memberships were created to combine our most popular procedures for your best results! Keep your skin accountable with consistent treatments all year long:

And of course, don’t forget our comprehensive Hair Loss & Acne Bootcamp programs!



Don’t neglect your neck! This year, we’re focusing on treating the neck, décolletage, and hands. Be sure to extend your daily skincare routine down the neck as well, as this skin is thinner and may show signs of aging earlier.

Our menu of customized enhancements can help address additional concerns & enhance the overall efficacy of your treatment. Boost healing time by adding PRP to your microneedling treatment or including the neck on your next Clear + Brilliant laser.

Not sure what to choose? Ask your provider to share a personalized recommendation.




To shop our products online, please click here.

Visit our Skincare Boutique: 201 Office Park Drive, Suite 350, Birmingham, AL 35223

Questions? Contact Us: 205-870-3303

Introducing AquaGold

We’re excited to share the latest technology now available at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama — AquaGold!

AquaGold is a device that improves the overall appearance of the skin using micro-injections.



This facial treatment delivers a customized cocktail that’ll have your skin seriously glowing.

AquaGold is a patented micro-injection system that painlessly delivers custom solutions into the skin. It uses 24K gold-plated needles, finer than a human hair, to painlessly create micro-channels at the ideal 600-micron depth.

Our AquaGold treatment plan is simple:

  1. We mix a proprietary cocktail of Botox, filler, and super hydrating antioxidants, depending on your skin concerns.
  2. We gently stamp these ingredients beneath the skin with our micro-injection device.
  3. You leave with plump, glowing skin – ready to take on the day!



  • Suitable for all skin types and colors, including mature and sensitive skin
  • Stimulates collagen production, refines skin texture, tightens pores, and hydrates skin
  • Targets scars, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles

Using micro-doses of Botox, this treatment can help shrink enlarged pores and reduce the sebum production in oily skin. We’re also able to address signs of aging and common skin concerns such as Rosacea.

AquaGold is a great treatment to have done right before a special event for a glowing, light-reflecting effect. Results are immediate, while the collagen-boosting effects will continue to improve over time.


Book Your AquaGold Treatment

As the first dermatology office in Birmingham to offer this facial treatment, we’re proud to offer our patients this exciting new innovation.

Ready to learn more about AquaGold? Now is the time to try it for yourself!

Book your next appointment with our team by calling 205.870.3303 today.

5 Skin Treatments Perfect for Summer


The summer sun is here, and we’re ready with treatments that can withstand the Alabama HEAT!

There are some cosmetic treatments, such as aggressive lasers or deeper peels, that we often avoid during the summer (mostly because they can cause sensitivity to sun exposure).

Thankfully, our extensive menu has plenty of options with multiple sun-safe services! To help you choose, here are the top five treatments we recommend to put your best foot forward:



Sofwave is a NEW non-invasive facial treatment of fine lines & wrinkles using Ultrasound technology to boost collagen & elastin production. The result? Firm, lifted skin on the brow, chin, and neck.

The Sofwave procedure often offers a noticeable improvement in just a single session without any downtime. Dr. Sawyer is the first dermatologist in Birmingham, AL to offer this technology!




Perfect before a special occasion, this customized HydraFacial deeply cleanses pores, exfoliates the skin & hydrates for a refreshed glow. Choose from a selection of Booster enhancements that target your unique skin concerns.

TIP: Add dermaplaning to your next treatment! Dermaplaning before a facial gently removes dead skin cells & peach fuzz to allow for better Booster and peel absorption.




This cooling & sculpting facial treatment will blow you away – literally!

JetFusion uses lymphatic drainage, jet exfoliation, and serum infusion to reveal glowing skin. Our patients love to have this facial done right before a special event, as your skin will look bright & bouncy immediately after treatment.

Not sure which facial to choose? Check out our blog post on HydraFacial vs. JetFusion!




Planning ahead for a fall wedding or big event? Time to let your stubborn fat know it’s not invited.

CoolSculpting freezes fat off the areas that exercise can’t touch. It’s a safe & effective body contouring treatment with little downtime. Our Masters Certified CoolSculpting Specialist, Michelle Alvis, can help you plan out your appointments for beautiful results.

TIP: Check out our NEW VIP Body Sculpt membership for additional savings!




Injectables like Botox & filler are an ideal treatment during warmer weather. They work quickly to reduce signs of aging and have minimal downtime, so you won’t miss out on your busy summer schedule.

Try a touch of filler to fill in hollows under the eyes (AKA tear trough filler) or to plump up wrinkled lips for a refreshed look. Did you know – Botox can even be used to reduce sweating!



Stay cool & look great all summer with these non-invasive treatments!



To shop our products online, please click here.

Visit our Skincare Boutique: 201 Office Park Drive, Suite 350, Birmingham, AL 35223

Questions? Contact Us: 205-870-3303

We Love the Sun, Not the Sun Damage

It may not feel like it outside, but summer is almost over.

We hope you had as much fun as we did! If you felt like you got a little too much sun this summer, you may be seeing the early effects of hyperpigmentation. Thankfully, we have a comprehensive menu of laser treatments to address brown spots & discoloration here at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama.



As our VIP Glow patients know, consistency is key to prevention & maintenance.

That’s why Dr. Sarah Sawyer is introducing two NEW annual laser memberships to our menu of services:

  • IPL/BBL Maintenance – $139/Year
    • Access to 15% off all IPL/BBL treatments
  • Brighten & Tighten – $239/Year
    • Access to 15% off all IPL/BBL, Fraxel, Exilis, Clear + Brilliant, Microneedling & Infini RF treatments

Contact us to discover which membership is right for you!



What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is usually caused by the increased deposition of melanin in the skin, resulting in a darkening or increased concentration in the natural color of your skin. Hyperpigmentation appears as lesions of different sizes, distributions, and patterns. How susceptible you are to hyperpigmentation is somewhat hereditary, although environmental factors (such as too much sun and heat) can accelerate the visible effects.

Can hyperpigmentation be fixed?

Hyperpigmentation can be challenging as it is, by nature, chronic and persistent. With increased sun exposure, you may be prone to relapsing episodes as your skin’s surface is repeatedly damaged (again, why prevention is so important)!



If the hyperpigmentation is moderate to severe, or simply isn’t responding to topical skincare products, we may recommend a more aggressive treatment for stubborn discoloration:


Microneedling is a minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment in which tiny needles create hundreds of invisible, controlled puncture wounds on the skin’s surface. Your body responds to this controlled injury by producing collagen, elastin, and new capillaries, resulting in a reduction of scars, improved skin texture, firmness, and hydration.

This treatment, especially when paired with PRP to further increase collagen production, effectively reverses the signs of aging and sun damage, making this an excellent treatment for hyperpigmentation! Depending on your needs, we’ll likely recommend a series of 3, and then repeat every few months for continued sun damage improvement.


IPL/BBL treatments can brighten and even skin tone to reduce the appearance of sun damage. We use broad band light (BBL) therapy, in which high-intensity pulses of light improve the appearance of red and brown pigment. This is one of the most effective treatments to combat hyperpigmentation as the BBL specifically targets skin cells that contain excess pigment, which will rise to the surface and slough off after the procedure (usually one to two weeks). Most patients can immediately resume normal activity post-treatment. For best results, avoid tanning and sun exposure three weeks before & after treatment!


Our Q-Switched Alexandrite, AKA “Alex,” laser is used to remove specific pigmented lesions. Patients with sun spots and brown patchy areas on the face and body can have these lesions easily removed with this laser. The Q-switched Alexandrite laser targets darkly pigmented tissue and leaves surrounding lighter tissues unaffected. The result is a faded pigment in the treated area and improvement in uniformity of skin color.


To combat pigmentation, we may recommend a treatment plan including products such as:


We say this is like “a green juice for your face” for a reason: this powerful punch of Phyto botanical extracts naturally brightens skin tone, making you look (and feel) like a million bucks. Azelaic acid smooths skin and improves the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles while arbutin, an organic compound, combats hyperpigmentation.


This corrective night cream promotes cell turnover while reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles, brightening skin while you sleep. Glycolic 10 Renew contains 10% glycolic acid and phytic acid to promote a healthy glow, while a triple action-soothing complex supports the skin barrier.

We often recommend alternating nights with a retinol — like the SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0— as you increase your usage of these products as your skin learns to tolerate such powerful ingredients.


Vitamin C is your key to glowing skin, and this patented triple antioxidant serum is known as the “Gold Standard” of Vitamin C for good reason! C E Ferulic visibly improves signs of aging and photodamage to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and brighten your complexion. When paired with sunscreen, you’ll create the perfect daily dose of antioxidants — vitamins C, E and ferulic acid — to smooth and firm skin.




If you’re noticing more skin pigmentation this time of year, we suggest scheduling an appointment with our laser technicians. We’ll talk through your concerns and determine the extent of sun damage, with customized options that work for your skin!


Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid


We hear lots of buzz about certain skincare ingredients, and hyaluronic acid is no exception.

We’re here to break down why you need it and which products you can find it in.


What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is your body’s natural hydrator. That’s right, you make it already! The largest amounts are found in the skin. It helps keep skin hydrated, retain water, moisturized, repair skin tissue, transport nutrients, and also keeps your skin plump & bouncy.

It’s also a humectant, meaning it attracts water. That’s why many of our injectable fillers are made with a hyaluronic acid base to build volume in the temples, tear troughs, cheekbones, smile lines, lips, chin, and jawline.


Why should I use hyaluronic acid?

As we age, we make less and less of this substance (along with collagen & elastin). Fine lines & wrinkles start to appear more prominent, and it becomes more difficult for the skin to retain water. Dehydrated skin is more prone to premature aging.

That’s where topical hyaluronic acid serums come in!


What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?

Using hyaluronic acid delivers hydration to the skin, plumps it up, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a healthy & youthful glow.

Many of our patients also report seeing improved skin texture, faster healing from breakouts, and a smoother makeup application.


When is the best time to use hyaluronic acid?

You may not love hot & humid weather in the summer, but it’s actually a great time to use hyaluronic acid!

This simple molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water, which means a little goes a long way. When the humidity level is high (like it often is in Alabama), there’s more water in the air outside your skin that hyaluronic acid can pull from to give you hydration!

On the flip side — if you use it in a dry climate with very little moisture in the air around you, it draws moisture away from your skin, causing even more dryness.



This month, save 15% on our favorite products with this moisturizing ingredient:



Not sure which SkinCeuticals hyaluronic acid serum is right for you?

Our expert team of skincare specialists & licensed aestheticians would be happy to recommend their favorite!



To shop our products online, please click here.

Visit our Skincare Boutique: 201 Office Park Drive, Suite 350, Birmingham, AL 35223

Questions? Contact Us: 205-870-3303



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.


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it’s estimated that one in five Americans will develop it during their lifetime.

At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, we understand the gravity of this statistic, but we also believe in the power of preventative skincare. Healthy, glowing skin isn’t just a cosmetic goal –  it’s the foundation of confidence in our patients.

Thankfully, you can take steps to protect your skin and prevent further sun damage!


Apply Sunscreen Every Day

Sunscreen isn’t just for beach or lake days; it should be a daily essential, rain or shine! One of the best things you can do is wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day. Apply it generously to all exposed areas of your skin, including your face, neck, chest, and hands. Reapply every two hours of sun exposure to keep your protection active, especially if you’re sweating or swimming!


Wear Protective Clothing

A fabulous hat can be one of your best defenses against the sun this summer. It’s especially important after a laser treatment, microneedling, or chemical peel, as your skin is more vulnerable while in recovery. Opt for lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses with UV protection. Darker colors and tightly woven fabrics offer better protection than light, loosely woven clothing.


Stay Hydrated, Inside & Out

Hydration is key to maintaining healthy skin, especially in the sun. When unprotected skin is damaged by UV exposure, it thickens and dehydrates, leading to rough, flaky skin or pigmentation. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Our team at DLA loves drinking electrolyte water from LMNT or Liquid I.V.

We also recommend adding nourishing serums (such as the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5) to your regimen and booking a Hydrafacial or JetFusion treatment to restore your glow!


Schedule Annual Skin Checks

We also recommend seeing your medical dermatologist for a full-body annual skin check at least once a year, and visiting even more often if you are higher-risk. Make it a habit to regularly examine your skin for any changes, including new moles, freckles, or spots that have changed in size, shape, or color.

Our team is happy to recommend medical dermatologists here in Birmingham for you to check this important appointment off your annual to-do list!



At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, we’re committed to helping you achieve and maintain healthy, radiant skin. Our team of experienced providers is here to provide personalized skincare solutions tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking preventive skincare, treatment for sun damage, or aesthetic enhancements, we’re here to support you every step of the way!






To shop our products online, please click here.

Visit our Skincare Boutique: 201 Office Park Drive, Suite 350, Birmingham, AL 35223

Questions? Contact Us: 205-870-3303

June is Acne Awareness Month

June is Acne Awareness Month, and here at DLA, we’re shining a light on this common yet often misunderstood skin condition. Acne affects over 85% of Americans at some point in their lives, and while it’s most common in teenagers or young adults, it can show up at any age.

This month is all about education & empowerment! Our goal is to fact-check the myths surrounding acne and equip you with the knowledge and tools to manage your breakouts effectively.

Understanding Acne

Acne occurs when clogged pores trap oil and dead skin cells, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. Here are some of the common culprits:

  • Hormonal fluctuations: This is why acne is often associated with puberty, but it can also flare up during menstruation or pregnancy.
  • Genetics: If your parents had acne, you’re more likely to experience it too.
  • Diet: Sugary and processed foods can contribute to inflammation, worsening acne.
  • Stress: Feeling stressed? Cortisol, a stress hormone, can trigger breakouts.

Habits for Healthy Skin

While there’s no immediate fix, certain lifestyle habits can support your acne treatment plan and promote overall skin health:

  • Maintain a consistent skincare routine! The skincare experts at DLA are here to help you perfect a regimen that works for your skin.
  • Don’t pick at or pop your pimples. This can worsen the inflammation and lead to permanent acne scarring.
  • Manage stress: Chronic stress and high cortisol levels can exacerbate acne. Explore relaxation techniques like yoga or a facial (we suggest a Luxe Hydrafacial on our gently heated treatment beds)!
  • Eat a balanced diet: Limit sugary and processed foods, and focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We often recommend a Mediterranean diet with whole foods for glowing skin from the inside out.
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps flush toxins and keeps your skin healthy. We also offer IV Hydration to elevate your hydration and quickly replenish essential nutrients in one simple appointment.

Take Control: Treatment Options for Clear Skin

At DLA we’re proud to offer an Acne Bootcamp program! 

Acne Bootcamp is a revolutionary acne treatment program designed by Dr. Sawyer for ALL ages. Discover a customized, holistic approach to reducing acne & inflammation with exclusive treatment savings.

Our PA-C, Sylvia Eldridge, will work with you to ensure that all aspects contributing to your acne are addressed for long-term results:

  • Optimized new or existing medical regimens
  • Targeted acne-fighting procedures
  • Personalized diet & supplement recommendations

With exclusive savings & comprehensive treatment options to choose from, Acne Bootcamp is your opportunity to achieve clear & healthy skin.