Our Practice


Dermatology & Laser of Alabama is a practice that incorporates solid medical principles with cosmetic procedures that are safe, effective, and minimally invasive.

With so many choices available for patients, it can seem overwhelming to decide who can offer the best advice and the safest procedures with the most solid outcomes. Television, magazines, and other propaganda can give misleading information to patients who are curious about the newest in products and procedures.

At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, we “shoot straight” with patients about their skin concerns, whether they are medical or cosmetic in nature.

Dr. Sarah Sawyer specializes in skin cancer prevention and treatment as well as cosmetic procedures. She obtained expert skills in general dermatology first, then sought further training in laser surgery, cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer therapy.

Dr. Sawyer is a fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon. After graduation with honors from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, her dermatology residency from 1999 to 2002 prepared her to treat all types of skin conditions. During her residency, she became involved in research, authored medical papers, lectured nationally, and held leadership positions.

Her fellowship position in San Diego, California, further established her as an “up and coming” dermatologist. She was involved in cutting edge technology and assisted her mentors in writing book chapters, presenting the newest findings in dermatologic surgery, and teaching students and residents. During this fellowship, she was trained by four of the nation’s leading dermatologic surgeons in skin cancer surgery, laser surgery of all types, leg vein treatments, botox, and soft tissue fillers. In 2003, she returned to Birmingham as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at UAB.

There she continued her involvement with teaching, research, and patient care. She has now established her own practice, Dermatology & Laser of Alabama.