Our Staff

Cynthia Petro: Skin Care Specialist & Cosmetic Consultant

Cynthia joined our practice in November of 2015.  She brings an immense amount of knowledge in skin care and cosmetic procedures with her. She worked with Instyle Magazine on their Best Beauty Buys Survey and she was a member of SkinCeuticals Skincare advisory board.  In addition, she is a specialist in all aspects of anti-aging procedures and retail products.

Michelle Alvis: Master Aesthetician

Michelle is a Master Aesthetician and has been with Dermatology & Laser of Alabama since our inception in May of 2007.  Michelle provides an array of cosmetic procedures and specializes in skin tightening and body shaping, Coolsculpting, Liposonix, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and oxygen facials.

Kristen Wood: Laser Technician

Kristen joined our practice in September of 2014, is a native of Mountain Brook, and has several years of experience in the medical field.  She is currently a laser technician operating over a dozen laser devices and procedures.  She has been personally trained by Dr. Sawyer and is certified on all of the procedures she operates as required by the Alabama Medical Board.

Kate Crotwell: Laser Technician

Kate is a Birmingham native who has always had a love for cosmetic dermatology.  After graduating college, Kate decided to further her education and follow her passion.  In 2011, she obtained her aesthetics from Aveda Institute and joined Dermatology & Laser of Alabama as a medical assistant specializing in cosmetic dermatology. She now works in our laser clinic as a technician.  Kate prides herself on continual learning of the latest techniques and procedures.  She is very detailed in her work and is dedicated to exceeding our patients’expectation.

Lacie Bilodeau: Cosmetic Medical Assistant

Lacie and her husband live in Trussville with their 3 boys. She has worked at DLA for 11 years, starting out in the front office and working side by side with Dr. Sarah Sawyer for 9 years. She has a passion for the cosmetic world andhelping patient love their skin again.

Favorite food: all of it
Favorite hobby: cooking & wine
Favorite procedure: Botox & IPL/C02


Rachel Finn: Cosmetic Medical Assistant

Rachel is a native of Birmingham and joined our practice in September of 2013 after working in the hospitality industry.  She is currently a medical assistant to Dr. Sawyer.  Rachel applies her very strong customer service skills to all of our patients to enhance their experience.

Sydney Zajac: Medical Assistant

Sydney was born & raised in Kennesaw, Georgia & now lives in Bluff Park with her husband & English Setter. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Biomedical Science & joined DLA in 2016 after working in internal medicine & orthopedics for 3 years. Sydney works in general dermatology assisting Dr. Scarlette Smith & most enjoys assisting her in surgical procedures. She loves to see patient’s lives change for the better.

Favorite Food: Fried Okra
Favorite Hobby: Toss up between hiking and calligraphy
Favorite DLA product: LHA Cleanser and Blemish + Age Defense (but I also love the Elta MD Moisture-Rich Body Cream)
Favorite DLA procedure: IPL









Kaela Hancock: Front Office Specialist

Kaela is a native of Birmingham and joined Dermatology & Laser of Alabama in May of 2012 as a front office specialist and billing assistant. Kaela is blessed with a very accommodating and “patient-first” attitude.



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