Dr. Sarah Sawyer is a board-certified, fellowship-trained dermatologist. She obtained expert skills in general dermatology before seeking further training in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and skin cancer therapy.
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 multiple 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.
Dr. Sawyer founded Dermatology & Laser of Alabama in 2006 with a desire to represent the latest, most effective options in cosmetic dermatology. The aesthetic market can be overwhelming to today’s patient. Her goal has always been helping patients navigate to make the best personalized choices.
Dr. Sawyer has been the top injector of Botox and soft tissue filler in Alabama since 2009, and oversees the largest collection of laser devices in the state. She has earned a reputation for providing natural-looking results while guiding patients to simply be the best version of themselves.
She has been married for 12 years and has 2 sons, Wyatt (11) and Will (10). Their favorite family hobby is wakesurfing during the summer (in full sun-protective clothing, of course).
She also enjoys traveling out west and studying integrative and alternative medical therapies.