Four Bridges Dermatology & Cosmetics
According to Dr. Laura Cleary, no two workdays are the same at Four Bridges Dermatology & Cosmetics. “My day is a mix of caring for medical dermatology patients as well as performing skin surgeries and cosmetic procedures,” she says. “Our dermatology clinic cares for patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, which makes each day different and enjoyable.” Due to the nature of her work, it’s difficult for Dr. Cleary to pinpoint just one of her happiest professional moments. “We have amazing medications in dermatology that truly transform lives for patients with severe chronic skin conditions,” she explains. “Nothing beats the happy tears and hugs from my patients when they tell me that they are able to resume living a normal life since coming under my care.”
University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Lexington, KY
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology
1. What influenced you to pursue your career?
My passion for science and desire for a meaningful career helping others led me into medicine. In medical school, I had a hard time deciding between internal medicine and surgery because I loved both. Dermatology was the perfect combination of these two specialties.
2. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
My training as a board-certified dermatologist provides expertise when it comes to your skin, hair, and nails. Instead of simply lasering your brown spots, I can assess whether you have an underlying medical disorder, prescribe therapy if appropriate, then recommend a complementary cosmetic treatment.
3. What’s the most rewarding part of your profession?
Having patients tell me that their lives have been transformed under my care is the greatest reward.
4. How do you develop a plan for each client?
With every patient, we formulate a treatment plan based on their budget and goals for treatment, then execute it over the next few months. At Four Bridges Dermatology & Cosmetics, we offer a wide range of cosmetic devices and services that can address every aspect of the aging face.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your clients?
My goal is to help each patient become a better, more self-confident version of themselves by enhancing their innate beauty.