St. Petersburg Skin and Laser center

Dr. Kat Kesty


Meet Dr. Kat Kesty, a distinguished Dermatologist and a dynamic force in the field of cosmetic and surgical dermatology. As a double board-certified expert with mastery in Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. Kesty is your trusted partner in achieving radiant, healthy skin. She is one of only handful of fellowship trained laser dermatologists in the United States.

In 2020, she established the St. Petersburg Skin and Laser center, crafting a sanctuary where advanced aesthetic and laser technology meets exceptional dermatological care. Dr. Kesty’s vision goes beyond just offering treatments – she believes in striking a balance, a harmony that beautifully blends cutting-edge technology with compassionate, patient-centered care.

Dr. Kesty takes pride in her commitment to patient education, empowering you to make informed decisions about your skin health. Coupling this with her adoption of the most sophisticated technologies, she consistently delivers outstanding results for her patients.

What sets Dr. Kesty apart is her warm, welcoming nature. She values the power of genuine connections, fostering a trusting relationship with her patients. When you step into Dr. Kesty’s clinic, you’re not just a patient – you’re part of a skincare journey tailored uniquely to you, under the expert guidance of a specialist who truly cares. Experience the Dr. Kesty difference today, and unlock your skin’s potential.

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Education & Experience

  • Undergraduate Education: Wake Forest University, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Biology
    • Recognized with the Hobbs Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement
    • Conducted research in Theoretical Chemical Physics and Biochemistry
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    • Honored with the Charles M. Howell Excellence in Dermatology Award
  • MBA: Wake Forest School of Business
    • Specialized in Finance
    • Graduated in the top 10% of her class
    • Awarded a Merit Scholarship
  • Professional Experience: Worked as a Financial Analyst at Bourne Partners, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Completed Internal Medicine Internship: Greenville Health System, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Dermatology Residency: Wake Forest University Department of Dermatology, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • Served as Director of the Cosmetics Curriculum
    • Earned Quality Improvement “Gold” Level Certification focusing on patient care experience enhancement
    • Member of the Residency Application Review Committee
  • Awards: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Scholarship recipient, 2017 and 2018
  • Fellowship: Selected for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship in Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery under Dr. David Goldberg, New York City

View  Dr. Kat Kesty’s full Curriculum Vitae here.  

Getting to Know Dr. Kat Kesty

Yes, she’s heavily credentialed with an unmatched educational pedigree, but we want to let you see behind the curtain, too. You’ll love Dr. Kat Kesty just like we do!

  • Favorite place you’ve ever travelled and why: Prince Edward Island, Canada, to spend time with my family and the beautiful outdoors
  • Hobbies and interests outside of practicing medicine: Volunteering at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, visiting art museums with my Dad, triathlons, cooking, spending time with family
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: The transformation that happens to people after laser treatments- on the inside as well as on the outside.
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