Why Choose Dr. Key

Dr. KeyWhen seeking a cosmetic dermatologist in Portland, Oregon, are you looking for a leader or a follower? Chances are, you demand only the best and want a doctor who offers advanced cosmetic skin treatments and laser-assisted body contouring. After all, when it comes to your appearance, why accept anything less?

With over 30 years of medical experience, Dr. Douglas J. Key stands out from many other cosmetic dermatologists in Portland. He is a leading authority in the field of cosmetic laser treatments, writing books and articles and travelling around the globe to lecture on minimally invasive laser and light treatments to remove unwanted fat, restore skin and prevent age-related tissue changes.

If you are considering a cosmetic skin treatment, demand excellence for yourself and contact Dr. Key online for an appointment. Below are just a few of the highlights that help Dr. Key stand out as the doctor of choice for so many Portland area women and men.

Groundbreaking Research

Dr. Key's passion for research began at an early age, when he earned the opportunity to work with a Nobel Prize winning professor as a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout his undergraduate education, Dr. Key travelled the country to take part in research opportunities in various aspects of biological sciences. Through this research, he became interested in the field of medicine.

After attending and graduating from the University of California School of Medicine in San Fransisco, Dr. Key embarked on a pair of dermatology residencies. At Yale University, his residency focused on researching contemporary aspects of dermatology, while at New York University (NYU), he honed his skills in patient care and disease diagnosis.

Dr. Key's most well-known research took place when he was a Clinical Fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland. During this time, his innovative research led to the development of the drug Retin-A, which is commonly used for acne treatment and wrinkle reduction. He also spent time researching skin cancer prevention techniques and cellular methods to repair damaged skin.

Dr. Key continues to research the latest in laser-assisted body contouring and skin care in Portland, offering only those procedures he believes will provide his patients the best and most pleasing results.

Quality Credentials

In addition to earning board certification from the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Key is a member of many prestigious organizations including:

  • American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • International Society of Cosmetic & Laser Surgeons
  • International Society of Dermatology
  • Oregon Dermatology Society

A Specialist in Non-Invasive Cosmetics

Highly regarded for cosmetic dermatology in Portland, Dr. Key combines non-invasive forms of laser, light and energy for men and women throughout the Pacific Northwest who want to reshape their body, combat the signs of aging, and restore their skin's overall health. Dr. Key has personally participated in the development of many of today's most advanced medical laser treatments. He has experience combining treatments to address surface imperfections as well as collagen deficiencies in the skin's deeper layers.

In addition to non-invasive laser treatments, Dr. Key also offers injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic for Portland residents. This injectable, along with others like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, works wonders to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Dr. Key also offers a number of lipo contouring options, including LipoSelection® and CoolLipo™. Dr. Key has years of experience performing these and other minimally-invasive procedures.

Backed by a Devoted Staff

With the support of a team of clinical associates and experienced patient service specialists, Dr. Key has been able to help thousands of women and men comfortably and conveniently improve the way they look. A member of his staff will greet you when you first come to the Key Laser Institute and welcome you to the practice. A cosmetic consultant will review your medical history and skin care regimen and convey this information to Dr. Key. After your personal, in-depth consultation, staff members are also available to walk you through scheduling and discuss payment options for your treatments. Dr. Key hand-picks his staff for their dedication to patient care and professional excellence.

Learn more about Dr. Key and the laser rejuvenation treatments he offers when you receive a consultation at his office. Or, call the Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine at 503-291-1953 or 800-459-6677.