Worcester Dermatologic Surgeon
100 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 US
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5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Contour TRL

Dr Kates thoroughly explained the procedure and tailored it to my skin type. The recovery period was exactly as expected. Results were great!

5 out of 5 stars miraDry

Be Prepared to Be Swollen - Worcester, MA

Loved him! He has been doing my botox for years.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Sciton Laser - Eye/Face Wrinkles and Aging - Massachusetts

Dr. Kates is fantastic!! He answered all my questions and did a great job of preparing me for this procedure. We discussed options and the results each would yield. I really appreciated how personable he was - nice to see a doctor smiling and friendly. I never felt rushed and always felt like he was honest and upfront. I would highly recommend him! Procedure was done in office in Worcester, MA but doing follow up visits in his Chelmsford, MA office. Office staff have been friendly and responsive as well.

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Cosmetics - Worcester, MA

I went to Worcester Dermatology for filler and botox and could not be happier. Dr. Seth Kates was wonderful, he is extremely talented. I trust him completely, he only does what is needed and I could not be happier. He truly is an artist in his field and I would highly recommend him! I put my trust in him always.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

Free. For a purely cosmetic consult there is no fee

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kates has hospital affiliations at Univ of MA/Memorial Med. Center,Worcester Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biochemistry, Haverford College
    Medical: MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Dartmouth
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania

Treatments offered at Worcester Dermatology Associates, PC

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Are my marionette lines a result of volume loss in cheeks? (Photo)

Although you technically have marionette lines you have no volume loss in your cheeks and your lines are more consistent with your anatomy than any... READ MORE

Can this be minimized or made invisible by excision? Is it a wise decision to go for excision? (Photos)

Surgically removing those scars is a fairly big procedure and in a best case scenario you would have a much larger but thinner scar in its place. This... READ MORE

Forehead mobile one week after Botox (Photo)

Hi, 26 units sounds like a lot but it really isn't for the forehead and frown area (11's). It does look like the provider didn't put it in your upper... READ MORE

Will Botox work for me? I'm 35 and showing signs of aging. (photos)

I have to tell you that from the pictures I cant see a line! But let's say you had an evil twin sister who had lines... Botox works well for lines... READ MORE

Cheek implants or just fillers? (Photo)

You look like a young pretty girl, but if you want more volume in your mid cheek at your age I don't think that there is any question about what to... READ MORE

Belly button/navel piercing scar revision, worth it? (Photo)

The hole/scar will likely be improved after the revision and a small line where it was seems like a probable outcome. In terms of value, that is a... READ MORE

Mole Removal after breast augmentation

I have never been asked this question before. All the procedures that you have listed are considered clean procedures and I would feel comfortable... READ MORE

What are the treatments for people of color with rhinophyma?

It depends how dark your skin is but it is a difficult thing to treat in light colored skin and extremely hard in dark skin. Resurfacing would not... READ MORE

How long after Laser Facial Resurfacing do I have to wait before I can dye my hair?

I would probably wait until the skin fully heals over (all crusting is gone). I don't believe that it is necessary to wait until all the redness... READ MORE

Had under eye Botox done a few years ago, now I suffer from dark circles. Are there non surgical procedures to fix this? (photo)

The Botox that you received did not cause the dark circles. The picture that you provided is difficult to see but commonly dark circles under the eyes... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.