Portland Dermatologic Surgeon
9755 SW Barnes Rd, Ste 155
Portland, Oregon 97225 US
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5 out of 5 stars ArteFill

Under Eye Bag Diminishing Through Use of Filler - Portland, OR

My biggest "concern" for years has been my under eye bags, which just kept getting lower and more prominent. I have had several consultations for surgery and thought that was the way to go. However, one surgeon had advised me as Dr. K also did in my consultation: "Don't remove the fat. You'll be sorry." Dr. K explained that the problem wasn't really too much...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

A Man's Very Positive Ultherapy Experience - Portland, OR

Recently I had the new Ultherapy treatment at the Key Laser Institute here in Portland (Oregon). Full disclosure here, I'm a middle aged man and had heard about this procedure from a friend. After a free initial consultation, I decided to have the treatment. With all of my questions answered to my satisfaction, I went ahead with the Ultherapy. I was told there would be some "pain...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Incredible Results and Exceptional Customer Service - Portland, OR

For skin laxity and tone. My Co2 and Ultherapy treatments returned remarkable results. I found that my skin texture immediately improved and continued to smooth and look more youthful over the next several months. There was also a significant tightening effect, particularly around the eyes.

5 out of 5 stars SmartXide

Just Had my Smartxide DOT Therapy for Acne Scarring

If anyone has specific questions for me, I'd be happy to answer.I did this procedure for my acne scars, for tightening of the upper eyelid (right under the brow), for sun damage, and for my lip line, which looked really irregular from scarring over the years.My doctor and his staff are just simply the best. I did research for about one year before choosing this doctor - he's one of the most...

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Great Team of Pros! - Portland, OR

Stretch marks and melasma

5 out of 5 stars Sclerotherapy

Overall a Great Experience-pleased with Results - Portland, OR

Couldn't stand looking at my spider veins another day

5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

What to Expect from CO2 Dot Therapy - Portland, OR

To help fight a ruddy complexion. I am a southern California gal.  Now at age 64, sun damage over the years is a real problem. A procedure called CO2 dot therapy was recommended to me.  It's like someone has taken a magic brush, and brushed away fine lines, and acne scars of many years ago.  I am thrilled with the results. 

5 out of 5 stars SmartXide

SmartXide is Fabulous - Portland, OR

I had this treatment done on my face almost two weeks ago and the results are so much better than I'd expected! I'm 38yo and spent a lot of time in the sun until about 5 years ago. I had more wrinkles and spots than others my age and now I think I look more like I'm 30 than 38! Some of my lines are completely gone and others are significantly reduced. I've been told the results...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

Better Than I Had Ever Hoped For! - Portland, OR

After researching the various options and satisfaction levels of the various procedures, I opted for laser lipolysis because it was a procedure that had positive write-ups in both the medical community, as well as those who experienced the procedure. When combining the positive end result with minimal recovery time and a fair cost, it was the easy choice.

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

Loved PicoSure FOCUS and Key Laser - Portland, OR

Dr. Key and his staff are the best. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I was well taken care of. First they took before photos. Then the started the numbing process. The experience level is top notch. Beautiful office. As promised there was no downtime. I am looking forward to my next PicoSure.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

Free. If You Mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Key has hospital affiliations at Providence Hospital System.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of California, Berkeley
    Medical: MD, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center
    New York University
    Yale University School of Medicine
    Dermatology, National Cancer Institute
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Treatments offered at Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine

Blog Posts and Articles

Why Thermi250 may be the best Tightening Treatment Yet

The before and after photos show it all. For the past two years we helped conduct investigative trials to study the efficacy of Thermi250’s radiofrequency technology for shrinking tissue and body shaping. The safety of the procedure led to FDA clearance in November. Thermi250 may be the best and safest noninvasive skin tightening treatment I’ve seen yet! I have never seen such impressive results for abdominal skin tightening, including the investigative trials we conducted for...

Major Leap in Tattoo Removal Technology Offers Greater Results in Fewer Treatments

PicoSure Works on More Colors to Meet Rising Patient DemandTreatment is now possible for all colors of tattoos, not just black and reds, but really – for the first time – greens and blues. Fewer treatment sessions are needed than previous laser options required and patients see more complete removal on all colors of ink, according to CynoSure, the makers of PicoSure.According to Medical Daily, PicoSure could be the most important tattoo removal advancement in history. The number of...

PicoSure FOCUS laser designed to create more youthful skin

PicoSure FOCUS may be the most important advance in anti-aging treatments I’ve seen in the decades I’ve been practicing cosmetic dermatology. It’s a gentle and easy treatment that diminishes signs of aging and acne scarring and – it may prove to be the best aging prevention treatment yet.If you've suffered from acne and acne scarring or are seeing signs of premature aging due to skin damage, PicoSure FOCUS is likely to be a great treatment option for you. Studies by PicoSure have...

Picture Perfect Holidays

Why Injectables/Dermal Fillers? Small steps can make a big difference in appearance. Both Botox and Juvederm Ultra Plus are quick acting enough to give you a younger look before your holiday parties. Juvederm results are usually seen immediately after the injection and look even better after a couple of days. Botox takes only 7 to 10 days to show results. Both offer long-lasting, beneficial results for slowing the signs of aging. What is Juvederm Ultra Plus? Juvederm Ultra...

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Which would you recommend; Kybella, Ultherapy, or chin Lipo/lift? (photos)

From this picture, it looks like the jowls aren't the problem. It is the underchin that is full, possibly a family tendency, as you are just 32. So a... READ MORE

Skin Tightening Laser for Turkey Neck?

I want to congratulate you on doing the really hard work of losing the weight. As to what to for a turkey neck, you have several options all depending... READ MORE

How Do I Use Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Serum? Which Goes on First?

I would suggest you become more preventative in your skin care with a comprehensive antioxidant serum, such as SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF applied once... READ MORE

Can marionette lines be resolved with Juvederm Voluma?

Use your mirror and you can see the natural answer. In the mirror push down on your cheeks and you will see how the marionette folds deepen around the... READ MORE

Juvederm Ultra Smile vs Juvederm Volbella for lips?

Thank you for your question. Juvederm Ultra and Volbella, both Allergan products, are used for 2 different reasons when injected into the lips. They... READ MORE

Difference Between Silhouette Lift and Contour Thread Lift?

Silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive solution for patients that don't want face lift surgery. The threads used in the Silhouette Instalift are... READ MORE

Thermismooth 250 for thighs? (photos)

Taking a look at these photos of thighs, the answer is YES Thermi250, now branded ThermiSmooth Body, works not just to tighten the tummy, but may be... READ MORE

Can I Use a Compression Garment After Zeltiq?

Wearing a compression garmet immediately after Cool Scultping has been great for our patients! Its sort of like asking, "why wear compression... READ MORE

I have melasma on my face and I use so many creams and peel but it's still on my face. Please suggest me good medicine and cream

Thousands for people share your concern with melasma. It is more common than you might guess, 1 out of 4 people have melasma. That is a big number.... READ MORE

How Does a Compression Garment Help After Liposuction Surgery? (photo)

Compression garments provide additional support to the lipo treated body areas to encourage a quicker healing process and discourage fluid from... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Key

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YAG Laser Lift Demonstration

Dr. Douglas Key explains how this non-invasive laser gently heats the skin resulting in a gradual healing response that creates new collagen and skin tightening. It is FDA approved to treat all skin types on most areas of the body. WATCH VIDEO

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