Cameron Chesnut, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Spokane Dermatologic Surgeon
820 S. McClellan St., Ste. 426
Spokane, Washington 99204 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Rejuvenation of Upper and Lower Eyelids, Brows, Facelift, Lip Lift, CO2 Laser - Spokane, WA

I was very nervous about having cosmetic surgery at all, but after meeting Dr. Chesnut and seeing his results, I was confident and excited about the journey ahead. Dr. Chesnut is truly a national expert on minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, and he lectures to other physicians about his techniques - far too many doctors say they are experts and give talks, but shortly after my surgery, Dr. Chesnut gave 4 presentations at a major national meeting on eyelid surgery alone! His expertise impressed me, but his bedside manner was even more incredible. He is kind, genuine, and confident - kind of an odd combination, but it gave me confidence that he was going to do the best job of anyone I'd met with (which was everyone) and he was going to care about me and my individual results. That is exactly what happened. I was a little concerned about a few of the logistics at first because he was different; his anesthesia technique is unique to others I had met with, and he practices at a dermatology office... Here is what I learned after meeting with him and doing my own research: the minimalist anesthesia he does is the most modern, safe, and progressive way to perform anesthesia for these types of cosmetic surgery. You have to find a very well trained and recently trained surgeon who is capable of doing this, and that is Dr. Chesnut in a nutshell, having done his cosmetic surgery fellowship training in the promised land of Los Angeles. The anesthesia was so easy, comfortable, and I felt very safe knowing I didn't need a tube in my throat to breathe for me. It also allowed him to do numerous procedures at once without worrying about time under with general anesthesia, which was very nice for me. I'm so glad he did it that way. He has two, legitimate, separate parts of his training, first in dermatology and then in dermatologic and cosmetic surgery, which was extra training called a fellowship that very few surgeons do. I asked my "cosmetic" plastic surgeons that I had talked to, and none of them had done a fellowship. When I asked about numbers of facelifts and eyelid surgeries done in training, most of them were at about 1/5 of what Dr. Chesnut had done in his specific, cosmetic surgery fellowship. Whereever you are, look for that fellowship training in your doctor, it gives them so many more specific cosmetic surgeries under their belt. Where I live in Spokane, Dr. Chesnut is one of the only doctors with this, and his was the most specific to cosmetics. The surgery day was easy, with the relaxing medicine I slept through it, and it felt like I was in and out even though it took from the morning to early afternoon. I recovered quickly, at home, because I had no general anesthesia. The recovery process was exactly what Dr. Chesnut had thoroughly set me up for. It was a journey, but he called me frequently to check up, and I saw him in regular scheduled visits a fist time within the first week, which was very, very nice to be able to have him sit down with me and provide reassurance and comfort. He is very thorough and genuine, as I said. I was swollen for a couple of weeks but still looking good, and now more than 5 months out I cannot express how happy I am with my results! You see all of these reviews about how thorough he is with follow up, caring about you, taking care of you, and I got to experience it for myselft with wonderful results. I wish I would have done it earlier, and I'm so glad I did everything at once. I was unsure about the laser, and after talking with him and researching I decided to do it with the other surgical procedures, and I'm glad I did. You cannot go wrong with someone like Dr. Chesnut, he is worth every penny. He far exceeded my expectations.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

52 Year Old Male with Severely Saggy, Baggy Eyes - Traveled for Procedure - Spokane, WA

Meeting with Dr. Chesnut is not like meeting with the numerous other cosmetic surgeons I had shopped around with. He is genuinely warm, interested in you, not just in selling you a procedure. He seemed to care most about what I needed and wanted, not what he wanted to give me. When you leave most of these offices you feel a bit slimy, but there is none of that sleazy feeling with Dr. Chesnut. He's not going to walk in the room with thousands of dollars worth of flashy clothes trying to impress you; he is going to be real, and it will be your results that impress you. My best advice to is go into your consultation with an idea of what you want and maybe even a photo of your younger self - one of the most impressive things about my results is how similar to my younger photos I look, as opposed to looking totally different than I ever did before. In summary, Dr. Chesnut is a diamond in the rough - he belongs in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles, but ended up in Washington state. I had a great experience, I am thrilled I made the investment, and I made the right decision to make the trip to Washington state to have him do it. He was highly recommended in Southern California and with good reason.

5 out of 5 stars Eye Bags Treatment

Puffy, Saggy Eyes No More/Upper and Lower Bleph - Spokane, WA

The eyes being front and center, a mistake can mean disaster. If you want to put the odds in your favor, see Dr. Cameron Chestnut. His education is impressive, and he has the knowledge that many doctors do not. He actually went under my lower lid with the suture coming from underneath by my nose. The suture marks were just two, the size of pin pricks, if that. They disappeared within a day. No scar, nothing. Incredible when I see what others have had to deal with. His suture marks on my upper lid are so symmetrical and perfect, I don't need to wear the defining line of eye shadow that most of us apply , and when they heal and disappear, I swear I'll miss them! I don't believe my actual recovery is that different from anyone else's, same swelling and gummy eyes, a little bruising, but I was surprised at how little pain there was. It was interesting how it affects the nerves in my face, but I knew what to expect because the doctor went over the procedure and the aftermath. The surgery itself, the latest and most effective techniques, made the healing much more comfortable. And that was important to the doctor, so much so that he specifically asks if he prepared me enough. Yes, he did if you are wondering. After about 10 minutes into our initial meeting, there was no question about consulting with another doctor. He is that good. I could tell you that he is kind and gentle and that he puts you completely at ease, that he checks in with you before the surgery and after, multiple times. If he doesn't hear from you, he takes the time to contact you again until he speaks with you. I could tell you that he doesn't rush you during your appointments and lets you talk and ask all the questions you want and that he gives you detailed answers, calms your concerns and simply takes care of you. He just takes care of you. I could tell you all that, and it's all true of him which is extraordinary, but the heart of the matter is Dr. Chestnut knows his stuff. He is very, very good. I am trying not to be effusive and use exclamation marks all over to express my complete satisfaction with my experience because it just won't do him justice. I recently moved up to the area from Southern California, the capitol of changing faces. If I had it to do all over again, I would travel two days up here to have Dr. Chestnut perform the surgery. I do not like to write reviews, but in this case, I want to let people know it's not just "my" experience. Dr. Chestnut is simply being himself and not putting on an act to achieve good reviews. And his staff is marvelous, right there to help before and after the procedure, even writing down instructions in large, bold, black pen on your prescription bottles making it easier to see as our vision may be blurry afterward. They went far and beyond what I would ever expect. On a separate situation, they contacted my pharmacy numerous times over a prescription, making sure my insurance would cover it. Nicole even went so far as to get in touch with my insurance agency itself. I was completely won over by their dedication and patience. Yes, we pay them for services, but the quality of said service makes all the difference in the world.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Sixty Eight Year Looking for a Fresher Look - Spokane, WA

Dr. Chestnut is a wonderful Doctor to work with, espically if you like a more natural look. I did not want to look a whole lot younger than I am and did not want the typical face lift. I wanted a more natural look and Dr. Chestnut believes in that and that is exactly what he did for me. He takes a lot of time with you for questions and to ease your fear no matter what those might be. He is extremely "gifted" in what he does and works hard to achieve your goals. I feel so blessed to find a Doctor who cares so much,does what he tells you he will do and is so good at it!

5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

I Want to Look my Best at Daughter's Upcoming Wedding (So the Groom Won't Fear His Bride's Aging). :-) - Spokane, WA

Spokane is blessed to have Dr. Cameron Chesnut as an exceptional resource in the field of dermatology. Here is a skilled physician who loves his work! It is clear that he is a veritable sponge when it comes to continuously soaking up every grain of information that is possible to access about his field. This keeps him constantly aware of all the latest and ever-evolving techniques that other physicians might overlook in favor of comfortable stagnation. Further, he is wonderfully personable, very accessible and is entirely dedicated to his patients’ healthy outcomes. Besides being extremely intelligent, he’s genuinely kind with a big heart. Dr. Chesnut gets my 5-stars and a big thumbs-up.

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

Simply Amazing! Lip Augmentation and Cheek Volume, Young 30s Female - Spokane, WA

Dr. Chesnut was personable and answered my questions in a way I could really understand. He made me feel at ease. I instantly knew I was in great hands.

5 out of 5 stars Fractional Laser

56 Year Old Sun Lover - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Chesnut was competing his fellowship at UCLA, one of the best dermatology schools , when he performed the laser treatment for me. He was extremely knowledgeable in the equipment used, treatment procedure, follow up care and realistic expectations. He brings a calm and comfortable demeanor to the procedure making it a pleasant experience.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Better Botox With Dr. Chesnut Than the East Coast!! Spokane, WA

During the process he was very careful and followed up with me the next week. Dr. Chesnut made sure to inquire about my results and if I was experiencing any reaction. He is well trained and I have interacted with several surgeons. I feel he has great bedside manners and I would visit him again or refer anyone to him. Don't wait to make an appointment with him...just call now!!

5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

Healthy 51 Yr Old Who Loves the Outdoors and Had the Sun Damage to Prove It - Spokane, WA

Through 3 successful surgeries with Dr. Chesnut I realize I've had the best of the best. Dr Chesnut is a master of his craft, at the top of his profession. I would travel anywhere in the U.S. to benefit from his surgical skill. His confidence and skill come with warmth, genuine caring for his patients and pride in the quality of care and results he provides. His team is very responsive and helpful prior to and post procedure. (Shelby, JenAh, Nicole, Gail)

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

75 Year Old Skin Cancer Patient with Multiple Cancers. - Spokane, WA

Superior Dr/patient interaction. I have recommended others to this facility. I am extremely satisfied with Dr Herdener and Dr Chestnut.

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

Personal Statement

I strive to deliver superior results and differentiate from others by creating these natural, exceptional results through a comprehensive, global approach that incorporates your individual goals, needs and anatomy.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Awards & Recognition

Australiasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Top Cosmetic Presenter

RealSelf 500 Physician
RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
    Undergraduate: BS in Biology and Physiological Nutrition, Washington State University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Medicine and Surgery, Sacred Heart Medical Center
    Residency: Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles
    Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles

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How to Repairs my Hallow/sunken Eyes? (photo)

This is a great question, and one that is commonly asked and sought out in consultation. That hollow area beneath your eye, near your nose, is called... READ MORE

What is the Recovery Time for Voluma in Upper Cheeks?

The recovery time after Voluma injection is usually quite short. Voluma is a more viscous hyaluronic acid filler, and In the areas you are describing... READ MORE

When Will the Redness and Dents After Fractional CO2 Laser Heal?

Acne scarring is one of the most challenging conditions to address. Lucky for you, fractionated CO2 resurfacing tends to have the best results,... READ MORE

How Long Will Redness After CO2 Laser Persist?

Redness, or erythema after a CO2 laser is common and a sign of your body creating new collagen. The duration of your erythema is going to be dependent... READ MORE

Risks from Ablative CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

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Is there any benefit to massaging the area treated with Kybella?

With the swelling that happens after a Kybella injection, it is tempting to want to massage it away, no question about it. Interestingly, massaging... READ MORE

Best neck treatment for skin laxity and/or platysma showing in early 30s? (Photo)

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When will Kybella's price drop?

This is interesting question since this is such a new product on the market. From an Econ 101 standpoint, currently supply is high and demand is low,... READ MORE

What Treatment Do You Recommend for Yellow Cholesterol Deposits in Under Eye Area?

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CO2 Lasers for Facial Wrinkles and Skin Tightening?

To properly address this question, one needs to understand the aging process from top to bottom. Starting at the top, our skin ages from environmental... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Chesnut

Cameron Chesnut, MD, FAAD, FACMS has shared 92 before and after pictures with 283 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Non-Surgical Treatment to Restore Forehead and Brow Volume

Volumetric forehead reflation with filler can be an excellent way to smooth forehead wrinkles and lift the brow for patients who have heavy, hooded brows that drop with Botox. WATCH VIDEO

Defining the Jowls, Jawline, and Neck With Kybella

Dr. Cameron Chestnut treats this woman's entire neck, jawline and jowls. This yields more desirable and natural results than the standard treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Learn What Laser Resurfacing Can Do for Your Skin

Live from ASDS 2016 in New Orleans, Dr. Cameron Chestnut explains the laser resurfacing procedure and what benefits it can provide. WATCH VIDEO

The Benefits of A Neck Lift

Dr. Cameron Chesnut discusses many of the unique benefits from the neck lift procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Juvederm and Restylane Silk: The Doctor Explains How to Use Them

Dr. Cameron Chesnut walks us through using these popular injectable fillers. WATCH VIDEO

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