Dr. Kat Kesty

Dr. Kat Kesty

Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship Trained Laser and Cosmetic Surgeon


Kat Kesty, MD, MBA, is a Board Certified Dermatologist with Fellowship Training in Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. She is the founder of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser. Her vision is to create harmony between the most advanced aesthetic and laser technology with unparalleled medical dermatology care. Dr. Kesty is committed to superior patient education and using state-of-the-art technologies to ensure the highest level of Dermatologic care for her patients. Her approachable and kind nature foster trust and genuine connections with her patients.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wake Forest University, where she graduated Cum Laude and was selected for the Hobbs Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement. From there, Dr. Kesty went on to complete her medical training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where she was honored with the Charles M. Howell Excellence in Dermatology Award. She also earned her MBA at Wake Forest while she was in Medical School with a concentration in Finance. While she was in business school, Dr. Kesty spent time working as a Financial Analyst at Bourne Partners in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Following her studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine, she completed her Internal Medicine internship at Greenville Health System Department of Internal Medicine in Greenville, South Carolina. After her internship, Dr. Kesty returned to the Wake Forest University Department of Dermatology in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to complete her Dermatology residency. She then completed the prestigious American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship in Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery with Dr. David Goldberg in New York City.

Dr. Goldberg is a world-renowned Laser and Cosmetic Surgeon. He is recognized internationally for his ground-breaking work with lasers, cosmetic dermatology, and non-invasive rejuvenation techniques. Additionally, he has published over 160 academic papers based on clinical trials conducted at his practice. Practicing alongside Dr. Goldberg has been invaluable to Dr. Kesty and has propelled her to the forefront of Cosmetic Dermatology.


Dr. Kesty is known for her innovative work with injectables and lasers. She has published over 30 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of Dermatology, with a particular focus on Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Kesty has always been eager to advance the skill levels of her colleagues. To this end, she has lectured to other Dermatologists at conferences and has shared her cutting-edge injectable (filler and botox) technique at national meetings with live patient demonstrations. She has also written chapters for several textbooks on the subject of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Dr. Kesty is active in professional societies including the American Society for Lasers in Medicine & Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatology Association, Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine, and the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.


In her practice, Dr. Kesty only uses the latest medical technology to bring her patients the finest treatments in laser skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, acne treatment, wrinkle relaxers, injectable fillers, and skin care. Every treatment is tailored to the needs of the patient with the goal of achieving the most desirable results.

Her education and extensive experience have placed Dr. Kat Kesty at the top of her field, and her dedication to Dermatology is only matched by her commitment to her patients. She looks forward to welcoming new patients and serving the St. Petersburg community.