About Our Practice
Aesthetic Dermatology is a new and uniquely different dermatology practice, setting a standard for cosmetic dermatology in Alabama. We offer advanced training and expertise in cosmetic procedures like no other in Birmingham. It’s what we’ve been doing for a decade. And we believe in the procedures and products we offer. We won’t leave you confused with a large and overwhelming portfolio of lasers, treatments and skin care products because we don’t believe everything out there is worth your time and money. What we offer, we believe in. What we do, works! We love to soften facial lines with BOTOX®, shape the face with fillers, rejuvenate sun damaged skin with Fraxel®, remove facial veins with VBeam®, tighten facial skin with Ulthera®, and contour the neck and body with liposuction. And our aesthetic team can keep your skin fresh with facials, microneedling, tailored cosmeceuticals and much more. And the doctors at Aesthetic Dermatology can take care of your general dermatology needs such as mole exams, skin cancer detection and surgery, and treatment of disorders such as acne and rosacea.
Whether you're concerned about the early signs of aging or varicose veins, Aesthetic Dermatology offers the cosmetic procedure you're looking for.
Whether you have an ongoing condition like eczema or checking for skin cancer, a visit with our practitioners ensures the continuing health of your skin.
From minimizing pores and getting rid of unwanted hair to treating medical conditions like rosacea and acne, laser treatments are powerful,
safe and effective.
Skin Care Treatments
We pride ourselves in providing expert skin care advice for developing a quality skin care routine, with our lineup of products that can keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated.
Dr. Marian Northington
Dr. Marian Northington grew up in Florence, Alabama and graduated from University of Alabama summa cum laude with a major in biology and minor in psychology. She graduated with AOA honors from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. After completing an internship in internal medicine at UAB, she then completed a dermatology residency at UAB. Dr. Northington was accepted into a highly distinguished fellowship in San Diego with one of the world's most innovative, talented cosmetic dermatologists and laser surgeons, Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick. Dr. Northington was able to spend a year with Dr. Fitzpatrick and his colleagues to develop her expertise in laser resurfacing, laser treatments for vascular and pigmented lesions, injectables such as soft tissue fillers, and botulinum toxin, Mohs surgery and other dermatologic surgery and liposuction. Dr. Northington moved back to Alabama after the fellowship and returned to UAB as the Director of Cosmetic Dermatology. She was able to teach and give national lectures on cosmetic dermatologic procedures during her academic career.
Dr. Gregory Bourgeois
Dr. Gregory Bourgeois was born and raised in South Louisiana where he graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University in Biological Sciences. He obtained his MD from UAB School of Medicine. After completing an Internship in Internal Medicine at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, he returned home for his Dermatology residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he served as Chief Resident. During residency he was awarded an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery preceptorship to perform concentrated study in laser and cosmetic dermatology under renowned surgical dermatologists in Boston. He has had research published in many prestigious dermatology journals and has presented dermatologic research at numerous academic meetings. Dr. Bourgeois is trained in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology with special interest in using lasers to treat a variety of skin conditions. He and his wife have four children.
Dr. Northington was very attentive to my cosmetic concerns. As I get older, wrinkles and new “bumps” develop and she has treatment options for all of them. She makes the experience fun and never pushes any treatments or procedures. While sometimes there is a wait, I understand that she attends to all needs of her patients and has overbooked me before.
Dr. Northington’s laser treatment of Rosacea was tremendously successful on my face. She also prescribed Finacea for ongoing treatment, and it has really made a difference in my appearance. I not only had very red skin before, but also increased in redness if I became overheated. The combination of laser treatment and Finacea has stopped that entirely. It is wonderful to look “normal” again. She is also a very nice person who seems genuinely interested in her patients. I can recommend her without any reservations.